Dave Stryker Clinic at Golden Age

Popular jazz guitarist Dave Stryker will conduct a clinic at Golden Age Guitars as part of its “Artist Night Series” on Wednesday, May 23 at 7:30 pm. Admission, which is limited, is $35, can be paid at the door or in advance.

Dave’s stop at Golden Age is part of hIs recent New York area tour. He’s been hailed by the Village Voice as “one of the most distinctive guitarists to come along on recent years.” He was recently voted into the 2017 DownBeat Magazine’s Readers & Critics Poll.

He most recent CD, “Messin’ with Mr. T,” went to #1 on Jazz Week Radio and remained in the Top 50 CDs for 20 weeks. Dave performs with the Dave Stryker Organ Trio, his Blue to the Bone Band and the Stryker/Slagle Band. Performances for the Stryker/Slagle Band have included Dizzy’s Club Coca Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Blue Note in Las Vegas and the Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles.

“We are delighted to have someone of Dave’s talent perform, instruct and answer questions at our store. It’s an opportunity for Westfield residents and guitar enthusiasts in surrounding towns to hear and learn from one of the top jazz guitarists of our time. 

 All major credit cards are accepted as payment. Call us at 908 301-0001 for more information.

Waterloo Guitars Land At Golden Age

Golden Age Guitars is now an authorized dealer of Waterloo Guitars, made in Austin, Texas, by Collings Guitars, one of the top acoustic guitar makers in the industry.

“If you want to replicate the vintage flat picker or finger style sound of the 1940s, this is the perfect instrument,” says GAG owner John Reynolds. “We are extremely proud to be the first New Jersey dealer to carry these extraordinary instruments.”

The first one has arrived this week at the store and what a stunner. Its the WL-JK (Jumbo King ), the largest model in the Waterloo line, with a sunburst,  large neck, and slope shoulder body. “This guitar has a big sound and in the day was powerful enough for professional radio work,” according to John.

The Waterloo line is available in both 14 fret (6 models) and 12 fret (5 models) versions. Craftsmen are hard at work in the Austin factory making other models for the store. You can also choose the model of you choice and we will be glad to order one for you. Stop by any day, Tuesday thru Saturday and give this vintage sound classic a try. Take a read of what Acoustic Guitar magazine says about this guitar.

Golden Age now offers in-house repairs by the magnificent Pete Becker!

We repair all stringed instruments. Pete’s hours at GA are Wed. through Saturday, but please call first to check his availability before driving over.


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Golden Age is located at:

266 East Broad Street

Westfield, NJ 07090

In courtyard between Betty Gallagher Antiques and Town Bookstore

908 301-0001