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 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival.
Main Street Music will not be open from Thursday July 30th through Monday August 3rd so that we can attend the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival outside Hilldale, NY. Falcon Ridge has been holding this festival for decades hosting multiple stages including a dance tent, children's area, workshop stage and main stage. Many talented singer-songwriters are prominently showcased here as well as some traditional music. This years roster includes Brother Sun, Garnet Rogers, The Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Susan Werner and The Duhks, and many others. We hope you can attend, and please stop by the booth.
For tickets and more information, please go to: falconridgefolk.com
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 SERVICE OFFICIAL LARIVEE DEALERS. 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.
July Monthly Specials:
- 10% off all new Guitars under $400.00
- $45.00 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
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
1971 Gibson ES-335 - Walnut
Just in, a beautiful 1971 Gibson Walnut finish ES-335. This is a classic rock/blues instrument with great action and clear tone. New tuners have been installed and the tailpiece has been changed, othwise it's all original. A real players guitar.
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.
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!
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.
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
The proprietors of The New Main Street Music
come visit us at our new localtion at 393 Main Street.
local hand made made Mark Grazioso Dreadnaught Guitar $995.00 a beutifully made Guitar it doesn't get better than this.