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Whether you are celebrating your favorite time of year or waiting for the term “holiday cheer” to disappear, we have what you need to survive gig season and spoil the musician(s) in your life. Here are some of our top recommendations here at Johnson String Instrument from our holiday sale:
Galaxy Comet 300SL Shaped Violin Case: ON SALE $337.00
Adjustable Galaxy 400SL Viola Case: ON SALE $558.00
These are a JSI exclusive! An economical alternative to the popular BAM, these cases are lightweight, durable, and come in a variety of fun colors. Browse our entire offering of on-sale violin, viola and cello cases.
YAMAHA ELECTRIC VIOLIN OUTFIT
One of our most popular items! This instrument can either be amplified or used with headphones for silent practice, and comes in a variety of colors. A Johnson Artist bow and either a gig bag (red, blue, or grey) or Core case are included in the outfit. Take a look at our complete electric violin sale here.
JSI FOLDING STANDS
JSI Folding Music Stand: ON SALE $12.95
Possibly one of the most useful products on sale! These stands are light, compact, and come with a stand bag. They are also available in a wide variety of colors from the standard black and the not-so-standard pink. Check out our entire sale selection of music stands and accessories here.
FOLK, FIDDLE, JAZZ, AND POP (AND HOLIDAY!)
Classic Rock Instrumental Solos for cello: ON SALE $11.99
Whether you need to replace your own strings or they’re for your musician, they will be 100% appreciated. Select brands on sale now.
Now through December 10th, take 10% the ENTIRE store (excluding instruments, bows, and strings) as well as online. This means an additional 10% on top of already discounted products. Visit us at 1029 Chestnut Street in Newton Upper Falls or online to take advantage of holiday savings.
Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and now Instagram to stay up to date with all of our sales, promotions, and goings-on. Happy holiday shopping!
The holiday sale has arrived, and our AJ Guitar Series is on sale! Check out this post from our guitar specialist Justin Davis to learn about this exclusive collection offered solely at Johnson String Instrument:
The AJ Guitar Series is a line of guitars that has been specially designed by The Guitar Shop of Johnson String Instrument. With three half sized guitars and three full sized guitars in the series, there is an
affordably priced guitar for any player.
Each of the half sized AJ Guitars has a unique tone and appearance. The AJ200 has a Spruce top which is lined with beautiful abalone inlay and Sapele back and sides. The AJ205 is a similar guitar that features a Sapele top in addition to its Sapele back and sides. The AJ205 offers a slightly woodier tone when compared to the AJ200. The true star of the AJ half sized guitars is the AJ300. Featuring a Solid Sitka
Spruce top and East Indian Rosewood back and sides, this guitar has a full, rich tone with greater projection. The AJ300, as well as the AJ500 and AJ550CE that we will talk about later, features a bone nut and saddle. This is a great improvement over the common plastic variety and gives this guitar a nicer tone while being a natural and more durable material. When comparing the AJ300 to other guitars that are made by famous makers and are priced over $1000 that do not use a bone saddle, this instrument is clearly not just another toy guitar. Perfect for a player with smaller hands or for travel, the half sized AJ Guitars are a welcome addition to any guitarist’s collection.
Watch this video for close-ups of each instrument and more information:
There are three full sized AJ guitars. Inspired by the renowned Martin D-18, the AJ400 features a Solid Sitka Spruce top with Sapele back and sides. This classic wood pairing and dreadnought shape
contribute to this guitar’s great volume and full bass tone. There are also two slightly smaller bodied grand concert style guitars in the AJ Guitar Series. Perfect for finger-style playing, the AJ 500 and
AJ550CE have Solid Engelmann Spruce tops and East Indian Rosewood backs and sides which accounts for their brighter and well balanced tone. Both of these guitars have a beautiful high gloss finish. The main difference between the AJ500 and the AJ550CE is that the AJ550CE has a cut-away design for easy access to the upper frets and a pre-installed Fishman Presys pickup, making this guitar ideal for playing
at your favorite coffee house.
Have a look at this video for more info:
We are confident that the AJ Guitars are the best possible instruments for your money. Unlike many other shops, we perform a full set up to each and every guitar prior to it being sold. We adhere to a strict set of specifications that ensures each guitar both sounds and plays to the best of its ability.
Please call or email if you have any questions, firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-359-9351 ex.103.
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Johnson String Instrument and Carriage House Violins
If you’re hearing about Johnson String Instrument for the first time, here’s some information about our company:
Johnson String Instrument has served the Greater Boston string-playing community since 1976. With the acquisition of Carriage House Violins in 2013, we form New England’s largest string company, together with our Guitar & Bass Shops. We are one of the first and most prominent internet resources for string players, offering a vast selection of books, sheet music, Suzuki materials, cases and accessories, as well as electric stringed instruments, acoustic fretted instruments (guitars, mandolins, ukuleles, and banjos), and double basses for sale, plus violins, violas, cellos, and double basses for rent on johnsonstring.com. You can also shop using your mobile device at johnsonstring.mobi. Our extensive collection of violins, violas, cellos, and bows available for purchase can be viewed at carriagehouseviolins.com, the website of our bowed-instruments sales division.
We hope you can visit us in person at our beautiful location in Newton Upper Falls, Massachusetts!
Downstairs, at Carriage House Violins, you can play instruments and bows in private trial rooms or in our onsite concert hall. Please contact us at email@example.com to make an appointment with one of our knowledgable sales consultants.
In the Carriage House Violins Workshop, you can meet with one of our talented luthiers about instrument restoration and repair, custom setups, and tonal adjustments. Our exceptional bow technicians provide expert bow rehairs, repairs, and restoration. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a consultation for a repair, tonal adjustment, or bow rehair!
Upstairs, at Johnson String Instrument, set up a rental account, browse our selection of stringed instrument supplies, or try out the electric and fretted instruments. You can also consult with us about double bass and fretted instrument repair at the Guitar & Bass Shops. Contact us for more information at email@example.com!
Our halls are decked and all is merry and bright here during the Holiday Sale at Johnson String and Carriage House Violins!
Carriage House Violins of Johnson String Instrument
Our friendly and knowledgable staff is here to help with gift ideas for musicians on your list. If you are in New England, we hope you can visit our beautiful new space in Newton Upper Falls, Massachusetts!
Make an appointment to try violins, violas, cellos, and bows in our private trial rooms or recital hall at Carriage House Violins, or visit carriagehouseviolins.com to view our vast collection of instruments and bows. Starting a home trial for a player who needs a new instrument is a great holiday gift surprise!
Wristies provide excellent warmth while keeping your fingers free! Made of incredibly soft and comfortable Polartec polyester fleece, they are water repellent, retain body heat, and wick away moisture. Highly recommended by hundreds of professional string players!
The JSI Deluxe Violin Stands are beautiful handmade hardwood stands designed to hold a full-size violin and bow. The Deluxe Cello Stand holds a 3/4 size or full-size cello and bow. The wood is skillfully and tastefully decorated and finished with a golden brown varnish. The padded suede interior of the stand gently cradles the instrument, and comes in different colors. They provide easy access to the violin, as well as a stunning display for any home or performance environment. A great gift for anyone who wants to display their instrument beautifully!
Strad Rosin for violin, viola, or cello in a violin-shaped box:
This makes a great gift both for the excellent rosin–the formula for which is based on an old Italian recipe–and also for the beautiful box it comes in, handcrafted from root of tuja wood, and precisely carved to-scale in the shape of one of Stradivarius’s famous violin forms! Specify violin/viola, or cello formula.
The JSI Super-Wide stand light illuminates four pages of sheet music with nine LEDs! Runs on three AAA batteries, power adapter (included), or USB. With two brightness levels, a flexible lamp post, and firmli gripping clamps, this light can be adjusted to accommodate virtually any lighting need!