The Music Emporium
Joe Caruso
Lexington, MA
6:48 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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Yanuziello Goldtop

Any day a new Yanuziello arrives at the shop is a good day - these guitars elicit a lot of excitement from TME staff as well as our regular customers. Though you don't see these everywhere, you immediately know you're holding a special guitar when you first pick one up. Spend 5 minutes playing it, and you will find yourself being drawn in. They're very addictive to play - exceptionally musical,...
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Coppersound Pedals Daedalus Dual Reverb

We're excited to welcome Coppersound Pedals to The Music Emporium! Based in Easton, Massachusetts, the team at Coppersound Pedals have developed several very well designed pedals that we think will appeal to electric players seeking versatile, great sounding, easy-to-dial-in pedals. The first pedal on offer is the plate reverb-voiced Daedalus Dual Reverb. The pedalboard friendly design of the...
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1961 Fender® Stratocaster®

In on consignment, we have this wonderful, sunburst 1961 Fender Stratocaster. A two-owner guitar, this excellent condition example was reported to have been refinished by Fender in 1965. The finish remains in incredible shape with only a few light scratches and the occasional indentation scattered across the body. This is a fantastic playing guitar that has a great feel. Tones? Glorious. The...
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Martin OM-28 Authentic 1931

Martin OM-28 Authentics are here! Well, technically, it's the OM-28 Authentic 1931 model, which features their new VTS torrefied Adirondack Spruce top and bracing. Martin's new "Vintage Gloss" finish is a highlight too--featuring a significantly less glossy lustre, yet nowhere near a satiny texture. In short--it's a great idea in the name of the vintage-inspired aesthetic of the Authentic series,...
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Koll Junior Glide

"At Koll, we see guitar making as an ongoing conversation between builders and players and we use that feedback to continue to improve our designs and approach. Our clients include David Torn, Elliot Sharp, Bill Frisell, Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Henry Kaiser, Isaac Brock (Modest Mouse), Peter Holmstrom (Dandy Warhols), Hershel Yatovitz (Chris Isaak), Kenny Greenberg (Kenny Chesney), and many...
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Santa Cruz OM-42 Adirondack& Brazilian Custom

This custom Santa Cruz Brazilian Rosewood OM has been well over a year in the making ~ and it's been worth every minute. The pictures will tell the story of this guitar's stunning looks and craftsmanship, so let's focus on what really matters: tone. This is simply an incredible-sounding instrument, one that's remarkably lightweight for a Brazilian OM. The voice has an incredible mix of pure,...
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2016 Suhr Custom T 24

When the folks at Suhr set out to make a show-stopper guitar, they do not disappoint! This 2016, indistinguishable-from-new Custom T 24 is a stunning instrument in every regard. Like all Suhr guitars, the build quality, feel, and tones are off the charts great - these guitars simply play themselves and are impeccably setup from the factory. A limited run of guitars, this Custom T 24 sports a...
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Gilchrist F4 Jr. in next-to-unplayed condition just into the shop! There's one small indentation near the soundhole, but otherwise the mandolin shines like new. Meticulously well made, with the gorgeous, singing sound that has a made Gilchrist mandolins the envy of many pickers worldwide. Priced with its original "Robin's Egg Blue" Calton Case, which still contains the original unused Gilchrist...
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1997 Guild® Artist Award™

Just in on consignment...a beautiful 1997 Guild Artist Award archtop. Made by Guild's top luthiers at the old Westerly, RI factory, these models represented a very high level of craftsmanship at a price point that working pros can afford. It is indeed a fantastic guitar with fit and finish typically found on more deluxe models: 9-ply bindings, triple-bound F holes, inner bindings on the rich...
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Martin 00-18 Authentic 1931 VTS

The new Martin 00-18 Authentic is in stock! This is a wonderfully built little guitar -- light as air, hugely resonant and deep-sounding beyond belief. Featuring a torrefied Adirondack Spruce top, solid Mahogany back & sides and all-hide-glue construction, the 00-18 Authentic has the ability to pack a punch as a small-bodied flatpicking guitar and sound sweet and airy as a fingerpicker. A...
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1928 Martin 00-21

Lovely-sounding 1928 Martin 00-21 just into the shop! This guitar is original but for its replacement bridge (by New Hampshire's Jack O'Brien), and it's crack-free. The original bridgeplate is still intact, but exhibits two plugged holes from a previously bolted-on bridge (hence the current replacement). The guitar plays very well, whether flatpicked or fingerpicked, and has a gorgeous, woody...
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Martin CS-OM True North Limited Edition

Limited to only 50 instruments, the Martin CS-OM True North features highly figured Koa back and sides and an Adirondack Spruce soundboard which produce a lush yet well-balanced tone. The guitar's back features a spectacular compass design inlaid with flamed jarrah, Claro walnut, waterfall Bubinga and Paua pearl. The ebony headstock veneer is inlaid with the True North design as well (solid...
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Taylor 320e

Dreadnought lovers in search of a potent picking partner will likely find themselves drawn to the strong, clear sounds of the mahogany-topped 320e. The sapele back and sides share many of mahogany’s tonal and visual properties, and the mahogany top promises a strong, clear response to players with a driving attack, especially in the upper midrange. The non-cutaway design and understated...
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ASHER Marc Ford Signature

We're really excited to have our first Marc Ford Signature Asher in the shop! What an amazingly cool, soulful, tone-filled guitar! Vaguely reminiscent of the Burns Bison visually, this guitar is Marc's vision of a Gibson Jr. / Stratocaster hybrid, with Bill Asher's brilliant guitar making and design skills to make it so. One-piece mahogany body, P90s, long-scale, tremolo, and tone-styler. The...
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Taylor K26CE Koa

Hawaiian koa’s captivating beauty is matched by a tone that blossoms over time, especially in the midrange. Its voice is bright and focused, with warm overtones that slowly emerge, adding sweetness and depth. Premium all-wood appointments, led by the Island Vine fretboard inlay, celebrate the wood’s natural appeal. Priced with hard case from Taylor! Full Details Hawaiian Koa top, back &...
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Collings OM3 Honduran Rosewood/ Adirondack Spruce Cutaway

As part of Collings' expanding tonewood roster, they're offering a limited number of Honduran Rosewood instruments. We jumped at the chance to order a great Honduran fingerstyle guitar and see how it stacks up to Brazilian. The verdict? It's right there with it. This OM3 Adirondack generates symphonic overtones, yet it has a woody, clean sound that lacks the sometimes 'metallic' fundamental of a...
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1966 Fender® Mustang®

The Fender Mustang. Players as diverse as Andrian Belew, Kurt Cobain, and Norah Jones (to name only a few) have called on Fender's short-scale "student model" due to its cool looks, interesting tones, and ease of play. This all original 1966 Mustang is in excellent condition with only some weather checking and a few dings here and there to give away its age. The neck is currently set up with a...
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Collings 360 LT M w/P90s & Mastery Vibrato

The newest model in the already great Collings 360 line - the 360LT M - is simply a blast to play. While clearly tipping the hat to the legendary Jazzmaster, Collings has also brought something entirely its own to the table. Think Jazzmaster-meets-LP Special, and you'll start to hint at what this guitar is capable of. Beautiful cleans, jangly indie-rock approved overdriven tones...this guitar...
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Collings Statesman w TV Jones

Collings continues to knock it out of the park with each guitar they send us. Up next, this stunning Collings Statesman. While giving a nod to Gretsch-style guitars (hollow-body construction, a Bigsby, and TV Jones Filter'Tron style pickups), the Gretsch similarities end quickly once you have this guitar in your hands. Borrowing the Collings SoCo body shape, the Statesman is an incredibly...
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Waterloo WL-14X Jet Black w/ Truss Rod 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. Media sample reflects a previously sold WL-14X. Full Details Spruce...
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Eady EG Pro Figured Maple Top Hardtail

"There's an instant bond between you and the musicians you're building for." - Matt Eady Blending the best elements of traditional solid-body guitarmaking with the amenities and contours of the modern era, Matt Eady has provided guitarists with a contemporary style with all the benefits of the great sounding guitars of the 1950's. After working for both the Gibson Custom Shop and Bob Benedetto...
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Waterloo WL-14X Slim Neck w/Truss Rod

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. Media sample reflects a previously sold WL-14X. Full Details Spruce...
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Taylor 412e Rosewood Special Edition

This fingerstyle-friendly Grand Concert boasts the classic tonewood pairing of Indian rosewood back and sides with a Sitka spruce top, and like other Grand Concert body styles, features a slightly shorter 24-7/8-inch scale length to make reaching and fretting notes easier. The compact body is matched by a sonic footprint that will keep the overtones in check, giving the guitar clear tonal...
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Martin 00L-17

Martin's new 00L-17 in "Black Smoke" harkens back to the catalog guitars of yesteryear. Minimally appointed yet sturdily made, the 00L-17 offers that dry, woody sound of a vintage guitar in a great-looking affordable package. All solid woods, made in Nazareth, PA, and priced with hard case and lifetime warranty from C.F. Martin! Full Details Body type: 00-14 Fret Slope Shoulder Top wood:...
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Lowden S-50 Honduran & Adirondack

New guitars from Lowden are in stock! This S-50 in Honduran Rosewood and Adirondack Spruce is a gorgeously appointed, beautifully constructed guitar that plays like a dream. The compact body of the Lowden F model provides power and intimacy all at once, making it an extremely versatile instrument. It's a great instrumental guitar, but works wonderfully for vocal accompaniment as well. Have a...
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Lowden F-35 Mountain Rosewood & Alpine Spruce

New guitars from Lowden are in stock! This F-35 in Guatemalan Rosewood and Alpine Spruce is a sumptuous sounding guitar, masterfully constructed and superbly playable. The larger body of the Lowden F model provides huge, focused bass for instrumental work and lots of depth for rhythm playing in a Celtic context. Have a listen below, as the talented Lindsay Straw demonstrates it in our showroom!...
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Cervantes Fleta Signature Cedar/ Cocobolo

The Cervantes "Fleta" model is made in the style of the master Luthier Ignacio Fleta. Known for its robust tone, strong fundamental and complex overtones, the Fleta's slightly diminutive size shouldn't make you think it lacks for anything in the sound department. This instrument is appointed with Signature-level style, including Cocobolo back & sides and matching arm bevel. Priced with hard...
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1965 Fender® Stratocaster®

Few electric guitars are as awe-inspriring as a vintage Fender Stratocaster. We are talking about one of the most iconic electric guitars of all time after all. Some of the best players of all time have used the Strat as their tool of choice, creating truly timeless music in the process. This 1965 Sunburst Strat elicits lots of oohs and aahs upon opening the case. It is a really fun and...
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1956 Fender® Telecaster®

Our vintage collection is growing quickly and our latest addition is this all original, no issues, no excuses 1956 Fender Telecaster with original case. This guitar has an amazing vibe - highly resonant, light-weight, and just the right amount of play wear to add extra mojo (even the case has some serious mojo!!). Call or email us anytime for an in-hand description, with any questions, or to...
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Collings SoCo LC w/Dogear P90s

Our latest Collings SoCo embodies a distinct 60s vibe in both looks and tone, courtesy of a pair of Lollar dogear P90 pickups (normally you see humbuckers on a SoCo so this is a bit more unusual to find). This is a very versatile guitar capable of that classic midrange P90 growl when played clean and/or pushing the front end of a good tube amp (think Chuck Berry or JD McPherson tones) all the way...
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