Monday, March 15, 2021

Spotlight On: Tanglewood Guitars

 


Sundance Performance Pro

Tanglewood’s Sundance Performance Pro Series is the culmination of decades of guitar building expertise and research. Swedish master luthier Michael Sanden has designed Tanglewood’s new flagship models, boasting all solid wood combinations and sumptuous features on some of the most popular and iconic acoustic body shapes in guitar history.

This new Sundance series comprises 6 special handcrafted models, in all solid, premium reserve timbers. The range begins with the heritage inspired Dreadnought TW15ASCE,  Superfolk cutaway model TW45ASE, and the Super Folk cutaway all solid Mahogany TW47E. Every one of these guitars features all solid construction and Custom Master design parallel and fan tapered bracing patterns. All electro models feature Fishman Presys Plus electronic systems.

The range and tone of the final model then gets turbocharged with the addition of Torrefied top, the TW70TE model. Using a new kiln drying technique called Torrefaction, this range topping Performance Pro instrument has been created with unique sound characteristics that replicate a well loved vintage instrument that has been played in for over 30 years!

Prices Starting at $1449




Winterleaf


Winterleaf is an exciting new series from the Tanglewood design team. Created to meet the demands of the modern player, every Winterleaf guitar offers outstanding value with the highest standards of build quality and component features as standard.

A closer look at the various model specifications will find some outstanding brands like Tanglewood preamp / pickup, Grover machine heads and Tusq graphite saddles all partnering with the Winterleaf project concept team to deliver excellence throughout every price point and model.

Solid Cedar Tops, Mahogany Back & Sides, and available in Dreadnought, Super Folk and Left Handed models.

Prices Starting at $539




Union Series


The Tanglewood Union series guitars are a range of class leading, quality driven solid top guitars, created to excite and amaze consumers with outstanding value and ultra competitive pricing.

Constructing Union from classic Mahogany tone woods, with premium cosmetic grade solid African Mahogany tops, each Union model has maple hardwood binding to the body front and headstock, with a maple inlay forming the soundhole rosette. This contrast of rich Mahogany and cream maple really makes the guitar stand out visually and we hope will become as iconic for Union and Tanglewood as the Whiskey Barrel finish has been on Crossroads.

We’ve chosen a Korean made classic chrome machine head for precise tuning and a fabulous new rosewood alternative fingerboard material “Eboncore™”. This exciting new material is a contemporary simulated Ebony product which has outstanding cosmetic clarity matched with the robust density of heritage Ebony timber. The Eboncore™ fingerboards will lend even greater stability to the necks and hold the frets even tighter, giving Union series models class leading intonation and playing actions.

Prices Starting at $549




Crossroads


The Crossroads series pays homage to the style & sound of classic instruments from 1930’s America.

Tanglewood set out to create an instrument that evokes these traditional values, & commissioned the services of a very special luthier, Michael Sanden, the man behind Tanglewood Masterdesign. Michael is the creator of the Sanden Guitar company in Sweden, and now the chief design consultant for Tanglewood Guitars. 

Michael started with the tree, selecting timbers that will sound good together, making the soundboards a precise measurement so they will flex and respond to the players attack, and then he braces the instrument with his own patterns to make each instrument have its own personality. It’s not just the special bracing, or the woods that are selected, or the construction method even.

All these are vital components for any guitar… but on Crossroads Michael wanted to create something very special. He wanted to make a guitar that could have the sound that any musician, professional or amateur could appreciate. He wanted to make the guitar look authentic to the 1930’s era, adding a wonderful dark tobacco burst stain to the timbers to make the Crossroads guitars look historic and simply elegant. And he demanded that the neck profiles and bridge contouring and fret inlaying should be implemented without regard to the price of manufacturing, to proudly reflect the Tanglewood ethos of outstanding value and performance.

Prices Starting at $299




Monday, March 8, 2021

Expanded Range of Roland & Boss


Roland V-Drums TD27KV

The Music Spot has expanded our range of Roland Drums to include the TD27, the next step up from the TD17, which comes with a 14" digital snare and 18" ride cymbal with high-resolution, multi-sensor triggering for unparalleled dynamics and accurate positional detection. The TD27KV delivers the immersive sound and response that you only get with V-Drums. At its heart is the powerful new TD-27 sound engine, filled with premium-grade, fully-customizable drum and cymbal sounds. Advanced digital trigger technology detects every playing nuance in ultra-high definition, while large-diameter drum and cymbal pads offer exceptional feel, presented in a spacious acoustic-style layout. Import your own WAV samples via an SD card. Integrated 28-channel USB audio interface for professional computer music production, and onboard Bluetooth for drumming with music from a smartphone or laptop.

Our Price $4679 or Rent for $53.77/wk




Roland FP30X Digital Piano


When quality counts but budget is a factor, the FP-30X is the sweet spot of Roland’s FP-X series. Balancing affordability with superior performance, this slim and stylish portable piano builds on the entry-level FP-10 with an enhanced sound engine, more powerful onboard speakers, and increased polyphony. Featuring Roland’s SuperNATURAL Piano technology and the same expressive 88-note PHA-4 Standard keyboard as the premium FP-60X, the FP-30X is the perfect home instrument for seasoned players. And with its easy-to-transport weight and Bluetooth connectivity for lessons and play-along audio, it’s an ideal choice for any pianist who wants to develop their skills or perform at small events.

Piano $1149, Bundle with Stand & Pedals $1549





Boss Pedals & Effects


The Music Spot has long been a stockist of fan favourite Boss pedals & effects. And now we have expanded our range to include all the toys you could ever need - from the ME-80 Multi Effects Unit to the TU-30 Tuner & Metronome, if there's a sound you wanna make, Boss has the pedal you need.
Like the VE-20 Vocal Performer, the essential stompbox for vocalists. Or the SD-1 Super Overdrive, a subtle and smooth overdrive pedal, perfect for blues and rock. The MD-200 Modulation pedal is outfitted with algorithms from the flagship MD-500, and delivers an array of world-class effects in one small, convenient pedal. Need a tuner? The TU-3S has you covered, trusted by players everywhere for its reliable operation and bulletproof durability. 
The DD-200 Digital Delay introduces a new generation of pedals that pack advanced sound and versatility into a streamlined size that saves space on your board. The GT-1 Processor gives you access to a huge selection of world-class amps and effects for all types of music. Or if you want to crunch a classic Metal sound, the MT-2 Metal Zone delivers. 
Get the idea? Whatever your sound, the Boss effects range will have something for you, so you can make the music of your dreams a reality.

Browse Our Range

Monday, March 1, 2021

Zip Pay Now Available Instore

 Lots of ways to pay!


Zip Pay & Zip Money

The Music Spot is proud to announce Zip Pay and Zip Money have just joined our plethora of ways to pay instore.

Simply download the Zip app & sign up, then use your phone to pay when shopping instore at The Music Spot. 

Use Zip Pay for purchases up to $1000 (like that great ten pack of strings you need), or Zip Money for purchases up to $5000 (you can finally get that Prestige!).

Flexible repayments, you choose the schedule!



Afterpay

Just like a take-home layby, pay it off in four easy payments with Afterpay, instore or online!

Simply download the app & sign up, then you will only pay a quarter of your total purchase on the day. The next three installments will be deducted every fortnight.

Use Afterpay for any purchase up to $1000, interest-free, instant approval, easy!



Studio 19 Rental

Not sure if Little Johnny is going to stick with that saxophone, or if you are really going to love that new drum kit forever? Never fear, Studio 19 has your back!

Rent any instrument over $700 value, and if it's not a match, bring it back anytime after 6 months, no questions asked.

If you fall in love, you can purchase your instrument any time. Easiest way to get the instrument you want, right from the start!


If you have any questions about these or any of our other payment options, give us a call on 07 3800 5229, shoot us an email on info@musicspot.com.au, or drop in to 129 Browns Plains Rd, Browns Plains and have a chat to one of our friendly team of experts today.

Monday, February 22, 2021

Pearl: The Best Reason to Play Drums

 


Seven Decades of Value and Prestige

Pearl began in 1946 in a small backyard workshop in Sumida-ku Tokyo. Katsumi Yanagisawa was known for making quality music stands when local musicians began requesting drums. Choosing his company name to represent value and prestige, over seven decades later Pearl is known throughout the world as the most rcognisable name in drums.

Pearl's mission is to "Make and deliver superior quality musical instruments designed for the times to enrich the world with great music." To fulfill this mission, Pearl has established a vast network of manufacturing, engineering, sales, marketing, and distribution footprints around the world.


Browse Our Range




Pearl Decade Maple


Pearl's Decade Maple series is built on a decade of R&D into giving you exactly what you need to advance your drumming to the next level.
5.4mm all-Maple shells and fully adjustable pro-level features make this the perfect kit for the evolving drummer, at a price point that could well do as a secondary "gigging" kit for a professional.
The gorgeous deep "Satin Brown Burst" finish will make you stand out as much for your look as your sound.
Come down to The Music Spot to try one out today.

Our Price $1899 or Rent for $21.70




22" Fusion Export Plus Package


The kit that spawned a thousand drumming legends is back for a new generation. Pearl’s new Export is built stronger than ever to give the student drummer’s lifetime of play a strong beginning.
This incredible pack includes:
* 5pc EXX series Export (22/10/12/16) plus 14" Snare
* 830 Hardware pack
* D790 Throne
* Planet Z cymbal pack (14/16/20)
* Moongel Drum Mute pack
* 1 x pair Zildjian USA hickory drumsticks
* High Voltage Blue finish

Our Price $1749 or Rent for $20.08





Pearl Export EXX Fusion Plus Kit


After 30 years of being the #1 Selling drum set in the world, Export Series is still the name every drummer knows. Having jumpstarted thousands of drumming careers by bringing unbeatable quality and value into one package, we push the bar even higher with the new "Export Plus'. This incredible pack includes:
* 5pc EXX series Export
* complete 830 Hardware pack
* D790 Throne
* Planet Z cymbal pack
* Moongel Drum Mute pack
* 1 pr Zildjian USA hickory drumsticks
* Smoky Chrome finish

Our Price $1299 or Rent for $14.77


Come see us at The Music Spot and find your perfect kit today!

Monday, February 15, 2021

Jupiter Brass & Woodwind

 It's Back To School time and we have the perfect selection of student Brass & Woodwind instruments to suit every budget, with Jupiter Band Instruments.



Jupiter 700 Series Flute with Split E

Jupiter's most popular student flute and for good reason. Combine the benefits of true quality at an affordable price and you have an excellent choice for the beginner flutist. This model has had its praise sung the world over as a stand out offering for students.

* Closed hole model with Split E mechanism 

* High nickel content for excellent sound quality

* Keys are power forged making them extremely strong

* 5 year manufacturer's warranty

* Silver-Plated Nickel Silver Body and Headjoint

* Plateau Keys to facilitate easier fingering

* Offset G Key for more comfortable hand position

* Key of C

* Hidden Adjustment Screws

* Ribbed Construction

* French Case and Cover


Our Price $739 or Rent for $8.31

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Jupiter 700 Series Clarinet


The Jupiter JCL700N is the 'Teacher's Choice' model, a fantastic beginner or the advancing student clarinet that produces a full, rich tone quality with exceptional intonation and playability.
* ABS Resin Body
* Nickel Silver Bell Ring
* 14.80mm Bore
* Adjustable Thumb Rest
* Undercut Tone Holes
* 65mm Barrel
* Comfortable C/G Key Riser
* 5 year manufacturer's warranty
* With Lightweight Stackable Hard Case

Our Price $649


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Jupiter 700 Series Alto Sax


The Jupiter JAS700 alto saxophone is a beginner / intermediate instrument with advanced features that allow you to grow and progress in your musical journey. It is built to withstand the rigors of student ownership, and has a wonderful rich sound.
* Lacquered Brass Body
* Lacquered Brass Neck
* High F#
* Adjustable Thumb Rest
* Plastic Tone Boosters
* Blued Steel Springs
* Adjustable Palm Keys (Patented)
* Adjustable Plastic Thumb Rest
* Adjustable G key adjusting screw
* 5 Year Manufacturer's Warranty

Our Price $1699 or Rent for $19.39


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Jupiter 500 Series Tenor Sax


The Jupiter JTS500 tenor saxophone is a beginner instrument with proved quality. It comes with a mouthpiece, ligature and is keyed to high F#.
* Lacquered Brass Body
* Gold Lacquered keys
* Key of Bb
* Lacquered Brass Body
* Lacquered Brass Neck
* High F#
* Plastic Tone Boosters
* Stainless Steel Springs
* New Stackable Hard Case
* 5 Year Manufacturer's Warranty

Our Price $1899 or Rent for $21.69


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Jupiter 500 Series Trumpet


When it comes to entry level trumpets, it all comes down to valve play, and Jupiter have really nailed it with this beginner model. Lightining fast, smooth stainless steel valves offer a beautiful playing experience.
* Lacquered Brass Body
* 4.8' Bell
* .460' Bore
* 1st Valve Slide Thumb Saddle
* Adjustable 3rd Valve Slide
* ABS case
* 5 Year Manufacturers Warranty

Our Price $699 or Rent for $7.85


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Jupiter 700 Series Trombone


A great first trombone that plays well in both high and low registers. Notes pop out easily. Quick response and good tonal quality.
* Lacquered Brass Body
* 8' Bell
* Brass Outer Slide
* .500' Bore
* Upgradede Case
* 5 Year Manufacturers Warranty

Our Price $949 or Rent for $10.85


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Monday, February 8, 2021

New 2021 PRS Guitars

 


SE Custom 24 in Three New Colours

The SE Custom 24 is a modern classic with roadworthy durability, addictive playability, and wide array of tones, making it a perfect workhorse guitar. Played by internationally touring artists, gigging musicians, and aspiring players, the SE Custom 24 features a maple top with shallow violin carve, mahogany back, wide thin maple neck, rosewood fretboard with bird inlays, and the PRS patented molded tremolo bridge. Its versatile sounds come from the 85/15 “S” pickups paired with a volume, push/pull tone control, and 3-way blade pickup selector. The SE Custom 24 brings “The One That Started It All” to the high-quality, more afordable SE Series.

Our Price $1349 or Rent for $15.47/wk




SE Custom 24-08 in Eriza Verde

The Custom 24 is the quintessential PRS guitar: the iconic guitar that started it all back in 1985. The Custom 24-08 keeps all the foundational specs of the instrument, while taking the Custom platform to new sonic territories. Like the Core Series instrument, the SE Custom 24-08 features two mini-toggle coil tap switches that individually split the humbuckers into true single coils for a total of eight pickups configurations. Classic design elements include a maple top, mahogany back, rosewood fretboard, 24 frets, 25” scale length, bird inlays, signature headstock logo, and PRS patented tremolo.

Our Price $1549 or Rent for $17.77/wk





Mark Holcomb SVN in New Walnut Finish


The SE Mark Holcomb SVN model truly stands on its own in the PRS lineup and delivers addictive playability thanks to some unique specifications, including a 24-fret, 26.5” scale length, wide thin satin maple neck with 20” radius ebony fretboard.
Holcomb’s signature Seymour Duncan Alpha and Omega 7-string pickups provide the right amount of output and articulation whether you’re playing sophisticated chords or solos and whether you’re playing alone or working in the mix of a band. Other specifications include black hardware, a 3-way blade pickup switch with push/pull tone knob for coil splitting, and the choice of a quilted maple or walnut veneer. The model is topped off with coil-taps for the pickups and a string-through, plate-style, 7-string bridge.

Our Price $1799 or Rent for $20.54/wk





SE Custom 22 Semi Hollow Body


The PRS SE Custom 22 Semi-Hollow has musical midrange and outstanding resonance. The semi-hollow body provides an airy, sweet tone but with a twist of the tone knob, the dual humbuckers can get plenty of bright spank. Additional appointments include a maple top, mahogany back and neck, rosewood fretboard, and dual 85/15 “S” pickups with volume and push/pull tone controls (for coil tapping) paired with a 3-way blade pickup selector. 85/15 “S” pickups lend remarkable clarity and extended high and low end to this semi-hollow’s voice.
The SE Custom 22 Semi-Hollow is both versatile and comfortable, making it a reliable tool for professionals, a solid choice for beginners, and a welcome addition to any arsenal.


Our Price $1399 or Rent for $15.93/wk






SE Custom Tremonti in Charcoal Burst


Mark Tremonti is one of rock's leading guitarists. While Creed was on tour in support of their first record, My Own Prison, Mark was contacted by PRS and asked if he would like to try one of their guitars.
He began to collaborate with PRS on his dream guitar that would soon become the Mark Tremonti Signature Model. He needed pickups that were a little more aggressive and could complement his rhythm playing which contains a lot of palm muting. The neck of the guitar needed to accommodate his style, influenced by thrash metal, shred, and traditional blues. PRS met these needs with the Pattern Thin neck carve.
This year the PRS SE Custom Tremonti comes in a brand new Charcoal Burst finish.

Our Price $1349 or Rent for $15.47/wk





SE Standard 24 in Vintage Cherry


Perfect as a first guitar or the last guitar you’ll ever need, the PRS SE Standard 24 faithfully recreates the foundational design of the Custom 24, PRS’s flagship model, with all-mahogany body construction. This guitar features classic PRS appointments, including a 24-fret mahogany neck (set neck construction), rosewood fretboard with bird inlays, 85/15 “S” pickups, and the PRS patented molded tremolo, resulting in a guitar that handles well and sounds as good plugged straight into an amp as it does run through a pedal board.
The SE Standard 24 is a modern instrument with a powerful voice for players who demand a rock-solid, reliable guitar.

Our Price $999 or Rent for $11.31/wk


Saturday, February 6, 2021

Your Destination for Yamaha Woodwind & Brass


 Ask any professional musician what they started on, and chances are they will say a Yamaha. As a company that has stood for professionalism and quality for over 130 years, Yamaha enjoys it's reputation as the go-to choice of instruments for schools and private music teachers alike in Australia. And from January 2021, Yamaha now offers the opportunity to extend their already-impressive 3 year warranty up to 5 years, for added peace of mind. Nothing to lose, and a world of music to gain.



Clarinets: YCL255 & YCL450

The Yamaha YCL255 Clarinet is based on the design of high-end models but made from durable and low-maintenance ABS resin for students learning their way around.

OUR PRICE $849 or RENT $9.70/wk

The 450 model Clarinet is made from Grenadilla wood and offers a professional design with easy response for the advancing player.

OUR PRICE $1799 or RENT $20.54/wk



Flutes: YFL212 & YFL372

An excellent beginner flute, the 212 gives a warm and attractive sound in a durable and responsive body, which can take students all the way through their school music journey.

OUR PRICE $879 or RENT $9.93/wk

Featuring a solid silver headjoint and open-hole keys, the 372 offers advanced players excellent response and tonal quality, while enabling beginning students to advance more quickly.

OUR PRICE $1499 or RENT $17.08/wk


Alto Saxophones: YAS62 & YAS280

Student-level Alto Sax with Yamaha's signature build quality and attention to detail, featuring redesigned neck, adjustable thumb rest and low B-C# mechanism.