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July Staff Picks 2023


july staff picks musical instruments and accessories

Cool staff picks to help fight the summer heat!


We hope these staff picks find you in some sweet, sweet air conditioning sipping on some ice cold water. These are the instruments and accessories that our staff of musicians, students, parents & teachers have been loving.



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Fun Kazoos


"WARNING: You can’t un-kazoo a room. Once it’s been kazooed it’ll never be the same. We placed a big order for some weird, unique, fun kazoos including the world’s loudest kazoo the Kazobo, the Wazoogle, and the Hummbucker electric kazoo. Say that five times fast."


- Leslie (Owner's Choice)






Ibanez Gio Electric Guitar in Aqua Burst

Ibanez Gio Electric Guitar in Aqua Burst


"Enjoy strumming rich ballads, but also wailing heavy metal? Do both! Use this striking electric guitar, fit for any and all genres! The 5-way pickups combined with a lightweight wood body create a bold and comfortable playing experience for all guitar levels."


- Ru





Kolsteins™ Ultra Formulation Supreme Bass Rosin

Kolsteins™ Ultra Formulation Supreme Bass Rosin


"Kolstein rosins have been a long time favorite of bass players. The high quality paired with the convenient and innovative roll down packaging makes this an excellent choice for any bassist."


- Santander








Orange pBone

Orange pBone


"IT’S AN ORANGE TROMBONE!? This pBone plastic series trombone is the perfect gift for any musician wanting to have fun in the sun or out by the pool! Works with the plastic mouthpiece it comes with, or your regular metal one you’re used to using. Come play some tunes in style!"


- Lowe






Mollard Batons

Mollard Batons


"These are the director’s choice for well balanced, beautiful feeling batons. Just holding one makes you feel balanced and classy. We have a bunch in stock right now including cocobolo and zebrawood options."



- Leslie (Owner's Choice)







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The Beatles Guitar Chord Fake Book

"My pick this month, is this awesome “The Beatles Guitar Chord Fakebook”. I love the Beatles, and I love filling any extra time in my life, by playing and sometimes, singing songs I love. This awesome little book is jam-packed with 200 songs, most of which I don’t know how to play. One sit down with this book, and I can bash my way through any favorite I find!"

- Syd




Soprano Pineapple Ukulele Bag

Soprano Pineapple Ukulele Bag

"This bag is not only super cute for summer but also super useful! It has backpack straps for extra convenience, velcro at the bag opening, a buckle to keep the top of the bag secure, and an extra large pocket at the front! This is the perfect bag for jamming at the beach with your friends this summer."


- Kimi







Breedlove Rainforest Eco Collection

Breedlove Rainforest Eco Collection "The Rainforest Eco Collection of Acoustic-Electric guitars from Breedlove are made with African Mahogany, and play with a full, warm sound. Outfitted with Fishman electronics - these sound as beautiful as they look!"


- Jacob






Bobcat Mouthpiece Puller

Bobcat Mouthpiece Puller

"We’ve seen it a thousand times. A mouthpiece gets stuck in a brass instrument and someone tries to take pliers to it and no matter how hard they try they can’t get it out. Why? Physics. This mouthpiece puller understands those physics way better than anyone’s confident dad or determined student. Every band director needs one, as well as anyone with more than one horn. Plus, if you get your mouthpiece stuck, and it’s the only issue with your horn, you can just bring it into the shop and we’ll pull it for you right then and there. No charge."


- Leslie (Owner's Choice)






Kala Satin Mahogany Baritone Ukulele

Kala Satin Mahogany Baritone Ukulele

"This uke is equipped with a low-tuned G string, making it tonally similar to an acoustic guitar! Whether you’re looking for an approachable instrument to start your foray into the fretted world, or in need of a warm and resonant instrument to add to your uke collection - this instrument does it all!"


- Chase






Boomwhackers® 5-Note Chromatics Set


Boomwhackers® 5-Note Chromatics Set

"I like these because they’re colorful, musical, physics!"



- Erik







Danelectro Stock '59 Black Electric Guitar

Danelectro Stock '59 Black Electric Guitar

"First guitar that introduced me to the lipstick pickup that produces a unique sound. Plus a body design that I’ve never seen that I’ve come to love"


- Nathan






Vertex Boost MKII Pedal

Vertex Boost MKII Pedal

"This pedal offers a transparent clean boost that preserves your guitar's natural character, thanks to its studio-grade components and discrete Class-A circuitry. With a stepped adjustable gain control, you can dial in the perfect amount of boost for any musical scenario, from subtle volume lifts to powerful signal amplification for solos. Plus, the Vertex Boost comes with a built-in buffer option, ensuring signal integrity and preventing any loss of tone or high-frequency roll-off, making it perfect for maintaining pristine sound over long cable runs or complex pedalboard setups. Its true bypass functionality ensures your tone remains pristine when not in use."

- Isaac








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