Saturday, July 28th 8:00PM
Together as a duo for more then thirty years, Guitarist Guy Van Duser and Clarinetist Billy Novick have performed in concerts, clubs, and festivals all over North America and Europe. You also may have heard them as frequent guests of the Prairie Home Companion show, NPR’s All Things Considered, or on one of the numerous film and television soundtracks they have been featured on.
Saturday, September 29th 8:00PM
Whether playing his great-grandfather’s harp guitar, his 1930 National Steel or a standard 6-string, Stephen Bennett is a musician to hear. His playing has won awards and critical praise. In live performance and on record, his diverse musical influences and interests are joined with a lifelong love affair with the sound of guitar strings.
Date to Be Announced
Frank Vignola is one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing before the public today. His stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world’s top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, Mark O Connor, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignola to his “Five Most Admired Guitarists List” for the Wall Street Journal. Vignola’s jaw-dropping technique explains why the New York Times deemed him “one of the brightest…stars of the guitar”.
Acoustic Music – AcousticMusic.Org
Acoustic Music (AcousticMusic.Org) is a specialty shop of handmade acoustic guitars, mandolins, ukuleles and banjos with an emphasis on steel and nylon string guitars. The inventory normally includes over 180 new, used and vintage instruments. We carry a wide variety of acoustic and electric guitars, solid body and hollow body electric guitars, Selmer style (Gypsy Jazz) guitars, carved archtop jazz guitars, nylon string classical and cross-over guitars, acoustic-electric guitars, bass guitars (acoustic and electric), specialty guitars and unique sized guitars, open and closed-back banjos, frailing and bluegrass banjos, bluegrass and classical A Style and F Style mandolins, ukuleles of all sizes, baritone guitars (acoustic and electric) as well as a broad selection of new and used tube and solid state amplifiers and accessories for the home and touring musician.
Acoustic Music is here to support the world of the guitar, mandolin, uke and banjo and those who play and collect the instruments. We view them as a rare combination of Art forms: The Luthiers Art of creation and the instruments ultimate purpose: Music and Performance.
We maintain an inventory of instruments representing a wide variety of musical tastes and styles and provide an informal Gallery setting where you can take the time necessary to experience and play the instruments. The intention is to allow people to actually get to know the work of some of the World’s finest Luthiers.
For instrument collectors and agents of estates we offer evaluation services: for tax and market evaluations as well as insurance and sale evaluations.
The in-house authority at Acoustic Music is based on over 120 years of playing, recording and dealing fine fretted instruments. If you are looking for a new, used or vintage guitar, mandolin or banjo, please come to our guitar shop in Guilford, Connecticut.
Acoustic Music is a CT guitar shop located just off interstate 95 between Boston, Providence and New York. We are close to New Haven, Hartford, Middletown, Springfield, New London and Groton CT.
We are always interested in considering trades. If you have an existing instrument(s) that may fit the quality and diversity of our inventory, please bring it by for review. At the very least, we will help you understand it’s origin, history and market value. Please also see the History and Research sections of this website for help in identifying used and vintage instruments.
Acoustic Music maintains a synergistic relationship with the George Youngblood Music Workshop for instrument set-up, repairs and restorations of all the instruments that we sell including the guitars, mandolins, ukes, banjos and basses.