Where to find everything from guitar strings to grand pianos.
Guitar and Pro Audio
3 Lafayette St., Hudson Falls, 746-9500. Washburn, Fender,
Soundtech, Hartke bass systems and more.
1316 Central Ave., Colonie, 458-7717. Concentrating on guitars
and amps, with a wide selection of acoustic guitars. Also
PA equipment, repairs, and guitar and bass instruction.
Blue Sky Music Studios
118 Adams St., Delmar, 478-7862. Instruments, supplies and
accessories, method books, instrument rentals, guitar repair/setups
Burnt Hills Music
772 Saratoga Road, Burnt Hills, 399-6047. Instruments for
classical and rock musicians, lessons, repairs, and assorted
music merchandise. Dean, B.C. Rich, and Windsong guitars,
Marshall and Vox amps, and Korg digital pianos and recording
equipment. Also, imported guitars from overseas.
501 Columbia Turnpike, Columbia Plaza, East Greenbush, 479-4118.
The usual selection of instruments, with a concentration on
lessons, sheet music and instrument rentals. Known to have
a “wall” of sheet music.
1813 5th Ave., Troy, 273-5138. Specializing in handcrafted
acoustic guitars from around the world; also carrying accessories,
banjos, mandolins and violins. Lessons available.
456 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-9452. Musical instruments
from the Emerald Isle, as well as the region’s biggest Celtic
music collection. Much more than just tin whistles.
Cole’s Woodwind and Brass
360 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Saratoga Springs, 450-0333. New and
used instruments, specializing in repairs. Also instrument
rentals. Serving the Capital Region for more than 25 years.
Daddy’s Junky Music
1770 Central Ave., Colonie, 452-9431. This small chain with
a reputation for discounts offers sales and rentals of everything
from drums and guitars to PA and DJ equipment. Repairs and
3486 State St., Schenectady, 370-3701. One of the more established
music stores in the area, with a wide selection of new and
used equipment; also occasional clinics with touring musicians.
145 Wolf Road, Colonie, 446-1500. National chain with wide
selection of top-name equipment for all areas of music production.
Hermie’s Music Store
Parkwood Plaza, Route 9, Clifton Park, 371-4455; 727 State
St., Schenectady, 374-7433. Along with the requisite guitars,
basses and drums, there are woodwinds, brass and more. Lessons
available. Special orders available. More than 60 years of
LA’s Hilton Music
Latham Circle Mall, 783-9400. Full selection of guitars, amps,
PA equipment, band instruments, lessons and more. Discounts
for college students.
25 Hudson, Chatham, 392-5006. Instruments for classical and
rock players, and also offers lessons, rentals, repairs, and
studio space. Features international instruments and lots
of sheet music.
Westgate Plaza, 40 Russell Road, Albany, 459-8298. A warehouse
of instruments—guitars, drums, PAs and more. Friendly to the
discount shopper. Lessons and repairs available.
1602 Route 9, Clifton Park, 383-0300. Specializes in vintage/used
equipment and repairs, but also offers band instruments, PA
equipment, lessons and rentals. Recently expanded with full
drum section, plus a great selection of guitars and amps.
438 Broadway, Saratoga, 581-1604. New, used and vintage guitars
in this cozy store, along with repair service. Willing to
buy and trade.