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Music on the Lakeshore Since 1972
Golden Ring Music 1003 Washington Street, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, 54220, 920.684.5242 Est 1972

Please Keep in mind that what you see here is a fraction of what we have in stock! Please Come and visit !

We have been waiting for these guitars for a while, and they were worth the wait! They are the absolute best guitars in this price range (Or anything under $1000.00) that we’ve heard.) They have it all.

The Cort Gold was designed with a total focus on sound. A vintage instrument is the holy grail of acoustic guitar tone. The wood on the top cures and opens up more over time. This unleashes a tonal quality that is missing in new instruments — until now. Using a special process that Cort calls ATV (Aged To Vintage) Cort treats the solid sitka spruce top to give it that big and open tone of a decades-old, highly-sought-after acoustic. This torrefaction process delivers that amazing tone to you right out of the box.

These guitars are all solid wood with a Torrefied Solid Sitka Spruce and Solid Mahogany Back and sides as well as Hand scalloped X-bracing. We’ve got the 000 size  as well as the bigger dreadnought. If you are looking for a great guitar you owe it to yourself to play one.

The Acoustic Electric version includes Fishman “Flex Blend” Electronics with tuner and an internal microphone which you can blend with the piezo pickup for an amazing true acoustic sound.  

The Acoustic electric lists for $1049.99 and is on sale                      For Just $829.99

The OM Model Lists for $799.95 and is on sale                      for just  $599.95

Both include a deluxe soft-side case and, of course, Golden Ring’s professional setup.


 List price is $799.00, our price, with Golden Ring’s pro set up and case–                                                                    - $499.95


GUITARS !!!! More Info Here !

1992 IBANEZ RG550-Customized!! A Heavy Metal Monster-Customized with active EMG pickups (#85 Neck, #5A Middle and #89 Duel Voice - Bridge) This Guitar screams!! In great condition and including the original hard shell case - it’s a steal at only $589.95                                                                        

Here is a real treasure! A 1920’s Chicago made Parlor guitar. Actually it’s a bit larger than most parlors, coming almost close to Martin OO size. It looks great with lots of pearl, and it sounds better than it looks–A full clear crisp sound with more bass than a small guitar like this should have. This guitar has a solid spruce top, solid mahogany sides and back. It has x braced scalloped bracing and has been completely restored by Tony Louscher at Green Bay’s Luthier Workshop-it plays like a dream!

Here’s your chance to own a bit of history, that also looks, sounds and plays great for only $1495.00

This is the Reason Tanglewood Guitars are the best selling guitars in the UK. This slope shoulder dreadnought has everything. Based on the slope shoulder Gibson guitars of the 1940’s, this guitar is so perfect for folk, blues, country or bluegrass music.

The Solid Spruce top on this guitar is tuned, braced and aged for optimum perfor­mance. The beautifully selected Mahogany back and sides make for the perfect com­plement to the bright and resonant Spruce top. Sundance Series guitars are also equipped with Fishman Sonitone electronics for clear, reliable performance on stage or in the studio. From the moment you strum your first chord, you’ll find that a Sundance Historic guitar is quite difficult to put down. List price is $899.95 on sale at $699.95

The G Series represents a logical evolution of the term "vintage". It is modern yet retains the familiar characteristics of the classic double-cutaway design in an aesthetically tasteful manner. Equipped with 2 Powersound Humbucker pickups to provide authentic classic sounds that are equally at home for vintage rock, blues, pop or country. The 3-way selector switch and single tone control offer a wide variety of tonal options at your fingertip. This guitar features a beautiful open pore Philippine Mahogany (Meranti) and looks as good as it sounds. Available in Black Cherry (shown) or Walnut. –An Incredible value for only $189.95

Solid Spruce top and open pore sapele sides and back. A great sounding French designed guitar, also available in natural.$299.95

A very special Delta King in Flamed Maple. What’s not to like?? Only $389.95

The new Grand Regal Series from Cort is based on the popular Grand Auditorium body shape that sits right in between the dreadnought and concert-size shapes for a full but balanced sound. The 45mm nut width also makes it ideal for fingerstyle playing. The GA5 features a solid European spruce top with highly figured Madagascar rosewood back and sides. This guitar will suit virtually any musical style and taste. $599.95

Does this have Mojo!! A vintage resonator with Blues tone aplenty ! While it’s had a bit of work done to it, and it’s been refinished, it looks just fine, plays well, and sounds great. We’re thinking it’s probably an old Regal made in Chicago, but whoever refinished it took off any identifying marks–-If they had left it on, this would be priced at twice our price. You can take home this bit of real blues history for just $595.95

You know what this rock machine is! These OE20’s just fly out our door.  With a mahogany body, a set in neck and great electronics, it looks feels and sounds amazing. They come in a variety of finishes, but this killer quilt tiger eye is our favorite. List is $408.90, but it’s on sale for just $299.95

We have a couple of the hard to find Tanglewood Classical Guitars and this is their  finest––and it’s a beauty. A solid cedar top set off with wood binding around the body and fingerboard, with rosewood sides and back-This equals beauty and great sound. AND– Fishman electronics round out the value. $499.95

This hard to find Cort has been a favorite around here for a while. Great vintage vibe and amazing sound for the price. Designed after the 1930 Martin OM guitars, this Cort , like the vintage Martins feature a solid Adirondack Spruce Top with Adirondack Bracing, Solid Mahogany Back & Mahogany Sides giving it an amazing sound. If you’re looking for a step up guitar that’ll keep you happy for years–don’t miss this one !!! $495.95

This hard to find model is patterned after the wonderful old 1940’s Martin 000-17. Tanglewood adds their own twist to it by adding the even older style slotted headstock. Choice solid mahogany gives this a sweet mellow sound-it’s a beaut at just $449.95

A super jumbo with scalloped X-braced solid sitka spruce top  and mahogany sides and back. A cannon of a guitar!! $399.95

The Winterleaf series is a standout in the affordable acoustic electric field. These great sounding guitars  feature a solid spruce top, mahogany sides and back, lovely maple binding around the body, fingerboard and headstock. Acoustically it has a great sound, but plugging it in the premium B Band electronics show that it can hold it’s own with any acoustic electric twice it’s price. And it’s only  $395.95

What’s not to like about this bass?? It’s affordable for the beginning bass player and good enough to play with “The Big Boys”. We have sold more of these basses in our 46 years of business than all other basses combined. Why? For one thing it’s light–doesn't kill your shoulder after playing a couple of sets. It has a P-J pickup setup. The P-type bass pickup is ideal for genres such as hard rock, classic rock and Motown while the J-type pickup is well-suited for jazz and pop. This combination provides a wealth of classic bass sounds for virtually any musical genre and style. It also features a 24 fret clear fingerboard. AND it’s only   $199.95

This is the Action Bass (above) on steroids!Take the above bass and add PDX Pickups (Dual Soapbar).Developed with tonal flexibility in mind, the PDX soapbar pickups deliver a strong fundamental low-end that is ideal for classic and traditional bass sounds. The front pickup exhibits a firm midrange ideal for fingerpicking classic rock sounds while the rear pickup provides more power and focus for aggressive music as well as for slapping with greater force than J-type pickups.  The Action DLX Plus also adds active electronics- The The Markbass MB-1 EQ provides a very natural and transparent boost that does not color the organic nature or resonance of the instrument’s woods. The crystal clarity and natural warmth combined exude a passive feel with smooth lows, full-bodied mids, and bell-like highs. The Markbass 3-Band EQ brings out the best acoustic nature of the bass instrument. A new and significant upgrade of figured maple top rarely found on value-priced instruments, the highly figured top adds a dimension of luxury and class in Faded Grey Burst. A beautiful workhorse at just $399.95

Keep in Mind This is Just a few of our    “In stock” instruments - Please stop In the store to see our complete selection !