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Musical Instruments

Adirondack Guitar and Pro Audio
250 Main St., Hudson Falls, 746-9500. Washburn, Fender, Soundtech, Hartke bass systems and more.

Adirondack Strings
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.

Burnt Hills Music Academy & Music Store
772-780 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.

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.

Cathedral Music
1813 Fifth Ave., Troy, 273-5138. Specializing in handcrafted acoustic guitars from around the world; also carrying accessories, banjos, mandolins and violins. Lessons available.

Celtic Treasures
456 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, 583-9452. Musical instruments from the Emerald Isle. Much more than just tin whistles.

Cole’s Woodwind and Brass
Hilltop Plaza, Latham, 273-4711. New and used instruments, specializing in repair. Also rents instruments. Celebrating its 25th year.

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 trade-ins, too.

Drome Sound
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.

Glens Falls Guitar
16 Exchange St., Glens Falls, 812-0749. New, used and vintage guitars by National, Peavey, Seagull, Larrivee, Morgan and more. Lessons available.

Star 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.

LA’s Hilton Music
Latham Circle Mall, 783-9400. Full selection of guitars, amps, PA equipment, band instruments, lessons and more. Offers discounts for college students.

9 Main St., Chatham, 392-5006. Sells instruments for classical and rock players, and also offers lessons. Features international instruments and lots of sheet music.

New Music
40 Russell Road, Albany, 459-8298. A warehouse o’ instruments—guitars, drums, PAs and more. Friendly to the discount shopper. Also, recording and rehearsal space.

The Only Guitar Shop
1774 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.

Parkway Music
1602 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.

Saratoga Guitar
8 Caroline St., Saratoga, 581-1604. New, used and vintage guitars in this cozy store, along with repair service. Willing to buy and trade.

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