Attention Shoppers!

Attention Shoppers!

Remember when you are price shopping online or at other brick and mortar music stores, JW Music will match or beat any advertised price. Take advantage of our competitive pricing, quality instruments, and friendly professional and purchase your next music instrument or accessory at either JW Music location (Carlisle or Lemoyne).

We thank you for shopping and supporting local retailers!

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Just arrived! PRS SE AX20E Acoustic!

Just arrived! PRS SE AX20E Acoustic!

The PRS SE AX20E pairs mahogany back and sides with a solid spruce top for warm, balanced tone. When matched with traditional “X” bracing, which allows the top to vibrate while providing stability, the SE AX20E has a punch that stands alone beautifully or cuts through the mix. The Angelus Cutaway body shape delivers comfort and playability, well suited for picking and fingerstyle playing.

Plugged in, the Fishman GT1 pick up system delivers dynamic, organic tone and allows players to easily take this guitar from rehearsal to the stage. This electronics system features an undersaddle pickup and soundhole mounted preamp with easy-to-access volume and tone controls.

Additional high-quality features include a solid spruce top, ebony fretboard and bridge, bone nut and saddle, as well as PRS trademark bird inlays and headstock design. All PRS SE acoustics ship with a high-quality hardshell case!

Stop into our Carlisle store to see, play, and purchase this excellent PRS Acoustic.

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Guitar of the Week! Fender American Original ‘50s Stratocaster - Aztec Gold with Maple Fingerboard

Guitar of the Week!  Fender American Original ‘50s Stratocaster - Aztec Gold with Maple Fingerboard

Inspired by Strats of the late 1950s

•  Classic neck with a modern fingerboard radius
 •  Pure Vintage ‘59 pickups
  •  Classic nitro-finished alder body
  •  Made in USA includes Hard Case

Priced too low to post! Give our Carlisle store a call, or drop by to see this excellent Fender Strat!

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Guitar of the Week! Fender American Original ‘60s Telecaster: Lake Placid Blue!

Guitar of the Week! Fender American Original ‘60s Telecaster: Lake Placid Blue!

Fender’s tribute to the 1964 Telecaster Custom

•  Classic “C” neck with a modern fingerboard radius
 •  Pure Vintage ‘64 pickups
  •  Deluxe bound body with a vintage nitro finish
  •  Made in USA includes Hard Case!

Priced too low to post! Give our Carlisle store a call, or drop by to see this excellent Fender Tele!

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Just arrived!! Paul Reed Smith Angelus Acoustic: SE A55EBG

Just arrived!! Paul Reed Smith Angelus Acoustic: SE A55EBG

Angelus Cutaway body shape, with PRS hybrid “X”/Classical bracing. Appointed with a solid sitka spruce top, white/black body binding, abalone body purfling, abalone, white/black rosette, quilted maple back and sides. Features a wide fat mahogany neck (easy and comfortable playing!), ebony fretboard, bird inlays, ebony bridge, bone nut & saddle, and PRS-designed tuners. Want to plug it in? You are all set with built-in Fishman GT1 undersaddle pickups with sound hole mounted volume and tone controls. Price includes hardshell case! 

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This weekend is the UPMC Pinnacle Ice Art Fest in Downtown Carlisle!

This weekend is the UPMC Pinnacle Ice Art Fest in Downtown Carlisle!

JW Music will be unveiling our commissioned sculpture on Friday at 4PM. All weekend you can shop our Carlisle store and SAVE!

On February 8th and 9th:
All Accessories: Save 10%! This includes:
+ Guitar Strings: New strings will have you sounding your best!
+ Cables: Get your instrument connected!
+ Humidifiers: Don't let the dry winter air ravage your instrument!
+ Cases: Protect your instruments!
+ Harmonicas: Great time to learn or pickup a new harmonica!
+ Instrument Reeds: Stock up so you never are without a reed!
+ Mouthpieces: Upgrade or replace your wornout mouthpiece!
+ Mutes: Upgrade or add a mute to your kit!

...and more!!

Pro Audio: Save 10% This includes:

+ Focusrite Interfaces: Connect your instrument to your laptop/computer for home recording!
+ Yamaha Mixers: Get connected and balance your sound!
+ Microphones: We have a full range of microphones!
+ Headphones: Checkout our full line of Audio-Technica headphones!

…and more!!

All Ukuleles $10.00 OFF: Get started playing this popular instrument -or- add to your collection!!

All sheet music: Save 10%!!

All guitars: Acoustic and Electric...$15.00 off

So drop by our store this weekend and enjoy this fabulous festival and shop to save on all these great musical items. For more info about the festival visit:

Ice Art Festival: http://www.iceartfest.com
Ice Art Festival Schedule: http://iceartfest.com/schedule-2/

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JW Music at 2019 NAMM: Paul Reed Smith

At this year’s NAMM show, JW Music attended a PRS dealer event hosted by PRS owner, Paul Reed Smith. At the event Paul spoke about PRS’ successful 2018 and more. Paul continues to be humbled by the success of PRS’s guitars and accessories. He and the company are focused on delivering quality instruments and accessories for 2019 and beyond.

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New Taylor Guitar Picks and Guitar Straps Coming Soon!

New Taylor Guitar Picks and Guitar Straps Coming Soon!

We learned at the 2019 NAMM show that Taylor will be releasing two new accessories in 2019—new picks and guitar straps! This may sound like it is not a big deal, but it really is, and here’s why. We got a firsthand demo with the new picks and the sonic difference that each model (see photo) made was incredible. In essence, Taylor has developed their picks to match or augment the sound of their guitars. Want a brighter sound, or a more mellow low end? They have a pick that will improve both ends of the spectrum, and more. You have to see and hear the difference. We hope to have these in the store as soon as they are released.

Also, Taylor has created a new line of guitar straps (sorry, no photo, yet) that match the colors of their acoustic guitars beautifully! These straps are made of premium soft leather and the coordination with the guitar line is outstanding. As soon as we have these new items in stock we will share the news with all our customers, stay tuned! 

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Taylor Guitars: The Fundamentals Done Right!

Taylor Guitars: The Fundamentals Done Right!

As mentioned in our previous post, we enjoyed seeing Taylor’s artisanal guitar craftsmanship, but what really impressed us at the show were three guitars that were fundamentally solid: a Taylor 317e; Taylor 517; and a Taylor 517e. Incredible sound projection with the V-Class Bracing, spot-on finish work; and comfortable in the arms (and hands!) when played. All three come equipped with a handtooled hard shell case. Taylor perfection and all three part of the 2019 offering s to Taylor customers. Interested? Message us on Facebook or email justin@jwmusic.com for more details. 

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JW Music attends exclusive Taylor Guitar event at 2019 NAMM Conference

JW Music attends exclusive Taylor Guitar event at 2019 NAMM Conference

JW Music kicked off its time at the 2019 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) conference by attending an exclusive dealer event sponsored by Taylor Guitar. The event was an opportunity to see artisanal Taylor Guitars—small runs and one-of-a-kind guitars. Held in a gallery setting, it was a visual explosion—a feast for a guitarist’s palette! Incredible inlay patterns, unique combinations of exotic woods, and much more filled the space. We also learned of some new products and baccessories that will be part of Taylor’s 2019 offerings, but more on that in a separate post. Stay tuned! 

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JW Music heads to 2019 NAMM Show!

JW Music heads to 2019 NAMM Show!

This week (January 24-27) is the annual National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show, the center of gravity for seeing what’s new in music gear, instruments, technology, and much more. JW Music will be attending this year’s show held at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. We are excited to see what’s new for 2019. We will be sharing photos and positing updates to our Facebook page during the show. Stay tuned for more from show floor at NAMM! 

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Save the Dates! UPMC Ice Art Festival Feb. 8-10, 2019!

Save the Dates! UPMC Ice Art Festival Feb. 8-10, 2019!

Save the dates! JW Music will be participating in the Downtown Carlisle Association’s UPMC Ice Art Festival from February 8-10, 2019. Plan to shop in town and view the amazing ice sculptures including the extra special “music/instrument themed” sculpture on display in front of our Carlisle storefront! Plus, we will warm things up inside the store with extra savings and specials on select items during the festival. Stay tuned for more details! For more information about the festival visit the D-CALIF website: http://iceartfest.com. 

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We Match or Beat Any Advertised Price!

We Match or Beat Any Advertised Price!

Go ahead and look on Amazon, Sweetwater, Musician’s Friend, or Guitar Center for your next music item, but make the purchase at JW Music. Why? We match or beat any advertised price! At JW Music you will get personalized attention, your questions answered, and more from your local music retailer who has been serving the greater Carlisle area (and Cumberland County!) for over 30 years!

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Just Arrived! Taylor Guitar’s West African Crelicam Ebony Guitar Slides!

Just Arrived! Taylor Guitar’s West African Crelicam Ebony Guitar Slides!

Enjoy the warm tone of these unique brand new hand-crafted West African ebony guitar slides made at an ebony mill owned and responsibly managed by Taylor Guitars and Madinter, an international tone wood supplier. We have all four sizes in stock (small, medium, large, and extra large). The tone created by ebony wood slides is a nice contrast, or compliment, to the sharper, crisper sound of the standard glass or metallic slide. If you would like to learn more about Taylor’s “Ebony Project” checkout their site: https://www.taylorguitars.com/ebonyproject. If you are new to slides and want a little guidance/tutorial, Taylor can help! Checkout their “Intro to Slide Guitar”: https://www.taylorguitars.com/intro-to-slide-guitar. Stop into the Carlisle store to try and buy these excellent slides!

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Let the acoustics ring for the holidays!

Let the acoustics ring for the holidays!

There is nothing like the warm sound of an acoustic guitar. This holiday season JW Music has several excellent acoustic guitars in-stock that are perfect for anyone looking to get started or upgrade their instrument:

• Fender FA Series ($199.99): Dreadnought body with cutaway for easy fretting , plus Fishman onboard electronics for quality amplification and tuning.

• Taylor GS-Mini ($499.99 w/gig bag): Scaled-down size makes for easy playability, plus Sitka Spruce top wood, layered Sapele body wood, and ES-Go onboard electronics for quality amplification and tuning.

• Taylor 114ce (899.99 w/gig bag): Grand Auditorium body with Venetian cutaway for easy fretting, plus Spruce top wood and layered walnut body and Taylor’s Expression 2 electronics for amplification and tuning.

Stop in before (and/or after!) the holidays to see, play, and purchase any of these excellent acoustics. We have a full line of Fender and Taylor guitars for all musicians at either JW Music location. Happy Holidays!

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