The Music Emporium
Joe Caruso
Lexington, MA
12:51 PM
Regular Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday: 11am-6pm Wednesday and Thursday: 11am-8pm Sunday: Closed

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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2015 Collings D-42 Brazilian / Adirondack Varnish "Tree of Life" (USED, )

The Collings D-42, in Brazilian Rosewood, Adirondack Spruce and varnish finish, is a special instrument in the TME / Collings relationship; and we remember it very well. It's constructed with Brazilian Rosewood we originally supplied for our 40th Anniversary Collings instruments -- the wood on this guitar is the last set we had remaining at their shop, and we went all out when using it. Premium...
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Northfield Maple Archtop Octave Mandolin Natural

Northfield Mandolins has seriously upped the ante with their new carved-top, archtop guitar-style octave mandolin. These instruments are quniquely sized, with the aim of taking away some of the awkwardness inherent in the typical octave mandolin scale-length and body size. This maple-bodied octave has a deep, crisp tone that's great for vocal accompaniment and provides some added punch for melody...
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Martin 00-15M

The smallest guitar in Martin's 15 series, the 00 offers considerable comfort and is a great couch guitar. Mahogany top, back and sides make this a very warm guitar with focused midrange that records beautifully. Priced with hard case! Solid mahogany top, back and sides Solid rosewood fretboard, 25.4" scale length 1 11/16" nut width
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Martin OMC-16E Burst

We've got a brand new addition to Martin's 16 Series with this OMC-16E Burst. Satin-finished Ovangkol back and sides give this guitar rich bass and resonance, while the gloss finish on the top (also Ovangkol) add projection and clarity. High performance neck taper and cutaway design add to this guitar's versatility and playability, while installed Fishman Matrix VT Enhance electronics make this...
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2015 Collings D-42 Madagascar & Adirondack Varnish (USED, )

Here's a primo bit of unobtanium for the Collings fans out there: a D-42, in A-grade Madagascar Rosewood, torrefeid Adirondack Spruce and varnish finish! We remember this guitar from when it was spec-built at Collings: it was the first guitar to feature a torrefied top under varnish finish. And it's only gotten better. The voice is extremely robust; and it's one of the warmest-sounding Collings...
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2019 Martin 00-28 (USED, )

Looking for a great deal on one of the new, "Reimagined" Martin 00-28 models? Here's your guitar! This 00-28 was purchased from us last year; and it's just been traded in for a larger guitar. Overall condition is excellent: while the guitar has been played, there are no significant cosmetic issues to report. Price includes hard case. From Martin: "The rich sound of authentic East Indian rosewood...
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Martin GPC-16E Mahogany

Martin has you ready for the studio or the stage with this affordable, all solid wood 16 series Grand Auditorium! Classic design meets modern playability here: gloss-finish Sitka spruce top for warm balanced tone, light satin-finish mahogany back & sides for punchy projection with a herringbone rosette, faux tortoise pickguard & binding, and mother-of-pearl dots on the fingerboard....
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The Music Emporium TME Camper Mug Chocolate w/ Cinnamon White Top

We take our coffee (and our loose-leaf tea) as seriously as we take our guitars; and these beautiful handcrafted mugs are the choice of the staff morning, noon and night. Enjoy your hot beverages in style! (These also make great gifts for the fretted instrument picker in your life.)
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Collings Guitars Collings 360 LT M Special Aged Finish Sunburst w/Gold Hardware

"Every day we try to make a better guitar, every day. You're trying to reach for more, trying to do better, not trying to do the same. A lot of companies are trying to do the same, and that's okay - that's their deal. We're trying to stretch that. Our goal is a little more." - Bill Collings Loving the direction Collings spun this 360 LT M. Hard to argue with the vintage vibe the gold anodized...
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2015 Martin D-35 Brazilian 50th Anniversary (USED, )

Pre-owned Martin D-35 Brazilian 50th Anniversary model just into the shop on trade! Although Martin touted these guitars with the "Brazilian" spec, just the center wedge in the guitar's back is Brazilian Rosewood (the rest of the back & side material is Madagascar Rosewood). This particular guitar remains in excellent condition -- it's been played lightly, and there are no cosmetic blemishes...
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Waterloo WL-14 X Sunburst w/ Slim Neck

The WL-14 is the flagship model of the Waterloo guitar line and the inspiration that started it all. This "X" braced version retains tighter focus and balance across the tonal range, making it a great strummer, fingerpicker and flatpicker. Outfitted with adjustable truss rod and "slim" neck profile. Priced with hard case. Video sample reflects a previously sold WL-14 X. Solid spruce top Mahogany...
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Taylor Academy 10E

TME's most popular starter guitar! From Taylor: Designed and built with beginner guitar players in mind, the Academy Series 10 combines the full-bodied tone and response of the classic dreadnought shape with Taylor's standards of comfort and playability. Our trademark neck, devised as a more practical take on the traditional guitar neck, makes it easier to fret strings, hold chords, and bend...
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1998 Gilchrist 3A Artist ()

TME welcomes this extremely handsome Gilchrist 3A in the shop! Steve's work is known for being the authoritative voice of modern Loar tone, but his breath doesn't end there. This Art Deco inspired mandolin is features the currently unavailable Artist appointments which include a lustrous blonde finish and bound F holes. The X bracing adds a little more depth and sustain, and perhaps a touch more...
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Collings OM1 Torrefied Sitka Traditional

The New Collings "Traditional" appointment package reflects a desire to get back to the great building techniques of the 1930's. The first thing you notice when picking up this OM1 Traditional is the lightness of construction compared to your average Collings OM. It's effortlessly responsive, with a huge and loose-feeling low end (again, a noticeable departure from a standard OM). This guitar has...
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Fender Custom Shop '65 Telecaster, Fire Mist Gold/Journeyman

"Originally my work was design, modification, repair, and custom building. I guess you would say the objectives were durability, performance, and tone." - Leo Fender Many of us started our guitar playing journey on Fender guitars - and we certainly noticed all of our idols playing them - to be able to work with the Dream Factory in CA and spec out our perfect Fender guitars? A dream come true to...
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Danocaster T-Style, Blonde (Used)

Dan Strain of Nashville-based Danocaster guitars has built a stellar reputation for creating highly sought after F-style relic guitars. Danocaster players like Julian Lage, Margaret Glaspy, Keith Urban, Neil Schon, Rusty Anderson, and Val McCallum speak to the caliber of Dan's work. We've been fortunate to play quite a few of them and all have been nothing short of stellar instruments, this...
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Martin D-15M

The Martin D-15M is the dreadnought entry in Martin's extremely popular 15 series. With a top, back and sides crafted of solid mahogany, this guitar produces a boomy, woody thump ideal for rhythm guitar players; and it can be soft and delicate without loss of volume when played with bare fingers. Priced with hard case. Solid genuine mahogany top, back and sides Solid East Indian rosewood...
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Asher Guitars Asher T-Deluxe 50's Tobacco Burst

"My passion for restoring and building instruments began in 1982. I have worked for numerous artists who have shaped and inspired the guitars I build today. My designs offer the revered tones and iconic vibe found in great vintage instruments, coupled with refined solid construction, boutique electronics and custom feel." - Bill Asher Using the legendary Fender T-style guitars as a leaping off...
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Taylor 317e Grand Pacific

Here's what Taylor says about their new Grand Pacific model: "The Grand Pacific 317, featuring our new round-shoulder dreadnought body voiced with Taylor’s award-winning V-Class bracing, helps usher in a whole new Taylor sound. Notes blend smoothly together to produce a warm and seasoned acoustic voice with clear low-end power. Built with solid sapele back and sides and a solid Sitka spruce...
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1958 Gibson Guitars Gibson Les Paul Custom (USED, )

"Here is the ultimate in a solid body Gibson Electric Spanish Guitar - players rave about its extremely low, smooth frets, and easy playing action, call it the "fretless wonder." Now with three humbucking, adjustable pickups, this new and improved 'Les Paul Custom' guitar has increased power, greater sustaining, and a clear, resonant, sparkling tone, with the widest range of tonal colorings....
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~2011 Gibson L-00 Luthier's Choice (USED, 2011)

Very clean, pre-owned Luthier's Choice Gibson L-00 fresh in on trade! From Gibson: "Developed in the 30’s, the L-00 was an industry standard for many years. The L-00 Standard beautifully captures the heritage of those exemplary early models. With perfect balance, the L-00 has unparalleled projection not found in comparable small body guitars." We can confirm - this is a punchy, woody sounding...
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ODE Ode Sundance 12" Open Back

In 1960, Chuck Ogsbury started ODE Banjos, with the goal to make exceptional yet affordable instruments. After a 40 year hiatus (spent focusing on the OME banjo line), Chuck and his team are reviving the ODEs, bringing their no-frills, 19th century inspired banjos into the 21st century. Featuring a 12" multi-play black maple tone-rim, heavy notched brass tension hoop, 14 rim brackets, and a...
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2018 Bear Creek MK Weissenborn Koa / German Spruce ()

Very rare pre-owned Bear Creek MK Weissenborn guitar just into the shop! This would be a fantastic buy for anyone in the slide-guitar market -- and (obviously) it would be a good way for anyone considering a Bear Creek to skirt the waiting line. This is (essentially) a stock MK, though it's been nicely upgraded with an aged German Spruce top, abalone rosette and custom pearl inlays. This is a...
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2015 Collings Guitars Collings 360 ST, Mary Kaye Blonde (USED, )

"Every day we try to make a better guitar, every day. You're trying to reach for more, trying to do better, not trying to do the same. A lot of companies are trying to do the same, and that's okay - that's their deal. We're trying to stretch that. Our goal is a little more." - Bill Collings It's been quite some time since we've had a 360 ST in the shop and we were immediately reminded of how cool...
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Brondel A-2 Amazon Rosewood

We're excited to have a new A-2 from luthier Laurent Brondel in stock -- his guitars are highly sought after, and we typically only receive one or two a year! This time around, we went with Amazon Rosewood for the back & sides and left the bulk of the last A-2's platform unchanged (that was a custom guitar, made to exhibit at a show, but sounded so good we thought it'd be best to leave well...
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Arcara D1 Custom Flamed Mahogany / Adirondack

This beautiful custom D1 from Maine's Matthew Arcara has got to be one of the best deals in the guitar world right now! Constructed from a stunning set of Flamed Mahogany and a master-grade Adirondack Spruce top, this guitar has all the presence, power and tone you'd find in a vintage Martin -- and its worksmanship and beauty are highly refined. Matt has workd closely with renowned builder, John...
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Collings Guitars Collings 290 Aged Oxblood w/Throbaks

"Every day we try to make a better guitar, every day. You're trying to reach for more, trying to do better, not trying to do the same. A lot of companies are trying to do the same, and that's okay - that's their deal. We're trying to stretch that. Our goal is a little more." - Bill Collings The 290 model from Austin, TX-based Collings Guitars perfects a classic, simple formula: a slab mahogany...
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Santa Cruz OM-45 Cocobolo & Bearclaw European Spruce

This Santa Cruz OM-45 has been a year in the making ~ and to say we're pleased with the results would be the understatement of said year! Beautifully constructed from Cocobolo highly "bearclawed" European Spruce, this guitar is a feast for the eyes & the ears. There's intricacy of build to take in everywhere, from the way the pearl inlay pops against the reddish hues of the sides, to the wild...
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Carr Amplifiers Carr Skylark, Black

"We strive to design and build amps with a distinct character, sonic personality, flexibility, and practical features that will inspire you to create your very own signature sound at volume levels appropriate for home, studio, and stage." - Steve Carr The Skylark from Carr Amplifiers is an awesome choice for players that need both a home amp and the ability to cover rehearsals and/or small gigs....
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Goodall RCJ Bearclaw German Spruce & Rosewood

James Goodall and his son, Luke, are a guitar team to be reckoned with. The combination of James' old world knowledge and his son's natural affinity to modern craftsmanship have brought Goodall Guitars to a new pinnacle of acoustic engineering. This most recent RCJ offering is a veritable powerhouse of tone. It overflows with sparkle and crystal clear overtones. Incredibly responsive and...
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