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We're a music store and stringed instrument shop in Beacon, New York located in the heart of the Hudson Valley featuring quality new, used, vintage and consigned stringed instruments as well as music lessons.  We also carry a wide variety of strings and accessories, art, gifts, CDs and vintage vinyl recordings.  It's a relaxed, low-pressure shop where we encourage visitors to stay a while and try things.  We're located at 393 Main Street, a few doors down from The Town Crier Cafe, one of the East Coast's premier acoustic music venues for the past 40 years.  We strongly encourage people to visit both places when they come by!

News and Events:
Main Street Music to have Booth at the Clearwater Revival Festival in Croton, June 20-21.

Main Street Music will not be open from Friday June 19th through Sunday June 21st so that we can attend Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival Festival in Croton-on-Hudson, NY.  It is a wonderful multi-stage, multi-cultural environmental and music festival and will feature great musical artists including David Crosby, Anne DeFranco, Bela Fleck, The Blind Boys of Alabama, and many others.  We hope you can attend, and please stop by the booth.  


For tickets and more information, please go to: clearater.org.
Larrivee has Arrived!

MAIN STREET MUSIC IS PROUD TO NOW CARRY AMERICAN MADE LARRIVEE GUITARS 
WE HERE AT MAIN STREET MUSIC ALWAYS HAVE ADMIRED THESE GUITARS. WE HAVE HAD ONE ON CONSIGNMENT BUT NOW WE ARE FULL DEALERS OF THEM. Come check out this beatutiful OM-40 INSTALLED WITH A LR BAGGS UNDER SADDLE SYSTEM. THIS GUITAR HAS A WARM GORGOUS TONE THAT FILLS OUR STORE WITH IT'S ROLLING BASS A CRISP CLEAR TREBLES IT FEATURES A SOLID SPRUCE TOP AND SOLID MAHONGANY BACK AND SIDES. 






June Monthly Specials:
                       - 15% off all new Guitars under $400.00
                       - $35.00 instrument setups    
                       - Curt Mangan phosper bronze lights buy 2 get 1 free
                       - Martin 80/20 bronze lights buy 2 get 1 free
​                       - Darco Electric Strings, buy 2 get 1 free - all gauges  

New Additions:














Introducing Eastman
New Eastman MD604.
Main street music is pleased to announce we now carry new Eatsman Mandolins. Currently we have this beatufull Eastman A style in stock this features all solid woods a solid spruce top with flamed maple back and sides. To get specs visit eastmanguitars.com. We also have a very nice Eastman F style  MD515 in stock. Stop by and check them out.














1960's Bacon longneck
Here for sale is a lovely vintage  (Pete Seeger style) Banjo featuring 24 brackets, rosewood neck with white binding and a wooden pot with bakelite shell style outer layer. I appears to have an original plastic head thats stained from years of playing witch gives it great character. The tone is classic 60's longneck sound. The tuners have been recently upgraded to the very best two-band planetary tuner. 
S. S. Stewart Thouroughbred Banjo - circa 1894:   Recently repaired/restored. New waverly tuning machines, remo-renaissance head and no-knot tailpiece.  Beautiful half-moon abalone inlay on the headstock and  carved wooden heel.  See our banjo page for more details.
Asking $1450


NEW
Christopher upright bass
This is a brand new and expertly set up upright bass with a beautifully carved and adjustable bridge. Ready to go. $2195.00 











Introducing Deering/Vega banjos 

Main Street Music is proud to be carrying quality Banjos made in the USA. 

Current models in stock:

Goodtime open back 
Goodtime II resonator
and a Vega Senator 5 string



Stop in and hear them for yourself!


July 11th: Second Saturday Open Song Circle and Jam:

MSM will be holding our regular monthly Open Song Circle at 4:00 pm on July 11th.  We'll supply the snacks and drinks.  The circle is open to all who would like to play or to just listen, and you'll be done in time for your evening plans. The event coincides with The City of Beacon's regular Second Saturday celebrations, a day when shops and galleries show their wares and stay open late and serve wine or snacks.  Second Saturday is a great time to stroll the streets of the city and to stop in here at 393 Main Street and share some music. 

David and Jake
Still loving "Edwina!"  Edwina is our new microphone from Ear Trumpet Labs of Portland Oregon, a small family-owned company that's been supplying well-known musicians with great high-gain stage microphones for the past several years.  Performers such as The Milk Carton Kids, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw now exclusively use Ear Trumpet microphones.  Jacob and David recently purchased an Edwina model because of its ability to catch both of their instruments and voices simultaneously with a wonderfully natural acoustic sound.  They decided to carry the Ear Trumpet line and are now the area's exclusive dealer of Ear Trumpet products.  Come in and hear one for yourself; you'll fall in love too!
Spring Store Hours:  

                                                       In general,    Wednesday 12 - 7 
                                                                            Thursday     12 - 7
                                                                            Friday          12 - 7
                                                                            Saturday     12 - 7 
                                                                            Sundays      1 - 6  
                                                                            or by appointment.  

If you're coming from a distance, please call ahead as we're also working musicians and may be on the road.
Tel. 845-765-8548.




Soon to be announced:  news of Jacob and David's next appearance at a venue near you.

Available for house concerts, too!

                           
Actively seeking consignments of quality instruments and equipment.

Expert setups and repairs   -   Music lessons by top area musicians.

Main Street Music is primarily a "folk" acoustic instrument shop, but we also feature some quality electric guitars, tube amplifiers etc. This website has only a partial listing of the instruments we have in stock.
                     
We also offer our instruments online through Reverb.com.  But if you’re more of a hands-on shopper, please come by and see us.  We like it that way.  

Some Items of note currently available at Main Street Music:

1960 Gibson J-50 - with good action and monster good tone - see guitar page.

1970s Gibson B-25 Deluxe - lots of tone in a small package with thin neck profile - see guitar page.

1992 Dobro Hawaiian - a vintage instrument in mint condition  - see guitar page.

2002 Deering Guitar-banjo - the well-known "Boston" model, in mint condition - see banjo page.

1964 Guild Capri Archtop Acoustic-Electric - with 2 humbuckers and in excellent condition- see guitar page.

1979 Wine Red Fender Stratocaster - with fat frets and a lead humbucker installed - see guitar page.

Vintage LP "Galaxy" Congas - they weigh mucho and sound like it - call for details.

Original Korg Wave Drum - together with editor, rim and flight case - a rare find - call for details.Editor, rim and f 
Gallery

John McCuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band stops in to try a banjo or two.












The proprietors of The New Main Street Music 
come visit us at our new localtion at 393 Main Street.


Members of the Steep Canyon Rangers hang with owner Jacob Bernz at Main Street Music

Members of the Steep Canyon Rangers hang with owner Jacob Bernz at Main Street Music

Here for sale is a beautiful mint condition Dobro "hawaiian" DM33. The instrument was stored away for many years so it is a rare opportunity to have a near vintage instrument in such fine condition.






















Pete Seeger tries out a banjo at Main Street Music




















local hand made made Mark Grazioso Dreadnaught Guitar $995.00 a beutifully made Guitar it doesn't get better than this.


Jake and Thomas Wesley Stern

Jake jams with roots group Thomas Wesley Stern

We offer a variety of strings, straps and accessories.

We offer a variety of strings, straps and accessories.

Co-owner Jacob Bernz at the store.

Co-owner Jacob Bernz at the store.

A recent addition, a beautiful  1997Guild D-30 BLD-maple sides and back.

A recent addition, a beautiful 1997Guild D-30 BLD-maple sides and back.

Gibson 5-string "conversion" banjo, circa 1927 and later.  See banjo page for details.

Gibson 5-string "conversion" banjo, circa 1927 and later. See banjo page for details.

Hand-made guitar from Artisan Fretted Instruments of Williamsburg, MA. See guitar page for details.

Bill Vanaver

Bill Vanaver tries a Fairbanks-Vega

Owners Jacob Bernz and his father David Bernz play their instruments down by the Hudson River.

Tom Chapin

Tom Chapin jams with Michael Mark and John Cobert

Matt Emmer

Our friend Matt Emmer tries an old S. S. Stewart Mandolin

German violin

A century-old German violin restored by Rafael Storm. See our violin page for details.

Perry Robinson

Renowned clarinetist Perry Robinson has fun with a flutophone

Thom Joyce

Hudson Valley musician Thom Joyce composes a new tune on a Blue Ridge tenor guitar

Masachusetts based singer Karen Brooks and owner Jacob Bernz

Jeff Haynes

World class percussionist Jeff Haynes tries his hand at the acoustic bass.