Guitar Retailers Westerly RI

As evidenced by the ten guitars we selected for this roundup, which range from $249 to $655street, you get quite a lot of performance no matter how much you have to spend.

Alpha Audioworks Inc
(860) 572-0460
44 Washington St
Mystic, CT
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, DJ Equipment
Hours
Monday-Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday Closed

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Feenix Musik
(860) 437-3224
333 Ocean Ave
New London, CT
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Rons Guitars Inc
(860) 445-0194
785 Long Hill Rd
Groton, CT
 
Caruso Music
(860) 442-9600
New London, CT
 
Caruso's Music
(860) 442-9600
94 State Street
New London, CT
 
Wakefield Music Co
(401) 783-5390
58 Main St
Wakefield, RI
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Caruso Music
(860) 326-4883
94 State St
New London, CT
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Rons Guitar
(860) 445-0194
785 Long Hill Rd
Groton, CT
 
Guitar Center #523
(860) 442-0712
351 N Frontage Rd Ste F3
New London, CT
 
Guitar Mechanic, The
(860) 447-1851
New London, CT
 
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10 Budget Solidbodies

GETTING THE MOST FOR THEIR MONEY IS ON EVERY SHOPPERS' mind these days. And with so many guitars available for very reasonable prices, probably the toughest part about searching for a new ax is sortingt hrough the huge assortment of what’s available to find something that inspires you to play. Is it the sweet ring of single-coil pickups through a clean Fender amp that gets your mojo working, or are humbuckers pummeling a Marshall more your calling? Need the speed that a guitar with a thin neck and a flat fretboard provides or do you prefer the feel of a fatter, vintage style neck? Everyone has their own idea of what constitutes a happening guitar, but when it comes to price, we can all agree that the more you get for what you have to spend, the better things are. As evidenced by the ten guitars we selected for this roundup, which range from $249 to $655street, you get quite a lot of performance no matter how much you have to spend—if only that were the case when it comes to buying a new car or computer.

As our past roundups have revealed, guitars in this category can be quite impressive in terms of workmanship and playability, with the pickups tending to be the main things that could stand improving. This time, however, it’s been surprising to see some of the lower cost guitars delivering high-quality tones that are a direct result of improved pickups. Obviously guitar designers have come to recognize that it doesn’t pay to skimp on such an important element, which only makes sense considering how much effort goes into make sure that the finishes are glass smooth, the hardware is solid, and the setups are happening. So next time you pick up a guitar that sounds good, plays in tune, feels great in your hands, and is fairly priced, show a little appreciation for the company that built it and the store that hung it on the wall, and buy it!

We tested these guitars on gigs and in our studios using a variety of amps, which included a Dr.Z Remedy head though a Dr. Z 2x12 cabinet, a Mesa/Boogie Electradyne 2x12 combo, a Fender ’65Deluxe Reverb reissue, and an Orange Tiny Terror Handwired Edition and a new Peavey Masterbuilt50—both of which we ran through a Bogner 1x12 loaded with a Celestion Vintage 30.

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