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I work closely with local businesses to offer students trusted products, at competitive prices, in order to build lasting professional relationships. I do this because it provides better products and services over the long run than Amazon, Guitar Center or any other massive corporate chain can compete with.

When is comes to beginner level acoustic guitars, I recommend Brooklyn Fine Guitars, located at 264 Hoyt Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217.

Here are a few available models you can “try before you buy” in the shop today:

Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster: $365

Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster
Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster
  • Maple neck with “C”-shaped profile and 21-fret maple fingerboard
  • Duncan Designed™ TE-101B single-coil bridge pickup, Fender®-designed Wide Range humbucking neck pickup
  • Three-way toggle pickup switch, four black “skirted” amp control knobs
  • Black pickguard
  • Vintage-style strings-thru-body Telecaster bridge with three chrome “barrel” saddles
  • Vintage-style tuners

For the first time ever, Squier® introduces a Vintage Modified Telecaster® Custom guitar with an all-new Fender®-designed Wide Range humbucking pickup in the neck position for incredibly full tone. Offering classic visual style and playing feel, the Vintage Modified Telecaster Custom is a stylish addition to any guitar collection.

Silvertone 1449: $345

Silvertone 1449
Silvertone 1449
  • Body: Solid Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Truss Rod: Dual Action
  • Neck Shape: ‘C’
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Inlays: Pearl
  • Pickups: Silvertone Lipstick Single Coil

The original guitar in the 1962 kit (1448) was a single pickup, short-neck model. A year later, the 2-pickup 1449 was introduced and the Amp-in-case really took off. The 1449 is the most rare of the breed, being replaced by the almost identical redburst 1457 in 1964. This guitar screams.

Slash “AFD” Les Paul Special-II Guitar: $195

Epiphone Les Paul Special II - Slash
Epiphone Les Paul Special II – Slash
  • Top Color: Appetite Amber
  • Back, Sides & Neck Color: Cherry
  • Top Material: AAA Flame Maple Veneer
  • Pickups: Epiphone Ceramic Plus™; Zebra-coil
  • Tuner: Built-In Shadow® E-Tuner on Bridge pickup mounting ring
  • Bridge: Tune-o-Matic™
  • Tailpiece: Stopbar™

Slash is the ultimate Les Paul player. And like Epiphone, Slash is on a mission to make affordable professional instruments available to everyone throughout the world. Now, the Slash “AFD” Les Paul Guitar Outfit puts Slash’s classic tone in the hands of new players and pros alike.


About the author: Encouraging students to pursue their passions, self-improvement and creative critical thinking in a contemporary musical landscape. -- Chris Conly moved to Brooklyn from Cape Elizabeth, Maine. He studied Music Education at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, and proceeded to work in a variety of musical and educational environments, encouraging the next generation of musicians. Passionate about music, the move to the Big Apple was a natural fit. Serving the growing demand for musicians versed in today's rapidly evolving skills, Chris started his own teaching studio in 2008. In his free time, Chris loves relaxing with his girlfriend and their rescue dog Pepe & cat Ralph, or catching a set of live sketch comedy. He is also a songwriter/producer, and loves working with artists to craft their sonic visions. Grateful for a thriving music scene, Chris makes sure that new students are welcomed in an unassuming and encouraging way that has become his hallmark as a music educator.