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

– CLOSED every Monday! –

Please Note: On Friday, July 29 we will open at Noon.  Also, we will be closed from Friday, Aug. 12 thru Monday, Aug. 16.  We will reopen on Tuesday, Aug. 17 !


  • 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’Allesandro’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 Closet 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, quintos,  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 fifteen 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 July 25, 2016!

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

THIS is an incredibly unbelievable package!  This pre-owned, well cared for Staag Strat-style 6-string electric guitar (black w/white pick guard) and like-new Crate “FlexWave” 15w amp…plus cable and guitar gig bag…will please any budding rocker and, it’s ALL FOR $125.00!!!!!!!!!!

Brand new Recording King “Dirty 30s” Parlor guitar…modeled after the vintage Gibsons of the 1930s, this little sunburst, matte-finished parlor guitar is a terrific deal…at a nearly 1930s price!  $169.00

This rare, 1993 Limited Edition Takamine ESF-93 “Santa Fe” 6-string acoustic/electric guitar was played by a working professional musician who bought it new.  Crafted from unusual, quilted oak back, sides & headstock with a cedar top, this guitar is adorned in a Southwestern motif with brilliant turquoise fret markers on its ebony fingerboard, a “crow” rosette surrounds the sound hole and gold tuners with “amber” buttons keep this beauty right in tune.  The proprietary Takamine AcurAcoustic pre-amp ensures that this axe will sing beautifully.  $500.00 (with worn, hard-shell case).

Grrrrr!  This brand new, Luna “Bear” 6-string acoustic/electric guitar will make you smile, NOT growl.  This fine guitar has a mountain scene – all laser inlaid in the top with colorful, exotic hardwoods! – with a small black bear wending its way across the field in the moonlight towards the distant, dark pines.   B-Band pre-amp and ‘tooled’ hardshell case.  We have two of these critters, each priced to walk away with you for $499.00 (list price: $1120.00).

NOS Takamine GD10NS Dreadnaught acoustic 6-string guitar. Mahogany and solid spruce top, this guitar is a great-sounding, new, entry level instrument…at the right price! $169.00

This NOS, all solid mahogany Ohana acoustic/electric ukulele with a cutaway and on-board preamp is offered for $294.00 – 50% OFF MSRP!!!

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

One, pre-owned and rocked out late 2000s Strat-style electric guitar that mos’ def shows its age, but it still has a lotta life left! This Asian-made Vinci is painted black with a white pick guard, rosewood fingerboard and . . . a whammy bar! We had our luthier clean, restring, set-up and it’s ready to rock again! Only $79.00!!! Or make a reasonable offer….

WOW! A new shipment of assorted, 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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