Lessons! Repair! Gear!

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

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!



The brands we support include Fender, Gibson, Martin, Yamaha, Seagull, Godin, Rickenbacker, Blackstar, Orange, Kala, Gold Tone, Cordoba, Pearl, Ludwig, Zildjian, Dream, LP, Boss, Electro Harmonix, Earthquaker, Coppersound, Focusrite. Downtown Sounds sells guitars from Martin, Fender, Guild, Seagull, Yamaha, Godin, Rickenbacker and Cordoba. We sell amps from Fender, Supro, Blackstar, Ampeg, Roland and Behringer, digital pianos from Yamaha, PA and recording equipment from Behringer, Shure, Rode, and Focusrite. We stock drum equipment from Ludwig, Pearl, LP, Zildjian, and Dream. We also sell banjos from Gold Tone, mandolins from Kentucky.

Invest in the Co-op!

Our transition to a worker-owned cooperative provides a unique opportunity for local supporters of Downtown Sounds to invest in the business. To help fund our (the co-op’s) purchase of the business from the original owner, we are selling non-voting equity shares in Downtown Sounds Workers Co-op.