The Music Emporium
Joe Caruso
Lexington, MA
6:15 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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2013 John Bolin '56 LP-Style

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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1960 Gibson GA-40

Drool-worthy Gibson GA-40 just in on consignment! Originally conceived to be sold alongside Gibson's Les Paul solidbody guitar, the GA-40 has become a legend in its own right. Sporting a pair of 6v6 tubes, the GA-40 puts out around 14-16 watts of glorious vintage tone that's quite a bit louder than those numbers would have you believe. While there are gorgeous and complex clean tones on tap,...
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Pete Cornish SS-3

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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Analogman Clone Chorus

We're huge fan's of Connecticut-based Analogman and are proud to represent Mike Piera's pedals! Analogman Effects are legendary in the industry and for good reason - these are some of the best sounding, reliable, and well thought out pedals available today. The legendary Analogman Clone Chorus...looking for lush, analog chorus or faux Leslie tones? Not sure it gets much better than...
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FoxRox AquaVibe

FoxRox Electronics has built a very solid reputation in the pedal world and we're really exited to have this legendary, like-new, AquaVibe in the shop! From the FoxRox site... "AquaVibe is a compact vibe pedal that uses classic analog vibe circuitry to produce watery phase and vibrato sounds. It runs on 9 volts DC (external). Power input is protected and filtered and is internally converted...
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Castledine Supa MKI Fuzz

Killer sounding 1966 Supa Fuzz prototype replica just in - the Castledine Supa MKI Fuzz! The circuit has three OC75 germanium transistors and is similar to the MKI Tone Bender. The main difference is that the fuzz is fixed at maximum and the fuzz control in the Tone Bender (Attack) is replaced with a tone control (Filter). This is the reason for the fuzz control being mislabelled as "Filter"...
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BJFE Little Red Trebler

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

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

**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

**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

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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1981 Ibanez George Benson GB-10

One of Ibanez's longest running signature guitars, the Japanese-made George Benson Signature Model continues to be popular with jazz players who aren't afraid to add some volume to the mix (Kurt Rosenwinkel fans, read on...). Features include an arched spruce top, maple back and sides, 24 3/4" scale, 1 11/16" nut width, and a pair of floating humbuckers. Condition: Very good. This guitar has...
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Ian Anderson Standard Special

With over 20 years of experience in the craft, Ian started his professional career in the early '90s with noted builder and restoration expert Scott Lentz. He then went on to work for Taylor Guitars where he worked in just about every department, specializing in the art of CNC machining. His experience with Scott Lentz, the historic instruments that came through his shop, and his work at Taylor...
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2002 Gibson ES-175

**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

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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1955 Gibson L-7C "Hank Rodgers"

**Please see our site for more pics** Gorgeous '55 L-7C just into the shop on consignment! One of only 41 blonde L-7C's Gibson produced in 1955, this rare archtop has had quite an interesting life. The story has it that Hank Rodgers, a noted Canadian guitarist who toured with the likes of George Jones, Lefty Frizzell, and a host of other legendary county artists, owned this guitar...
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2016 Echopark El Cabillo Case Study

The Case Study series from Echopark Guitars represents the pinnacle of Gabriel Currie's work. In his own words: "These are select versions of my models and custom built one off creations. This is my opportunity to create solely as an Artist with no limitations on specs, dimensions, etc...In a nutshell they are 100% unique. I build these throughout the years and no detail is overlooked. They...
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1999 Boll Comins Chester Avenue

**Please visit our site for more pics** Pennsylvania-based luthier, Bill Comins, has built his reputation around exceptional attention to detail and it shows in this near mint 1999 Chester Avenue archtop. From the moment you take this guitar from its case you know you're holding a meticulously crafted, alive feeling instrument. It's lightweight, loud, and very resonant when played...
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2018 Creston Mustang

**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

**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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2017 Tom Bartlett Retrospec

**Please see our site for more pics** We're thrilled to have our first Tom Bartlett guitar in the shop - this stunning 2017 Retrospec model. Fan of 'Bursts? Don't want to sell your home to get one? Read on... In Bartlett's own words... "The Retrospec's design is the brainchild of the esteemed and talented Swedish industrial designer Magnus Malkersson, Kim Lafleur of Historic Makers, and...
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2017 B&G Guitars Little Sister Private Build

**Please visit our site for more pics** We just took this gently used 2017 Little Sister in on consignment and it's the first we've had in the stunning Atlantis Blue finish. Combined with gold hardware accents and a gorgeous mahogany body and neck, this is one sharp looking guitar. Elegant, but not overly precious. Very cool indeed. B&G makes an impeccable, detail-oriented instrument - the...
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2015 Collings 360 LT

Killer-sounding Collings 360 LT featuring Lollar Gold Foil pickups just into the shop! Overall condition is near-mint; and there's barely a swirl on the guitar's finish to distinguish it from something that's showroom-fresh. The Gold Foils provide beautiful, detailed punch, that can run the gamut from Frisell-inspired jazz tones to Crazy-Horse crunch depending on how you like to finesse the...
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1950 Gibson J-45

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

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

**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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1965 Fender Stratocaster

**Please click-through to our website for extensive pics and a video** A very unique, 1965 Fender Stratocaster in Olympic White w/tortoise guard and gold hardware just in! There's an amazing SRV at Austin City Limits vibe with this one, no? Lightweight and very resonant, this guitar plays great and sounds fantastic. It was professionally refretted at some point and the board looks to have...
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1964 Fender Stratocaster

**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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2015 Gibson Custom Johnny A Sunburst

This 2015 Gibson Custom Johnny A Sunburst might be one of our favorites of the one we've had pass through the shop! It's an example of a great, modern-production Gibson and the more traditional look is what really seals the deal for us. What initially grabs you is the look - familiar, yet a little different somehow. Upon further inspection you notice some really nice, subtle details: the...
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2015 Jackson McFly

This gently used 2015 Jackson McFly utilizes an original circuit based on the classic Tweeds and Blackfaces of yesteryear and has a staggering amount of flexibility, always with stellar results. The McFly's 6SN7 preamp tube replicates the the precursor to the modern 9 pin 12AX7 preamp tubes, giving it the wide frequency response it's known for. The preamp's two operating modes (50’s and 60’s)...
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