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!
Actively seeking consignments of quality used and vintage instruments and equipment
Expert set-up and repair - Lessons by well-known area musicians
News and Events:
April Monthly Specials: all available in-store with mention of this ad:
- With the purchase of any new guitar or banjo:
Your choice of a free lesson or free padded gig bag or
free electronic tuner or free instrument stand.
- 10% off any new banjo or guitar below $500
- Buy two, get one free: all vintage vinyl/used CDs in stock
- $25 off any Blueridge Guitar in stock.
- $35 off any Recording King Guitar over $250
is finally here!
Next Open Song Circle and Jam
Saturday May 14th 4:00 pm
MSM hosts a monthly Open Song Circle on the Second Saturday of each month. The circle is open to all who would like to play, sing, 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 other refreshments. It's a great time to stroll the streets of the city and to stop in here at 393 Main Street and share some music. - refreshments served.
David and Jake
Do you love banjos
or know someone who does?
Jake's Main Street Music may very well have the largest in-store inventory in the Northeast!
(they didn't all fit in the photo...)
Stop by or give us a call.
There's a banjo here for everyone!
A Most Special Banjo!!
We are now offering this unique Vega prototype "Pete Seeger" long-neck banjo, an instrument that was actually owned by Pete Seeger in the late 1950s and early 1960s and then played by Bernie Krause as he toured with The Weavers in 1963-64.
When young Bernie Krause joined The Weavers in 1963 to replace the out-going Frank Hamilton, he went to visit Pete Seeger up in Beacon, NY. Pete gave him this Vega long-neck that had been given to him by the Vega Company, likely the prototype made just as Vega was releasing the Seeger model in the late 1950s.
Bernie played this Banjo with The Weavers as they toured through 1963 and 1964 before breaking up. The Weavers would not play together again until their reunion with Pete Seeger in 1980.
Shortly after 1964, Bernie Krause gave up music for other pursuits and the banjo was put in storage. It remains in near- perfect playing condition having not been significantly used for almost 50 years and comes with a leather banjo bag, a letter of authenticity signed by Bernie Krause and photographs of Bernie with The Weavers. Bernie has also signed the inside of the banjo head.
The banjo is all-original except Bernie changed out the tuners, removed the arm rest and changed the original head which had torn.
(Please call for details)
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.
McPherson MG-3.5 serial number 1587
Here for sale is a beautifully made Handbuilt guitar. These guitars in recent years have been sought out from collectors and players alike. To those of you who are familar with these guitars each one is hand-built and different than the next. This guitar features solid sitka spruce top with flamed black acacia back and sides. Beautifully flamed wood bindings and the trademark offset McPherson sound hole design. it also features pearl headstock logo. and German Schaller tuners. This guitar also features a onboard pickup system wired into the endpin jack. for inquiries contact us at 845-765-8548 this guitar has very few scratches and dings. being a used guitar we offering this at the unheard of price of 5,500 this is truly a remarkable one of a kind guitar with amazing rich full depth tone. Ready to please any serious player collector alike. Comes with Original case.
Michael Grazioso Hand-made F-hole Redwood Guitar
Michael Grazioso is a talented and creative local builder from Wappinger Falls NY. After experimenting with solid-body and neck-through electrics, Michael went on to design and build numerous F-hole archtop and round hole flat top guitars, often utilizing woods native to his Hudson Valley home. This F-hole beauty had a solid carved Redwood top with local Cherry back and Anigre sides with light Maple bindings and Mahogany neck. An under-saddle pick-up rounds out the picture of this very special guitar.
Price: Asking $1,295.00
Gold Tone GT-750 Banjitar:
This is a slightly used/near-mint instrument. The GT-750 Banjitar was designed for optimal volume and tone. utilizing a unique 20-hole bell brass tone ring for bell-like sound characteristics and chime-like sustain. The brass tone ring provides more acoustic volume and a more focused tone. Upgraded from the GT-500, the GT-750 features the bell brass flat top tone ring, curly maple resonator, and bound fingerboard and resonator. This model also features the Sliding Magnetic Pickup (SMP) with volume control which provides a great banjo-like tone through an amplifier.
Asking $795 with case.
Main Street Music is proud to be carrying quality Banjos made in the USA.
Current models in stock:
Goodtime Open Back
Goodtime II Resonator
Vega Senator 5 string
Vega Old Tyme Wonder 5 String w/ 12" Pot
Deering Sierra Maple 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. Jake's Main Street Music now carries 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!
And now introducing
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Summer 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.
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.
1920's B & D Tenor Banjo - In very good condition with good action and tone.
1971 Martin D-28 - Good action and huge tone, a true player's instrument.
1991 Martin D-28-12 - Near Mint condition with good action and rich tone..
1992 Dobro Hawaiian- a vintage instrument in mint condition - see guitar page.
Mcpherson MG-3.5 Serial number 1587- used high end instrument handbuilt beauty- see above
2002 Deering Guitar-banjo - the well-known "Boston" model, in mint condition - see banjo 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.