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  • WW2 Fighter Ace Lt. Colletti & The P-51 Mustang Gretsch

    Posted on by Walter Bryant


    Lt. Anthony T. Colletti
    September 1, 1920 – June 3, 1990

    Words by: Tommy Colletti (Owner of The Music Zoo)

    As a young teenage kid, I thought it was fairly commonplace that my father had flown a P-51 Mustang and served in the US Army Air Force’s 78th Fighter Group during WWII. Because of his gentle reserved nature, he rarely talked about his accomplishments such as being an Ace Pilot who had...

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  • Video – The Pagelli Massari Super Deluxe Archtop Demo!

    Posted on by Walter Bryant

    Combining the worlds of modern design and fine lutherie, the Pagelli Massari Super Deluxe is a one-of-a-kind instrument that’s equally at home on the stage and on display. Watch as Dennis DelGaudio of Shotgun Wedding lets us hear this beautiful guitar, and gives us an in-depth look at what makes it so unique!

    Built by Swiss luthier Claudio Pagelli, The Massari features a17″ body hand-carved from...

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  • New At The Zoo! D’Angelico Teardrop Archtop From NAMM 2016

    Posted on by Walter Bryant

    DAngelico Teardrop (1 of 8)

    This beautiful one-of-one piece from D’Angelico caught our eye at NAMM 2016, so it was only a matter of time before it made it’s way through our doors and into our hands! Built by Victor Baker in his Astoria Queens workshop only a short drive away from The Music Zoo, the “Teardrop” design pays homage to a guitar originally built for Pete Girardi, a Queens musician who commissioned the luthier to...

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  • NAMM 2016: Masterbuilt D’Angelico Guitars

    Posted on by Walter Bryant

    NAMM2016  We had a great year with D’Angelico Guitars in 2015, and this years batch of Archtops, Semi-Hollows, and Acoustics are sure to turn some heads. This year we focused on D-Angelico’s USA Master Builder Series built by Queens native, Victor Baker! Check out the pictures below! If there’s anything you like, contact us!

    Here’s some of the higlights:





    You can pre-order any of these D’Angeli...

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  • Guitar Showcase: The Eastman Pagelli Signature Archtop Guitar

    Posted on by Walter Bryant

    Eastman Pagelli (1 of 6)

    Every once in a while, guitars arrive at The Zoo that may not necessarily be rare, vintage, or rock-star-owned, yet still give us the chills when we open the case. The Pagelli Signature from Eastman guitars is one of those special guitars. A seemless blend of form & function, the Eastman Pagelli brings Claudio & Claudia Pagelli’s design language to a more affordable platform.We were already very...

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  • Premier Guitar D’Angelico Masterbuilt Excel Archtop Giveaway

    Posted on by Walter Bryant


    Enter for your chance to win a D’Angelico Masterbuilt 1942 Excel Electric Guitar from The Music Zoo! Giveaway ends December 14, 2015

    The 1942 D’Angelico Excel is a collector’s and jazz guitarist’s dream. During the few decades that John D’angelico handmade guitars at his shop in downtown Manhattan, he produced some of the most coveted instruments in the jazz world today. This particular piece is...

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