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Welcome to Main Street Music      382 Main St., Beacon, NY       845-765-8548

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

News and Events:
April Specials:  

For Starters: All Starter Guitar Packs 10% off, plus your choice of a FREE GUITAR STAND or FREE GROUP LESSON.

Towne Crier Special:  If you're in the market for a new instrument, why not come a little early to your next Towne Crier Cafe show and shop at Main Streert Music first, or come afterwards, even the next day.  Show us your ticket receipt for that week's Towne Crier show and recieve 10% off any new instrument in stock.

Saturday May 10th 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm:  Open Song Circle

Main Street Music will be holding its regular Second Saturday Open Song Circle at 4:30 pm on May 10th.  The song circle is open to all who like to play, sing or just listen.  Please feel free to come by and share a song or two, or to jam with others.  Since opening last fall, MSM has been holding the circle to coincide with the City of Beacon's own Second Saturdasy festivities, when the galleries and shopos stay open late and often put out wine and snacks.  It's a good day to just roam the streets of Beacon and enjoy all that it has to offer.
 
  Jeff Haynes presents "Pete Seeger - The Storm King"

 at the     Towne Crier Cafe, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY

                   Saturday May 4th 7:30 pm.

Featuring : Jeff haynes, Dave Amram, Dar Williams, Richie Stearnes, Timothy Hill, Sara Milonovich, Tracy Erdman David and Jacob Bernz,  NFA D.R.U.M. Students and more.

Tickets $30, $35 at the door.  For reservations and information, call 845-855-1300 or go to townecrier.com.   Main Street Music's David and Jacob Bernz are happy to be a small part of this Pete Seeger celebration.
Saturday and Sunday June 21/22, Clearwater Revival:

MSM owners Jacob and David Bernz will be hosting a set at the Circle Of Song stage at this year's Clearwater Revival in support of Clearwater's ongoing advocacy for the Hudson River and the environment.  For more infoprmation see: clearwater.org.

Please note, that we will probably be closing the store for that weekend in order that we can attend both days of the festival.



New Additions:

1926 Gibson Tenor Banjo

1924 Gibson "A" Mandolin

1960 Gibson J-50

1070s Gibson J-40

1970s Gibson b-25 Deluxe
Gibson L-00 Historic

1992 Dobro Hawaiian

2002 Deering Guitar-banjo

Epiphone AJ18 Lefty Guitar

1923  Gibson A-Junior Mandolin
 
New Addition:

1992 Dobro DM33-H "Hawaiian"

This is a pristine, all-metal body Dobro with lovely tone and volume.

 (See guitar page for details.) 











New Vintage Addition: 1965 Guild Capri CE-100D This is one of the classic Guild archtop guitars with great feel and tone supported by two humbucking pickups. This instrumetn is in top condition with almost no dings and very little fret wear. Asking $1995. (See guitar page for details)
Just in:
Gibson L-00 1937 Historic.
: This is a pristine reproduction made in 2007 at the Bozeman Montana facility that is a virtual replication of the Gibson L-00 as it was made in 1937, right down to the hide glue. (See Guitar Page for details.)

We are a new music store 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 are located at 382 Main Street, Beacon, NY, across the street from the recently relocated 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, Tuesday 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.
                       

We will soon be offering 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.