The Guitar Shop
Johnson String Instrument
11 John Street
Newton Center, MA 02459
617-964-0954 or 800-359-9351
Monday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Thursday & Friday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
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. We also offer "B" stock guitars, new guitars with a slight blemish, unaffecting playablity, at very reduced prices.
As the sole U.S. dealer for these high-quality Korean instruments, we are proud to offer these "players' guitars". Beautifully crafted, G-Wood guitars deliver the highest quality workmanship and materials at an excellent price. They are built in small batches by experienced hands, with many custom options available. Our own guitar luthier hand-picks and sets-up these extraordinary instruments. Contact us and find out how to order one of these very special guitars for yourself. Beautiful woods and clean workmanship are the hallmarks of the G-Wood guitar.
Yamaha offers guitars for everyone, from entry-level to professional musicians, including the number 1 sold acoustic guitar of all time, the Yamaha FG series! Only the finest materials and workmanship go into making every Yamaha guitar. Professional models are individually hand-crafted works of art with timeless designs, crafted from the finest materials - these guitars will express your every nuance. Pick your perfect guitar from our selection of acoustic, acoustic-electric, classical, nylon-electric, and even complete guitar packages. See for yourself why Yamaha is considered a leader in the guitar world.
Always popular, especially among new players, are complete guitar packages with everything you need to start playing a tuned instrument immediately! These outfits from AJ and Yamaha make great gifts for the beginner. Don't be fooled by the low prices, these high-quality instruments are built to be played year after year!
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.
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.
Electrify & Amplify
Your guitar or mandolin can fill a stadium with clear and undistorted sound when properly outfitted with the correct pick-up, pre-amp, and amplifier.
Pickups for Guitars
Pickups for Mandolins
Please Contact Us With Your Electrifying Questions
Set-Up - Adjust - Repair - Restore
Every Eastman guitar is set-up, in our own guitar workshop, to our exacting standards. Additionally, our guitar luthier is ready to perform repairs, restorations, and tonal adjustments to any guitar. We're here and happy to help and discuss your individual guitar needs, from what humidifier is best for you to bringing your guitar back to life.
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