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Gurzi Files #1: Flatpick Guitar Style

We’re very excited to introduce you to a brand new series called “The Gurzi Files.” In this series, Flatpick guitarist, Mike Gurzi, will talk about everything acoustic, including technique, influences, style, and much much more! Mike would love to hear from you too… feel free to leave a comment below, and thanks for reading! Article […]


Gurzi Guitar Sessions: 3 ways to play the G chord

In the first ever session of “Guitar with Gurzi,” Mike shows us 3 different ways to play the G chord, and the benefits of each. We hope you enjoy this new educational series… we have many more of these in the works. And of course, Mike would love to hear from. Feel free to leave a […]


2016 Taylor 500 Series GC 12-Stings (552ce and 562ce)

Introducing two new 500 Series 12-string guitars from Taylor. We’re very excited about these Grand Concert models. Both guitars are nearly identical with the exception of a Western Red Cedar top on the 552ce and the Tropical Mahogany top on the 562ce. Please note that the 562ce sold before today’s email but another is due in stock any day now! […]


New From Martin – 18’s, 28’s, and 35’s with Cutaway and Electronics!

Martin has made a few of their flagship models available with a cutaway and Fishman electronics – new for 2016. Check it out… The 18’s (DC-18E, OMC-18E, GPC-18E) The “18E” acoustic-electric cutaway models have been finely crafted with a solid Sitka spruce top, genuine mahogany back and sides and solid black ebony fingerboard and bridge. […]


Martin Celebrates 100th Anniversary of the Dreadnought with 2 Limited Models

Nazareth, PA (NAMM, Booth 5454) – January 4, 2016 – Martin Guitar ( will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of their iconic Dreadnought model (1916-2016), known worldwide as the most copied body size in the world. To launch the year-long celebration, Martin Guitar will unveil two distinctive limited edition models during the 2016 Winter NAMM […]


Taylor Guitars – What’s New for 2016?

Curious what’s new from Taylor Guitars in 2016? We have all the insider information you’re dying to hear! Here’s a look at some changes… ES2 pickup in every Taylor Guitar with electronics. (Preamps will be different based on the model. 300 series and higher will have the premier preamp). NEW BY SERIES 200 Series: Added 254ce […]


Limited GS Mini-e Models From Taylor

The Taylor GS Mini has become one of the most popular and best-selling guitars in our store… now they have a Rosewood and a Koa version, both with a pickup system. Both also come with Taylor’s durable GS Mini Hard bag, making them the perfect guitar for players of any skill level. Shop Now… Taylor GS Mini-e RW […]


November’s Top 16 Guitars We Can’t Believe are Still in Stock

To kick off November, here’s our “Top 16 guitars we can’t believe are still in stock.” Which would you LOVE to add to your arsenal?? Taylor GC Custom Sassafras (short scale): $4,700 | View Product >> Gibson J-45 Vintage LTD: $3,999 | View Product >> Taylor GS Custom 9-string: $4,800 | View Product >> Martin 0000 14-fret Madagascar […]


Paul Talks with Chris Martin about Martin’s D-100 Deluxe (1 of 2)

Music Villa owner, Paul Decker sits down with legendary guitar-maker, Chris Martin IV to discuss Martin’s one-millionth guitar, the Martin D-100 Deluxe. Only 50 made of this exquisite masterpiece, and we have #45 of 50. This guitar is basically sold out and our’s is still here. It’s setup and ready to ship. Please call us […]


2015 Taylor Limited Edition Models

Every season Taylor comes out with limited acoustic models with special specifications only found on these special editions. This year Taylor is featuring 5 guitars, all with stunning appointments, and truly unique tone woods! The Florentine Limiteds Back/Sides: Flamed Mahogany, Quilted Sapele, or Blackheart Sassafras Top: Sitka Spruce Models (click to view product page): 514ce-FM LTD, […]


How Does Relative Humidity Affect Your Guitar?

The following information comes from Martin, but isn’t specific to just Martin Guitars. Every acoustic instrument needs some sort of humidity, especially as Fall turns to Winter! To download the full PDF, click here >> How does relative humidity affect guitars? Every organic, porous substance tries to equalize to the surrounding air, both in temperature and humidity. […]


Collings Joins the Acoustic Letter!

The Acoustic Letter is now a proud dealer of Collings Acoustic Guitars – handmade in Austin, Texas! Collings builds world class guitars, mandolins, archtops, and ukuleles in Austin, TX, and we’re lucky enough to have 16 fresh acoustics coming our way! We sold the first 2 Collings guitars right away but we still have a Collings Jumbo  “CJ” in stock…   […]


The 2015 Redesigned Taylor 900 Series

We’re pleased to introduce the latest addition to the Taylor line, the redesigned 900 Series. Our friend, Master Guitar Designer Andy Powers has blended his suite of tonal refinements with elegant new appointments, including an ebony armrest. All 2015 900 Series models feature the same package of tone-enhancing refinements introduced on the 800 Series: customized bracing and […]


2015 Martin Limited Editions & New Models

Martin Guitar just released it’s list of limited edition & new models for 2015. We’ll be getting some of these, please feel free to call us about availability and arrival times. Martin also announced a new tone system: The new Martin Vintage Tone System (VTS) uses a unique recipe that is based on the historic torrefaction system. […]