Frets optional—these instruments are perfect for learning and performing acoustic music.
We stock “A” style mandolins (the familiar pear-shape) as well as the “F” style mandolins (with the top scroll). All are great to play, with a lively sound, and you’ll be surprised how much mandolin you can buy for not much money. Drop in to try one. The brands that we carry include Epiphone, Smoky Mountain, Alabama, and Samick.
The only difference between violins and fiddles is the music you play on it. Violins are used in rock and classical music and fiddles are for country or folk styles. Whatever you call it, you will find a selection of models and colours—in sizes to fit everyone—on display. Many are packaged in a kit, which includes the instrument, a bow, some rosin for the bow, and even a padded case with carry straps. It’s everything you’ll need to get started, for a surprisingly low price. If you’re moving up from a starter instrument, check out our intermediate Gewa or Alegria models. We have intermediate bows with do-it-yourself replaceable bow hair. We also carry carbon-fibre bows for discerning players.
We stock banjos of the six string variety that sound like a banjo but play just like a guitar. We also carry the more familiar five string type used in bluegrass music.
We stock a wide selection of harmonicas, also called harps. We have Big River and Marine Band by Hohner, and Delta Blues, in all the popular keys. Check out the specially-priced complete seven-piece set of harmonicas by Piedmont Blues.
These Hawaiian-style instruments are lots of fun, and very affordable too. Available in several colours, we stock Mahalo ukes, including some kits which have a zip-up protective bag and an instructional DVD. Kids of all ages love ’em!
Recorders, Dory Dan Musical Spoons, tin whistles, shaker eggs, and latin percussion instruments in a multitude of types.
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