Re: New York and Maryland...
Amen to that. Unless you're looking for sheet music (Or an awesome woodwind shop manned by a guy that makes his own clarinets and used to fix miles davis's horns and toured with stan getz once... but I'm also a clarient player so that's my kind of thing) stay clear of 48th street. I've heard that's the city's music section for the foreign tourist crowd... seems about right.
Originally Posted by frshwtrbob
HOWEVER don't let that keep you from Manhattan altogether. Rudy's guitars has a newer, higher end shop in SOHO, and I stopped in twice last month and had a good time. They have a few higher end webers and collings, but also one of the new style Macica F's. I may be slightly biased as I have one of Marty Macica's mandolins myself, but this was his first F with some of his newest options: texas steer horn binding, top secret super truss rod and hand rubbed varnish finish. With a radius fretboard and totally stunning one piece cherry back, Marty dubbed this his "hippy" mandolin. Anyways I think it's a really cool piece. If you stop in, talk to Gordon, he was really nice and after chatting a bit he let me play the '80s Monteleon grand artist they had upstairs. I'd highly recommend it if you have the time...
- 2004 Macica A
- 1952 Selmer Centered Tone
- Eastwood electric mandola
(and lots more)