Thanks to everyone who came out to the Taylor Roadshow last week. The dust has settled a bit, and we have some really cool instruments that came in as a result of this show. Some from people trading in, others we purchased from the Roadshow inventory. Things we have taken in recently:
(New) Taylor Fall Limited 2012 8 String Barritone, Blackwood back & sides
(Used) Taylor Custom built Dreadnaught, Brazillian Rosewood back & sides, Addirondack spruce top. This guitar is a butt kicker!
(New) Taylor T-5 Acousitc/ Electric guitar with a beautiful figured walnut top.
(New) Taylor 714ce with a natural finished Cedar top
(Used) Taylor T-5 Acousitc/ Electric with a figured Koa top. Too sweet.
This just a small sample of some of the awesome stock we have here in the store. Stay tuned for an update on all inventory and great photos to with them!
Ear Craft Music welcomes Zach Onett to our teaching staff! Zachary Onett began playing the piano in middle school because he wanted to sing pop songs and play classical music. His grandmother bought him a little electronic keyboard and soon after, all of his time and interest became enveloped by the instrument. He spent countless hours learning piece after piece. In high school, he continued to study classical music but he also played piano in the school’s jazz band. At around the same time, he began playing keyboards in rock bands of different genres. Zach has always enjoyed writing his own music. He’s a graduate of the University of New Hampshire School of Music where he studied classical piano and composition. In 2010 and 2011 he was a recipient of the Raitt-Wilson Scholarship for Piano Performance and the John Henry Hanhisalo Music Scholarship. He enjoys playing music that ranges in style from Jazz and Rock to Classical and Pop. In teaching, he strives to support his student’s individual creativity and love of music and is happy to provide lessons in the areas of piano performance and music theory/composition!
What a beauty! This Taylor Grand Symphony Prototype is the the only one of its kind as of 2012. Taylor contacted us with this opportunity to pick up a prototype model in Sassafras and we were quite excited to get it in the store! The figuring of the back and sides is a marvel to behold, with dark swirls and wisps of olive and vanilla colors in the center grain. The voice of this guitar is also quite unique. From the player’s perspective, you will notice a pronounced bass response with less high end then your typical Taylor guitar. From the audience’s perspective, it will sound more balanced with a certain amount of dark overtones and tight mids and bass. Overall it is a great sounding guitar and will certainly sound unlike anything else you might have tried. Stop in and give it strum!
The video above will offer you an explanation of why coated strings may be a great solution for you music needs.
While the staff and many of our customers enjoy Elixir Strings, there are reasons why choosing a coated string may be right for you- and there are options outside the Elixir brand for folks who want a long lasting, great sounding string that might not necessarily want to buy Elixirs. D’Addario has a great set of EXP strings for acoustics and electrics and they are also quite excellent!
The basic scoop is this: different materials are used to coat the string to prevent oxidization to occur in the metals too early. This coating material also prevents “gunk” i.e. dead skin, oil, etc from getting in between the coils of the strings, making them go dead faster. Pick up a set if you’ve never tried them before and see for yourself!
All at Ear Craft Music are deeply saddened at the passing of Chad Owen. He will be greatly missed. http://t.co/uljzV6dqyA