Lark Street Music
Fine Stringed Instruments and Expert Repairs Since 1968
Owner Buzzy Levine has been repairing stringed instruments since 1968 and supervises our repair shop. With Ian Davlin's protege Tom Sherm heading up this facility we are able to provide customers with very accurate instrument evaluations, repairs and restorations
Complete restorations of vintage acoustics is our specialty. Fret jobs, Neck-sets, masterful touch-ups are all done in-house. Accurate Gig-Ready set-ups in a very timely manner is also what we provide. We want you to be happy in dealing with us long distance. When you call us you will talk to Buzz.
We carry rare, new, and used guitars and other stringed instruments. (see Instruments in Stock) About 50% Acoustic, and 50% Electric. Our specialty is Martin guitars and other Flattops, Arched top Jazz guitars, and old Gibson & Fender electrics. Some of the new guitar lines we carry are Martin, National, Larrivee, Blueridge as well as some of the new makers. We carry new Amplifiers- Orange, Carr, Headstrong, Bogner, THD, Tone King. We keep a pretty good stock of new and used pedals. We had been a certified C.F. Martin Repair Center since 1983, until the state of NJ caused Martin to axe all 5 of it's Warrantee Centers in New Jersey. Write and complain to someone!
We've been in business long enough to know that you the customer needs to feel good about purchasing anything long distance. We've been doing mail order since '81 and we want you to be happy. You get it and don't like it for whatever reason- just send it back, we'll happily refund the price you paid for the instrument. There's a 1 Day approval policy, but if you can't decide after a day, simple call and we'll extend that approval period for you
We have a long list of happy and satisfied customers, and some of the more notable include: Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Keith Richards, Robert Plant, Sheryl Crow, Walter Becker, Pelle Amqvist of The Hives, Bernie Leadon, Mike Campbell, Jackson Brown, Cindy Cashdollar, Smashing Pumpkins, David Grisman, AC/DC, David Torn, Reeves Gabrels, Brian Setzer, Graham Parker, Emmylou Harris, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Jimmie Vivino, Conan O’Brien, Duke Levine, Peter Wolf, Jay Geils, the Mavericks, Arlen Roth, the Johnny Cash Band, Asleep at the Wheel, Jimmy Weider of the Band, Jimmy Gnecco of Ours, Bruce Hornsby, and Bruce Springsteen
Feel free to give us a call with any questions, or come by.
Cash, Money order, Bank check,Bank wire. Credit Card arrangements Personal Checks must clear, unless we know you. Bank Wires -- Call for instructions
We ship UPS and Fedex for ground service and air. DB Schenker is very good for foreign shipments, as they are less expensive. They will also let you pick up your instrument at the airport if you want to save some money. We've been packing guitars for 30 years, and find that most damage is due to poor packing. We know how to pack. We fully insure all shipments and we will take care of any claim that might arise. We guarantee that you won't have to fight with a shipping company if any damage occurs. We do that. Even though you have the guitar in your possession and have paid for it, we assume all responsibility.
You may inspect the instrument for 24 hours and return it if you don't want to keep it without explanation. If you need another day or two, simply call us and request more time, and we will work with you. We make agreements with you, and we keep them! Satisfaction Guaranteed. NO RETURNS ON NEW AMPLIFIERS OR SPECIAL ORDERS