Guitars, Mandolins & Ukuleles
A Johnson String exclusive, built in an ultra-modern facility in China, our AJ series of guitars offers quality workmanship and a traditional aesthetic at an amazing price. Available in fractional sizes with steel or nylon strings, these instruments give your child a chance to learn on an extremely well-made professional quality guitar. Quality workmanship, ease of playability, and a handsome appearance set these instruments apart from other entry-level guitars on the market today. We are proud to offer this Johnson String exclusive to the next generation of master guitarists for an affordable price.
Founded in 1997, Cordoba seeks to guide the evolution of the nylon string guitar, blending traditional craftsmanship of the early master luthiers with modern developments. Inspired by the organic beauty and honesty of acoustic instruments, every Cordoba is lightweight, responsive, and a direct descendant of the Spanish tradition. Cordoba continues to challenge the definition of the acoustic guitar without sacrificing the authenticity of its heritage.
Eastman guitars came as the result of a passion for high quality string instruments inherited from their internationally recognized fine violin line. Eastman offers musicians an opportunity to enjoy heirloom-quality instruments produced by expert craftspeople entirely by hand using the best possible tonewoods, and time tested carving and building techniques. With proper care, Eastman guitars can be enjoyed for a lifetime and then passed along for future generations to enjoy.
Guild is one of the world’s historic guitar manufacturers with a long-standing reputation for building iconic musical instruments. From the New York jazz scene in the 1950s, Richie Havens’ legendary performance at Woodstock, to the aggressive tone of the 90's "Seattle Sound", Guild guitars helped create some of the greatest music in history. With a tradition built on old world craftsmanship, quality, and value, Guild guitars have always been made to be played.
Mandolin-Family of Instruments
These breathtaking instruments from Eastman are closely based on classic designs of highly prized vintage instruments. These Mandolins offer musicians an opportunity to enjoy heirloom-quality instruments produced by expert craftspeople entirely by hand using the best possible tonewoods, and time tested carving and building techniques.
The craftsmen at Eastman have painstakingly studied actual instrument samples of the most coveted models from what is widely perceived as the era when the most desired ukuleles were being manufactured. More than just look-alikes, these instruments capture the tone, playability and island soul of the original classic ukuleles that inspired them. We also offer beautifully handmade Cordoba ukuleles.
Luthier Made Fretted Instruments
Hand made by world class luthiers, these instruments represent the time and care only years of perfecting a craft can provide. The quality of tone and craftsmanship of these instruments are of the highest level as is required by the accomplished performer.
Blemished and Used Fretted Instruments
Occasionally we will receive a new instrument with a slight blemish. Every instrument that we sell, including B-stock, has been individually set up to meet a strict set of specifications to insure the best possible tone and playability. In most cases, the blemish must be pointed out to even see it.