The Music Emporium
Joe Caruso
781-860-0049
Lexington, MA
2:50 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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Collings Guitars Collings City Limits CL Deluxe Black Satin w/Throbak ER-MXV's

$6,450
"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 Check out our newest Collings City Limits Deluxe, finished in a stunning Black Satin finish! We can't...
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Lowden Sheeran W01 Cedar & Walnut

$825
We are excited to host the new Lowden "Sheeran" models at TME! Based on the "Wee" Lowden design in conjunction with Ed Sheeran, the new W02 packs a huge punch in a small, portable outfit. The visually striking Walnut is topped with cedar for a warm, rich sound. Equipped with a LR Baggs Element VTC for gig ready capability and a satin finish for breathable protection, this little canon is ready to...
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Lowden Sheeran S04 Cutaway Spruce & Figured Walnut w/ Pickup & Bevel

$1,345
Based on Lowden's hugely successful Lowden S (small) body, The Sheeran by Lowden S models deliver a surprisingly deep voice that belies their size. All the S series feature solid wood tops with a selection of tone woods for the body, a cutaway, and a soundbox bevel. The S04 starts to ramp up the cool factor with a cutaway and soundbox bevel for added comfort. With a solid Spruce top, Walnut body...
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Lowden Wee WL-35 12-Fret Walnut & Driftwood Cedar

$5,475
The Lowden 12-fret lineup has been expanded to include their "Wee" sized instruments! This WL-35 in 12-Fret Walnut & Driftwood Cedar is our first 12-fret Wee Lowden; and it's immediately apparent why the design and the model go so well together. What Lowden says: This year we round off our 12 Fret collection with the Wee Lowden. Based off of our existing F, S and WL body shapes, the 12 Fret...
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Taylor 322ce Sunburst

$2,199
We love the Taylor 322ce for its incredible looks, feel and tone -- there's no better choice if you're looking for a mahogany-topped guitar that'll sound and look great on stage. From Taylor: The mahogany-top cutaway Grand Concert 322ce will appeal to rootsy fingerstyle players craving a comfortable playing experience. The 24-7/8-inch neck makes fretting and bending strings easier, while the...
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Magnatone Twilighter 1x12

$2,699
If you've never played a Magnatone - vintage or new - you're in for a treat. This brand new 1x12 Magnatone Twilighter is incredibly inspiring to play through. Lush is a term that instantly comes to mind when hitting your first chord...imagine a 2 flavor UniVibe-esq vibrato circuit (square wave and sine wave), controllable by an optional Mission Engineering EP-1 expression pedal that controls the...
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Swart Amplifier Co. Swart MOD84 Black/Vox Cloth, w/Celestion Ruby

$1,999
"I might as well confess that I'm really an old school guy, totally hooked on the character of vintage stuff. From my 1912 bungalow house to my VW bugs, blue or black Chuck Taylors, tube amps, classic motorcycles and old vintage longboards. I like just about everything from the '50s and '60s." - Michael Swart (Tone Report interview) Michael Swart has been building beautiful, vintage-minded amps...
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Seeders Instruments Seeders 12” Curly Maple Dobson Special

$3,600
Just-in from our long awaited batch of banjos from Seeders Instruments is this stunning 12" Curly Maple Dobson Special! Will Seeders's gifts as a woodworker and engraver are on full display and the playability and tone of this banjos ranks it among the best in our inventory. Gorgeous curly maple neck and rim, aged brass hardware, and Dobson-style tone ring. With Superior hard case. Curly...
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Grez Guitars Mendocino, Flame Maple w/Lollar Imperials

$2,925
California-based Barry Grzebik is a bit of a modern renaissance man. Prior to guitar building, Barry was Director of Engineering for Apogee Sound where he designed, and oversaw the design, of everything from rack-mount digital signal processors to power amplifiers and critically acclaimed professional loudspeakers. His guitar company also partners with the Redwood Forest Foundation, Inc. which...
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Lowden Guitars Lowden F-35 Walnut & Redwood (Used)

$4,400
Gently used Lowden F-35 just in on consignment! The 35 series features premium wood upgrades with an understated aesthetic making it the perfect option for a player looking for a pure tone. The Redwood is noticeably warmer than spruce with plenty of fundamental while the Walnut helps retain projection. Excellent condition with no signs of wear, if you saw this one hanging on the wall you might...
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2018 Thorn Guitars Thorn Grantura, Cherry Red ()

$5,500
California based Ron Thorn, now a Principal Master Builder at Fender's Custom Shop, is well known in the boutique guitar world for his creative, extremely well made solid body electric guitars under his former company's name, Thorn Guitars. He has also been the Fender Custom Shop's sole inlay provider, under Thorn Inaly, since the mid-90s. Which is to say, the man knows (more than) a thing or two...
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Collings OM1JL Adirondack Sunburst Julian Lage Signature Model

$6,750
We're huge fans of the amazing young guitarist, Julian Lage, here at TME, so the news that Collings was going to formally produce his signature model based on the guitar they made for him was a most welcome development! The Collings OM1JL is the result of Bill's tireless efforts to provide Julian with a touring guitar that would match his 1939 Martin 000-18 in tone, neck feel and vibe while...
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Grez Guitars Folsom w/Tele Bridge, Dark Natural

$2,480
California-based Barry Grzebik is a bit of a modern renaissance man. Prior to guitar building, Barry was Director of Engineering for Apogee Sound where he designed, and oversaw the design, of everything from rack-mount digital signal processors to power amplifiers and critically acclaimed professional loudspeakers. His guitar company also partners with the Redwood Forest Foundation, Inc. which...
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Sheeran by Lowden S03

$1,290
Based on Lowden's hugely successful Lowden S (small) body, The Sheeran by Lowden S models deliver a surprisingly deep voice that belies their size. All the S series feature solid wood tops with a selection of tone woods for the body, a cutaway, and a soundbox bevel. The S03 starts to ramp up the cool factor with a cutaway and soundbox bevel for added comfort. With a solid cedar top, Santos...
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Fender Custom Shop '63 Telecaster Custom, 3TSB

$4,080
"Originally my work was design, modification, repair, and custom building. I guess you would say the objectives were durability, performance, and tone." - Leo Fender We are very excited to welcome the Fender Custom Shop to The Music Emporium! Our goal with these builds was to, in essence, retell the Fender story while also tipping our hat to the players who made them famous. Each mark, ding, or...
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Koll Guitar Co. Koll Duo Glide Walnut, w/Arcane P-90s

$4,895
"I didn't want to make Telecasters or Stratocasters or Les Paul copies, I wanted to do my own thing. Because these are original shapes, I had the flexibility to do anything I wanted." -Saul Koll We understand Saul nicknamed this beautiful Duo Glide "70's Hi-Fi" and it does indeed recall the wood panels, chrome, and black accents of old-school hi-fi setups we grew up with. Those systems where we...
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Koll Guitar Co. Koll Duo Glide Birdseye, Orange w/Novak Pickups

$4,895
"I didn't want to make Telecasters or Stratocasters or Les Paul copies, I wanted to do my own thing. Because these are original shapes, I had the flexibility to do anything I wanted." -Saul Koll Saul Koll's "Glide" body shape continually proves to be a versatile and timeless design, a fact that's reinforced with every guitar we receive from the Portland, OR-based master builder. Whether exploring...
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1937 Martin 00-18H Sunburst ()

$9,500
We're happy to have this lovely 1937 Martin 00-18H in inventory! It started life as a Hawaiian-style guitar (hence the "H" in the model designation), and was converted by TJ Thompson some years ago (before the current owner took possession). As you'd imagine, the neck set, fret work (bar frets) and new saddle are are best-of-the-best caliber; and the guitar is good to go for years to come....
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2002 Collings MT2 Dark Sunburst ()

$2,950
Just in, and we're betting it won't last long! This pre-owned Collings MT2 mandolin is from fairly early in their mandolin production (serial 228); and it's labeled "MT2-R" ~ "R" for "Red Spruce." It's been played, and gigged, a lot over its lifetime, but remains in very good overall condition. It bears signs of playwear across its surfaces, and a strap button and K&K Pure Mini pickup have...
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Retrograde Guitars Retrograde Corralitos, #11

$4,600
"The goal of Retrograde Guitars is to explore the potential of the electric laminate top guitar, and to create a unique instrument with a clear and open voice. The design draws from the early jazz boxes of the 30s & 40s and the catalog guitars of the 50s & 60s. By using vacuum press technology, hand-carved necks, hand-rubbed colors and home-brewed varnishes, I combined modern building...
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2009 Lowden O-25 ()

$3,200
Very clean 2009 Lowden O-25 just into the shop on trade! This is an unaltered example of the model, with Indian Rosewood back & sides and a Cedar top -- a great tonewood combination whether you're a rhythm strummer or fingerpicker. Overall excellent condition ~ just some faint marks on the pickguard, but otherwise very, very clean. Priced with its original hard case. Indian Rosewood back...
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Collings MF5 Birdseye Maple Honey Amber

$9,550
Gorgeous new Collings MF5 mandolin just into the shop! So what makes this one NAMM worthy? Halfway through the photo gallery, we think you'll discover the answer. We've learned from NAMM shows past not to walk past Birdseye Maple mandolins without grabbing them: wood like this simply doesn't come around very often, and it unfailingly results in the most powerful instruments you'll eve hear. This...
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Lowden S-23 Walnut & Red Cedar

$4,295
This Lowden S-23 has great tone and surprising power for a diminutively sized guitar. The sound is full, rich, and woody. The more you play this instrument the more you want to keep playing it! The Walnut back and sides showcase some nice sapwood detail and the Cedar top pairs with it wonderfully. Priced with Ameritage Hard Case. Red Cedar Top Walnut Back & Sides 1 3/4" Nut Ameritage...
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~1930 Santa Cruz OM Grand "The Tree" & 1930's Adirondack Spruce Custom

$19,899
This guitar is the first time we've waded into the pool of Santa Cruz's old-growth (cut in the 1930's Adirondack Spruce) -- and after one strum of this beauty, it's hard not to reach for the phone and change all our existing orders. As you can likely see from the photos, the top wood is about as cosmetically perfect as it gets; and its combination of strength and responsiveness is unmatched...
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1934 Gibson L-5 ()

$11,500
The model name L-5 has become synonymous not only with jazz guitar but the very word guitar itself. Right there with D-28's and J-45's, the original Gibson L-5 set the standard for what a jazz guitar should be. It also stands along with the F-5 as Lloyd Loar's crowning achievement with Gibson. Still in production today, almost 100 years since its introduction, and oft-imitated by the many of...
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Lowden Baritone O-50 Fan Fret Fiddleback Mahogany & Alpine Spruce

$8,620
When you've got a set of fiddleback mahogany this gigantic, it's time to go big or go home! Witness this O-50 Baritone from Lowden Guitars (tuned B-E-A-D-F#-B) featuring a beautiful Alpine Spruce top to go with those aforementioned back & sides. This tonewood combination is a tried-and-true winner on nearly all of Lowden's body sizes, but it works particularly well on a guitar this large. The...
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2019 Suhr Guitars Suhr Classic Antique, Roasted, Olympic White ()

$2,500
Suhr Classic Antique, Roasted, Olympic White (2019) Roasted Alder, 2-piece Olympic White lacquer, light aged Roasted Maple neck, satin finish, 56 Big V carve (.88-.98) Indian Rosewood fingerbaord 16" radius 22 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets Clay dots 1.650" nut width, Tusq Suhr Locking tuners Gotoh hardtail bridge Parchment pickguard SSV neck pickup, V70 middle pickup, SSH Plus bridge pickup...
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~1960 Silvertone 1446 (1960's)

$1,200
Whoa! A Silvertone at The Music Emporium? Yep. We love all kinds of guitars and will usually have some gems like this 1960's 1446 Model in the shop, though many sell before we have a chance to put them on our website. Fortunately, we were able to snap some pics of this beauty in time! The 1446 is commonly referred to as the Chris Isaak model due to his association with the instrument at the...
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Collings MT2-O Italian Spruce Honey Amber

$4,750
This is a stunningly beautiful mandolin with a golden-clear tone to match. We've had a harder and harder time getting Italian Spruce mandolins from Collings due to a limited wood supply, so we leapt at the opportunity to grab this one from the 2020 NAMM Show. This is the ideal instrument for Celtic, old-time and world music, with more volume and punch than any other oval-hole mandolin on the...
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Nik Huber Guitars Huber Dolphin II w/F-Hole Burl Maple, Stone Grey

$11,235
"Building guitars with your own hands, as good as possible and beyond, is nothing a career counselor suggests in high-school (at least not a responsible-minded one). Guitar making is more a calling than a profession, but it is not about 'more, more'. Our constant craving is better, better, better." - Nik Huber Nik and the crew at Huber Guitars totally outdid themselves with this Burl Maple topped...
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