June 24, 2021
Top Employee Instrument Picks – December 2023
Music & Arts is an excellent destination for musicians of all levels, offering an extensive array of instruments that cater to every need. Whether you’re a student, an enthusiastic intermediate, or a seasoned professional, their collection spans from elegant string instruments to robust brass, and from soulful woodwinds to iconic guitars. Each instrument is crafted with care, ensuring quality and performance. Here are some of Music & Arts employees’ favorite products.
The Allora AAS-550 Paris Series Alto Saxophone is an affordable, professional-grade instrument. It features a full-ribbed brass body, Pisoni deluxe pads with metal resonators for rich tone and projection, and an adjustable thumb rest for comfort. The saxophone includes a deluxe lightweight case, hard rubber mouthpiece, ligature, reed, and care products, making it a complete package for players at any level. Its range extends from low Bb to high F#, and it is available in gold lacquer or silver-plated finishes.
The Bach 19037 Stradivarius Series 50th Anniversary Bb Trumpet is a top-tier instrument renowned for its exceptional sound and build quality. It features a .459″ medium-large bore, a hand-hammered one-piece yellow brass #37 bell, and Monel pistons. The trumpet offers a powerful, vibrant tone, with a focused #25 leadpipe for a centered sound. This professional model is ideal for advanced players seeking a high-performing instrument with a rich, resonant sound and responsive action.
The Strobel ML-700 Master Series Violin Outfit is a professional model designed for advanced musicians. Hand-carved from select European tonewoods, it features an aged spruce top with flamed maple back, ribs, and scroll. The violin’s antique style varnish is hand-applied, enhancing its visual appeal. This outfit includes a quality bow and case, offering great value. Its combination of beautiful sound, playability, and craftsmanship makes it a desirable choice for those seeking a high-quality violin.
The Yamaha YCL-450 Series Intermediate Clarinet, featuring nickel keys, is an excellent choice for advancing musicians. Handcrafted from grenadilla wood, this Bb clarinet delivers a warm, resonant tone and is built for durability. The nickel-plated keys offer responsive, smooth action for intricate fingerings, while the adjustable thumb rest enhances comfort and playing technique. It comes with a Yamaha 4C mouthpiece and a protective hard case, ensuring a complete package for serious players looking for a quality, intermediate-level clarinet.
The Fender Player Plus Telecaster, with a maple fingerboard, combines classic design and modern features. It’s known for its warm, sweet Tele twang, thanks to Player Plus Noiseless pickups. The guitar has a push-pull switch for increased output and body, a Modern “C” Player Plus Tele neck for comfort, and a 12” radius fingerboard for fluid leads and bends. This Telecaster also includes locking tuners for stability and quick string changes, making it a perfect blend of traditional Fender style and advanced functionality.
The Zildjian K Sweet Cymbal Pack offers a complete set of high-quality cymbals with a sweet, dark tone. This pack includes a 15″ pair of hi-hats, 17″ and 19″ crashes, and a 21″ ride, all crafted with traditional K hammering for a unique sound. The crashes are extra-thin with unlathed bells, providing a fast attack, while the ride features clear stick definition and is easily crashable. The hi-hats have a thin top and an extra-heavy bottom, ensuring a solid “chick” sound and full wash. Ideal for drummers seeking versatile, high-end cymbals.
Music & Arts’ top employee picks showcase an impressive range of instruments, each embodying excellence and catering to diverse musical aspirations. From the Allora Alto Sax’s professional allure to the Bach Trumpet’s jazz finesse, the Strobel Violin’s rich tones, the Yamaha Clarinet’s intermediate charm, the Fender Telecaster’s classic yet modern feel, to the Zildjian Cymbal Pack’s dynamic range, these selections reflect a commitment to quality and musical passion. Whether for students, enthusiasts, or professionals, Music & Arts offers a curated experience, inviting musicians to find their perfect instrument and join a community that celebrates the art of music.