Hidden Gems is a series we started based on a simple idea: we each take a turn at sharing our current favorite instrument in the shop. A bit of a show-and-tell, if you will.
Hidden Gems #15 | Eliot's Picks
"I've always had an affinity for the slightly unconventional. Lately, I've been rediscovering the merits of a great semi-hollowbody - hardly unconventional, I realize - though we've got several in stock that are anything but your standard ES-335 copy."
"This is the guitar I keep picking up when there is a quiet moment in the shop at the end of the day. For a small guitar, it has a big sound and a unique voice. It’s one of those instruments that is particularly rewarding to play because it almost seems to play itself."
With the 50th Anniversary of Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon Album upon us, we thought it'd be fun to look at gear from our inventory that will help you capture the band's classic tones from the album.
The first Hidden Gems of 2023 finds us taking a closer look at the extraordinary b3 Telstar. For me, this is an endlessly fascinating guitar that masterfully, and creatively, combines two iconic Fender models - the Telecaster and Stratocaster - into something refreshingly new.
"One of the best things about working at The Music Emporium is talking with people about the instruments, bands, music, and sounds that inspire them. At the end of the day that’s why we’re all here. I hope this list provides context for some of my favorite guitars and inspires you to explore new musical avenues."
Under The Influence is an eclectic playlist of songs, bands, and players that currently inspire and influence our music making. Curated by the entire Music Emporium staff, this playlist explores some of the amazing music made in Boston. Hit shuffle and enjoy!