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Welcome to Main Street Music     393 Main St  Beacon, NY       845-765-8548

We're a music store and stringed instrument shop in the heart of Beacon's growing arts and musical community.  We feature new, used, vintage and consigned stringed instruments.  We also offer a full line of accessories and expert lessons and repairs.  We're actively seeking consignments of quality instruments and equipment.

News and Events:

Shop with us for the holidays!


Holiday Specials thru January 10th:

- 10% off entire stock of new Instruments over $200

- $100 off all Loar Archtop guitars

- Free Guitar Stand or 1 free group lesson with the purchase of any guitar

- Free Hootenanny Strap (and installation of strap button if needed) with the purchase of any classical guitar
Lots 
Plenty of stocking stuffer ideas: tuners, capos, shaker eggs, tamberines, musical spoons, harmonicas, kazoos, mouth harps, train whistles, and more!

New Additions:














Main Street Music is pleased to have two used, but 'like-new' mandolins from both sides of the spectrum. One is a near mint-condition used Arline eclectric mandola. ($295.00 with gig bag) The other is a 2002 Weber Hyalite built in Belgrade, Montana. ($1050 with original Weber hard case.) Both instruments have been well-cared for and have no neck issues or any other defects.   
 Beautiful 2011 Martin D-41,very lightly used and in excellent playing condition. This guitar features an Adriondack Spruce top with Indian Rosewood on the back and sides.This instrument is adorned with white binding and mother-of-pearl inlay around the edges, at the sound hole and also features diamond shape inlay on the fretboard and inlayed mother-of- pearl Martin logo on the headstock. we are offering this amazing guitar for 3,195 with deluxe hard shell case.















HERE WE HAVE A BEAUTIFULLY MADE KEVIN ENOCH TRADESMAN BANJO FROM BELTSVILLE MARYLAND. IT FEATURES A 12 INCH RIM WITH A SCOOPED EBONY FRETBOARD AND A WALNUT NECK AND HEADSTOCK. THIS BANJO ALSO FEATURES A REMO RENASANCE BANJO HEAD AND AN OCTAGONAL WOODEN DOWEL AND A DOBSON STYLE NECK HEEL 
READY TO GIVE IT'S FIRST OWNER YEARS OF MOUNTAIN FRAILING. WE'RE LISTING THIS BANJO AT $1,265. IT COMES WITH A KEVIN ENOCH PRINTED GIG BAG.


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. $2395.00 

Some Items of note currently available at Main Street Music:

1924 Gibson "A"Style "snakehead" Lloyd Loar era Mandolin - see mandolin page for details.

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 

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, Beacon, NY, 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.
Currently offering a wide variety of guitars, banjos, mandolins, violins and vintage instruments.
                           
Actively seeking consignments of quality instruments and equipment.

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

Store Hours:  Generally, Wednesday through Sunday 12:00 to 7:00 pm 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.

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 Gbase.com.  But if you’re more of a hands-on shopper, please come by and see us.  We like it that way.  
Gallery
Our friend Linda enjoys strumming a Guild 12-string.

Our friend Linda enjoys strumming a Guild 12-string.

Our growing wall of banjos.

Our growing wall of banjos.

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

Vintage 1947 Gibson A-50 Mandolin now offered at Main Street Music.

Vintage 1947 Gibson A-50 Mandolin. See our mandolin page for details.

Pete Seeger tries out a banjo at Main Street Music

Martin D12-28 built in 2004 in like-new condition.

Martin D12-28 built in 2004 in like-new condition. See our guitar page.

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.