Experience the difference
From the start, we were concerned that beginners, especially, would commence lessons on instruments that were barely playable. Why try to put the effort into something that is working against you!
That observation led to the philosophy of The Nicholson Music Company that has been implemented for over 35 years. Every musical instrument we sold would have to adhere to 4 criteria: easy to play; easy to tune; reward you with sound; and with proper care, last indefinitely.
Since we were trained and skilled in the art of lutherie, we could do something about it by adjusting every guitar, mandolin, ukulele - whatever - to it's full potential before it leaves the store.