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The Music Emporium
165 Massachusetts Avenue.
Lexington MA, 02420
From the West, North and South: Take Rt. 95 to Rt. 2 East (exit 29A). Take exit 55 (Pleasant Street). Take a left at the end of the exit ramp. Follow this road, past Wilson Farms on your right. You will come to a large "T" intersection with a center roundabout. Take a right here onto Mass. Ave. We're located one-half mile down on the left. From Boston: Take Rt. 2 West past Alewife T Station to exit 58 (Park Ave.). Go right at first light onto Park Ave. Follow this road, up and over the hill, to the light at the bottom of the hill. Take a left there onto Mass Ave. We're located 0.7 mile up on the right.
One of the country’s oldest fretted instrument shops, The Music Emporium has its roots in the burgeoning Cambridge folk scene of the late 60's, when the vintage and fine acoustic guitar market had its first renaissance. For over 40 years TME has seen thousands of instruments pass through its doors and has been privileged to both witness and influence the work of many of today's finest builders, including Collings, Martin, Taylor, Bourgeois, Santa Cruz, and many others.
Collings, CF Martin & Co., Gibson, Taylor, Bourgeois, Santa Cruz, Goodall, Froggy Bottom, Lowden, Blazer & Henkes, Merrill, Deering, National, Asher, LSL, Cervantes, German Vazquez Rubio, Ed Claxton, John Walker, Kevin Kopp, Dale Fairbanks, Carr Amplifiers, and many more
We accept VISA, MasterCard, and Discover directly for phone, email orders and in store purchases. Secure on line payments can also be made through our PayPal account. We will gladly accept personal checks but there may be a shipment delay while the check clears our bank. For international purchases, we strongly encourage Wire Transfers but in some cases will accept the above payment methods. To wire money directly to our bank, contact us for bank info.
We ship all instruments with a 48-hour approval period during which time you can comfortably evaluate your purchase and determine if it's right for you. The prices listed on our website do not include shipping charges or any applicable taxes, duties, or custom fees. Instruments shipped within MA are subject to a 6.25% sales tax. All out-of-state shipments are tax-free though we do recommend you look into your individual state's tax codes to determine any tax liabilities. The Music Emporium has been shipping guitars around the world for 40+ years. Your instrument will be expertly packed and shipped via FedEx, UPS, or US Post, depending on the destination and level of service. If you have a preferred method not listed here, please let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate.
Upon receiving your instrument, please inspect it to insure that the condition of the instrument is as described in your communication with us. Please contact us immediately via phone or email if you find any damage to the case or instrument that wasn't previously disclosed at time of purchase. If you decide to return the instrument, you must notify us via phone or email within 48 hours of delivery. We'll instruct you on how to make the return. Please pack the instrument in the same manner in which it was received, using all supplied packing materials, Unless instructed otherwise, you must ship the instrument using the same service in which it was delivered (Next day, Ground etc.) and insure it for its full value. The Music Emporium will issue a refund for the full purchase price once the instrument arrives, provided it arrives in the condition in which it left our shop. All shipping charges will be the responsibility of the customer.
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