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November Staff Picks 2022

november staff picks musical instruments and accessories

A Cornucopia of Picks to be Thankful For

There's a lot to be thankful for during this time of year, and our staff of musicians, students, parents & teachers have gathered the instruments and accessories that they're thankful for to share with you this month.

kala solid body electric tenor ukulele acacia kasbacat

"This solid body uke is my favorite ukulele in the store. It’s a solid body so you can get some silent practice in OR plug it into your favorite amp and shred as loud as your heart desires."

- Chico

key leaves and spit sponge

“This dynamic duo will save you hundreds of dollars in repair and will ensure that your horn is always clean, working 100%, and happy! The Key Leaves safely prop open the keys, properly letting the pads air out, and the spit sponge cleans the tone holes and pads on your sax with its dual texture (it's reusable!) making this combo a must have in every saxophonist's arsenal! Come by the store and check them out! 🔥🎷”

- Thomas

yamaha ytr-8310ZII Bobby Shew Bb Lacquer Trumpet

“This horn plays like a dream! With a slightly smaller bore size, the response is immediate in all registers, and its big five inch bell provides superb projection and resonance. Not to mention, this horn is a smokin’ deal! Come give it a test drive today 🎺🎺"

- Dakota

lp single egg shaker assorted

“Although these may look like a seasonal Easter toy these egg shakers are some of the most creative and diverse percussive instruments you can buy! These guys can be used in a ridiculous amount of situations and musical contexts, and a little shaker can add some spice to any piece of music 🎵🎵”

- Chase

cort g290fat g series electric guitar antique violin burst

“This lovely guitar from Cort features a swamp ash body with a flamed maple top in beautiful violin sunburst. The VTH-77 double humbuckers pair nicely with the dense tonal characteristics of these woods to create a variety of rich, creamy tones. Pair that with an unlaquered birds-eye maple neck that’s been polished to perfection, and you get a silky-smooth axe that is a joy to play. "

- Wyatt

realfeel 12" 2-sided speed & workout pad

“Stop what you’re doing and go practice. This pad is lightweight and has one side that’s hard, loud, and great for hearing every articulation while the other side is soft, quiet and great for building up your chops. It’s also made from recycled materials so do the earth and yourself a favor and get this essential practice pad. ”

- Katie

cort grand regal series acoustic electric guitar coral blue burst

"I love this acoustic/electric guitar from Cort because of its beautiful quilted maple top and unique coral blue burst finish. It has some serious upgrades as well like the onboard Fishman Presys preamp and Sonicore pickup. It also has intricate specially design fingerboard inlays and a Graph Tech NuBone XB Nut that enhances low end harmonics.”

- Wes

Yamaha THR5A 10w Acoustic Desk Amp

“The THR5A is an acoustic-electric amp with four types of specialized microphone modeling to give you the professional tone you're after. Combined with the six on-board effects, and with Cubase AI included - You'll have everything you need to record your guitar at home! When you're done recording, you can listen back in high fi stereo!”

- Jacob

hohner pentaharp harmonica

“Finally a Performance Quality Harmonica that plays in Minor Pentatonic scales with an added 'blue note.' Made in Germany for the highest quality. An amazing new design from Hohner, the original source since 1857!"

- Richard


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