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Musical Instruments

Adirondack Guitar and Pro Audio 250 Main St., Hudson Falls, 746-9500. Offering products by Ovation, 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 lessons.

Drome Sound 3486 State St., Schenectady, 370-3701. One of the more established music stores in the area, with one of the largest selections of new and used equipment around these parts.

Calliope 501 Columbia Turnpike, Columbia Plaza, East Greenbush, 479-4118. The usual selection of instruments and music lessons, too. Also small goods, instrument rentals and a wall of sheet music.

Cole’s Woodwind and Brass Hilltop Plaza, Latham, 273-4711. New and used instruments. Specializing in repair.

Daddy’s Junky Music 1770 Central Ave., Colonie, 452-9431. A small chain with a reputation for discounts. Focuses on new and used guitars and amps, drums, keyboards.

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.

Guitar Center 145 Wolf Road, Colonie, 446-1500. This new full-service music store offers a full selection of guitars, amps, drums, keyboards as well as used and vintage gear (they take trades). They advertise low prices, but pride themselves on customer service with knowledgeable salespeople.

Hermie’s Parkway Plaza, Route 9, Clifton Park, 371-4455; 727 State St., Schenectady, 374-7433. Not exclusively for rock & rollers. Along with the requisite guitars, basses and drums, there’s woodwinds, brass and more. In fact, Hermie’s boasts that it has “any kind of musical instrument you’re looking for.”

LA’s Hilton Music Latham Circle Mall, 783-9400. Full selection of guitars, amps, PAs, band instruments, lessons and more.

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

Only Guitar Shop 1774 Route 9, Clifton Park, 371-1232. The name says it all, although there are drums, keyboards and recording and PA equipment, lessons and repairs too. A reputation for being low-pressure and generally customer-friendly.

Parkway Music 1602 Route 9, Clifton Park, 383-0300. Specializes in vintage/used equipment and repairs but also offers new equipment, band instruments, a PA selection, lessons and rentals, everything but keyboards. A fun amp-browsing spot.

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

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