Music Guide - Musical Instruments
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 and Windsong, as well as Marshall
amps and Korg digital pianos and recording equipment. 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.
5th 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, as well as the region’s biggest Celtic
music collection. Much more than just tin whistles.
Woodwind and Brass
Plaza, Latham, 273-4711. New and used instruments, specializing
in repair. Also instrument rentals. Celebrating its 26th year.
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,
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.
Exchange St., Glens Falls, 812-0749. New, used and vintage
guitars by National, Peavey, Seagull, Taylor, Larrivee, Morgan
and more. Lessons available.
Wolf Road, Colonie, 446-1500. National chain with wide selection
of top name equipment for all areas of music production. Lowest
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. 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. Discounts for
Main St., Chatham, 392-5006. Instruments for classical and
rock players, also offers lessons. Features international
instruments and lots of sheet music.
Plaza, 40 Russell Road, Albany, 459-8298. A warehouse o’ instruments—guitars,
drums, PAs and more. Friendly to the discount shopper. Lessons
and repairs available.
Only Guitar Shop
Route 9, Clifton Park, 371-1232, www.theonlyguitarshop.com.
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.
Lessons are available.
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.
Caroline St., Saratoga Springs, 581-1604. New, used and vintage
guitars in this cozy store, along with repair service. Willing
to buy and trade.