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Stringed Instruments

Martin Custom Shop 18-Style 000

This OOO has similar specs to the Dreadnaught and 00 versions with the upgraded Adirondack spruce top and quartersawn 1-piece mahogany neck. Again, these are excellent values at $2,999.00 from the folks at the Custom Shop!

Martin Custom Shop 18-Style Dreadnaught

The first of three Martin Custom Shop instruments we've commissioned! Several upgrades from the standard Martin 18-style construction including a solid Adirondack spruce top for crisp tone and a quartersawn mahogany neck for extra stability. All this for under $3K!

G&L Tribute Doheny

The G&L Tribute Doheny is here! Another awesome G&L from the Tribute series, named after the famous beach, this guitar's Wide-Bobbin M.F.D. pickups deliver that 'surf' sound you're looking for. Unlike a Jazzmaster, the Doheny's Dual-Fulcrum vibrato is sure to stay in tune no matter how deep the dive!

Martin OO-15M

Small body, classic woody tone! The Martin OO-15M is a popular comfortable small bodied guitar. Its solid mahogany body gives it the classic woody tone that Martins are known for, while the 1-11/16 inch nut coupled with the low-oval neck profile feels comfortable in the left hand. We can order it as a lefty too! Offered at $1,299 in a hardshell case.

Seagull Coastline Momentum

Warm tone, full bodied dreadnaught sound. The Seagull Coastline Momentum is an affordable guitar, with the warm rich tones of a solid Canadian cedar top. Priced at $599 in hard case, or $560 in a semi-rigid bag.

Guitar Shopping 101: Steel string vs Nylon string

Another from our mini-series on shopping for the right guitar, this video covers the differences between nylon stringed classical guitars, and steel stringed standard acoustics. Whichever you prefer, we'll find the right guitar for you!

Guitar Construction: Solid vs Laminate

Solid wood construction can affect the pricing on an instrument by a lot, but the most important piece of wood on a guitar is the top. Listen to these three dreadnoughts and you'll notice the difference in price is reflected in the tone.

Guitar Sizes: A Guide

Comfort is important when choosing a guitar. Here's a guide to a few smaller models that are easier to play than full size guitars

G&L Tribute Series demonstration

The G&L Tribute line offers a lot of variety in mid-range electrics. We have two ASAT's (one Classic and one BluesBoy) as well as a Legacy and an S500. Each has its own unique qualities as you'll hear in this short video, but don't forget to come in and try them for yourself!

Yamaha Silent Guitar

Do you play the classical-style nylon-string guitar? Need a way to practice without bothering others? Or travel more easily with your instrument? The Yamaha Silent Guitar is just what you need!

Yamaha LS-TA (trans acoustic)

If you're a solo artist, lead player, or just someone who wants a little more out of your acoustic, then the Yamaha LS-TA is for you. With an all solid wood concert-size body and ebony fret board, it's already a great guitar. Then Yamaha adds an electronic actuator that adds tasteful chorus and reverb effects without requiring an amplifier or effects pedal. Listen for yourself and hear the difference!

G&L S-500 Honey Burst

Wow - another custom G&L S-500 with cool features! Aside from the desirable color and ebony fret board, it has a mini toggle switch producing five extra tone combinations. Give it a look!

Journey OF660 Travel Guitar

The ultimate travel guitar! In this 6-minute video, Carl demonstrates the amazing Journey OF660 travel guitar. Carbon fiber durability, great sound, and it breaks down to fit into a backpack. Don't buy a travel guitar until you see this one!

Restringing an Electric Guitar

Zach Smith, store manager at The Minor Chord music store in Littleton, MA demonstrates how to properly restring an electric guitar.

Restringing a Steel-String Guitar

Zach Smith, store manager at The Minor Chord in Littleton MA, shows you how to replace the strings on your steel string acoustic guitar.


Improve Your Groove

WHAT'S A CAJON? Check out this short video - Zach plays a nice riff on guitar, then Carl sits in on cajon while Zach plays the same riff again. What a difference! It's like a drum kit in a box. And they're affordable - most of our cajons are in the $100-200 range.

Mienl Hybrid Cajon

If you're looking for a wide range of percussive sound out of one instrument, this take on the Cajon is sure to please! It combines traditional Cajon sounds with the brighter sounds of bongos to form a percussive Swiss army knife. Give it a listen.

Mienl Bass Box

If you're looking for a big kick drum sound out of a small package, the Meinl Bass Box is perfect for you! Give it a listen, and come try it yourself.

Afuche Cabasa

Looking to add sizzle to your rhythm? Starting at $19.99 the Cabasa adds just that!

Meinl Bongo Cajons

Durable, good tone, and inexpensive. What instrument did I just describe? If you guessed "Bongo Cajon" you'd be right. Have a listen and hear why!

Heel Shakers and Jingles

If you're looking to add some energy to your music, consider these Meinl Heel Shakers and Jingles. They add a layer of depth to your sound for under $20!

Nino Childs Percussion Kit

We have a new childs percussion kit from Nino in this week, perfect for children 3-6 years old. Check it out!

Meditative Singing Bowl

The singing bowl's resonant tone is often used to impart a sense of calm and achieve deeper meditation. You may have seen them in meditation class or yoga studios.

Unpacking the big Mienl percussion shipment

We just received a HUGE shipment of Meinl percussion including a lot of cool new items. Here's a video of us opening boxes and trying out some of the really interesting ones. It felt like Christmas in April!

Selecting A Tambourine

Tambourine heaven! We have more styles of Meinl tambourines than anyone else around and more on the way! In this short video, Carl explains the five choices you need to make when selecting your perfect tambourine

Shaker Technique 101

If you're new to percussion, a shaker is a great place to start. Easy to play, inexpensive and they add a lot of energy to your music. In this short video, Carl gives you three quick tips for getting the best sound. We have dozens of shaker styles in stock - come in and try some!

Meinl Cajon demonstation

We think percussion is more than just shaker eggs - so we've stocked the best selection of quality Mienl percussion in our area. Here's Carl in a short video demonstrating the increasingly popular 'cajon' (Peruvian box drum).

Band Instruments

Introduction to Doubling

Double without breaking the bank! Do you want a second instrument for those featured parts & solos? Check out some of our quality, affordable instruments to double on.

Back to School Band Instrument

It's almost time to go back to school and that means back to music! Shopping for a band instrument? In this short video, Carl explains some features to look for. The Minor Chord has quality student instruments for sale or rent at very competitive prices. Just starting and need to choose an instrument? Come in and try them all!

Yamaha Silent Brass Stystem

The Folks at Yamaha have recently come up with a nifty invention: The Silent Brass system. It combines a practice mute with an microphone/amplifier to allow brass players unobtrusive practice anywhere in the house. Listen and hear the difference yourself!

Trombone slide Care

Carl Strathmeyer, trombone player and teacher at The Minor Chord Music Outfitters, explains how to clean and lubricate a trombone slide.

Taking care of your Trumpet

Carl Strathmeyer, owner of The Minor Chord Music Outfitters in Littleton MA and a brass player, explains how to get your your trumpet ready to play.

Taking care of your Clarinet

Andrea Strathmeyer, repair technician at The Minor Chord Music Outfitters, explains how to take care of your clarinet.

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