The Music Emporium
Joe Caruso
Lexington, MA
11:49 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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Walrus Audio Julia Analog Chorus/Vibrato V2

Description The Julia is a fully analog, feature-rich chorus/vibrato packed with a wide array of tonal landscapes begging to be explored. Updated for 2020, Julia now has top mounted jacks, soft switch bypassing and updated art from Adam Forster. Julia is able to produce mild smooth chorus, to seasick vibrato and everywhere in between. With controls like Lag, Dry-Chorus-Vibrato Blend, and...
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Source Audio ZIO Analog Front End + Boost

Description When we first got hip to what our friends at Source Audio were cooking up in 2021, it made it really hard to keep quiet about it. Our local pedal pals have made their first ever analog pedal, and we couldn't be more excited to be a part of its introduction to the world! The ZIO is - at its core - a representation of everything we value in a toneful, responsive, and dynamic guitar...
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2019 Lowden

Description: Very gently pre-owned Lowden S-32 guitar just in to the shop on trade! For a smaller-bodied instrument, this guitar offers an incredible amount of power and thumpy low-end bass response. Lively enough for fingerstyle and robust enough for flatpicking, this guitar has exceptional clarity, and a warm and crisp tone that makes it hard to put down. Condition: Excellent, hardly any...
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Fender Custom Shop Jason Smith Masterbuilt Bass Arctic White 1 of 1

Description While we tend to focus more on the 6 string instruments here at TME, we can't deny a great bass, especially a great Fender Masterbuilt one-of-a-kind bass - this is not one you're going to see everyday! The Arctic White urethane finish on the two-piece alder body has a terrific worn-in look and feel. The satin finished, rift-sawn maple neck has a really comfortable '55 P Bass soft V...
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Taylor GTe Blacktop

The Taylor GTe Blacktop brings a stylish, all-solid-wood option to players seeking Taylor's signature brilliance of tone in a short-scale guitar. Walnut back and sides and a Sitka Spruce top produce tone we'd compare to a Mahogany guitar, but with added color in the high end. The GTe Blacktop is suitable to all styles of music and guitar playing, whether you're a strummer, fingerpicker, or...
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Taylor GT 611e LTD

Brand new Taylor 611e Limited in Maple and Sitka Spruce just into the shop! Taking its aesthetic cue from the striking 618, and its inspiration from the super-playable Grand Theater lineup, the 611e Limited offers players interested in a short-scale guitar an instrument that won't give up when you drive it hard! Sporting Taylor's ES2 electronics and housed in an AeroCase, the 611e Limited is...
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Taylor American Dream AD27e Flametop

Taylor's new American Dream addition, the AD27e Flametop, features all-Maple construction specifically aimed at producing a drier, strum-friendly sound. Whether you're mic'ing the guitar in a studio or on stage, the AD27e will deliver powerful, cutting & dry tone well-suited to heavy handed rhythm players and singer-songwriters driving a backup band. ES2 electronics are on board if you'd...
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2004 Collings

Description Gently used Collings MF5V available in the shop! All the appointments and tone of a standard MF5, but finished with a gorgeous oil-based varnish and bound ebony pickguard. Because varnish is a thinner and more flexible finish than lacquer, it allows the whole instrument to resonate more freely. This mandolin is an especially open and resonant example, with a crisp responsive low end...
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2014 Gibson

Description Looking for the classic J-200 tone in a slightly more compact size? The J-185 is widely considered the "Baby J-200", offering up much of that familiar maple-bodied tone in a more accessible format. This preowned example hails from the Custom Shop, and sports a lovely Red (Adirondack) Spruce top, adding some nice fundamental punch, clarity, and volume with a crisp attack. Condition:...
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Northfield Flat Top Octave

Description Super clean Northfield Flat Top Octave Mandolin! If you're in the market for an octave mandolin that is equally suited to Celtic tunes, old-time backup or vocal accompaniment, this powerful Northfield flat top should certainly be on your list! Compared to Northfield's archtop octave offering, we find the flat top to have a slightly more open sound - much like the differences in the...
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Collings OM2HT Traditional

Brand new Collings OM2H Traditional, featuring a Sunburst top and "Vintage Satin" finish option! Sunburst and Vintager Satin on a Collings -T model may as well be the TME employee spec at this point! The combination of classy, traditional looks and a warmer take on the powerful Collings voice simply can't be beat. This is an excellent choice for anyone in the market for a great small-bodied...
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Waterloo WL-K Southwest

Waterloo WL-K with hand-painted Southwest motif just in on trade! It's "used" in technical terms only; and looks like it would if it were "new old stock" from the Collings factory. Excellent sound and playability, from the lightest and most responsive of all Waterloo builds. Priced with its original hard case. Serial No. 1552 Mahogany back & sides Spruce top Hand-painted Southwest motif 1...
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2018 Waterloo

Waterloo WL-12, with Jet Black top finish and Walnut stained back & sides, just in on trade! It's "used" in technical terms only, and presents as a "new old stock" instrument. Excellent condition, no issues, with lovely sound and playability. Priced with its original hard case. Serial No. WL3050 Maple back & sides Spruce top 1 3/4" Nut width 24 7/8" Scale 2 3/18" String spacing Original...
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Walrus Audio SLOTVA Multi-Texture Reverb

Description The Slötvå Multi Texture Reverb is a variant of the Slö but adds on the ability to create and save three presets. Save your favorite dreamscapes by simultaneously pressing and holding down on the bypass and sustain switches. Scroll through them by simultaneously pressing and releasing bypass and sustain. The Slötvå allows players to create lush, modulated, sleepy, and ambient...
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2021 Grosh

Description Though we at TME weren't alive at the time, we grew up hearing the stories of the first time young guitar players heard Jimi Hendrix - how otherworldly, exciting, and damn near terrifying he sounded. While we missed out on that, sadly, we did have our own version by way of a (then) young player named Eddie Van Halen. The second the needle dropped on Eruption we, along with our entire...
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2015 Collings

Description: Recent Collings MT2 (2015) now available in the shop! Loud and clear with bold, bell-like chime, this MT2 is an excellent example of what an A-style mandolin can be. This mandolin has settled in nicely after a few years of play, offering a slightly deeper and mellower tone than an MT2 right out of the shop. As you'd expect from a Collings instrument, this MT2 features excellent build...
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2018 Lowden

Guitar playing in a rut? Feel stuck creatively? Strap on and grab a hold of this pre-owned Lowden 0-50 Fan Fret Baritone and prepare yourself for a musical kick-in-the-arse! A lot of players feel intimidated by the size and unusual fret orientation of this model, but it only takes a few minutes of playing before your mind adjusts and it begins to feel like an old friend, albeit one with a lower...
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2019 Northfield

Description: Gently used Northfield F5 Master Model Big Mon! Featuring a slightly enlarged F5 body, the Big Mon is a particularly responsive, airy and open sounding instrument. While difficult to discern visually without holding it up against a standard F5, these modified dimensions have a definite impact on the tone. With more volume and midrange/bass response than Northfield's standard F5, this...
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Huber Redwood Tigereye Burst

Description Some instruments let you know what they're about the second you lift them out of the case. They have a vibe, an inherent musicality, an energy (sound crazy? Chat with a builder, they'll tell you the same...the wood just "speaks"). You just know they're going to be incredible to sit down with... This show-stopping Huber Redwood is one of those guitars. And to be clear, we're not...
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2004 Hamer

Description This 2004 Improv that recently came in on consignment is quite possibly the rarest guitar we've seen from Hamer. Initially released in '04, the Hamer Improv represents designer Jol Dantzig's goal of providing authentic archtop tones in a very compact instrument while maintaining true Hamer aesthetic and sensibility. Starting off the with the acoustic tone: the hand-carved spruce top...
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Fender Cory Wong Stratocaster Sapphire

Description Recognized for his incredible funk chops and inventive lead work, guitarist, producer, and arranger Cory Wong’s soulful playing with Vulfpeck, as well as his Grammy-nominated solo work have earned him a loyal following and led to sold-out arena performances. The Cory Wong Stratocaster is a tribute to Cory’s favorite Fender, thoughtfully modified to meet the funk master’s needs. The...
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2013 Collings

Description: Used Collings MF Deluxe in a handsome "Merlot" finish! The MF Deluxe features the same woods and appointments found in a higher-end Collings F-style mandolin, but with a slightly stripped-down aesthetic. This one has opened up nicely over the years, with a full-bodied and punchy tone that responds well to a variety of styles. The rounded V neck carve and radiused board make for an...
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El Dorado Durango Suave

We love El Dorado guitar straps here at TME -- their incredible hand-tooled workmanship is unmatched in its price point, and they are supremely comfortable! The "Durango" has a timeless look and a soft, plush feel on the shoulder.
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El Dorado Durango Suave

We love El Dorado guitar straps here at TME -- their incredible hand-tooled worksmanship is unmatched in its price point, and they are supremely comfortable! The "Durango" has a timeless look and a soft, plush feel on the shoulder.
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El Dorado Bison Hide Durango Suave

We love El Dorado guitar straps here at TME -- their incredible hand-tooled workmanship is unmatched in its price point, and they are supremely comfortable! The ultra-soft bison hide is a great choice for players who sometimes find leather straps stiff-feeling.
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2020 Collings

Very clean, pre-owned Collings OM1JL just into stock! If your'e on the hunt for a pre-owned "Julian" -- pounce on this one while it's still here. We sold the guitar a year ago; and the first owner took great care of it. It's been well humidified, and shows no significant cosmetic wear or physical blemishes. Excellent tone & responsiveness, as we've come to expect from this model! Priced with...
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Taylor GS Mini-E Quilted Sapele Limited

Description The new limited-edition Taylor GS Mini-E Quilted Sapele is in stock! Quilted Sapele's striking visual appeal is a nice reference point for the surprising amount of sound that leaps out of this little guitar when it's strummed. The tone is rich and well-defined; and on-board ES-B electronics mean you're ready for an impromptu gig or demo recording no matter where the road takes you....
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2019 Taylor

Gently used Taylor 317e just in on trade! While this guitar has been played, it remains in excellent condition, with very little in the way of playwear. Been waiting for a deal on one of Taylor's rightfully lauded Grand Pacifics? Here it is, on a silver platter. Included Taylor ES2 electronics and original hard case. Sapele back & sides Sitka Spruce top V-Class bracing Taylor ES2...
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2009 Taylor

This 2009 Taylor 716ce LTD features Madagascar Rosewood back and sides on what's otherwise a standard 716ce platform. Overall condition is very clean, and it's just been setup in our shop. This is a particularly strong-sounding Taylor, and will please any fan of their guitars looking for a large-voiced strummer. Priced with its original hardshell case, which is functional if a bit...
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Rodriguez Half Nelson TV Yellow

Description If there's one thing that's sure to get everyone on staff @ TME buzzing it's the introduction of a new builder to the TME family. We are really excited to be working with the extraordinarily talented Thomas Rodriguez. Based in Virginia, Thomas has been building guitars, including highly regarded nylon strings, for the last 35 years alongside fellow VA-based contemporaries Lindy Fralin...
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