Guitar and Pro Audio
Main St., Hudson Falls, 746-9500. Washburn, Fender, Soundtech,
Hartke bass systems and more.
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.
Hills Music Academy & Music Store
Saratoga Road, Burnt Hills, 399-6047. Features instruments
for classical and rock musicians, lessons, repairs, and
assorted music merchandise. B.C. Rich, Alvarez, and Windsong.
Also, the store imports guitars from overseas.
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.
Fifth Ave., Troy, 273-5138. Specializing in handcrafted
acoustic guitars from around the world; also carrying accessories,
banjos, mandolins and violins. Lessons available.
Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-9452. Musical instruments
from the Emerald Isle. Much more than just tin whistles.
Woodwind and Brass
Plaza, Latham, 273-4711. New and used instruments, specializing
in repair. Also rents instruments. Celebrating its 25th
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
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.
St., Glens Falls, 812-0749. New, used and vintage guitars
by National, Peavey, Seagull, Larrivee, Morgan and more.
Plaza, Routes 9 and 146, Halfmoon, 371-4455; 727 State St.,
Schenectady, 374-7433. Along with the requisite guitars,
basses and drums, there are woodwinds, brass and more. Lessons
available. The folks at Hermie’s pride themselves on being
able to get any instrument their customers need.
Circle Mall, 783-9400. Full selection of guitars, amps,
PA equipment, band instruments, lessons and more. Offers
discounts for college students.
St., Chatham, 392-5006. Sells instruments for classical
and rock players, and also offers lessons. Features international
instruments and lots of sheet music.
Road, Albany, 459-8298. A warehouse o’ instruments—guitars,
drums, PAs and more. Friendly to the discount shopper. Also,
recording and rehearsal space.
Only Guitar Shop
Route 9, Clifton Park, 371-1232. In addition to guitars,
the store has drums, keyboards, sheet music and software,
PA gear and recording equipment. The store also has a reputation
for being low-pressure and customer-friendly.
Route 9, Clifton Park, 383-0300. Specializes in vintage/used
equipment and repairs, but also offers band instruments,
PA equipment, lessons and rentals. A fun amp-browsing spot.
St., Saratoga, 581-1604. New, used and vintage guitars in
this cozy store, along with repair service. Willing to buy