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WINTER HOURS: Wed, Thurs & Sat: 10 – 5PM; Friday 10:30 – 5:30; Sunday: 12 to 5PM

“If you are traveling any distance to come see us during inclement winter weather, it would be advisable to call us (413.528.2460) before venturing forth! “

– CLOSED every Monday & Tuesday! –

  • Located at the end of Great Barrington’s Railroad Street extension, deep in the heart of the cultural center of the beautiful Berkshires, Claudia d’Alessandro’s The Acoustic Music Store offers a combination of traditional, folk and unusual instruments, musical accessories, novelties and gifts.  And for those whose instruments are in need of a little TLC (or even an overhaul), our experienced luthier can handle most repairs in a timely manner.

We have over 100 guitars in stock from entry-level to professional-grade that include acoustic, acoustic/electric and classical instruments – with several unique, luthier-crafted instruments on hand as well.  We offer assessments of customer’s pre-owned instruments and occasionally, should it be mutually beneficial, we will offer to buy, trade or consign them on our Reverb site (see the link on the very bottom of this page) or in our store inside Claudia’s Cluttered Closeout Corner. Look further down on this page to see what is stashed in the Closeout Corner now!

Combined with a cozy, friendly atmosphere and Claudia’s knowledgeable staff (David & Fred), the guitar enthusiast is able to sample a wide variety of instruments.  From time to time, select consignment orchestral and band instruments can be found nestling amongst such unusual instruments as folk harps, didgeridoos, clay/wooden & bamboo flutes, kalimbas, dulcimers, carbon graphite guitars, cigar box guitars and the region’s largest collection of fine ukeleles and harmonicas.

Hand percussion lovers will find an eclectic mix of traditional and exotic instruments including bongos, congas, shekeres, RhythmRings, African djembes, doumbeks, guiros, basket shakers, celtic bodhrans, prayer drums, locally-made metal tongue drums and many more intriguing examples of international percussion.

The Acoustic Music Store has been a family-owned and operated independent shop for sixteen years.  We invite you to visit us and see for yourself why we are worth the trip from (almost) anywhere!

“Claudia’s (Cluttered) Closeout Corner”

“My CLOSEOUT CORNER is full of nifty closeouts, markdowns, consignments and altogether Great Deals! And while you’re there, check out our FREE BIN – any one item Free with $5 min. purchase only!  Visit often, because stuff is always changing and you just never know what you’ll find in my cluttered corner!”

– Claudia d’Alessandro: Owner

 Here’s a sample of what you’ll find as of December 4, 2016!

Pre-owned and well cared for Hohner 6-string dreadnought acoustic guitar w/chipboard case came to us on consignment.  It has a solid spruce top (with some nice bear claw grain which is highly unusual for an instrument at this price point!) and mahogany back and sides.  We cleaned this baby up, strung it with new d’Addarios and WOWZAH!  We were surprised…and you will be, too.  $139.00 w/chipboard case.

Used, child’s entry-level classical guitar.  This little fellow needed some new strings and TLC, but after we provided that, he was happy to sing for us.  Perhaps for you?  $25.00 as is.

NOS Staag PRS-style 6-string solid-body electric guitar with dual humbuckers.   Beautiful flamed maple body with sunburst finish.  Hot & sweet!  $249.00

NOS Takamine GD20NS Dreadnaught acoustic 6-string guitar. Mahogany and solid spruce top, this guitar is a great-sounding, new, entry level instrument…at the right price! List Price: $461.00 Ours:$199.00

Pre-owned Yamaha YAS23 alto saxophone. This horn was professionally inspected and adjusted…and although the lacquered finish is poor, all pads, corks, springs & rods are in good shape and the horn HONKS! Comes with its own, funky gig bag. $375.00 (sells for LOTS more on eBay!)

WOW! A new shipment of assorted African djembes (with handmade bags!), including a nifty Ghanian talking drum (with bag and crooked stick!) and small hand percussion instruments from Ghana!!! Priced from $11.95

Assorted Christmas tree ornaments! $2.99 each while supply lasts

ONLY 6 LEFT! Assorted Messenger Bags! $5 – $10 each while supply lasts


We are now pleased to be affiliated with Mr. Kevin Wheeler of Berkshire Band Instrument Co. who is an experienced, certified repairman for most woodwind, brass and percussion instruments.



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