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

We are a music store and stringed instrument shop 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:

MAIN STREET MUSIC HAS MOVED!

Main Street Music has moved to 393 Main Street.  We're currently open Wednesday through Sunday 12:00-7:00, or by appointment.
Thanks to all who joined us for our Grand Re-Opening Celebration on Saturday, November 8th. 

David and Jake

Current Grand Re-Opening Specials:

- 10% off entire stock of new Instruments

- Free Guitar Stand or 2 free group lessons with the purchase of any guitar

- Free Hootenanny Strap (and installation of strap button if needed) with the purchase of any classical guitar

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.   
Vintage Collings D2H (1993)  

Deep Rich tone from solid Spruce and East Indian Rosewood.
 (See guitar page) 










Weymann Keystone State Mandolin Banjo (1924) In excellent vintage condition with new skin head and detachable Maple resonator (See banjo page)


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.tEditor, rim and f 

We are 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 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, Wednessday 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 and cary.
                     
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.