No two guitars are the same.
We know this at Maple Street guitars, and for over 35 years we have used our knowledge and longtime experience with guitars to act in the best interests of our customers.
First, we select carefully.
We select brands, luthiers, and manufacturers whose instruments we admire and whose customer service track records are first-rate:
Alvarez, Alvarez-Yairi, Alhambra, Cervantes, Collings, Cordoba, Eastman, Fender, G&L, Gitane, Godin, Goodall, Journey, Kenny Hill, Hirade, Lowden, Martin, National Resophonic, Rainsong, Ramirez, Santa Cruz, Supro, Takamine, Taylor, Traphagen, and more.
We cherry pick from manufacturers instruments which in our experience are best values, and upon delivery, we carefully inspect the instruments to insure that we have received best examples.
We select again before putting guitars out for sale.
We unpack every single guitar we receive, even the most inexpensive, and check for shipping damage, manufacturing defects, bad necks, etc.. A perfect guitar is rare, most are pretty close, but some are downright unacceptable, in which case they are returned. We use our combined experience as performers, teachers and guitar technicians to judge whether the instruments we offer can be recommended to a customer without reservation.
Then we improve on what we have.
We treat each guitar equally. We want every instrument to be at its best for a prospective customer. So, before a guitar can be displayed for sale, it must be thoroughly prepped. We adjust the action, change strings, set intonation, tighten hardware, tune, polish and clean the instrument as necessary. Then, we strive to maintain the optimum condition of the guitar until it is purchased.
Finally we set a fair price .
Our service has value. We don't expect you to pay more for it. But we know, from our assessments and repairs of the many instruments brought in from elsewhere, that the lowest selling price is not always the best deal!
It is really quite simple. We love guitars, and our aim is to make sure that you love the one you buy!