The Music Emporium
Joe Caruso
Lexington, MA
10:14 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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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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2013 Echopark El Cabillo #3

Fans of late 50s Gibson Juniors will find a lot to love about this 2013 Pelham Blue Echopark El Cabillo - serial number 3! What Gabriel Currie adds to the classic LP Jr / Special recipe with this El Cabillo is style, vibe, and a touch of modern versatility thinks to the fantastic sounding Filter'Tron neck pickup. This is an extremely resonant guitar that feels great in your hands the second...
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2017 Grosh NOS Vintage Tele Double Bound

Gently used double-bound Tele from Don Grosh just in on trade. We're huge fans of having more forward-thinking builders like Don working their magic within a more visually traditional format - hence the double-bound, 59 Burst look. Modern touches include locking tuners, 10" radius, semi-"chopped" Tele bridge, and 6150 frets. This is guitar is perfect for players who demand the highest level of...
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2017 Fender Custom Shop 1952 Heavy Relic Telecaster

There's something about the vibe of a well-worn Telecaster. Timeless, elegant, no frills, with plenty of stories to tell - it simply begs to be played. Case in point? Killer 2017 Fender Custom Shop 1952 Heavy Relic Telecaster just in on consignment! This relic'd Custom Shop Tele is lightweight and has a really resonant, snappy voice when played acoustically. We're loving the current setup...
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Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilt Dennis Galusz

Looking for a top-of-the-line Custom Shop Tele? Best-of-the-best? Read on... Fender's Masterbuilt series are the pinnacle of the Custom Shop's work. Master-builder Dennis Galuszka made this wonderful '55 Esquire Relic and the hands-on time is evident from the second you pick it up. There's just that extra 10% that's hard to put your finger on, but it's there. Having played so many guitars over...
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2018 Frank Brothers Custom Signature

We asked the Frank Brothers to make us a Goldtop guitar and man-oh-man....we are just knocked out by what they sent us! This customized Signature Model sports a chambered body design, satin back and neck (w/rounded fingerboard edges), Throbak '52/'54 P90s, and split parallelogram fingerboard inlays? Come. On. What more do you want? As we've said before, the moment you pick up a Frank...
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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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2014 Fender 1954 Stratocaster NOS

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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1959 Gibson Melody Maker 3/4 Size

This 3/4 size '59 Melody Maker we just took in on consignment is such a cool little guitar! We've been having a blast taking it for a spin through our trusty Victoria Vicky Verb - a killer combo, btw. Need a second guitar that lives in a funky altered tuning? Travel guitar? Kids want to learn how to play? One setup for slide guitar? It's currently set up beautifully and plays great, but you...
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Campellone Standard 16"

There's likely no better value in an American-made, solid-wood archtop than a Mark Campellone Standard. This 16” guitar in a beautiful dark cherry sunburst finish features a hand-carved spruce top, beautiful figured maple back & sides, Venetian cutaway and floating pickup. It's got a great, throaty archtop wallop when played acoustically, and zings to life with power and complexity of tone when...
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2017 Frank Brothers Signature

Our initial impression of the first Signature models we took delivery of last Fall was that it was masterfully made - flawless if we're honest - with tones and playability to match. We can say, without reservation, that impression remains. These are simply stunning guitars in every regard. The moment you pick up these guitars, you know you're in for something special - the quality is that...
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2004 Koll Duo Glide

The early 2000's were a special period for Koll Guitars, as Saul was devoting himself full-time to making instruments and experimenting with materials and process. Some very special guitars came out of this era, and this is definitely one of them. This guitar has been played over the years and shows some basic play wear. The pickup covers show scratching and finish wear, and there are various...
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2012 Collings OM1A Varnish

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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1975 Fender Telecaster

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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2016 Michael SPALT "Kalamare"

"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

"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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