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

Lots of new things happening here at the Golden Ring. You’ll hear about a lot of them here, but your best bet is to stop in regularly...a lot of wonderful instruments zip out before we can get them on our page here as much as we will try to keep it up to date!


1920’s Regal Parlor Guitar!

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 is x braced with 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

Just in–- Tanglewood’s New electric Mandolin. Echoing the traditional F style Mandolins, there is nothing traditional about this one. Great for blues and Americana music - Run it with chorus or Reverb and it’s great for any band. Just $369.95

1930’s or 1940’s Resonator Guitar!

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

After a brief hiatus TANGLEWOOD guitars are again available in the USA and we have them! Why are we excited you might ask? Well, Tanglewood is the best selling acoustic guitar in the UK, and was one of our best sellers when we were able to get them. Don’t believe the hype – stop in and play one and you’ll know why we love ‘em!

1996 American Acoustech

Here is a 1996 hand made American Acoustic dreadnaught made in Brockport New York. Solid Spruce top and Solid walnut sides and back. The label is signed by the 2 builders, and amazingly this guitar is only $599.95

Here’s What Else is New….

We’ve been so busy we haven’t had time to take pictures..but here’s Just a few of the things that have come In lately…

Just in:

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                                                                         

PEAVEY TKO 115S Used - 80 WATT BASS AMP -Great condition with earth shaking power–Won’t be here long at $SOLD

Used Ibanez Artwood Acoustic - ”Pretty” isn’t a word we generally use for guitars but is suits this dreadnought guitar. This fancy guitar has a solid spruce top and quilt maple sides and back, and this guitar sounds as good as it looks. new price on this guitar was $857, used in super condition Just $SOLD

Laney Amps -A number of the legendary amps

Echosonic Harmonicas-We have been looking for a long time for a very good harmonica in friendly price point and we’ve found them in the Echosonics Harps. Available in a number of keys for just $14.95 or a four pack of Keys: C-A-D-G for just $49.95  

Cort Acoustics A lot of affordable guitars including some All-Solid guitars - Solid Spruce top with a solid Mahogany sides as well as acoustic electrics!

Limited Edition - Morgan Monroe Parlor Guitar.

Recording King EZ Tone Plus- An affordable All-Solid 000 size guitar - Solid Spruce top with a solid Mahogany sides and back. This guitar delivers all-solid tone, easy playability and excellent projection in a guitar you won't want to put down. And only $299.95

1959 Kay K5160 acoustic -Vintage American made Kay in very good condition and playability. Cool! $SOLD!

Kramer “The Duke” headless bass -Early 80’s American Made heavy metal favorite in excellent condition with original hard case in beat up condition..a real steal at $299.95


Golden Ring is proud to offer White River Hammered Dulcimers. This instrument, made in Indiana offers 3 full octaves in the keys of D and G.

This sweet sounding dulcimer would make any player, a happy player. With a sweet sound, large playing range, beautiful aesthetic, and small size it is sure to be your favorite instrument.

It is equipped with a Baltic Birch Plywood top, walnut top and bottom rails, hard maple pin blocks, and a Baltic Birch Ply back. It also features lovely Compass sound hole rosettes.

Included with this instrument Package is a  carrying case, hammers, tuning wrench, and an ingenious fold up stand that easily attaches to the case that makes one hand transporting of the the whole unit easy. This is a great sounding wonderful value for                                                 $595.95