Bananas At Large Inc
The only music store offering you the most complete & unique musical instruments anywhere.
Bananas carries all major brands and many unique offerings. Several proprietary, only available at Bananas, items as well. New & Used. Guaranteed lowest prices, best service and dedicated to giving back to the music community.
Since 1974 Bananas At Large has specialized in equipment that is used in the production of music, audio and video. Starting from our origins, we're a complete Fretted Instrument Shop, with a wide selection of electric guitars and basses, acoustic guitars, banjos, resonators, mandolins and more. We're also noted as one of the leading outlets for Keyboard and Recording equipment on the West Coast, with nearly every major product line represented (and quite a few esoteric ones as well.) We've established a fully-stocked Drum and Percussion department.
From Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Acoustic & Electric Basses, Amps, Acoustic & Electric Drums, Percussion, Bluegrass instruments, Mandolins, Ukuleles, Resonators, Banjos, Keyboards, Synths, Workstations & Digital Pianos, Professional Audio, Recording, Computer Interfaces, PA, DJ, Lighting, Microphones & accessories to a wide array of music lessons from the industry’s top teachers, in house instrument repairs, equipment rentals and sound system/studio design and installation…. Bananas is your most complete music store.
Bananas also has one of the worlds largest and most unique selection of effect pedals including several proprietary brands and models not found anywhere else. Bananas works directly with manufacturers like Fender, Audio Technica, Yamaha, Vox, Marshall, Toadworks, Sabian, and more to hand select or design and create products just for you.
Our retail store also offers a wide range of used instruments and audio equipment as well as consignments, along with a full Rental Department for sound systems, amps, keyboards and related gear.While “big chain” stores are dropping lines and restricting choices, we’ve expanded our brands and models. We help you find an original voice instead of selling you the same old stuff! We’re the cure for the common corporate music store.
Bananas At Large has locations in San Rafael, CA and Santa Rosa, CA to better server our local music community!
Service, Knowledge and Fun
We believe there can be a bridge between what a music store used to be and what it needs to be today. Music stores used to be a fun place to hang out, get to know your community, share ideas, create musical connections… Have Fun. Somewhere along the line he industry changed. It became about commercial competitive commerce only. With the one of the lowest turnover ratings in our industry, our staff of professional working musicians will always be here to help you on your creative path. Our goal is to ensure you have a fun time, learning, experiencing new ideas and products all the while giving you the best value. Your support of Bananas helps keep local musicians employed and support their families. Bananas offers the most comprehensive benefits package in the industry. We know and understand, our best asset is our Bananas Family of employees.
Community Action Program
Bananas At Large has been in business in the Bay Area since 1974! We’ve been involved with our local music community since the beginning... Hosting clinics, workshops, and live performances, helping promote music and arts education, donating time, funds, and equipment to local organizations... We love to give back to our community!
Bananas at Large donates over $100,000 a year in goods, services and money to local schools and music making non-profit programs. Programs like Little Kids Rock, Music in Schools Today, Supportmusic.com, Young Performers Int’l, Bread & Roses, Blue Bear School of Music, Women’s Audio Mission and many more.
Bananas represents you and your kids! Every year our fearless leader Alan Rosen flies into Washington DC and heads up to Sacramento to lobby and fight for Music & Arts as core curriculum in our schools. He advocates not only for funding but that the funding makes it way all the way down to the school levels for the purpose it was intended for.
Bananas also supports non-music programs like Relay for Life Cancer Walk, American Cancer Society, Camp Chance for abused, homeless and neglected kids, Veterans Benefits
Bananas supports local live music such as sponsoring the Open Mic Blues Jam at Peri’s every month. Bananas supports reading programs, local theater and film programs as well.
Local Music Lessons
Whether you're picking up an instrument for the first time or you're a veteran looking to broaden your skill set, Bananas At Large is the perfect place to find a music instructor to fit your needs.
Why Choose Bananas? You won’t spend more, but your money goes farther!
We accept major credit and debit cards - Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. We also accept Paypal. Please contact us for Western Union. Orders must be approved by our authorization process. This includes validation of the shipping address with the issuing bank.
About Shipping and Delivery We utilize legitimate bonded and licensed shipping carriers only (UPS, Fed Ex, USPS etc). We are not the shipping company and therefore cannot be held responsible for faults that lay with the shipping company. By placing orders with us you agree to be present to receive packages sent to you. Bananas cannot be held responsible for lost packages once they are logged as delivered by the shipping company. Once a package is logged as delivered by the shipping company the customer is responsible for any issues related to the delivery of the package at that point. Packaging and Shipping Information Due to conditions beyond our control (weather, shipper's handling etc.) some boxes that products originally come in cannot be re-used to ship out to customers. In those rare cases we will remove and inspect all items and repackage them in acceptable boxing to make it safe to you. All items are still considered brand new, under full warranty and fall under our same guarantees. Note: Bananas recycles unused boxes when possible.
Online Returns: In order to return a product, Request a Return Authorization Number (RA Number). To request a Return Authorization Number (RA Number), please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, order number, item that you are returning, and what type of return you would like us to process - either exchange for the same item, exchange for another item, or return for refund. In addition, if you can include the reason for your return, and any other comments, that would be appreciated. Once we process your RA request, we will send you a Return Authorization Number, and instructions on how to return the item. Return and Customer Satisfaction Policy: Any item (other than as noted below) purchased from Bananas at Large online store may be returned, within 45 days of the shipment date, for a full refund of the purchase price minus shipping costs, or for exchange or credit. Rather than make you click elsewhere for the 'small print', here it is in not-so-small print: The following items may not be returned: Consumable items such as (but not limited to) strings, picks, drum sticks, drum heads, phono cartridges and replacement speakers. Any item that is worn on the body or is blown into, such as (but not limited to) earplugs, wind controllers or harmonicas Computer software, items that can be copied and copyrighted material such as (but not limited to) books, videos and CD's Installed items such as (but not limited to) guitar pickups, drum heads, headphone parts and other installed parts If you agree to back order or special order a product, you agree that order may not be canceled unless approved by Bananas. Special orders already in transit either from manufacturer or Bananas cannot be canceled. Special order items may be returned if defective for exchange. You will be notified what items qualify as special order status. *In-store sales, please see posted Return Policies Other Things You Need to Know about Online Returns Shipping and/or handling charges are not refundable. It is your responsibility to pay return shipping and to fully insure the unit(s) you are returning. Also, it is your responsibility to cover shipping charges for sending the item to you. If you are quoted free shipping and return the item, you will be required to cover the actual shipping costs incurred by your order. Items that are returned must be in the original packaging, with all accessories and paperwork included in the original shipment, such as owner's manual(s) and warranty card. Items must be free from signs of use or wear, and both warranty card and manual(s) must not have any writing in them. If your order was shipped to you in outer packaging it must be returned in that packaging as well as the inner box or boxes. Returned items that do not arrive in the condition described above are subject to a $25 repackaging charge, plus the cost of replacing missing, soiled, worn or marked-on items. Obvious signs of use that reduce the value of a returned unit will be subject to additional charges based on how much we need to mark down the unit to make it sellable.