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21 Pleasant Street - Northampton, MA - 01060
413-586-0998

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- CELEBRATING 38 YEARS OF BUSINESS SINCE 1976 -

Downtown Sounds is a full-service musical instrument retail store founded by Joe Blumenthal.

What We Do


Downtown Sounds is a full-service musical instrument retail store in Northampton, MA.

We sell top brand names of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, PA and recording equipment, woodwinds, brass, string instruments and sheet music, as well as a full line of accessories for the instruments we sell.

In addition, we offer lessons on guitar, bass, drums, piano, and woodwinds by some of the best professional musicians in the Pioneer Valley!

Brands


The brands we support include Fender, Gibson, Martin, Yamaha, Seagull, Godin, Rickenbacker, Orange, Epiphone, Kala, Gold Tone, Cordoba, Pearl, Ludwig, Zildjian, Dream, LP, Boss, Electro Harmonix, Zoom, Focusrite.

Downtown Sounds sells guitars from Martin, Fender, Gibson, Seagull, Yamaha, Godin, Rickenbacker, and Epiphone. We sell amps from Fender, Roland and Behringer, digital pianos from Yamaha, PA and recording equipment from Behringer, Shure, Audio-Technica, Rode, Samson and Focusrite. We stock drum equipment from Ludwig, Pearl, LP, Zildjian, and Dream. We also sell banjos from Gold Tone, violins from Knilling and Yamaha, mandolins from Breedlove and Rover.

Top Notch Support


Downtown Sounds is also an excellent repair shop for all string instruments featuring Downtown Lutheries’ Owen Davidson and for amplifiers and electronics with Ron Burati.

We regularly buy and sell used instruments, and take trade-ins. The store features a rental-purchase plan which makes it easy to have a quality beginners instrument, and revolving charge accounts for our regular customers. Most important, your satisfaction is guaranteed: Ask about our seven-day refund or exchange policy.

Downtown Sounds also rewards its regular customers with a rebate program, offering 1% back in store credit to those who spend more than $750 per year, and 2% for those whose purchases exceed $1,751 in a year.
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Here’s why you haven’t seen a post recently:

Many of you who have visited Downtown Sounds over the last seven months have noticed that I was limping around.  Well, two weeks ago the problem which caused the limping was fixed when I had a new hip installed at Cooley Dickenson Hospital’s joint replacement unit.  The pain hasn’t been too bad, but I’ve been uncomfortable and not able to do much except watch shows on Netflix.  i still won’t be back in the store for a while, but as I start to feel better I will be able to get back to work little by little.

Bionically yours, Downtown Joe








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Downtown Sounds monthly specials. See our What’s New page also!