Music Guide - Musical Instruments
Guitar and Pro Audio
250 Main 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.
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. Dean, Olds and Son, B.C. Rich, and Windsong,
as well as Marshall amps and Korg digital pianos and recording
equipment. 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.
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, Second Floor, Saratoga Springs, 450-0333. New
and used instruments, specializing in repair. Also instruments
rentals. Celebrating its 26th 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
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, Taylor, Larrivee, Morgan
and more. Lessons available.
145 Wolf Road, Colonie, 446-1500. National chain with wide
selection of top name equipment for all areas of music production.
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. 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. Discounts
for college students.
25 Hudson St., 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
o’ instruments—guitars, drums, PAs and more. Friendly to the
discount shopper. Lessons and repairs available.
The Only Guitar Shop
1774 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.
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.
438 Broadway, Saratoga, 581-1604. New, used and vintage guitars
in this cozy store, along with repair service. Willing to
buy and trade.