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AJ Guitars

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.

AJ Guitars

Cordoba Guitars

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.

Cordoba Guitars

Eastman Guitars

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. We also offer "B" stock guitars, new guitars with a slight blemish, unaffecting playability, at very reduced prices.

Eastman Guitars

Guild Guitars

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.

Guild Guitars

Mandolin-Family of Instruments

These breathtaking instruments from Eastman and Northfield 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.

Mandolins

Ukuleles

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.

Ukuleles

B-Stock 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. Despite this designation all manufacturers warranties remain valid.

B-Stock and Used Fretted Instruments
Guitar Packages

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Accessories

From capos to tuners, we have what you need to improve your playing experience.

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Strings

We carry a select line of D'Addario, Martin and other acoustic nylon and steel guitar strings

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Sheet Music

We carry the entire Suzuki method, other method books and select music from various genres

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Cases & Bags

Keep you investment safe with a hard shell case or soft padded bag.

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Guitar Facts, Links & Resources

Some helpful and informative resources for guitar players.

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Fretted Instrument Videos

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Carriage House Violins

Carriage House Violins

Located in Newton, Massachusetts, Carriage House Violins is the instrument sales division of Johnson String Instrument.

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Resources

JSI
Resources

Whether searching for a job, learning about the "Mozart Effect," looking for a summer music camp, or choosing the right instrument string, you need look no further.

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The Johnson String Project

Johnson String Project

A charitable foundation whose goal is to provide high-quality instruments to children who live in underserved communities and who are participating in El-Sistema-inspired programs in Massachusetts.

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The Johnson String Blog

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JSI Blog

Information and helpful articles about the music and instruments we love.

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JSI Media

JSI
media

Helpful "how to" videos and useful information about JSI and the products and services we offer.

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