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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:
Introducing: Huss & Dalton Guitars:
 Main Street Music is proud to be the newest northeast  dealer of these beautiful hand-made Huss & Dalton guitars.  Jeff Huss and Mark Dalton, both formerly of Stelling Banjos teamed up in 1995 with the idea to build some of the finest guitars in America today.  Their exclusive building style incorporates a 25' radius top for a mid-range boost and hand-split Appalachian Red Spruce bracing.  Combined with their AAA tone woods for rich bass and clear top-end, these guitars really sing!
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LEFT:
Huss and Dalton Crossroads Custom 
This is a vintage blues machine featureing Mahgoany back and sides and vintage sunburst Spruce top.
RIGHT:
Huss and Dalton TD-R
A bluegrassers dream. This robust TD-R has a custom thermo-cured Sitka Spruce top and AAA East indian Rosewood back and sides 

 For more details and priceing call us at 845-765-8548 or visit shop.jakesmainstreetmusic.com
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Ome Banjos have arrived!! 

We are please to announce that our first Ome hand-built banjo has arrived at our store at 393 Main Street.  It is a beautiful "Wizard" model open-back old-time style banjo.  Features include a short comfortable 25.5" scale and a wider 1.34" nut width, 17 fret S-scoped fingerboard, 2-ply solid Maple rim capped with black ebonite and bound with tortoise style binding, Victorian peghead with Ebony overlay, MOP star in peghead and fingerboard scoop, 12" pot for depoth of tone, aged brass hardware, tung-oil finish, and adjustable wooden dowel.  It comes with a deluxe hardshell case and features a limited lifetime warranty.  This top-quality banjo is like a new "vintage" instrument and is destined to become a collectable heirloom in the years to come.


Also coming in July, Ome "Sweetgrass" Resonator Bluegrass-style banjo.




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

                - $25 off any Blueridge Guitar in stock.

              




Next Open Song Circle and Jam
Saturday May 13th,  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
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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
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Authorized Dealers of Deering, Vega, Gold Tone, Ome, Recording King and many other fine makers


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 SEE THIS BEAUTIFUL L-09.  THIS GUITAR HAS A BALANCED AND RESONANT TONE, GREAT FOR A VARIETY OF STYLES INCLUDING FINGERSTYLE  AND FOR SINGER-SONGWRITERS. IT FEATURES A SOLID SPRUCE TOP WITH PEARL ROSETTE AND BEAUTIFUL ROSEOOD BACK AND SIDES WITH VERY DEFINED GRAIN.  FOR MORE DETAILS AND PRICING SEE:
 
New Additions:
  the "Woodchuck" from Pisgah Banjo Co.
Dopwn in Fairview, N.C., banjo builder Patrick Heavner has been building some of the best clawhammer open-back banjos anywhere in the country.  Now with the Woodchuck model, he brings some of his best features together at an affordable price. Features include traditional wooden dowel-stick construction, frailing scoop, Remo Renaissance head, Gotoh tuners, adjustable truss rod and 12" pot with hand rolled rim.

Offered at $1095 w/ padded Pisgah branded bag.



Cynthia H. Burton, Redwood Classical Guitar, 1993

This guitar of the highest quality is labled "Cynthia H. Burton luthier, Portland Oregon. dated Dec. 1993."  It is an exquisitely made classical guitar from the hand of renowned luthier Cynthia H. Burton.  It features a solid Redwood top (the only Redwood guitar she made in her career) with a spalted Maple rosette and beautifully flamed Maple back and sides.   Both purfling and wood binding fill out the look of the top and back. Top quality tuners adorn her trademark asymmetrical headstock.  A dark black Ebony fretboard sits on a straight grained Mahogany neck.  The tone is clear and full.  This instrument is in top condition with no cracks, good action and awaits a discerning player or collector.  It really doesn't get better than this, but it just might, because the guitar comes in a top quality fiberglass protective Calton case, a $1000 value in of itself.

Serious inquiries only please  845-765-8548​​

Taylor 814CE (2002):
This is a near mint 2002 Taylor that is very high in their line.  It features all solid woods of Spruce and Rosewood, white body and neck bindings, decorative MOP inlays on beautiful black ebony neck, gold-plated Grover tuning machines, MOP rosette and Taylor branded pickup system.  Other than a minor ding or two, this guitar appears untouched by time.  It has comfortable low action and a clear piano-like even and resonant tone throughout the entire musical range.
 
Offered at $2295.00 w/ hard case.

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
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 

"Edna!"

and their cousin

"Louise!" 


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.
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 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.

1996 Guild JF20-12-BLD - Jumbo 12-string in excellent condition with low action

1920's B & D Tenor Banjo - In very good condition with good action and 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 
Gallery
John McCuen of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band stops in to try a banjo or two.











The proprietors of The New Main Street Music 
come visit us at our new localtion at 393 Main Street.


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

Here for sale is a beautiful mint condition Dobro "hawaiian" DM33. The instrument was stored away for many years so it is a rare opportunity to have a near vintage instrument in such fine condition.






















Pete Seeger tries out a banjo at Main Street Music



















local hand made made Mark Grazioso Dreadnaught Guitar $995.00 a beutifully made Guitar it doesn't get better than this.


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.
Fred Hellerman of The Weavers enjoying our Second Saturday Jam
Vega Long-neck prototype actually owned by Pete Seeger and then by Bernie Krauss who played it with The Weavers.
Our friends, and great musicians, Kim and Reggie Harris. Kim and Reggie have been singing and writing songs of justice, of slavery and freedom, of the underground railroad, of Pete Seeger, of peace, social justice and the environment for years, and of those singing this type of music, there are none better or kinder. You can learn more about them at kimandreggie.com