• 4 Maple Street
  • Chester, CT 06412
  • Tue-Fri 11-6, Sat 11-5

Guitar Info

Identifying vintage instruments, and related info.


The history of music and musical instruments.


Guitars, mandolins, banjos & ukes for sale.


Museum of significant stringed instruments.

Environment + Government

Relevant information for musicians and luthiers.


Links to musical and educational resources.

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 We carry a variety of guitars, banjos, mandolins, ukuleles, basses and tipples, from individual luthiers to larger guitar manufacturers. Browse our constantly updated inventory online, or visit the shop in Chester, Connecticut.

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Acoustic Music – AcousticMusic.Org

Welcome to AcousticMusic.Org.

We’re a resource site; an active and expanding home for information on popular music and stringed instruments. We’re also a retail store; visit our shop in Chester, Connecticut, where we sell, buy, trade, restring and set up stringed instruments and host events. You can also browse and purchase new, used, and vintage acoustic and electric instruments, amps and gear directly from the site.

Acoustic Music is the result of a group of guitar lovers and musicians that have allowed their enthusiasms for the instruments to get entirely out of control.

It began in 1990 as an organization to allow production and copyrighting of original music. It evolved slowly into a recording studio and CD production facility. During this time, guitars were being researched and collected. It’s a progressive form of disease: the more you learn about instruments (their origin, history and the artists that used them) the more meaningful they become. They grow to be friends and even family members. They become a part of your life. The truth is, you develop an attachment, a form of love for them. The bonding is strong. One thing leads to another and before you know it, a collection becomes a passion.

Passions are fun. They want to be shared. Guitars, banjos, mandolins, ukuleles, violins, basses, baritones, mandolas are all magical in that they are amazing works of the Master Luthier’s Art and their primary purpose is to create another form of Art: Music. There is no other art form that we’re aware of that shares this pedestal: Art for Art. Anyway, musicians are wonderful this way: they are a strange and passionate species that want to share their music and the love of the instruments.





Over the years we have developed acquaintances with a number of well-known musicians and they have favored us with intimate concerts at our shop.

We also sell instruments from a number of luthiers and small shop builders that we know and admire. This, of course, led us to offer some of these new and used instruments for trade. Trades have turned out to be a pleasant alternative to the ‘sell and buy’ philosophy of some other major retail websites.

As you can imagine, this naturally led to other service offerings: Appraisal services and a Database of Lost or Stolen Instruments that we maintain and circulate to Law Enforcement Agencies and pawn Shops.

Needless to say, we are always looking for vintage instruments. If you have one that you would like to trade or sell, please let us know. Welcome, and enjoy!


“I’ve never had a bad experience at AcousticMusic.Org. Great people with tremendous knowledge and thoughtful patience. The only acoustic music store I go to.”

“Super easy transaction. Prompt response to email. Packed really well & condition was as pictured.”
– 5 Star Reverb review

“Great seller. The guitar is wonderful, and exactly as described. Quick shipping, great communication. Buy with confidence.”
– 5 Star Reverb review

“The main showroom is comfortable, and simply the best place to try out an acoustic instrument. Besides some very high end guitars, there are plenty of solid midrange instruments picked out for their tone and playability. “