The Denver Folklore Center News http://www.denverfolklore.comhttps://www.denverfolklore.com/modules/news.htm?rssfeed=1 Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:31:59 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 Quick Tip: Setups Make A Huge Difference http://www.denverfolklore.comhttps://www.denverfolklore.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7450 <p>Before we put an instrument out in our showroom we carefully inspect it for any flaws and we check to make sure that it has been &ldquo;set up&rdquo; to play comfortably and correctly. The most important factor in playability is the distance between the strings and the fretboard. Set them too close to each other and buzzing may occur. Too far apart and pressing down the strings becomes more challenging.</p> <p>Over time instruments will &ldquo;settle in&rdquo; and that perfect setup is no longer as perfect. Buzzing is the most common symptom that an instrument may be ready to be set up again. Fret wear is another visible sign that its time for some loving attention by a qualified instrument technician. You may also have a sense that &ldquo;it&rsquo;s just not playing as comfortably as when I first bought it.&rdquo;</p> <p>As part of any good setup the technician will adjust the curvature of the neck, &ldquo;dress&rdquo; (file down and round off) some of the frets, inspect the nut and saddle to make sure they are perfect, check the electronics and any moving parts of the instrument to be sure they are sound and then clean and restring.</p> <p>You will be amazed at how well your instrument plays after a proper setup.</p> The Case for Cases http://www.denverfolklore.comhttps://www.denverfolklore.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7449 <p>For many years what passed as a &ldquo;case&rdquo; for a guitar, mandolin or other stringed instrument was nothing more than a chip-board box. These provided little to no protection against physical damage and were not reliable for insulating against the dry climate we have here in Colorado (and many other places) or excessive heat.</p> <p>Fortunately today we have lots of better choices of cases for protecting our acoustic instruments.</p> <p>For ease of transportation nothing beats a padded gig bag. Lightweight and usually with pockets for storage, gig bags provide basic protection against damage and with backpack straps make carrying an instrument (along with other items) a lot easier.</p> <p>Space exploration yielded lots of innovations including Tang breakfast drinks, memory foam and ear thermometers. It also produced the technology that led to hard foam cases &ndash; an upgrade from the gig bag with a firm frame, soft lining and fabric cover. These provide more protection for instruments than a gig bag but in a light product that is easily transported.</p> <p>A step up would be &ldquo;hard shell cases.&rdquo; Made from wood, plastic or carbon fiber products, these cases do a better job of protecting the instrument and insulating against environmental factors.</p> <p>At the top of the instrument case food chain are &ldquo;flight cases.&rdquo; These are specially hardened cases designed to withstand the rigors of travel by professional musicians and the handling by airline companies. They are typically heavy and expensive but offer the best protection on the market.</p> <p>Our staff can help you choose the right case from our large selection of options.</p> Quick Tip: When to Change Strings http://www.denverfolklore.comhttps://www.denverfolklore.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7410 A fairly common question in our store is &ldquo;when should I change the strings on my guitar/banjo/mandolin/ukulele?&rdquo; The answer depends on several factors. First, how often is the instrument being played? If once a week for half an hour, then strings could last many months. Playing every day or performing with the instrument every weekend will likely mean replacing strings much more often. More advanced players tend to go through strings more quickly than beginners. These days many steel string manufacturers offer a coated version of their strings which generally last longer than the uncoated ones. Another factor that affects your strings is the oil content of your skin. More oil generally means a shorter string life. Wiping your strings with a clean cloth after playing may help them last longer. If your strings are starting to sound dull, especially the wound ones on the bass side of the instrument, that&rsquo;s a sign that new strings are probably in order. Some strings will become darker and may even show some rust which would also be a signal to change them out. We carry a wide range of strings and can help you find the right replacement set when you are ready. Quick Tip - Taking Your Instrument with you on an Airplane http://www.denverfolklore.comhttps://www.denverfolklore.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7345 If you are planning to take your <a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/Instruments/Guitar.htm">acoustic guitar</a>, mandolin, banjo or&nbsp;<a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/Instruments/Ukulele.htm">ukulele</a> to a gig out of town or on vacation you may have some concerns about how the airlines will treat your prized possession. Since 2014 the Federal Aviation Administration rules require that airlines allow passengers to treat a musical instrument case as one of your carry-ons so long as it fits in the overhead bins or other on-board storage areas, subject to available space. Most acoustic stringed instrument gig bags and cases (not including cellos and double basses) will fit overhead except on commuter flights or where other smaller planes are involved. Checking with the airline to confirm policy and arriving early to capture overhead space are both good practices. <br /><br />If you prefer to send your instrument through as you would luggage or you are concerned that the airline might prevent carrying on at the last minute, there are two good options. You can &ldquo;gate check&rdquo; which means the instrument will be hand loaded last and taken off first eliminating the potential for damage on conveyor belts or you can purchase hardened cases which are designed to withstand the rough treatment sometimes attributed to airport baggage handling. She Came From Salt Lake City http://www.denverfolklore.comhttps://www.denverfolklore.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7344 Why would someone drive seven and a half hours from Salt Lake City to Denver to buy a banjo? Why would a family from Wheatland, Wyoming come to Denver to buy an acoustic guitar for their son? If there isn&rsquo;t an acoustic instrument store nearby, these days it would have been easier to go online, order the instrument and have it shipped directly to Salt Lake or Wheatland. <br /><br />The woman in Utah wanted an <a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/Instruments/Banjo/Ome.htm" target="_blank">Ome Banjo</a>. She also wanted the experience of playing all of the Ome Banjos we have in stock at the Denver Folklore Center before making her choice. Apparently Salt Lake City doesn&rsquo;t have a store with this kind of selection of these hard-to-find instruments. She could have ordered one from our website, but wanted to hear the individual voice of each of these beauties. <br /><br />We also carry&nbsp;<a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/Instruments/Banjo/Deering-Banjos.htm" target="_blank">Deering</a> and&nbsp;<a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/Instruments/Banjo/Gold-Tone-Banjos.htm" target="_blank">Gold Tone</a> along with&nbsp;<a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/Instruments/Banjo/Ome.htm" target="_blank">Ome</a> and we recently added&nbsp;<a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/Instruments/Banjo/Pisgah.htm" target="_blank">Pisgah Banjos</a> to our inventory. Our Salt Lake customer knew she wanted an Ome and we completely understood why. Hand-made in Boulder, Colorado these are among the best open-back banjos around. Chuck Ogsbury and his team select the finest woods and then craft an instrument of great beauty and with a terrific sound. These are banjos for a lifetime. <br /><br />The family from Wyoming was returning from vacation and flew through Denver. Their one and only stop in Denver before heading home was our store. It was wonderful watching father and son explore guitars for several hours &ndash; taking a break only for a quick lunch. By late afternoon they were on their way home with a&nbsp;<a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/c/p/Taylor-110e-x20328022.htm" target="_blank">Taylor 110e</a> acoustic guitar. <br /><br />These stories are quite commonplace at the Folklore Center. In addition to our loyal Denver-area customer base, we have always had customers from around the country and even around the world. In the last few months we&rsquo;ve had in-store visits with folks from England, New Zealand and Ecuador along with players from LA, Chicago, New Orleans, Minneapolis and Taos. <br /><br />The internet is now helping us reach out way beyond the borders of Colorado. Customers from all over order instruments from us directly through our website or over the phone primarily when they cannot physically get to the store. Our generous return policy also helps make that possible. <br /><br />Customers buying long distance from us get the same knowledgeable customer service over the phone as in person. They can be certain that the instruments we sell have all been checked out carefully and played by our staff before we even make them available for sale. We keep our store humidity at 45-50 percent which is absolutely necessary to keep the wood in instruments healthy. When we ship an instrument it is expertly packed and properly insured. <br /><br />So whether you want to drive 500 miles or just call us you can be certain that the banjo, mandolin or acoustic guitar you buy from the Denver Folklore Center will be a great investment. <br /><br />Even so, there is nothing quite like walking into our store for the first time, sniffing the gorgeous aroma of the fine tonewoods and being amazed at the variety of instruments to try out. On any given day you will find close to 200 guitars, ukuleles, mandolins and banjos available to try. Better yet, our staff will encourage you to pick up and play as many instruments as you like. When you have questions, we&rsquo;ll be ready to provide answers and help you find your next dream instrument.<br /><br />Saul Rosenthal, Co-Owner DFC Taylor New Model Showcase 2018 http://www.denverfolklore.comhttps://www.denverfolklore.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7137 <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td id="templateHeader" align="center" valign="top" data-template-container=""> <table class="templateContainer" style="height: 230px;" border="0" width="676" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="headerContainer" valign="top"> <table class="mcnImageGroupBlock" style="height: 228px;" border="0" width="553" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnImageGroupBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnImageGroupBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnImageGroupContentContainer" border="0" width="273" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnImageGroupContent" valign="top"><a href="http://www.denverfolklore.com/" title="" target="_blank"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/bf15df5c-3a72-4ebb-894f-7fc1ef3a0937.png" alt="DFC Logo" width="264" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnImageGroupContentContainer" border="0" width="273" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnImageGroupContent" valign="top"><a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/Instruments/Guitar/Taylor.htm" title="" target="_blank"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/9ee8fcc4-c016-4545-b9b7-c94c9a3096cd.png" alt="Taylor Guitar Logo" width="264" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td id="templateBody" align="center" valign="top" data-template-container=""> <table class="templateContainer" style="height: 4994px;" border="0" width="660" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="bodyContainer" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" style="height: 218px;" border="0" width="773" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h1>New Model Showcase Event</h1> <h3 class="null"><strong>February 15th 2018. 5:00 PM<br />at The Denver Folklore Center</strong></h3> &nbsp; <p>&bull; Be among&nbsp;the first to hear&nbsp;Taylor&rsquo;s new V-Class&trade; bracing, including the exclusive debut of Taylor's Builder&rsquo;s Edition design, and other new models.<br /><br />&bull; Free TaylorWare giveaways (while supplies last)<br /><br />&bull; One-on-one consultation with a Taylor factory expert<br />&bull;&nbsp;Visit our&nbsp;<a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/Instruments/Guitar/Taylor.htm">Taylor Guitar</a> page for more information on our selection and availability of their acoustic guitars we offer.<br /><br /></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionBottomContent" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBottomImageContent" align="center" valign="top"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/06fcc7e7-e434-4600-a624-55a042d1348f.jpg" alt="Taylor Factory Expert Eric Sakimoto Photo" width="386" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top" width="564"> <div>Pictured: Our Taylor Factory Representative&nbsp;Eric Sakimoto</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h3 class="null">Here is a sneak peek of what's coming...</h3> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnImageBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnImageBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnImageBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnImageContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnImageContent" valign="top"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/1b92b66d-b2cb-4038-878b-5d25145ed364.jpg" alt="V-Class Guitar Bracing Image " width="564" align="center" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h4>V-Class Bracing</h4> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top">"A New Sonic Engine. Introducing V-Class&trade; Guitar Bracing, a game-changing advancement in acoustic guitar sound..."</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnButtonBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnButtonBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnButtonBlockInner" align="center" valign="top"> <table class="mcnButtonContentContainer" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnButtonContent" align="center" valign="middle"><a class="mcnButton " title="Learn More About V-Class Bracing On The Taylor Guitars Website" href="https://www.taylorguitars.com/guitars/acoustic/v-class-bracing/story" target="_blank">Learn More About V-Class Bracing On The Taylor Guitars Website</a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionTopContent" style="height: 926px;" border="0" width="766" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top" width="564"> <h3>Taylor K14ce Builders Edition V-Class</h3> <p>For 2018 Taylor Guitars has reintroduced their acclaimed Builders Reserve Edition models&nbsp;in the form of a Taylor K14ce BE Guitar featuring the new patented V-Class Bracing. Cosmetics include a tasteful Spring Vine fretboard inlay paired with matching&nbsp;abalone trim, a newly designed beveled cutaway, Silent Satin finish, and rounded wood binding. Add&nbsp;in the new V-Class Bracing system and see why the K14ce BE V-class was deemed&nbsp;our Best New Guitar of 2018.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionTopImageContent" align="center" valign="top"><a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/c/p/Taylor-K14ce-Builders-Edition-VClass-x32261012.htm" title="" target="_blank"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/72b77be2-bf07-4f9c-b604-d6e2011f9696.jpg" alt="K14ce BE Guitar Image" width="379" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionTopContent" style="height: 912px;" border="0" width="776" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top" width="564"> <h3>Taylor K24ce V-Class</h3> <p>Taylor Guitars has become known for their iconic Hawaiian Koa guitars. After seeing and playing the newly redesigned all Koa Taylor K24ce V-Class Guitar we can see why these&nbsp;have become the chosen instruments by artists such as John Denver and&nbsp;Taylor Swift.&nbsp;The Koa top changes the overtones and projection of the guitar to produce a sweet and balanced tone with natural compression.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionTopImageContent" align="center" valign="top"><a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/c/p/Taylor-K24ce-VClass-x32261163.htm" title="" target="_blank"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/2054a39e-ae10-4768-a715-d44cec24d377.jpg" alt="K24ce V-Class Guitar Image" width="379" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionTopContent" style="height: 952px;" border="0" width="777" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top" width="564"> <h3>Taylor 914ce V-Class</h3> <p>Taylor Guitars 914ce V-Class takes the classic wood pairing of a Sitka Spruce Top and Indian Rosewood back and sides but makes it uniquely&nbsp;Taylor. The hand inlaid ebony armrest provides playing comfort and enhances the resonance of the top by keeping your arm from muting the soundboard. Here is how Taylor describes the tone of the 914ce Vl-Cass;<br /><br />"Players will hear more power in the upper register, while the bloom of the notes is enhanced to give players a more expressive tonal palette."</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionTopImageContent" align="center" valign="top"><a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/c/p/Taylor-914ce-VClass-x32262729.htm" title="" target="_blank"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/3e59d5a4-4b69-4966-90c3-b0ff7b1732a8.jpg" alt="914ce V-Class Guitar Image" width="379" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" style="height: 945px;" border="0" width="671" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionTopContent" style="height: 939px;" border="0" width="778" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top" width="564"> <h3>Taylor 414ce-R (2018)</h3> <p>Similar to the 914ce,&nbsp;the Taylor 414ce Guitar takes traditional instrument construction materials and cosmetics and adds a modern Taylor Guitars twist. The dimensions of the Taylor Guitars designed Grand Auditorium body shape is perfect for players who play a mix of strumming, picking, and fingerstyle. Add in the newly designed Renaissance fretboard inlay, Expression System 2 electronics, the Taylor Limited Lifetime Warranty, and a hardshell case and you have quite the package any player would desire.</p> </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionTopImageContent" align="center" valign="top"><a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/c/p/Taylor-414ceR-Rosewood-x21338046.htm" title="" target="_blank"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/e07ef8f6-e147-4110-8372-e5f41218290f.jpg" alt="414ce Guitar Image" width="379" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Custom Shop-Build The Custom Acoustic Instrument of Your Dreams http://www.denverfolklore.comhttps://www.denverfolklore.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7136 <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td id="templateHeader" align="center" valign="top" data-template-container=""> <table class="templateContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="headerContainer" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h1 class="null">Custom Shop...</h1> <h4 class="null"><strong>Build The Instrument Of Your Dreams</strong></h4> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td id="templateBody" align="center" valign="top" data-template-container=""> <table class="templateContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="bodyContainer" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h4 class="null">We can help you design the instrument that you have always imagined...</h4> <br />Whether it is a custom guitar from <a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/Instruments/Guitar/Martin-Guitars.htm">Martin</a>, <a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/Instruments/Guitar/Collings-Guitars.htm">Collings</a>, or <a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/Instruments/Guitar/Taylor-Acoustic-Guitars.htm">Taylor</a>, a&nbsp;<a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/Instruments/Banjo.htm">customized banjo</a> from the Deering Banjo Company, a ukulele from Kamaka, or a custom mandolin from Weber, we can help make the instrument of your dreams a reality.<br /><br />Each manufacturer offers numerous customization options which can range from specialized tonewoods for a unique tone, customized finish colors, uniquely designed inlays, and beyond.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h4 class="null"><strong>Past Custom&nbsp;Orders We Have Helped With</strong><br />&nbsp;</h4> <div>Here are some examples of custom instruments we have helped customers design in the past. Each custom instrument is a unique opportunity to reflect a bit of the owner's personality through the instrument they play.<br /><br /></div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td id="templateUpperColumns" align="center" valign="top" data-template-container=""> <table class="templateContainer" style="height: 370px;" border="0" width="648" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table class="columnWrapper" border="0" width="200" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="columnContainer" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionBottomContent" border="0" width="false" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBottomImageContent" align="center" valign="top"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/abd6a355-9bfb-4b38-89fd-8bc2af28f9ee.png" alt="Martin 2K Custom Blue Ukulele Image" width="164" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top" width="164"> <h4>Martin 2K Custom Blue Ukulele</h4> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"><strong><em>Custom instruments can be elegant.</em></strong><br /><br />This Custom Martin 2K Concert ukulele was made of solid koa wood with a deep glossy blue finish and intricate tree of life inlay up the fretboard and extending onto the headstock.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="columnWrapper" border="0" width="200" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="columnContainer" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionBottomContent" border="0" width="false" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBottomImageContent" align="center" valign="top"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/5f44b939-cdae-4fff-9d7e-6472bf2a9a36.jpg" alt="Santa Cruz OM Grand " width="164" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top" width="164"> <h4>Santa Cruz OM Grand "DFC 50th Anniversary Edition" Guitar</h4> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"><em><strong>Customization can be subtle.</strong></em><br /><br />For our 50th Anniversary DFC founder Harry Tuft and Santa Cruz Guitar Company founder Richard Hoover designed this Santa Cruz OM Grand with special "est. 1962, Denver Folklore Center 50th Anniversary"&nbsp; fretboard inlay.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="columnWrapper" border="0" width="200" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="columnContainer" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionBottomContent" border="0" width="false" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBottomImageContent" align="center" valign="top"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/482ced7a-a529-4a1f-9879-6e4c13e1325d.jpg" alt="Deering John Hartford Custom " width="164" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top" width="164"> <h4>Deering John Hartford Custom "Moose" Banjo</h4> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"><em><strong>Custom Shop instruments can be fun.</strong></em><br /><br />A customer with a fun personality and a love of everything moose had us help design this custom inlaid Deering John Hartford 5 String Banjo.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td id="templateLowerColumns" align="center" valign="top" data-template-container=""> <table class="templateContainer" style="height: 1616px;" border="0" width="552" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="lowerColumnHeaderContainer" valign="top"> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h4 class="null" style="text-align: center;"><strong>Custom Collings OM1ATSB Traditional Guitar</strong></h4> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" style="height: 616px;" border="0" width="433" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionBottomContent" style="height: 614px;" border="0" width="806" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBottomImageContent" align="center" valign="top"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/cce83f06-b86d-48b8-810b-57fa96fe56c5.jpg" alt="Bruce with the custom Collings OM1ATSB Traditional" width="564" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top" width="564"><br />Bruce VanWart, Collings Guitars Director of Lutherie, holding the body of a customer's recently custom ordered Collings OM1ATSB as the guitar is nearing it&rsquo;s final completion.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h4 class="null"><strong>New arrivals at the DFC</strong></h4> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table class="columnWrapper" border="0" width="300" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="columnContainer" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h4 class="null"><strong>Taylor A12e-N</strong><br />$699.00<br />with Taylor Gig Bag</h4> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionBottomContent" border="0" width="false" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBottomImageContent" align="center" valign="top"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/4847137c-c1f8-417d-95d1-c3c1acf0b679.jpg" alt="" width="264" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top" width="264">Academy with an armrest, pickup, and nylon strings.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnButtonBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnButtonBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnButtonBlockInner" align="center" valign="top"> <table class="mcnButtonContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnButtonContent" align="center" valign="middle"><a class="mcnButton " title="See the A12e-N" href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/Instruments/Guitar/Taylor/p/Taylor-Academy-12eN-Nylon-x30996375.htm" target="_self">See the A12e-N</a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h4 class="null"><strong>Martin OO-17E Whiskey Sunset</strong><br /><em>$1,999.00</em><br />with Martin&nbsp;Hardshell Case</h4> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" style="height: 312px;" border="0" width="212" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionBottomContent" border="0" width="false" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBottomImageContent" align="center" valign="top"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/13946e4d-d7bf-4437-a552-aa1d8772d2f9.jpg" alt="" width="264" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top" width="264">Whiskey Sunset finish with a lightweight spruce top and mahogany back and sides. With a built in Fishman pickup for easy amplification.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnButtonBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnButtonBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnButtonBlockInner" align="center" valign="top"> <table class="mcnButtonContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnButtonContent" align="center" valign="middle"><a class="mcnButton " title="See the 00-17E" href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/c/p/Martin-00L17E-Whiskey-Sunset-x30354513.htm" target="_self">See the 00-17E</a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="columnWrapper" border="0" width="300" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="columnContainer" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h4 class="null"><strong>Eastman MD304</strong><br /><em>$499.00</em><br />with Eastman Deluxe Gig Bag</h4> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionBottomContent" border="0" width="false" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBottomImageContent" align="center" valign="top"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/7ed2cc0f-0f07-4b94-9115-76ad6cb1baf5.jpg" alt="" width="264" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top" width="264">Solid wood hand carved A -style Oval-hole Mandolin in a classic satin finish.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnButtonBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnButtonBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnButtonBlockInner" align="center" valign="top"> <table class="mcnButtonContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnButtonContent" align="center" valign="middle"><a class="mcnButton " title="See the MD304" href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/c/p/Eastman-MD304-x29835574.htm" target="_self">See the MD304</a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h4 class="null"><strong>Collings 02H 12-Fret</strong><br /><em>$4,140.00</em><br />with Collings TKL Deluxe Hardshell Case</h4> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" style="height: 312px;" border="0" width="340" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionBottomContent" border="0" width="false" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBottomImageContent" align="center" valign="top"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/431bc22a-5422-4147-884f-47a0d33fd29d.jpg" alt="" width="264" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top" width="264">Small 12-Fret parlor guitar is handmade in Austin, Texas of the highest quality Sitka Spruce and Indian Rosewood sides and back.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnButtonBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnButtonBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnButtonBlockInner" align="center" valign="top"> <table class="mcnButtonContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td 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</table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnImageBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnImageBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnImageBlockInner" valign="top">&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td id="templateBody" align="center" valign="top" data-template-container=""> <table class="templateContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="bodyContainer" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h3>Why Play A Small Guitar?</h3> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;The small guitar has&nbsp;grown tremendously in popularity in recent years. It seems&nbsp;every day we hear from people who want smaller guitars than what they have. Why is that? Well smaller guitars are more comfortable to hold, easier to transport, and the short scale length means&nbsp;the strings are easier to push down. They might not&nbsp;be as loud as a big ol' guitar but their&nbsp;tone can be clear and crisp.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnImageBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnImageBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnImageBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnImageContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnImageContent" valign="top"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/9dc96ba5-cb17-490a-b7a0-5ab689694e19.png" alt="" width="350" align="center" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h3>Baby Taylor and Little Martin Guitars</h3> <p>Our smallest steel string offerings. These are guitars that are great for kids,&nbsp;travel, or for a smaller framed adult.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionBottomContent" style="height: 401px;" border="0" width="391" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBottomImageContent" align="center" valign="top"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/ecb218c1-fdf4-4888-bb5e-75bde970cf5c.jpg" alt="" width="264" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top" width="264"> <h4><strong>Taylor BT2&nbsp;Baby Taylor</strong><br /><em>$429.00</em><br />with gig bag</h4> <p>The perfect guitar for the little musician or travelling adult.</p> <p><a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/c/p/Taylor-BT2-Baby-Mahogany-x30573231.htm" target="_blank">View the BT2&nbsp;&raquo;</a></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBottomContent" style="height: 414px;" border="0" width="414" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBottomImageContent" align="center" valign="top"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/01cf2d53-52bb-41bf-82d3-7e9aa3dfe7ab.jpg" alt="" width="264" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top" width="264"> <h4><strong>Martin LX1 or LX1E&nbsp;Little Martin</strong><br /><em>$349.00 - $439.00</em><br />with gig bag</h4> <p>Small and sonically pleasing. With or without Fishman pickups.</p> <p><a href="https://denverfolklore.rainadmin.com/shop/c/p/Martin-LX1-Little-Martin-x20318822.htm" target="_blank">View the LX1 Little Martin&raquo;</a><br />&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h3>Junior Guitars - A Little Bit Bigger</h3> <p>A small take on the world's most popular guitar shape.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionLeftContentOuter" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionLeftContentInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionLeftImageContentContainer" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionLeftImageContent" align="center" valign="top"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/8c328297-0b2c-4340-8c3f-811a9e842d44.jpg" alt="" width="264" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionLeftTextContentContainer" style="height: 147px;" border="0" width="535" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h4><strong>Martin D JR E</strong><br /><em>$599.00</em><br />with Martin gig bag</h4> <p>Little Dready. A shrunk down version of the most popular guitar shape of all time that features all solid woods and a built in pickup.</p> <p><a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/c/p/Martin-D-JR-E-Dreadnought-Junior-x19920126.htm" target="_blank">View the D JR E&nbsp;&raquo;</a></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h3>Parlor Size Guitars - Getting Bigger Still</h3> <p>The Parlor is back in style. Can you believe that this would have been considered a&nbsp;<em>large</em>&nbsp;guitar in the early 20th century?</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionRightContentOuter" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionRightContentInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionRightImageContentContainer" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionRightImageContent" align="center" valign="top"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/3f1b800e-d490-41f5-8c6f-f4386a9f3fbc.jpg" alt="" width="264" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionRightTextContentContainer" style="height: 147px;" border="0" width="531" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h4><strong>Breedlove Frontier Parlor E</strong><br /><em>$1,899.00</em><br />with hardshell case</h4> <p>Breedlove's smallest full scale guitar. All mahogany. Supremely comfortable and great sounding too.</p> <p><a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/c/p/Breedlove-Frontier-Parlor-E-x30260727.htm" target="_blank">View the Frontier Parlor E&nbsp;&raquo;</a></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h3>00 (Double 0, Or Even, Double Ought)&nbsp;- Workin' On Up In Size</h3> <p>Comfortable for the couch yet with more bass than their smaller friends.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionRightContentOuter" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionRightContentInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionRightImageContentContainer" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionRightImageContent" align="center" valign="top"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/284c3b76-6f17-4fa8-b630-e8352f081c76.jpg" alt="" width="264" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionRightTextContentContainer" style="height: 133px;" border="0" width="527" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h4><strong>Martin 00X1AE</strong><br /><em>$569.00</em></h4> <p>Small 14 fret 00 body. Solid Sitka Spruce Top with durable HPL back and sides. Built in Fishman pickup.</p> <p><a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/c/p/Martin-00X1AE-x20739501.htm" target="_blank">View the 00X1AE &raquo;</a></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionBottomContent" style="height: 413px;" border="0" width="393" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBottomImageContent" align="center" valign="top"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/21cb3ac2-97d5-4e36-8b60-7fb80df60490.jpg" alt="" width="264" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top" width="264"> <h4><strong>Collings Waterloo<br />WL-14XTR "Boot Burst"</strong><br /><em>$2,250.00</em><br />with hardshell case</h4> <p>Boot burst bot burst boot burst. Say that three times fast.</p> <p><a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/c/p/Waterloo-WL14XTR-Boot-Burst-x28791023.htm" target="_blank">View the WL-14XTR&nbsp;&raquo;</a></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBottomContent" style="height: 388px;" border="0" width="407" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBottomImageContent" align="center" valign="top"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/ea712ab9-e23f-4dde-addb-bd92dedc6130.jpg" alt="" width="264" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top" width="264"> <h4><strong>Collings Waterloo WL-K</strong><br /><em>$2,340.00</em><br />with hardshell case</h4> <p>12-fret throwback with a slight vintage sunburst.</p> <p><a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/c/p/Waterloo-WLK-x30523405.htm" target="_blank">View the WL-K&nbsp;&raquo;</a></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h3>Triple OOO / OM / Grand Concert - Bigger Still</h3> <p>Big enough to be heard over a crowd but small enough to sit with for hours.<br />A fingerstyle player's dream size.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionRightContentOuter" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionRightContentInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionRightImageContentContainer" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionRightImageContent" align="center" valign="top"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/8840a78c-f7ed-4440-ad2e-c6b3155a264f.jpg" alt="" width="264" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionRightTextContentContainer" style="height: 133px;" border="0" width="525" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h4><strong>Taylor A12e</strong><br /><em>$649.00</em><br />with gig bag</h4> <p>Solid spruce top, archback, Taylor electronics,&nbsp;and gig bag. Wow!</p> <p><a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/c/p/Taylor-Academy-12e-x26906847.htm" target="_blank">View the A12e&nbsp;&raquo;</a></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionLeftContentOuter" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionLeftContentInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionLeftImageContentContainer" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionLeftImageContent" align="center" valign="top"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/46452218-d988-44b3-af6d-f3ce31b4ce58.jpg" alt="" width="264" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionLeftTextContentContainer" style="height: 147px;" border="0" width="525" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h4><strong>Martin OM-21</strong><br /><em>$2,659.00</em><br />with hardshell case</h4> <p>The slightly longer scale of an OM makes for a little more volume than the shorter scale 000 counterpart.</p> <p><a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/c/p/Martin-OM21-x19847619.htm" target="_blank">View the OM-21&nbsp;&raquo;</a></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h3>T5z Classic DLX Sonic Blue Limited Edition</h3> <p>The Taylor T5z is a smaller take on the innovative Taylor T5 body size. The increased radius and smaller body are more akin to the feel of an electric guitar yet the 5 way selector switch allows you to change the tone from acoustic to electric and three blends&nbsp;in between.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionRightContentOuter" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionRightContentInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionRightImageContentContainer" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionRightImageContent" align="center" valign="top"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/c5eecf05-cc1e-4ed6-884b-0fbc45a0c6b9.jpg" alt="" width="264" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionRightTextContentContainer" style="height: 133px;" border="0" width="524" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h4><strong>T5z Classic DLX Sonic Blue</strong><br /><em>$2,199.00</em><br />with hardshell case</h4> <p>Now available in&nbsp;limited edition Sonic Blue color.</p> <p><a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/c/p/T5Z-Classic-DLX-Limited-Sonic-Blue-x29936309.htm" target="_blank">View the T5z Classic DLX&nbsp;&raquo;</a></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> A Martin Experience Reminder http://www.denverfolklore.comhttps://www.denverfolklore.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7134 <table class="templateContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="bodyContainer" valign="top"> <table class="mcnImageBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnImageBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnImageBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnImageContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnImageContent" valign="top"><a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/martin-experience.htm" title="" target="_blank"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/c8b455f4-ae61-41fe-ac4d-895b7c88fb5e.png" alt="The Martin Experience Event Poster" width="564" align="center" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h1>Tomorrow Evening<br />5 - 7&nbsp;PM at<br />The Denver Folklore Center</h1> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <h3>Meet our Martin Guitar Company representative and a sponsored Martin artist</h3> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top">Stop by to meet our Martin Guitar Company representative Steve Strong and Martin-sponsored artist Craig Thatcher. Craig will be demonstrating and highlighting the features of several acoustic and acoustic-electric Martin guitars while rep Steve Strong will answer any questions you may have about the Martin Guitar build process, custom shop, and strings.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <h3>Play Exclusive Custom Shop Martin Guitars</h3> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top">There will be a variety of standard and special one-of-a-kind guitars made by the Martin Guitar Company exclusively for the Experience Event available for you to try.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <h3>Buy One - Get One Martin String Special</h3> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top">On participating Martin strings and while supplies last&nbsp;(there is always a catch)</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"><img src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/f37b78d9-0fb0-484c-baec-4eeae114eba6.jpg" alt="Martin String Collection" width="564" align="center" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <h3>Complementary Spirits Will Be Available&nbsp;To&nbsp;Those Age 21 And Up</h3> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnButtonBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnButtonBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnButtonBlockInner" align="center" valign="top"> <table class="mcnButtonContentContainer" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnButtonContent" align="center" valign="middle"><a class="mcnButton " title="Shop Our Collection Of Martin Guitars" href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/Instruments/Guitar/Martin-Guitars.htm" target="_self">Shop Our Collection Of Martin Guitars</a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionLeftContentOuter" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionLeftContentInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionLeftImageContentContainer" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionLeftImageContent" align="center" valign="top"><a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/c/p/Martin-D28-New-2017-Model-x29830882.htm" title="" target="_blank"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/e121c337-755d-4b65-a7c1-0ae63c161ad2.jpg" alt="New D-28" width="264" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionLeftTextContentContainer" style="height: 114px;" border="0" width="535" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <h3>Try The Newly Redesigned D-28</h3> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <br />In Summer of 2017 Martin updated "the most recorded guitar in history" with a new neck profile, changed bracing pattern, and new cosmetic appointments...</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnButtonBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnButtonBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnButtonBlockInner" align="center" valign="top"> <table class="mcnButtonContentContainer" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnButtonContent" align="center" valign="middle"><a class="mcnButton " title="Read More About The D-28 Redesign" href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/c/p/Martin-D28-New-2017-Model-x29830882.htm" target="_self">Read More About The D-28 Redesign</a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Martin Experience Event 2017 http://www.denverfolklore.comhttps://www.denverfolklore.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7133 <div></div> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td 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</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h3>10-17-2017 5:00 - 7:00 PM<br />at The Denver Folklore Center</h3> <p>We are quite excited to partner with our friends at the Martin Guitar Company to host the Martin Experience Event on October 17th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h3>Meet our Martin Guitar Company representative and a sponsored Martin artist</h3> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top">Stop by to meet our Martin Guitar Company representative Steve Strong and Martin-sponsored artist Craig Thatcher. Craig will be demonstrating and highlighting the features of several acoustic and acoustic-electric Martin guitars while rep Steve Strong will answer any questions you may have about the Martin Guitar build process, custom shop, and strings.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h3>Play Exclusive Custom Shop Martin Guitars</h3> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top">There will be a variety of standard and special one-of-a-kind guitars made by the Martin Guitar Company exclusively for the Experience Event available for you to try.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnImageBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnImageBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnImageBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnImageContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnImageContent" valign="top"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/8fb5bd13-e26a-4635-afd7-a35f2d645b8a.jpg" alt="Custom Shop Guitar" width="500" align="center" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h3>Buy One - Get One Martin String Special</h3> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <div>On participating Martin strings and while supplies last&nbsp;(there is always a catch)</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnImageBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnImageBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnImageBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnImageContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnImageContent" valign="top"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/f37b78d9-0fb0-484c-baec-4eeae114eba6.jpg" alt="Martin String Collection" width="564" align="center" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h3>Complementary Spirits Will Be Available&nbsp;To&nbsp;Those Age 21 And Up</h3> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h2>New Martin Arrivals</h2> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" style="height: 341px;" border="0" width="594" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionBottomContent" border="0" width="282" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBottomImageContent" align="center" valign="top"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/0d84b066-8f74-4b34-9703-114f439c8f01.jpg" alt="" width="264" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top" width="264"> <h4><strong>Martin D-28&nbsp;</strong><br />New 2017 Model<br />$2,629.00</h4> <p style="text-align: center;">The Martin Company has updated the D-28 with a new neck profile,&nbsp;changed&nbsp;bracing pattern, and new cosmetic appointments.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/c/p/Martin-D28-2017-Model-x29830882.htm" target="_blank">Read about the D-28 &raquo;</a></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBottomContent" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0" width="282" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBottomImageContent" align="center" valign="top"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/99042ec2-bdec-47b4-a294-22f9f1f5c467.jpg" alt="" width="264" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top" width="264"> <h4><strong>Martin DRSG</strong><br />$1,149.00</h4> <p>All solid woods with a full gloss finish, a Fishman pickup,&nbsp;and a hardshell case. The full package.</p> <p><a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/c/p/Martin-DRSG-x28674795.htm" target="_blank">Read about the DRSG &raquo;</a></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" style="height: 338px; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0" width="595" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionBottomContent" border="0" width="282" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBottomImageContent" align="center" valign="top"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/a49acbeb-071a-466d-b464-1e2540b56c15.jpg" alt="" width="264" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top" width="264"> <h4><strong>Martin 00-17SE Whiskey Sunset</strong><br />$2,199.00</h4> <p>An open pore sunburst&nbsp;finish makes for one of the most attractive guitars in recent years.</p> <p><a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/c/p/Martin-0017SE-Whiskey-Sunset-x24854403.htm" target="_blank">Read about the 00-17SE &raquo;</a></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBottomContent" border="0" width="282" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBottomImageContent" align="center" valign="top"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/0a2e619b-7a38-4d2c-82d6-f8bed8ccb0f7.jpg" alt="" width="264" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top" width="264"> <h4><strong>Martin T1K</strong><br />$539.00</h4> <p>Martin offers some of the&nbsp;most affordable all solid Hawaiian Koa ukuleles on the market and with an attractive Martin gig bag.</p> <p><a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/c/p/Martin-T1K-x19922378.htm" target="_blank">Read about the T1K&nbsp;&raquo;</a></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" style="height: 320px; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0" width="597" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionBottomContent" border="0" width="282" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBottomImageContent" align="center" valign="top"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/2a357306-6cea-4544-a13a-f3f32a1bed77.jpg" alt="" width="264" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top" width="264"> <h4><strong>Martin LX1E</strong><br />$439.00</h4> <p>Little but loud. Includes a built in pickup with tuner and a gig bag. Perfect for kids and travel.</p> <p><a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/c/p/Martin-LX1E-Little-Martin-x23112457.htm" target="_blank">Read about the LX1E&nbsp;&raquo;</a></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBottomContent" border="0" width="282" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBottomImageContent" align="center" valign="top"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/79fc2455-4c53-42a4-9c64-158124d59a79.jpg" alt="" width="264" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top" width="264"> <h4><strong>Martin D&nbsp;JR E</strong><br />$599.00</h4> <p>A slightly scaled down version of Martin's iconic Dreadnought size.</p> <p><a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/c/p/Martin-D-JR-E-Dreadnought-Junior-x19920126.htm" target="_blank">Read about the D&nbsp;JR E&nbsp;&raquo;</a></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" style="height: 319px; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" border="0" width="597" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionBottomContent" border="0" width="282" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBottomImageContent" align="center" valign="top"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/526224d8-6256-4a3c-ac2d-c8aa6c78bf1a.jpg" alt="" width="264" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top" width="264"> <h4><strong>Martin 000c Nylon</strong><br />$1,999.00</h4> <p>Martin nylon string guitars are&nbsp;back and better than ever.</p> <p><a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/c/p/Martin-000c-Nylon-x19843133.htm" target="_blank">Read about the 000C&nbsp;&raquo;</a></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBottomContent" border="0" width="282" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBottomImageContent" align="center" valign="top"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/f6b90b82-54ae-495a-bacf-350c2a8fdc6b.jpg" alt="" width="264" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top" width="264"> <h4><strong>Martin 2K Concert</strong><br />$1,699.00</h4> <p>Premium handmade Hawaiian Koa ukuleles since 1916.</p> <p><a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/Instruments/Ukulele/Martin-Ukuleles/p/Martin-2k-Concert-x20253055.htm" target="_blank">Read about the 2k Concert&nbsp;&raquo;</a></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnButtonBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnButtonBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnButtonBlockInner" align="center" valign="top"> <table class="mcnButtonContentContainer" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnButtonContent" align="center" valign="middle"><a class="mcnButton " title="Browse The DFC Collection Of Martin Guitars" href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/Instruments/Guitar/Martin-Guitars.htm" target="_blank">Browse The DFC Collection Of Martin Guitars</a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> 54 + 1, Giveaway 3, And Mandoblast http://www.denverfolklore.comhttps://www.denverfolklore.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7132 <table class="templateContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="bodyContainer" valign="top"> <table class="mcnImageBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnImageBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnImageBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnImageContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnImageContent" valign="top"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/d6c0706e-75c8-49ad-85bd-3141f0f4f0ac.png" alt="" width="500" align="center" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h4><br /><span><strong><span>September&nbsp;2nd - 4th&nbsp;</span></strong></span></h4> <br />In store discounts in every department all Labor Day Weekend long. Stop by and enter our raffle, see what's for sale, and celebrate the first year of The Denver Folklore Center's new ownership.<br /><br /><span>*Consignments excluded *Discounts not stackable with the 10% Swallow Hill member discount</span></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h4>It isn't mandolin related but...</h4> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnImageBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnImageBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnImageBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnImageContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnImageContent" valign="top"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/933dd9f4-6cd0-4f6a-8c40-0261e401e3ef.png" alt="" width="400" align="center" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top">We are having another Martin Backpacker Guitar giveaway! The last raffle got such a great response that we have decided to giveaway another Martin Backpacker Classical Guitar. Come by the store any time Friday the 1st through Monday the 4th to enter to win a Martin Backpacker Classical Guitar. A winner will be chosen at random on Tuesday afternoon.&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnButtonBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnButtonBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnButtonBlockInner" align="center" valign="top"> <table class="mcnButtonContentContainer" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnButtonContent" align="center" valign="middle"><a class="mcnButton " title="See the Martin Backpacker" href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/c/p/Martin-Backpacker-Classical-x20198226.htm" target="_blank">See the Martin Backpacker</a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnImageBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnImageBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnImageBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnImageContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnImageContent" valign="top"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/8bb41e7b-243c-4093-a044-9b2787392ac9.jpg" alt="" width="564" align="center" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h4>A brief yet informative history and guide to</h4> <h1>Mandolin</h1> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <p>The mandolin as we've know it today has been thru many iterations. As a descendent of the lute, mandolin gained prevalence in Italy in the 17th and 18th centuries, and led to the creation of the&nbsp;<em>bowl back&nbsp;</em>style of mandolin in the 19th century. Some would say the the golden age of mandolin came in the early 20th century thanks to the help of Gibson and instrument designer Lloyd&nbsp;Loar whose innovations led to what we now think of as the modern mandolin.<br /><br />Throughout the coming decades players such as Bill Monroe would use the mandolin to shape the sound&nbsp;of a new style of music called Bluegrass.&nbsp;Bluegrass has since been adopted and transformed by virtuosic mandolin players and&nbsp;some of our most beloved&nbsp;modern musicians such as Chris Thile and&nbsp;Sierra Hull</p> <p>At the Denver Folklore Center we &nbsp;offer a&nbsp;large array of mandolins from leading industry manufacturers such as Eastman, Breedlove, Weber, and Collings as well as used a vintage mandolins.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h4>Mandolin Shapes and Styles</h4> <h2 class="null">Pre- Gibson</h2> <div>Before 1896...</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h3>Bowlback Style</h3> <div><strong>Aka Tater Bugs</strong></div> <p>Mandolins, adapted from the lute,&nbsp;were bowl backed&nbsp;(also known as a&nbsp;tater bug shape)&nbsp;and were commonly used in Italian Folk music.&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionRightContentOuter" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionRightContentInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionRightImageContentContainer" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionRightImageContent" valign="top"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/4d4fac40-3af6-481e-b1cd-db017e452e90.jpg" alt="" width="264" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionRightTextContentContainer" style="height: 119px;" border="0" width="540" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top">Here we have a classic bowlback&nbsp;<em>'tater bug'</em>&nbsp;mandolin with some very ornate inlays on the rosette, pickguard, and fingerboard.&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Mystery Bowlback</strong><br />$699.00 with original soft shell case<br /><br />deep bodied, bright in tone, with a classic Italian mandolin sound</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h4>Mandolin Shapes and Styles</h4> <h2 class="null">Orville Gibson and the Gibson Mandolin Company</h2> <div>1896 - 1918</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h3>F Style Oval Hole</h3> <p><strong>The F is for Florentine.</strong></p> <p><br />Sometime in the 1890s Orville Gibson, an instrument builder living in Kalamazoo, Michigan, came along and applied the same carved top and back that are used in violins to the mandolin design. The F variation features the&nbsp;distinctive scroll and two point design that has become the foundation for the modern mandolin.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionLeftContentOuter" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionLeftContentInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionLeftImageContentContainer" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionLeftImageContent" valign="top"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/ea37d2c3-6069-4fb2-bb6a-88317eb1a49f.jpg" alt="Eastman 514 Mandolin" width="264" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionLeftTextContentContainer" style="height: 119px;" border="0" width="538" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top">The F Style Oval Hole was a popular design in the early 1900's (and now!)<br />These provide a full, mellow sound akin to that of classical and celtic styles of mandolin.<br /><br /><strong>Eastman MD-514</strong><br />$999.00 with hardshell case<br /><br />Tonally rich, easy to play, and affordable</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h3>A Style Oval Hole</h3> <div><strong>A standard since&nbsp;the 1890s</strong></div> <p>The A is a simpler teardrop design and often costs less than that of their F Style counterparts.&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionRightContentOuter" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionRightContentInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionRightImageContentContainer" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionRightImageContent" valign="top"><a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/c/p/Gibson-A3-c1920-x21624903.htm" title="" target="_blank"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/c79f4c6b-5ee4-492f-aa19-5f20566f787c.jpg" alt="Gibson A-3 Mandolin" width="264" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionRightTextContentContainer" style="height: 145px;" border="0" width="541" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top">The A shape Oval Hole mandolin is great for Irish, classical, or old time. The neck feels more fiddle like than that of an modern F-hole mandolin and the mellow sound has much more sustain.<br /><br /><strong>Gibson A-3 White Top Mandolin (1920)</strong><br />$2,299.00 with hardshell case<br /><br />Cool vintage vibe from the 1920s. A staff favorite.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h4>Mandolin Shapes and Styles</h4> <h2 class="null">Lloyd Loar and Post Lloyd Loar</h2> <div>1920 - 1924</div> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h3>F Style F Hole</h3> <div><strong>A Contemporary Classic</strong></div> <p>F Holes are a design feature taken from the violin family and adapted to the mandolin by GIbson acoustic expert Lloyd Loar. Their&nbsp;size and placement create a more punchy midrange heavy tone that lets the sound of the mandolin jump out and feel more present.&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionLeftContentOuter" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionLeftContentInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionLeftImageContentContainer" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionLeftImageContent" valign="top"><a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/c/p/Collings-MF-Wide-Nut-Gloss-Top-x28420242.htm" title="" target="_blank"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/0283b877-b882-482f-99b4-b5bca1779c57.jpg" alt="Collings MF Wide Nut Gloss Top Mandolin" width="264" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionLeftTextContentContainer" style="height: 171px;" border="0" width="542" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top">F Shape F Hole mandolins are the gold standard of bluegrass mandolins. They provide the rhythmic chop sound that is so distinctive to the style of music.&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Collings MF Gloss Top Wide Nut</strong><br />$4,950.00 with hardshell case<br /><br />Austin, Texas made.<br /><br />Loud and crisp with extra room for you finger tips!<br />&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h3>A Style F Hole</h3> <p><strong>A mandolin for all music</strong></p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionRightContentOuter" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionRightContentInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionRightImageContentContainer" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionRightImageContent" valign="top"><a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/c/p/Weber-Gallatin-A14F-x23121810.htm" title="" target="_blank"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/42dd68db-d10e-45f8-9d48-fd516cf6c8ff.jpg" alt="Weber Gallatin A-14F Mandolin" width="264" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionRightTextContentContainer" style="height: 171px;" border="0" width="539" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top">There is a reason so you see so many A style mandolins out there- they're good for everything! They provide the tone and feel you'd expect from a modern mandolin, and are often less expensive than their F Style counterparts.<br /><br /><strong>Weber Gallatin A14-F</strong><br />$1,999.00<br />with hardshell case<br /><br />Classic simple style. Faded Leather Finish. Made in Bend, Oregon.&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h3>K Style F Hole</h3> <div><strong>Retro Modern</strong></div> <p>The K Style is a bit different than the F and A Style mandolins we are used to seeing. Essentially it is Breedlove's version of old Harmony and Kay mandolin designs of yesteryear.&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionLeftContentOuter" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionLeftContentInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionLeftImageContentContainer" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionLeftImageContent" valign="top"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/999ebe7f-63c0-4f94-9e9f-8b7800beaa35.jpg" alt="Breedlove KF Mandolin" width="264" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionLeftTextContentContainer" style="height: 132px;" border="0" width="545" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top">The K style often provides the same tonal chop that F style mandolins are known for but available at a lower price. The Crossover series by Breedlove are designed for the gutiarist trying to pickup the mandolin.<br /><br /><strong>Breedlove Crossover KF NT</strong><br />$699.00 with gig bag<br /><br />Wide neck. Attractive natural finish.</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h4>Mandolin Shapes and Styles</h4> <h2 class="null">Other Mandolin Family</h2> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h3>There is a whole family of fun.</h3> <p>The mandolin has has whole family of larger lower voiced instruments. The family includes the mandola, octave mandolin, and the bouzouki.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionRightContentOuter" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionRightContentInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionRightImageContentContainer" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionRightImageContent" valign="top"><a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/c/p/Trinity-College-TM325-Octave-Mandolin-x20653376.htm" title="" target="_blank"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/b77233da-c802-4cb4-8b21-b326d4a68d27.jpg" alt="Trinity College Octave Mandolin" width="264" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionRightTextContentContainer" style="height: 106px;" border="0" width="538" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top">These instrument are lower voiced with a larger body and longer scale. The Trinity College has a flat top and a flat back. These are great for celtic music and similar to what mandolin star Sierra Hull plays.<br /><br /><strong>Trinity College TM-325 Octave Mandolin</strong><br />$899.00 with hardshell case</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionLeftContentOuter" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionLeftContentInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionLeftImageContentContainer" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionLeftImageContent" valign="top"><a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/c/p/Weber-Gallatin-Octar-x28769814.htm" title="" target="_blank"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/b3cc9759-07b9-40c0-bafe-4d1dbc6b92ea.jpg" alt="Weber Octar (2015)" width="264" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionLeftTextContentContainer" style="height: 145px;" border="0" width="539" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top">The Weber Octar is lower voiced than the mandolin, with a longer scale, and a guitar body The solid spruce archtop and solid mahogany arch back and sides make for a gigantic sound. This one was made with love in Bend, Oregon and signed by Bruce Weber himself. These have become popular due to singer songwriter Sarah Jarosz.<br /><br /><strong>Weber Gallatin Octar (2015)</strong><br />$3,250.00 with hardshell case</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> 54+1 Anniversary And Labor Day Weekend Sale And A Cordoba Uke Giveaway http://www.denverfolklore.comhttps://www.denverfolklore.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7131 <table id="bodyTable" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td id="bodyCell" align="center" valign="top"> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td id="templatePreheader" align="center" valign="top"> <table class="templateContainer" style="height: 5px;" border="0" width="818" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="preheaderContainer" valign="top">&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td id="templateHeader" align="center" valign="top"> <table class="templateContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="headerContainer" valign="top"> <table class="mcnImageBlock" style="height: 5px;" border="0" width="816" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnImageBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnImageBlockInner" valign="top">&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h1>September 2nd - 4th</h1> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td id="templateBody" align="center" valign="top"> <table class="templateContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="bodyContainer" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h3>SPECIAL DISCOUNTS IN EVERY DEPARTMENT</h3> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <p>To celebrate&nbsp;the 1st Anniversary of the Denver Folklore Center's new owners&nbsp;and Denver Folklore Center founder Harry Tuft's 54 years with the store we are having a Labor Day Sale.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnButtonBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnButtonBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnButtonBlockInner" align="center" valign="top"> <table class="mcnButtonContentContainer" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnButtonContent" align="center" valign="middle"><a class="mcnButton " title="Browse The DFC Collection" href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/Instruments.htm" target="_blank">Browse The DFC Collection</a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h3>New Arrivals at the DFC</h3> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td id="templateUpperColumns" align="center" valign="top"> <table class="templateContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table class="columnWrapper" border="0" width="200" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="columnContainer" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionBottomContent" border="0" width="false" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBottomImageContent" align="center" valign="top"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/a6a1a1a1-3cc6-4adc-992f-ceabf3d78c6a.jpg" alt="Martin Style 0 Soprano Ukulele" width="164" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top" width="164"><strong>Martin Style 0 Soprano Ukulele (1920s)</strong><br />$749.00<br />with original hardshell case<br /><br />A nice Martin Style 0 ukulele from the Golden Age of uke. Story has it this little ukulele was at Pearl Harbor in WW2- if only ukuleles could talk and not just sing.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/Instruments/p/Martin-Style-0-Soprano-1920s-x28451403.htm" target="_blank">See the Style 0 &raquo;</a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="columnWrapper" border="0" width="200" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="columnContainer" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionBottomContent" border="0" width="false" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBottomImageContent" align="center" valign="top"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/722d11c8-357c-4ea6-a89b-233a658a6348.jpg" alt="Eastman MD305" width="164" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top" width="164"><strong>Eastman MD305 Mandolin</strong><br />&nbsp;$699.00<br />with gig bag<br /><br />Our best selling mandolin is back in stock. The Eastman MD305 features a solid hand carved solid spruce top and a solid carved maple back.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/Instruments/Mandolin-Family/p/Eastman-MD305-x23110311.htm" target="_blank">See the MD305 &raquo;</a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="columnWrapper" border="0" width="200" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="columnContainer" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionBottomContent" border="0" width="false" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBottomImageContent" align="center" valign="top"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/2d4ad475-22f8-4e9a-b74c-adeb01c191e5.jpg" alt="Taylor 214ce-FM DLX" width="164" /></td> </tr> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top" width="164"><strong>Taylor 214ce-FM DLX</strong><br />$1,399.00<br />with hardshell case<br /><br />This Taylor 200 series features some of the best looking maple we have ever seen on a guitar. The ebony fingerboard and bridge, maple neck, and pinstriped white binding only add to the classic look.<br /><br /><a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/Instruments/Guitar/Taylor/p/Taylor-214ceFM-DLX-Flamed-Maple-x28827277.htm" target="_blank">See the 214ce-FM DLX &raquo;</a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> <tr> <td id="templateLowerColumns" align="center" valign="top"> <table class="templateContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top"> <table class="columnWrapper" border="0" width="300" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="columnContainer" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h4>Cordoba 20th Anniversary</h4> <h3>Cordoba 20CM Concert Size Ukulele Giveaway</h3> <p>To celebrate our 55th anniversary and the 20th anniversary of the Cordoba Company we are teaming up to give away a Cordoba 20CM Concert Size Ukulele. Stop by the store on August 27th to enter the contest.</p> <a href="http://www.cordobaguitars.com/blog.php?postid=1495&amp;utm_source=Cordoba+News&amp;utm_campaign=56f1dd0699-Cordoba_Consumer_Aug%2312017_20thAnniversaryGiveaway&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_e1e13335f5-56f1dd0699-257961465" target="_blank">Read the 20cm giveaway details &raquo;</a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="columnWrapper" border="0" width="300" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="columnContainer" valign="top"> <table class="mcnImageBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnImageBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnImageBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnImageContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnImageContent" valign="top"><a href="http://www.cordobaguitars.com/blog.php?postid=1495&amp;utm_source=Cordoba+News&amp;utm_campaign=56f1dd0699-Cordoba_Consumer_Aug%2312017_20thAnniversaryGiveaway&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_e1e13335f5-56f1dd0699-257961465" title="" target="_blank"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/2ee1c1aa-d6c3-41f4-84e5-bea279119ea6.jpg" alt="Cordoba 20cm Ukulele" width="157.5" align="center" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> The DFC Staff Picks http://www.denverfolklore.comhttps://www.denverfolklore.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=7130 <table class="mcnBoxedTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnBoxedTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnBoxedTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnBoxedTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="18"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h2 class="null">WE ARE NOW OFFERING FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS OVER $249</h2> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnTextBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnTextBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnTextBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnTextContentContainer" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h2><strong>DFC Staff Picks</strong></h2> <p>We often get asked what or favorite instrument in the shop is. One occupational hazard of working in a guitar store is that you find yourself bonding with certain instruments, so we always have an answer. This month&nbsp;we've decided to share a selection of instruments that have been catching our fancy. Without further ado... the Denver Folklore&nbsp;Center Staff Picks.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionLeftContentOuter" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionLeftContentInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionLeftImageContentContainer" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionLeftImageContent" valign="top"><a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/Instruments/p/Taylor-322e-12Fret-x27828505.htm" title="" target="_blank"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/2b6a6ea7-65e1-417a-8bc8-28152125fd4d.jpg" alt="Taylor 322e 12-Fret Guitar" width="264" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionLeftTextContentContainer" style="height: 173px;" border="0" width="549" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h3>Taylor 322e 12-Fret Guitar</h3> <h4 class="null"><em>$2,049.00</em></h4> <strong><em>Saul</em></strong> <p>When asked why this was his staff pick Saul responded with " Its comfortable&nbsp;short scale with&nbsp;rear shifted 12 fret bridge. It's a&nbsp;friendly feel with&nbsp;rich tone from the Mahogany top and Tasmanian Blackwood sides and back."</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionRightContentOuter" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionRightContentInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionRightImageContentContainer" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionRightImageContent" valign="top"><a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/Instruments/Ukulele/p/KoAloha-KTM00-Tenor-x20653351.htm" title="" target="_blank"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/6d16adb0-0e87-4082-8399-de8ea9a8fc0b.jpg" alt="KoAloha KTM-00 Ukulele" width="264" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionRightTextContentContainer" style="height: 160px;" border="0" width="545" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h3>Ko'Aloha KTM-00 Tenor Ukulele</h3> <h4 class="null">$1,285.00</h4> <em><strong>Claude</strong></em> <p>"The delicately striated&nbsp;wood with gleaming translucent finish paired with the&nbsp;lush and sweet sound&nbsp;transports a player&nbsp;to the endless sandy beaches of Hawaii."</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionLeftContentOuter" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionLeftContentInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionLeftImageContentContainer" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionLeftImageContent" valign="top"><a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/Instruments/Guitar/p/Santa-Cruz-Vintage-Artist-x24048632.htm" title="" target="_blank"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/3d47b0ba-a54c-4680-b4f6-4771d27a0523.jpg" alt="Santa Cruz Vintage Artist Guitar" width="264" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionLeftTextContentContainer" style="height: 173px;" border="0" width="547" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h3><strong>Santa Cruz Vintage Artist&nbsp;Guitar</strong></h3> <h4 class="null">$4,899.00</h4> <strong><em>Jeff</em></strong> <p>"That Santa Cruz Vintage Artist- that's a really nice guitar." Created for Doc Watson&nbsp;and good enough for the manager of the DFC. The Vintage Artist is astonishingly light with a wonderfully rich tone.</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionRightContentOuter" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionRightContentInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionRightImageContentContainer" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionRightImageContent" valign="top"><a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/Instruments/Guitar/Martin-Guitars/p/Martin-00017E-Black-Smoke-x24853336.htm" title="" target="_blank"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/c3a9742a-bc86-4a7d-b71d-f15a3326abfa.jpg" alt="Martin 000-17e Black Smoke Guitar" width="264" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionRightTextContentContainer" style="height: 160px;" border="0" width="548" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h3>Martin 000-17e Black Smoke Guitar</h3> <h4 class="null">$2,199.00</h4> <strong><em>Aaron</em></strong> <p>"This guitar has it goin' on. It looks great, feels great, and has a very clear and balanced voice. This is one of those guitars that I have trouble putting down."</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionLeftContentOuter" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionLeftContentInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionLeftImageContentContainer" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionLeftImageContent" valign="top"><a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/Instruments/Guitar/p/Gibson-Hummingbird-Custom-Shop-New-Vintage-2011-x22436255.htm" title="" target="_blank"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/427d8abd-ebda-47d0-b73d-30fdd830232d.jpg" alt="Gibson Hummingbird True Vintage Guitar" width="264" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionLeftTextContentContainer" style="height: 214px;" border="0" width="547" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h3>Gibson Hummingbird Guitar (2011)</h3> <h4 class="null"><em>$3,250.00</em></h4> <p><em><strong>Mark</strong></em><br /><br />"Here's a guitar that almost writes its own songs. This Gibson Hummingbird radiates a lush and even tone that you can feel resonate in your body when you strum it and its iconic design sets it apart from all of the other guitars in the song circle! I've been eyeing it ever since it walked into our store... and who could blame me?!"</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnCaptionBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionBlockInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionRightContentOuter" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionRightContentInner" valign="top"> <table class="mcnCaptionRightImageContentContainer" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="left"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnCaptionRightImageContent" valign="top"><a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/shop/Instruments/Mandolin-Family/Collings-Mandolins/p/Collings-MT-Honey-Amber-x26907460.htm" title="" target="_blank"><img class="mcnImage" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/af79109140e710be6521b2cc7/images/abd7c3e3-156b-4986-a301-a47b28464355.jpg" alt="Collings MT Honey Amber Mandolin" width="264" /></a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnCaptionRightTextContentContainer" style="height: 199px;" border="0" width="549" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="right"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnTextContent" valign="top"> <h3>Collings MT Honey Amber Mandolin</h3> <h4 class="null">$2,565.00</h4> <strong><em>Brian</em></strong> <p>"I like it. A lot. The beautiful Honey Amber finish highlights the highly figured grain of the one piece maple back while the tortoiseshell top binding accentuates the wide grain of the hand carved&nbsp;Engelmann spruce soundboard. And the tone... don't even get me started on that tone."</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnDividerBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnDividerBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnDividerBlockInner"> <table class="mcnDividerContent" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td>&nbsp;</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <table class="mcnButtonBlock" border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody class="mcnButtonBlockOuter"> <tr> <td class="mcnButtonBlockInner" align="center" valign="top"> <table class="mcnButtonContentContainer" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="mcnButtonContent" align="center" valign="middle"><a class="mcnButton " title="Browse The DFC Website" href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/" target="_self">Browse The DFC Website</a></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> Humidity, Colorado and Your Instrument http://www.denverfolklore.comhttps://www.denverfolklore.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=6378 <div> <div class="container "> <div class="row paddingLarge"> <div class="col-xs-12"> <div> <div class="entry-content" itemprop="text"> <div class="entry-content" itemprop="text"> <div class="entry-content" itemprop="text"> <div> <div class="entry-content" itemprop="text"> <div class="entry-content" itemprop="text"> <p>It has often been said, &ldquo;&lsquo;Tis a privilege to live in Colorado&rdquo;. However true this may be, unfortunately, there are some drawbacks for instrument owners. The main problem we deal with in our dry climate is trying to keep our instruments properly humidified.</p> <h2><span>Why Humidify</span></h2> <p>Wooden instruments, especially all solid wood instruments (i.e. expensive) are susceptible to problems from temperature and humidity changes. Even more stable instruments, like guitars with laminate backs and sides, can show signs of excessive drying in Colorado.</p> <p>Wooden instruments are meant to &ldquo;breathe&rdquo;. There is no finish on the inside of a guitar, mandolin, fiddle, etc. As a result, they will take in and give off moisture from the surrounding environment.</p> <p>In the dry climate of Colorado this usually means that the wood cells of the instrument are trying&nbsp;to take moisture out of the surrounding air because they are dry. If they can&rsquo;t get the moisture then the wood cells start to shrink. This can lead to lower action, finish problems,&nbsp;and ultimately, cracking of the wood.</p> <h2><span>You May Be Dry If&hellip;</span></h2> <p>Your first (and best) line of defense to problems caused by excessive drying are to recognize the various signs of a dry instrument.</p> <p>One of the first symptoms of a dry instrument that most players notice are buzzy strings. They might start hearing some buzzing on certain frets that was not there a week or two ago. This can be caused by the wood cells in the top of the instrument shrinking. The result is that the top will sink under the pressure of the strings and this lowers the strings enough to allow the strings to vibrate against the upper frets and the fingerboard.</p> <p>Another symptom that players often notice is sharp fret ends. They will pick up their instrument to play and notice that the fingerboard along the edges feels rough and prickly. This is due to the fact that the wood in the fingerboard is shrinking but, of course, the frets aren&rsquo;t. The result is that the fret ends will stick out just a little bit but, this is certainly enough to make for some uncomfortable playing.</p> <h2><span>The Solution is Simple</span></h2> <p>All these problems are reversible with proper humidification.&nbsp;There is a very good article covering these symptoms on the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.taylorguitars.com/sites/default/files/10_SymptomsofaDryGuitar.pdf" target="_blank">Taylor Guitar</a>&nbsp;website.</p> <p>What should you do with a dry guitar, mandolin, ukulele, etc.? HUMIDIFY! You can use a soundhole humidifier, a case humidifier, a room humidifier or a combination of any of these.&nbsp;In an upcoming blog posting we will explore these various solutions in more depth. In the meantime, if you have specific questions about your instrument, feel free to bring it by the store and we will be happy to look at it.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div> <div class="container "> <div class="row paddingXLarge"> <div align="center"></div> </div> </div> </div> How To Buy the Right Instrument http://www.denverfolklore.comhttps://www.denverfolklore.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=6377 <p>Here at the Denver Folklore Center we think that buying an instrument&mdash;a acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin or ukulele&mdash;should be a fun, relaxing experience. This experience though, can be very different depending on the customer. Let&rsquo;s face it, not all people shop for something in the same way. We have a small, friendly, well trained staff that has years of experience in helping all kinds of customers find the right instrument for them.</p> <h2><span>Our Knowledgeable&nbsp;Staff</span></h2> <p>We have been working with folks for decades so you, the customer, can rest assured that we are not going to push you into some instrument that we don&rsquo;t think is right for you just so we can make a sale. That has never made sense for a small, local business like ours. It seems to work because, believe it or not, for some families we&rsquo;re on our 3rd generation of instrument buyer!</p> <h2><span>Beginners Can Feel Confident</span></h2> <p>If you&rsquo;re new to music we would love to help you make an informed decision when it comes time to buy an instrument. Beginners can feel confident when they come in our store that we will show them reasonable options (including&nbsp;<a href="https://www.denverfolklore.com/rentals.htm">renting an instrument</a>&nbsp;for a month or two) and answer any questions they may have in terms that make sense to them. Very often we have answers to questions that they have not even thought of. In more recent years, we have customers who have been doing their research online but need someone like us to help them make sense of some of the conflicting comments they have been reading.</p> <h2><span>Take It for A Spin</span></h2> <p>We encourage people to come in and strum a few instruments to start getting an idea of the differences from one to the next; whether it be the feel, the sound, the playability, or the looks. We&rsquo;re happy to play on them for you if you would rather just concentrate on listening to the different sounds each instrument has to offer.</p> <h2><span>This Is Fun, Right?</span></h2> <p>We also try to encourage our customers to keep it fun! We see quite a few people who tend to agonize over their instrument decisions. We try to help these folks keep a good balance between &ldquo;facts&rdquo; and listening to your ears, eyes, fingers and heart when you play the various instruments. Remember, you&rsquo;re not not shopping for a house or insurance, your shopping for a little wooden friend. Keep it fun!</p> Common Repairs For Acoustic Guitars And Other Instruments http://www.denverfolklore.comhttps://www.denverfolklore.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=6376 <p>Since the early days of the Denver Folklore Center, we have had a acoustic guitar and stringed instrument repair shop. For the past fifteen years our instrument repairman has been John Rumley. John has worked on thousands of stringed instruments in that time and his knowledge and experience of his craft are vast.</p> <h2><span>The Set Up</span></h2> <p>By far, the most common procedure that John does on a daily basis, especially for an acoustic guitar repair, is what we call a &ldquo;set up&rdquo;. This includes addressing all the different factors that go into putting an instrument into it&rsquo;s optimal playing condition. Some of these factors include:</p> <ul> <li>adjusting the truss rod</li> <li>filing high frets</li> <li>filing fret ends</li> <li>adjusting the height of the nut and/or saddle</li> <li>filling or filing the nut slots for optimal width</li> <li>adjusting intonation</li> </ul> <p>Along with several other factors that can affect the playability of an instrument.</p> <p>Another thing that often has to be taken into account is the player&rsquo;s ability and style: beginner or experienced, flat-picker or finger-picker, heavy or light handed player, etc. A set-up is usually what is needed when a customer says to us, &ldquo;I don&rsquo;t know what&rsquo;s wrong with my guitar, it just doesn&rsquo;t seem to be playing right.&rdquo; Sooner or later, any string instrument can use a set up.</p> <h2><span>Sure Is Dry Around Here</span></h2> <p>Unfortunately, our dry Colorado climate, is the cause of some of the other more common repair problems that we see. Some of these dryness related issues include:</p> <ul> <li>cracks (usually in the top or back)</li> <li>bridge lifting</li> <li>cracks along the bridge pins</li> <li>string buzzing due to low action</li> <li>painfully sharp fret ends</li> <li>cracks in the fret board</li> </ul> <p>All of these problems are fixable and we are always happy to give you a firm estimate before commencing with any repairs.</p> <h2><span>Humidify That Thing</span></h2> <p>Many of the problems your instrument may suffer from due to dryness are either partially or completely preventable. The first thing to know are the signs of a dry instrument. The next step is humidifying your instrument if you see any of these signs with your instrument. We go into this subject in more depth in one of our other blogposts,&nbsp;Humidity, Colorado and Your Instrument.</p> <h2><span>Pick Up Line</span></h2> <p>Another very common procedure that our repairman, John, does is installation of all types of pick ups. We carry a fairly large selection of pick ups in our store (Fishman, L.R. Baggs, K &amp; K, Barcus Berry) and John can install one of these or one that you have gotten somewhere else.</p> <h2><span>We Can Fix It (Probably)</span></h2> <p>Sometimes we will get a broken instrument in the store that looks hopeless, like a guitar headstock completely broken off from the neck. But, given some time and effort, we have been amazed at some of the magic that John has worked on these types of hapless instruments. If you have a problem with your stringed instrument there is never any charge for us to look at it and give you a firm estimate of what it would take to fix it. Then you can make an informed decision as to whether you think it is worth it to you to proceed with the repairs.</p> Some Thoughts On Acoustic Guitar Tonewoods http://www.denverfolklore.comhttps://www.denverfolklore.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=6375 <p>When guitar makers and players talk about tonewoods they are referring to the woods that are used on the back and sides of an acoustic guitar. Traditionally, the most used tonewoods have been rosewood and mahogany. Some other woods that have been used for many years are maple, koa, walnut, sycamore, and cypress. The latter two have most often been used on Flamenco guitars.</p> <p>More recently, in the past fifteen years or so, guitar makers have sought out a wider variety of woods like sapele, ovangkol, cocobolo, myrtle, lacewood, cherry, and a host of others. The two main reasons for builders searching out different woods are; a growing shortage of quality traditional woods and the never ending search for different sounds.</p> <h2><span>It Sounds Like What?</span></h2> <p>Using words to try to describe differing subtleties of sounds in various tonewoods is not terribly satisfying compared to listening to them but we will make an attempt.</p> <h2><span>Brazilian Rosewood</span></h2> <p>This is the grandaddy of all tonewoods for steel string guitars. It has been used since the 1800&rsquo;s for its tonal qualities as well as its workability for the craftsman. It is extremely resonant across the tonal spectrum but is best known for strong, rich bass response. It is a dark brown wood with many subtle shades of red and green visible in the grain. Traditionally, very straight grained Brazilian Rosewood was the most desirable to make guitars. These days, however, highly figured pieces are used to make exotic looking high end guitars. Brazilian Rosewood has become extremely rare as it is considered an endangered species. These days in most countries, including the United States, it is very difficult to either import or export.</p> <h2><span>Indian Rosewood</span></h2> <p>This is a close cousin to Brazilian Rosewood and it has many of the same characteristics both visually and tonally. These days, if you hear that a new guitar is rosewood it is almost a certainty that it is Indian Rosewood.</p> <div> <h2><span>Mahogany</span></h2> <p>There are many varieties of mahogany but the best kind for guitar makers comes from Honduras and other parts of Central America. It is a brighter sounding wood than rosewood. Some people describe it as a &ldquo;more immediate&rdquo; sound. It is a light brown colored wood with very homogenous grain. It is extremely strong and also physically lighter than rosewood. As a result, it is often used in necks of guitars so the guitar has a good balance from the headstock to the body.</p> </div> <div> <h2><span>Maple</span></h2> <p>This is a very hard, light colored wood that has been used by instrument makers for over 400 years. It can have very beautiful lines running across the grain that are referred to as tiger stripes or highly flamed maple. It is a very bright and bell-like tone. Violin makers have been using maple for centuries. It first became popular in the steel string guitar world in the 1920&rsquo;s when it was used by the folks at Gibson Mandolin and Guitar Company in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It just so happened that they were surrounded by forests of old growth maple trees which made some great sounding instruments. These days, because of its bright, trebly sound, maple is often used on jumbo bodied guitars so they don&rsquo;t end up sounding too tubby.</p> </div> <div> <h2><span>Koa</span></h2> <p>A very exotic looking wood with multi-colored grain patterns and a gorgeous overall deep caramel color. It is grown only in Hawaii so there has never been large quantities of it available to instrument makers. It is characterized sonically by a strong mid-range and treble response. Koa has always been the go-to wood for traditional ukulele builders but it also make a great sounding(and looking) guitar.</p> </div> <div> <h2><span>But That&rsquo;s Not All</span></h2> <p>Naturally, the kind of tonewood used is just one of many factors that determines the overall sound of a guitar. Other factors include:</p> <ul> <li>The top wood (soundboard)</li> <li>The shape and overall size</li> <li>The bracing pattern of the top and back</li> <li>And, of course, the individual maker.</li> </ul> </div> The Ukulele Craze http://www.denverfolklore.comhttps://www.denverfolklore.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=6374 <p>In case you haven&rsquo;t noticed, there&rsquo;s a whole lot of uke-in&rsquo; going on. Ukes are everywhere. From movies to TV and radio commercials to popular artists (Eddie Vetter, Paul McCartney) to high school lunch rooms ukes have become the hottest instrument since the guitar. We think this has gone far beyond a fad(think hula hoop) and ukuleles are here to stay.</p> <p>There are many factors that have contributed to the huge popularity of such a humble little instrument.</p> <h2><span>Ukes are user friendly.</span></h2> <p>There is no other instrument that is so easily picked up and played by first time musicians. This includes children, failed piano lesson folks, grown ups who never thought they had a musical bone in their body and everyone in between. It has four strings and most folks have four fingers and a thumb. Right there you&rsquo;ve got an advantage, compared to ten fingers and 88 keys on a piano or 21 frets on a guitar! Here at the Denver Folklore Center we often show people their first chord or two and within minutes they are strumming a uke and their faces are saying, &ldquo;Maybe I can play a musical instrument.&rdquo;</p> <h2><span>Ukes are affordable.</span></h2> <p>We have very decent ukuleles starting in the $60 to $75 range that can get anyone well down the path of playing music. There are countless sources of learning materials available so you can quickly improve your playing.</p> <h2><span>Most of these a very Do-It-Yourself-able.</span></h2> <p>We have lots of great books (most with an accompanying CD) that cover everything from total beginners to Elvis For Ukulele. There are literally thousands of &ldquo;how to&rdquo; videos on YouTube. Just search &ldquo;beginning ukulele&rdquo; and you will be amazed.</p> <p>For folks who would like someone showing them hands-on how to improve their uke skills we have some excellent teachers here at the store. One of the most powerful factors that have made ukes so popular is &ldquo;The Cute Factor&rdquo;. People are just drawn to the little guy. They think, &ldquo;How can something so little and cute be hard to play?&rdquo; And they&rsquo;re right.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h2><span>It&rsquo;s fun to strum.</span></h2> <p>Down here at the store we would love to help you with any of your uke questions. We&rsquo;ve got the&nbsp;largest selection of ukuleles&nbsp;on the Front Range and we&rsquo;d love to have you strum a few. Take a look around our website to see the different makers of ukes we have or feel free to give us a call to see if we have that special instrument you&rsquo;re looking for. Aloha!</p> Banjo Pickin 101 A Basic Breakdown Of Banjos http://www.denverfolklore.comhttps://www.denverfolklore.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=6373 <p>The banjo is such a happy instrument- you can&rsquo;t play a sad song on the banjo &ndash; it always comes out so cheerful.&rdquo; &#8213; Steve Martin</p> <p>Bluegrass or Clawhammer? Openback or Resonator? What&rsquo;s a &ldquo;neck scoop&rdquo; for? This is our brief guide to types of banjos, the music they might play, and the features that differentiate them.</p> <h2><span>What Is&hellip;</span><br /><span>Bluegrass Banjo?</span></h2> <p>&ldquo;I don&rsquo;t think you&rsquo;ll ever get enough picking.&rdquo; -Earl Scruggs</p> <p><br /><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/5741/deering_golden_era_banjo.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="240" align="" /><br />-Pictured: Deering Golden Era Banjo-</p> <h3><span>Bluegrass Banjo&hellip;</span></h3> <p>This style of banjo playing is what most people think of when they hear the word banjo. It is a fast and rhythmic style popularized (and invented for that matter) by the one and only Earl Scruggs. It generally accompanies other instruments in a group as well as carries much of the melody of the song. In this context, a bluegrass banjo needs to be louder and more present to compete with the mix of sounds it is playing with. The construction of the banjo will often be heavier with more massive parts that add to the volume and sustain, and will feature a resonator cap that reflects the sound outward towards the audience.</p> <h4><span>What Is A Resonator For?</span></h4> <p>&ldquo;With the popularity of dance bands in the &ldquo;Roaring Twenties&rdquo; more volume was needed and the banjo started being played with a flat pick, which required removing the 5th drone string. This gave birth to the 4-string Tenor and Plectrum banjo which also required using a resonator for increased volume. For the next thirty years, most banjos were made with 4-strings and a resonator. -OME Banjos&rdquo;<br /><br /><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/5741/resonator_banjo_image.jpeg" alt="Resonator Banjo at the Denver Folklore Center" width="320" height="480" align="" /><br />-Pictured: Deering Eagle II Resonator Banjo-</p> <h2><span>What Is&hellip;</span><br /><span>Clawhammer Banjo?</span></h2> <p>&ldquo;If you want to play old-time clawhammer like the old-timers, listen to them play.&rdquo; &mdash;Charles Faurot</p> <p><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/5741/deering_goodtime_americana.jpg" alt="" width="600" height="240" align="" /><br />-Pictured: Deering Goodtime Americana Banjo-</p> <h3>Clawhammer Banjo&hellip;</h3> <p>The word clawhammer refers to the shape and technique of the right hand in this old time style of playing. The fingernail and the thumb strum in a boom-chucka pattern that is generally slower and more melodic than the bluegrass counterpart. This style is often played solo or only lightly accompanied and therefore doesn&rsquo;t require the same amount of volume and presence that a bluegrass player would need. The construction is in turn lighter and more basic to keep the sound more mellow. It is not uncommon to see clawhammer players using a soft rag under the head to dampen the sound even further.</p> <h4><span>What Is A Scooped Neck?</span></h4> <p>&ldquo;Most OME Open-back banjos now have a fingerboard S-scoop to facilitate frailing and clawhammer playing styles. This allows the player to &ldquo;stroke&rdquo; or &ldquo;frail&rdquo; the banjo further up the neck thus obtaining a mellower, old-time banjo sound. -OME Banjos&rdquo;<br /><br /><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/5741/ome_scooped_neck.jpg" alt="Ome Scooped Neck Banjo" width="399" height="399" align="" /><br />-Pictured: Ome Wizard Banjo-</p> Ukulele For The Guitarist http://www.denverfolklore.comhttps://www.denverfolklore.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=6372 <p>Playing the ukulele is very similar to playing a guitar. The strumming and picking of the right hand translates easily between the two, as well as the fretting and chording that the left hand does. In fact, the way the notes are separated from string to string on the ukulele are the same intervals as the notes from string to string on a guitar. You can think about it like this: If you capo a guitar on the 5th fret and play the top 4 strings, those are the same notes as a ukulele! You can do all the same chord shapes and scale patterns that work on a guitar on your uke.</p> <div><em><img class="img-responsive" src="https://siterepository.s3.amazonaws.com/5741/uke_for_guitar_players.png" alt="" width="517" height="255" align="" /><br /><em>Here is a visualization of a uke neck compared to a guitar neck with a capo on the 5th fret<br /></em><br /></em></div> <div></div> <div> <h3><span>We Have The Best Selection of Ukuleles, Ukulele Books, And Uke&nbsp;Accessories In The Rocky Mountain Region</span></h3> </div> We Are Now Breedlove Guitar Dealers http://www.denverfolklore.comhttps://www.denverfolklore.com/modules/news.htm?newsId=6370 <span>We are proud to announce that we are now carrying Breedlove Guitars!&nbsp;The beauty on the left is an all Myrtle Wood Bourbon Oregon Concert with an LR Baggs pickup. Right next to it is their newest guitar &ndash; the Moon Light Concert. This one was designed to be as light-weight as possible and weighs in at only 3.5lbs! 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