The Music Emporium
Joe Caruso
781-860-0049
Lexington, MA
7:35 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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1988 Schoenberg Soloist Brazilian

$7,500
This Dana-Bourgeois-built Schoenberg Soloist dates to 1988, and features some beautiful Brazilian Rosewood back and sides! The Spruce top is likely Sitka, given the noticeable bearclaw figure. The guitar has been played extensively, and carries a few significant dings across its surfaces (please see photos for details). Minor lacquer checking, consistent with age and the thin finish with which...
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1940 Gibson J-35

$9,500
This cannon of a 1940 Gibson J-35 has all the elements everyone looking for a great old jumbo is looking for: huge, rumbling tone, just enough mojo to keep the price away from the stratosphere ... and "Tommy" inlaid on the fingerboard. OK, maybe not everyone is looking for that last spec, but it's darn cool nonetheless. This guitar has been played hard, and carries the surface wear and sound to...
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2013 Claxton Malabar Brazilian Rosewood & Italian Spruce

$11,000
We love Ed Claxton's guitars here at TME. And given how few instruments Mr. Claxton puts out, it's not every day we see something as handsome as this Brazilian Rosewood "Malabar." Claxton guitars seem to epitomize a laid-back California handsomeness: the design is understated yet bold, with a focus on organic elements. The tonewoods are world-class: an exceptional set of master-grade Brazilian...
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2017 Collings OM1A Cutaway Pete Huttlinger 2nd Edition

$4,500
Pre-owned Collings OM1A Pete Huttlinger model just into the shop! If you missed out on the limited run of these guitars last year, pounce on this one: it's virtually mint, super light weight and very responsive. The sound is robust and clear, with a great "airy" quality throughout the entire tonal spectrum. Immaculate craftsmanship, as we've come to expect from all things Collings. With its...
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2007 Collings 0-41

$4,500
Beautiful-looking little Collings 0-41, with Mahogany back & sides and Sitka Spruce top. This is a player's guitar, and has clearly been put to good use these last ten years! Please see our photos, as there's noticeable wear on the pickguard, top and back we've attempted to document in the photos. Gorgeous, deep-toned sunburst finish, -41-style abalone purflings and Torch headstock inlay. Gold...
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1966 Martin 00-18

$2,900
We purchased this 1966 Martin 00-18 from the original owner and sent it to Glenn Nichols (builder of Retrograde Guitars, and former head of finish at Santa Cruz Guitars) for a neck reset and setup work. It's back, and ready for a new home, with action sitting right at 3/32" on the bass side and 2/32" on the treble side (measured at the 12th fret). The neck set will allow for lower action if...
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2013 John Bolin '56 LP-Style

$4,900
We're very excited to have our first guitar from legendary builder John Bolin in the shop - a stunning '56 LP-syle! Since 1978, Bolin has built some of the most innovative guitars in rock n roll history. A list of their satisfied customers include - Billy F. Gibbons (most, if not all, of those incredibly cool / wild guitars Billy plays on stage were built by John), Jimmy Page, Steve Miller,...
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Pete Cornish SS-3

$700
For those new to this legendary effects wizard, let's just say Pete is the man all the pros turn to. We don't mean said pros pose in magazine ads holding his pedals and that's that, Pete designs and builds the touring pedalboards for...ready for it? Jimmy Page, David Gilmour, Brian May, Mark Knopfler, Robert Fripp, Steve Hacket, Andy Summers, Chrissie Hynde, Robbie McIntosh, Noel Gallagher, Tony...
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BJFE Little Red Trebler

$375
Bjorn Juhl is the mastermind behind Swedish-based BJFE pedals and we're really excited to have this used Little Red Trebler in the shop! Most will recognize the Mad Professor brand....Bjorn designed these products but didn't make them himself. This discontinued pedal has been explained as a "Fender amp bright switch in a box" - a pretty apt description, except there aren't any...
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2010 S.B. Macdonald ResoDream

$1,900
Our first SB MacDonald ResoDream guitar from 2010 just in on consignment! The ResoDream is the ultimate blend of a resonator and an electric guitar. Deep, full resonator tones - perfect for blues, rock, country, or any combination of these styles - are possible with this like new guitar. Made custom per order, these fine electric resonator guitars have been played by Lucinda Williams, Robert...
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2010 Steve Grimes Bluesette

$7,500
**Please see our site for more pics** Meticulously crafted "Bluesette" from famed luthier, Steve Grimes. While it's been played, it remains in excellent overall condition with only a few minor dings on the top. This is a big, resonant and loud guitar -- a great fit for a jazz guitarist looking for the versatility of bringing their professional-grade gigging instrument to an acoustic jam...
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2018 Michael Spalt Glass Flower Garden NAMM 2018

$14,930
**Please see our site for more pics** We were thrilled to grab this incredibly intricate and unique guitar from Michael Spalt at the 2018 NAMM show. As one of the foremost examples of his incomparable artistry, there is simply so much going with this guitar. The central theme of this particular instrument is of a child's wandering through the strange and mysterious "Glass Flower Garden." ...
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2012 Ronin Betty

$2,600
2012 Ronin Betty 10 % off
Ronin guitars have made quite a name for themselves with their inventive guitar designs and goldfoil pickups. Players like David Torn, Keith Urban, John Shanks, and dozens of others rely on the work of this CA-based company and we're thrilled to have our first one in the shop! While Ronin's lineup trends toward more forward-thinking designs (see: Mirari, Songbird, Morningstar, etc...), the...
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2002 Gibson ES-175

$3,200
**Please see our site for more pics** Gorgeous 2002 ES-175 in on consignment! One of (if not the) most popular jazz guitars of all time, the workhorse ES-175 is lauded for it's tone, playability, and build quality. The wide range of players that have called on the 175 are certainly a testament to its musicality - Joe Pass, Pat Metheny, Kenny Burrell, Steve Howe...the list goes on and on....
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1966 Gibson ES-175

$3,700
1966 Gibson ES-175 10 % off
Beautiful 1966 ES-175 just in! This guitar has such a wonderful vibe, you sense it from the moment you pick it up. It seems to have a bit more 50s DNA in it than other 60s 175's we've had. It's more alive and less clunky and heavy than others we've had pass through the shop to be sure. Playability is excellent and it's currently strung low and comfortable with flat-wounds. The nut width...
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2018 Creston Mustang

$4,100
**Please see our site for more pics and a video** Made a few hours north of TME in Burlington, VT, Creston builds each guitar to the customer's specs. Those customers include the likes of Kris Delmhorst, Jaleel Bunton (TV on the Radio), Mark Erelli, Ian Mackay (Fugazi), Jay Farrar (Son Volt), Zack Hickman (Josh Ritter), Henry Kaiser, Michael Millard (Froggy Botton Guitars), and dozens of...
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2018 Beard Resoluxe Cutaway

$2,400
**Please see our site for more pics** Paging all songwriters, session/side players, or anyone looking to add a new tool to their arsenal...Beard Resoluxe Double Cutaway just in! One of the coolest aspects of the Resoluxe is simply how fun and rewarding it is to play. Resonator guitars normally put up a bit of a fight - it's just part of the experience - but not so in this case. While you...
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1950 Gibson J-45

$5,500
Outstanding player's Gibson J-45 just into the shop! This guitar, produced in 1950, has been played heavily but remains crack-free. It's seen a bit of work during its time: replacement tuners, maple bridge plate and strap button installed/removed from neck heel. The bridge has been re-contoured at some point, but it's functional and looks good. The action favors a flatpicker: it measures 3.5/32"...
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2013 Collings City Limits

$3,250
Pre-owned Collings City Limits in Amber 'Burst just into the shop! This 2013 model has been lovingly played and maintained -- and it remains in excellent condition with no blemishes to speak of. Used CLs typically don't last very long; and if you're looking for the best LP-style guitar being made at the boutique level this is a great chance to grab one at a nicely discounted price. With its...
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1965 Fender Stratocaster

$30,000
**Please click-through to our website for extensive pics and a video** All-original 1965 Fender Stratocaster in a stunning Lake Placid Blue just in! Is there anything cooler than an aged Lake Placid Blue? Just gorgeous. Lightweight and very resonant, this guitar plays great and sounds fantastic. The frets are in great shape for their age and the electronics work as they should. Please...
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1964 Fender Stratocaster

$35,000
**Please click-through to our website for extensive pics and a video** All-original 1964 Fender Stratocaster in one of our favorite custom colors - Fiesta Red! (Michael Landau fans, this is the one and yes, we're a little giddy). Lightweight and very resonant, this guitar plays great and sounds fantastic. The frets are in great shape for their age and the electronics work as they...
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2014 Fender 1954 Stratocaster NOS

$2,995
Easily one of the nicest Custom Shop Strats to grace our shop just in on consignment! Being a 1954 reissue, this guitar sports a chunky, but incredibly comfortable, satin finished maple neck. Fat, yet perfectly shaped and never fatiguing, It's one of the most playable necks we've encountered on a Custom Shop guitar. This Sonic Blue '54 sounds fantastic plugged in. Chimey, articulate, but...
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2016 Michael SPALT "Kalamare"

$4,000
2016 Michael SPALT 33 % off
"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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