The Music Emporium
Joe Caruso
781-860-0049
Lexington, MA
9:01 AM
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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2007 DeTemple Spirit Series '52

$4,500
We're very excited to have our first Michael DeTemple guitar in the shop, and what a killer guitar it is! A stunning, near-mint 2007 Spirit Series '52. Michael's guitars are legendary and considered by many to be some of the best Fender-style guitars you can get. Having worked for the likes of Dylan, Clapton, Neil Young, Ron Wood, Pete Townshend..the list goes on...in both the studio and on...
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2014 Santa Cruz DPW Custom Figured Mahogany / Adirondack

$5,700
This incredible figured mahogany D/PW from Santa Cruz is back in the shop on consignment (sorry--no trades). Decked out with rosewood body bindings a la the great early Martin D-18s of 1934, this is the kind of guitar that reminds you what the craftspeople at Santa Cruz are capable of: float-away-on-air light and hugely resonant. We selected the beautiful figured mahogany for this guitar, and the...
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2011 Gustavsson Bluesmaster Special

$3,550
"Oh, I've heard these aren't that great, you know, the Premier Builders Guild ones." My friend, you've been lied to. These are incredible guitars and an incredible value. Gene Baker and his team built all of the PBG guitars which included other high-end brands: Koll, Fano, etc...The idea behind the PBG company was to reduce the cost of these brand's guitars, allowing each individual builder to...
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Martin 000-42 Madagascar Ambertone Custom

$7,499
From the Custom Shop, this knockout Martin 000-42 features an hand-picked Madagascar rosewood, an Adirondack Spruce top, hide glue construction, and flamed Koa bindings to round out its sumptuous visual presentation. Tonally, it's on the exceedingly rich-sounding side of the spectrum, with a dark voice, warm powerful bass and the cascade of overtones you'd expect from a Martin guitar of this...
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2012 Collings OM1A Varnish

$4,500
Just in on trade! This beautiful-looking Collings OM1A Varnish has the big, wide open sound that would delight any player looking for that endlessly versatile OM. The characteristic Collings punch and articulation is really amped up by the soft varnish finish, which seems to let the entire guitar "breathe" a bit more. It's been played, and remains in very good condition, though it does carry one...
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1931 Gibson L-0

$4,000
This 1931 Gibson L-0 is a fantastic player's guitar for anyone investigating mahogany-top vintage guitars. The guitar has been heavily played, and looks like it's had a neck set at some point in the past. It plays easily, with minimal neck relief and its original bar frets. Original bridge and bridge plate present, with minimal top bellying (the top on this guitar is very thin, and we've got...
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1958 Martin 00-18

$3,300
This 1958 Martin 00-18 comes to us from the original owner -- a colorful local character who spent much of his youth organizing country music concerts and gigging around as a wannabe-Hank Williams. He kept the guitar in very fine shape over the years -- adding a Barcus Berry pickup to it at one point when plugging in became a necessity. The original bridge had been shaved down dramatically when...
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1949 Gibson L-7N

$5,000
Gibson introduced the L-7 in 1932 as a more affordable version of their very popular L-5. Similar in everything but cosmetics, the L-7 became one of their most popular archtops and is still favored today by players looking for an affordable jazz box with that vintage warmth and projection. This 1949 version is exceptionally clean and a rare natural finish. We looked the guitar over very...
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1935 Gibson L-10

$3,750
Great sounding 1935 Gibson L-10, which would be a dynamite instrument for a player who doesn't need a mint condition guitar. Carved Spruce top, Maple body & mahogany neck, rosewood fingerboard and bridge. A minor center seam crack repaired at TME and a hairline crack in the back of the headstock are its only issues. The playability and tone are first rate. It's worth noting that this is a...
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2015 Suhr Classic T Antique

$2,600
This relic'd Classic T is a decidedly modern take on the classic Telecaster and easily lives up to John Suhr's legendary reputation for building flawless, easy to play, great sounding instruments. The twin Suhr Thornbucker humbuckers, 9-12" radius, roasted maple neck, 22 frets, Suhr Locking tuners, and "chopped" Wilkinson T-style bridge will appeal to players who love the look of a Tele but...
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2014 Suhr Classic Antique S Custom

$2,450
From the collection of a phenomenal local player (and former Suhr endorsee) comes this equally phenomenal 2014 Classic Antique S Custom! One of the things we're really digging about this Classic S is how vintage it feels. There is a decidedly early 60s Strat feel, down to the factory installed Fender vintage-style bridge and 60s inspired Suhr V60LP pickups, which is not what we've come to...
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1975 Fender Telecaster®

$3,100
This is a fantastic playing, sounding, and looking mid-70's Tele. The setup is spot on and feels great with low action and no fret wear. This Tele does that wonderful "kraaaang" we all love when playing through an edge-of-breakup Fender amp with the bridge pickup on and picking back by the saddles very well. You're in Junior Brown territory in no time! Or, like all great Teles, you can easily...
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1973 Fender Stratocaster®

$2,300
Really vibey 1973 Fender Strat just in. There's something undeniably cool about a naturally "relic'd" Strat, no? It creates such an inviting, cool vibe that makes you want to pick it up and play it for hours. This one is no exception... This '73 was recently setup and plays great. Acoustically, it's got a loud, snappy voice and is really resonant with great sustain. While it's shows some...
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Echopark The '62

$6,200
“I love Juniors, Teles, some of the Supros and Hagstrums and definitely old Gretches! Those elements combined to create my overall inspiration. The main thing that I wanted to do was to figure out how to make an improved one from start to finish 100% by hand. I want to use my hands, eyes and ears to select and build every part of every instrument. That was the driving force in the idea behind...
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2017 Echopark La Carne Custom Koa

$6,650
“I love Juniors, Teles, some of the Supros and Hagstrums and definitely old Gretches! Those elements combined to create my overall inspiration. The main thing that I wanted to do was to figure out how to make an improved one from start to finish 100% by hand. I want to use my hands, eyes and ears to select and build every part of every instrument. That was the driving force in the idea behind...
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1940 Stromberg G-1

$8,000
Very clean & strong-sounding 1940 Stromberg G-1 just into the shop for consignment. The modestly appointed G-1 was a lower-rung guitar in Stromberg's lineup, but its sound and playability leave nothing to be desired. This guitar has been professionally refinished (not sure who did the work), refretted by Gruhn in Nashville, replacement Waverly tuners and an added strap button added. The...
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2016 Michael SPALT "Kalamare"

$6,000
"As much as I enjoy making a "traditional" instrument out of the finest "tonewoods", I also love making instruments which push the boundaries and open new possibilities to musicians willing to explore and expand the scope of their music. The influences manifested in the Totemguitar line, to date close to 400 instruments, go back to Dada, Surrealism, collage and assemblage art, Pop art, and...
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2017 Michael SPALT Vienna Style Gate Guitar #36

$5,140
"As much as I enjoy making a "traditional" instrument out of the finest "tonewoods", I also love making instruments which push the boundaries and open new possibilities to musicians willing to explore and expand the scope of their music. The influences manifested in the Totemguitar line, to date close to 400 instruments, go back to Dada, Surrealism, collage and assemblage art, Pop art, and...
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