The skilled craftsmen at Bourgeois Guitars produce professional grade acoustic guitars in Lewiston, Maine. Ever the innovator, Dana Bourgeois' reintroduction of hide glue and his "aged tone" process are improving not only the industry benchmark Vintage D and Banjo Killer, but are also advancing modern guitar construction.
Cedar Mountain Banjos are made in Brevard, North Carolina by luthier Tim Gardner. Cedar Mountain banjos are played by many notable musicians and are favored for their warm resonant sound. The Vintage and J Line banjos are a wise choice for any discerning banjo picker.
Collings Guitars have been nationally known since the 90's for their pristine build quality and boutique tone. Bill Collings and the team down in Austin, Texas have perfected that formula and managed to get their D2H, City Limits, MF5, and OM2H in the hands of country, bluegrass, rock, and jazz touring professionals the world over.
In the short time since its start, Eastman Guitars has quickly become recognized for building very responsive, affordable acoustic and hollowbody-electric instruments. Hand built in China, Eastman guitars, mandolins, and ukuleles are available in a wide range of models to suit most any level of player.
The story of Froggy Bottom began in 1970. Froggy Bottom Guitars' 40+ year history has garnered praise from some of the top players in the industry. Their small team of luthiers in Chelsea, Vermont build a diverse line representing lively, resonant, and artfully constructed guitars.
G&L was started in the 70's by Leo Fender and George Fullerton so that they could continue to innovate in the world of electric guitars and basses. Now, G&L makes a variety of instruments, many of which are excellent, updated versions of classic body shapes like stratocasters and telecasters.
The Montreal-based guitar maker Godin Guitars manufactures a number of instrument brands, including Art & Lutherie and La Patrie. Their instruments are consistently made, sourced in an eco-friendly way, and affordable. Great starter guitars, all made right up in Quebec, Canada.
Gretsch has been a fixture of the musical instrument world for more than a century. At Maple Leaf Music we currently favor their imported Roots Collection instruments that offer very enjoyable resophonics, mandolins, and ukuleles in a very accessible price range.
Since 1953 Guild Guitars has built a reputation for building reliable acoustic and electric guitars. We mainly stock Guild's solid-wood GAD series instruments because they offer a ton of tone at a good value for advancing players on a budget.
Jeff Huss and Mark Dalton build a wide range of guitars and open back banjos in Staunton, Virginia. From bluegrass machines to fine fingerpickers every instrument is hand-made to be elegantly utilitarian. This philosophy makes their DS, TROM, and Singletree a popular choice among players.
Kala, based in northern California, makes a variety of fun and affordable ukuleles. Their satin finished mahogany soprano, concert, tenor, or baritone ukes in particular are excellent starter instruments. Don't forget the Ubass!
KoAloha ukuleles are hand made by the Okami family at their shop in Honolulu, Hawaii. All the instruments in the KoAloha range, sopranos, concerts, and tenors are made of beautiful native Hawaiian koa. Maple Leaf loves the KTM line of ukuleles for their clean natural looks and great woody tone.
Ko'olau makes ukuleles under their own name in Wahiawa, Hawaii and manufactures Pono ukuleles on the island of Java in Indonesia. Their sopranos, concerts, tenors, and baritones are made in a variety of all solid woods from spruce and rosewood combinations to mahogany and acacia. Both lines are well appointed, excellent players.
Mule Resophonic guitars are handmade by Matt Eich in Michigan. Working with brass and steel, Matt makes single cone and tricone models, all of which he hand relics into smooth playing, fingerpicking, blues machines. These are destined to be legendary as all of the notable pro slide and blues players are lining up to receive theirs.
The banjos from Pisgah Banjo Company are handcrafted in North Carolina with native Appalachian hardwoods. They've created an instrument that delivers a true old time sound while being gorgeous and downright fun to play!
The versatility of Rigel mandolins makes them suitable for a wide range of genres. From bluegrass to jazz, from Irish to classical, Pete Langdell's Vermont-made instruments sound great and play like a dream. The A+ Deluxe and CT110 models continue to be the go to tools for many professionals.
Scott Hausman of Whetstone Instruments is a master luthier and has been building instruments in Southern Vermont since 1975. Acoustic guitars, ukuleles, and mandolins all built within walking distance of our store!
Fishman Transducers, pickups, amplifiers, and preamps for the discerning acoustic musician. Fishman, one of the first names in acoustic amplification remains an industry leader with their Infinity, Aura, and Loudbox lines.
Catalinbread effects pedals are built by hand in Portland, Oregon. Their analog modeling pedals and classic (and not-so-classic) effects are all artfully presented. The Echorec, Dirty Little Secret, and Pareidolia are all becoming modern legends.
Empress Effects' pedals are made by a small team of designers and assemblers up in Ottawa, Ontario. They are all top-quality and extremely flexible with an outstanding range of capability! Their compressor and tremolo are industry standard, audiophile quality pedals.
TC Electronic's makes a wide range of high quality digital and analog effects from distortion to delays and loopers. A long time legend in studio effects, TC is now a major player in the world of gear for the gigging musician as well.
Malekko pedals and synths are made in Portland, Oregon. The Omnicron series of mini pedals such as the Spring, Phase, and Vibrato are easy to add to any existing rig. Great sounding and easy on the bank, Malekko has made a great name for themselves.