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May 19

Taylor Grand Orchestra (1 of 12)

Taylor’s Presentation Series guitars are truly the pinnacle for the esteemed guitar company. They use the finest sets of wood with elaborate inlay work, the very best materials, and classy appointments such as Gotoh Gold tuners and a bone nut and saddle.

This particular PS14ce features old Brazilian rosewood for its back and sides. The combination of rosewood with a Sitka spruce top and a Grand Auditorium body shape delivers big, rich tone with plenty of woodsy warmth and nuances across the spectrum. It’s versatile in every way: stage, studio, strummed, fingerpicked, and across all styles and genres. This adorned acoustic is available now! If you have any questions or would like to purchase, click the link below or contact our sales staff at 516-626-9292 or email sales@themusiczoo.com!

View this guitar on our site here!

 

Taylor Grand Orchestra (3 of 12)

Taylor Grand Orchestra (2 of 12)

Taylor Grand Orchestra (4 of 12)

Taylor Grand Orchestra (5 of 12)

Taylor Grand Orchestra (6 of 12)

 

Taylor Grand Orchestra (7 of 12)

Taylor Grand Orchestra (8 of 12)

May 13

Martin  (1 of 7)

This is one that Martin had been teasing us with progress pictures of for a while, we even saw it on the rack during our last trip to Nazareth, and it’s finally arrived! This is a Martin Custom Shop 2-45 with Brazilian rosewood back and sides. We handpicked this set of Brazilian rosewood during a visit to the shop, and this guitar has come out being nothing short of a masterpiece. We gave the guitar peg tuners (these are geared as opposed to old-style friction) for an authentic early 1900’s Martin appearance. The Size 2 body gives a lot of focus and clarity for fingerpicking, and puts out more volume than you would think as you strum it and get the top vibrating. The bass strings have a lot of punch with piano-like qualities to the sustain, and everything from the snowflake inlays to the abalone purfling, top inlay, and Brazilian headstock overlay make this guitar a true centerpiece of any Martin collection. Have a look at the photos we captured of this brilliant acoustic below!

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Photos by Walter Bryant

 

May 09

Avante Guitars (3 of 7)

The Music Zoo welcomes Viellette Guitars, a collection of unique acoustic instruments based in New York. The Avante by Veillette Gryphon takes the unique short-scale design by Veillette Guitars and turns it into a very affordable, Korean made instrument. The Gryphon is an instrument with a short scale and custom gauge strings that bring the tuning to a High D, with lots of character and natural chorus to the sound. The build is all solid spruce and mahogany woods, with a built-in pre-amp with volume and treble roll-off controls mounted into the soundhole. There’s not much out there with a sound and feel quite like the Gryphon. Have a look at the photo set below!

Click here to view our entire stock of Avante Guitars!

Avante Guitars (2 of 7)

Avante Guitars (4 of 7)

Avante Guitars (5 of 7)

Avante Guitars (1 of 7)

Avante Guitars (6 of 7)

Avante Guitars (7 of 7)

 

Photos by Walter Bryant

 

May 06

MartinVia Martin Guitar: Narrated by actor and Martin player Jeff Daniels, The Ballad of the Dreadnought traces the rise of the Martin Dreadnought from selling only a few dozen guitars for its first 20 years to becoming the musical companion played in almost every musical genre in every corner of the world.

For 100 years (1916-2016), the Martin Dreadnought has stood the test of time and survived endlessly evolving musical tastes becoming the musical companion for countless artists throughout music’s history. From Crosby, Stills and Nash on stage for the second time together at Woodstock with a D-45 to Seth Avett discovering countless songs waiting inside his Martin D-35, artists such as Rosanne Cash, Roger McGuinn, Steve Miller, Vince Gill, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson and Del McCoury to name a few, will take you on a musical journey as they lovingly recall moments where they stood proudly alongside their trusted Martin Dreadnoughts. #DreadNot #MartinPride

We’re proud dealers of Martin Guitars – be sure to check out our dreadnoughts and our full line of Martin Guitars. We offer financing options to help get you playing right away!

Make ones yours today by calling 516-626-9292 // sales@themusiczoo.com

Watch the documentary here: “The Ballad of the Dreadnought”

May 03

John Page Ashburn HH (4 of 6)

We have a ton of great gear on-hand, so take advantage of this special offer before it is gone. Below is a list of just some of our favorite newly listed guitars and amps all for under $1500. Play now and pay later right here at The Music Zoo using our financing with Affirm! Scroll down the list below of the awesome deals we’ve got in stock! Want more info on a guitar? Contact our sales staff at 516-626-9292 or email sales@themusiczoo.com!

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D’Angelico EX-63 Archtop Acoustic Guitar Natural

 

 

 

Charvel Pro Mod Series So Cal 2H FR Electric Guitar Rocket Red

 

 

Charvel Pro Mod Series San Dimas 2H FR Electric Guitar Black Burst

 

 

Charvel Pro Mod Series San Dimas 2H Hardtail Electric Guitar Satin Cobalt Blue

 

 

D’Angelico EX-63 Archtop Acoustic Guitar Sunburst

 

 

John Page Classic Ashburn HH Electric Guitar Cadillac Green

 

 

Used Breedlove Oregon Concert Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

 

 

Used 2013 Carvin DC700 Neck-Through Seven String Flame Koa Electric Guitar Natural

 

 

Used 2014 Fender Artist Series Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster Electric Guitar Vintage White

 

 

2016 Gibson Les Paul Studio Electric Guitar Vintage Sunburst

 

 

Gibson Montana J-15 Slope-Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic/Electric Guitar Natural

 

 

Caparison C2 Series DEG-QD-SSH Electric Guitar Transparent Red Burst

 

 

Godin ACS-SA Koa Nylon-String Acoustic-Electric Guitar Natural

 

 

Used 2008 Paul Reed Smith Mira Electric Guitar Sunburst

 

 

Used 2013 Gibson Jason Hook M-4 Sherman Explorer Signature Electric Guitar

 

 

Taylor 214ce-Blk Deluxe Grand Auditorium Acoustic/Electric Guitar Black

 

 

Taylor 214ce-K Koa Deluxe Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar

 

 

Jackson Pro Rhoads RR3 Electric Guitar Ivory with Black Pinstripes

 

 

EVH Wolfgang Special Electric Guitar 3-Tone Cherry Sunburst

 

 

EVH Stripe Series Star Electric Guitar Black and White Stripes

 

 

Taylor 310 Dreadnought Acoustic Guitar Natural

 

 

Journey Instruments OF660 Carbon Fiber Acoustic-Electric Guitar Navy Blue

 

 

Used 2013 Gibson Les Paul Standard Bass Electric Bass Guitar Heritage Cherry Sunburst

 

 

Orange Amplifiers Tiny Terror 15-Watt Class “A” Head

 

 

Victory Amplification VX The Kraken 50 Watt Guitar Amplifier Head

 

 

Swart STR Tremolo Combo Amplifier (Tweed/Dark Sides)

 

 

Friedman Amplification Pink Taco Guitar Amplifier Head

 

 

Magnatone Lyric 10 Electric Guitar Amplifier Combo

 

 

EVH 5150III 2×12 50 Watt Tube Combo Amplifier Ivory

 

 

Henriksen JazzAmp 310 Electric Guitar Combo Amplifier

 

Apr 20

Taylor Donation

from Musical Merchandise Review-

Guitar maker Bob Taylor, of Taylor Guitars, has donated $400,000 to support ebony conservation research and restoration efforts in Cameroon.

Work will be coordinated by UCLA professor Thomas B. Smith, co-director of Congo Basin Institute, UCLA’s first foreign affiliate in its 97-year history. The gift was announced at a recent star-studded fundraising gala hosted by UCLA’s Institute for the Environment and Sustainability (IoES).

Ebony is an exotic but endangered species coveted for the beauty and tonal qualities of its wood, making it a sought-after material for guitars and other stringed instruments.

“Making a difference in central Africa is very hard. Bob is making a difference at the nexus of poverty alleviation and conservation, and along the way he is creating jobs, supporting cutting edge science, and being a terrific partner for IoES and UCLA,” said Peter Kareiva, director of the IoES.

Taylor Guitars had long been committed to eco-conscious practices. About five years ago, Taylor began visiting Cameroon and saw firsthand not only the depleted state of the ebony forests but also the impoverished conditions of its people. In 2011, the company partnered with Madrid firm Madinter, which sells tone woods for musical instruments, to buy CRELICAM, Cameroon’s leading ebony sawmill, in a move to transform the ebony trade for the better and engage the community in the process. The mill now employs more than 70 people and continues to invest in the community’s future through employee training and the exploration of ebony propagation, including an onsite seedling nursery.

“We’ve accomplished much over the five years we’ve been in Cameroon, first by elevating the income of our employees, then training suppliers, adding equipment for greater yield, leaving more money in the country, all the while increasing legality and transparency in the forest,” Taylor said. “Now it’s time to plant trees in a meaningful way, but little is known about how to do it.”

It was on one of his trips to Cameroon that Taylor met Smith, director of the Center for Tropical Research at IoES and professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in the UCLA College. Smith has been conducting biodiversity and conservation research in the Congo basin for 35 years.

According to Smith, the ecology of West African ebony remains poorly understood despite its economic importance.

“Thanks to Bob Taylor, the Congo Basin Institute is thrilled to help bring the best possible science to promote the sustainable harvest of ebony,” Smith said. “Bob cares deeply about the future of ebony and African hardwoods generally. The project is a true ‘win-win’ for people and for biodiversity.”

Taylor’s gift will fund a multi-pronged effort that includes engaging local farmers to propagate and steward ebony seedlings in rural areas; creating predictive models of West African ebony distribution and identifying suitable harvesting and planting areas; research on the basic ecology of ebony; and lab testing to identify optimal conditions for ebony cultivation.

“We must expand the range of ebony in the Congo Basin,” Taylor said. “It’s the right thing to do, and Congo Basin Institute is able to develop the science to assure the work is successful. With viable regrowth and conservative use, we can help to achieve sustainability.”

Written by Sharon Lose

Musical Merchandise Review

 

Mar 30

martin-event

Come on down to our showroom on April 14th to be a part of our Martin Custom Shop Experience Event! The event will consist of an up-close demonstration of how braces are scalloped, performed by a Martin Custom Shop builder, as well as a presentation with Custom Shop Designers Emily & Dan, guiding you through 183 years of rich music tradition, steeped in Martin culture and craftsmanship. Take part in a lively Q&A session, play unique Custom Shop guitars and be treated to an intimate in-store performance. Find out why Martin makes the finest guitars and strings in the world!

Apr 14, 2016 At The Music Zoo at 7pm

 

Location: 55 Lumber Rd
Roslyn, NY


String Special at this Event:

Buy any set of Martin strings, get a FREE set of SP Lifespan Strings
During event only, while supplies last.

Feb 19

Martin NAMM Guitar (1 of 7)

A beautiful creation from the Martin Custom Shop to create not only a visually appealing instrument for the NAMM 2016 show, but a sonically inspiring one as well! Here is a 00-14 built with great pieces of quilted mahogany for the body, with a genuine mahogany neck and a birdseye maple fretboard and matching bridge – something you don’t generally see on a Martin. The maple board is bound with mahogany, and the mahogany body is bound in maple with a maple cap on the headstock. The guitar has a nice midrange from the mahogany, but we also like that the maple gives a bit more snap and crispness that you usually lose out of an all mahogany guitar. Scroll below for hi-resolution photos of this one-of-a-kind instrument!

Available now! Click here for full specs and pricing!

Martin NAMM Guitar (2 of 7)

Martin NAMM Guitar (3 of 7)

Martin NAMM Guitar (4 of 7)

Martin NAMM Guitar (5 of 7)

Martin NAMM Guitar (6 of 7)

Martin NAMM Guitar (7 of 7)

Feb 11

Here’s Dennis DelGaudio of Shotgun Wedding giving us a rundown with one of our favorite new brands: Journey Instruments. These are the ultimate in purpose-built collapsible travel guitars for the musician on the go. Durable, yet ergonomic, while still being able to perform at the top level, Journey Instruments feature impeccable design and the highest quality materials. If you’re looking for the perfect traveling companion, you may have just found it! Free shipping in the US on all Journey orders!

View our entire stock of Journey Instruments here:

Call 516-626-9292 or click to email sales@themusiczoo.com!

 

You can hear more from Dennis DelGaudio and his band Shotgun Wedding here:

Website: www.shotgunweddingnyc.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ShotgunWeddingNYC

Twitter: www.twitter.com/NYCitycountry

Instagram: www.instagram.com/shotgunweddingnyc/

 

Feb 09

 

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Be one of the first to play new Taylor models, including 12-strings,12-frets, the revoiced 500 Series, one-off custom guitars, and the redesigned Maple 610e Dreadnought at our Taylor Sales Event on Friday, February 12th 2:00PM – 6:00PM at our shop (55 Lumber Road, Roslyn, NY 11576)

We’ve handpicked some of our favorite new Taylor 2016 models below and they’ll be here to play at the event!

510e/520e – $2299

Tortoise shell binding, new bracing pattern, and new rosette! The 510 and 520 Dreadnaught models get a unique feature set in 2016. Lutz spruce top on the 510 (all mahogany on 520), short scale (24 -7/8), slotted headstock, and a soft v-carve neck. This package makes for a unique Taylor model that will appeal to traditional players!

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562ce/552ce – $2699/$2599

Yes, a 12 fret, 12 string!  Grand Concert body shape, the 562ce is all mahogany, the 552ce has a cedar top with mahogany back/sides. These are unlike anything out there in the acoustic world! A compact, small body, short scale, 12 fret, 12 string guitar.  Warmer than you expect with all the comfort of our Grand Concert body style… one of the biggest hits at the NAMM Show!

Taylor 562ce Taylor 552ce

 

254ce Deluxe – $1299

The first 200 series 12 string Taylor has ever produced.  This is a Grand Auditorium body shape, with all the Deluxe features (hard shell case, all gloss, matching inner veneer, ES2).

Taylor 254ce Dlx

458e/858e –  $2099/$3399

Grand Orchestra 12 strings.  Andy Powers designed a bracing pattern for Grand Orchestra models that would work on a 12 string platform.  This was born out of customer requests for a BIG 12 string.

Taylor 458e Taylor 858e

 

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