If you want a new guitar or a violin, or have a musical instrument that needs to be repaired, we’ve featured 10 top musical instrument stores in Indiana below.
1. Arthur’s Music Store
Indianapolis is home to some fantastic shops for music, but one stands out – Arthur’s Music Store. This small, friendly shop has been repeatedly named as one of the top 100 musical instrument retailers in the United States, and for a good reason. Arthur’s is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Friday, and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and closed Wednesdays and Sundays.
You’ll find an excellent collection of stringed instruments, from electric to acoustic, basses and banjos to mandolins and guitars; Arthur’s is a great stop for all of your musical needs. And if you need lessons, repairs, sheet music, or want a cheaper (used) instrument – they’ve got you covered.
Go to Arthur’s Music Store’s contact page to reach out.
2. Paige’s Music
Another Indianapolis favorite, Paige’s Music, is an excellent source for musical instruments and gear. They’ve been around since 1871 (yes, you read that right) and have passed the test of time with flying colors and outstanding service. Paige’s Music is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and closed on Sundays.
No matter your needs, Paige’s is sure to help you out. They primarily focus on rentals and sales to students in orchestra or band, though they also offer other instruments. Additionally, you can find repairs and just about any instrument or accessory you can imagine – all at Paige’s.
Go to Paige’s Music’s contact page to get in touch.
3. Fort Wayne Guitar Exchange
Fort Wayne Guitar Exchange is, perhaps unsurprisingly, located in the heart of Fort Wayne. They’re a local favorite for all things guitar-related, and for a good reason! They’ve got an incredible assortment and friendly staff; what more could you need? Fort Wayne Guitar Exchange is open from 12-4 p.m. Monday to Saturday and closed on Sunday.
If you need a guitar, this is your one-stop-shop. The Guitar Exchange is a great place to find gently-loved guitars needing a home, repairs, and (obviously) sparkly-new guitars of all types. They even offer amp repair and many vital accessories, making them even more extraordinary than they already were.
Head to Fort Wayne Guitar Exchange’s contact page for more information.
4. Quinlan & Fabish Music Company
Founded in 1959, Quinlan & Fabish (Q & F) Music Company is a small Midwest-founded chain of music shops across Indiana and Illinois. The Fort Wayne location is known for excellent service, specifically for students, and a fantastic selection of instruments. Q & F Fort Wayne is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday, closing three hours early on Sundays.
You’ll find all sorts of instruments on offer at Q & F. They carry a broad assortment of band and orchestral instruments, along with supplies and repairs. Remember that their primary focus is on orchestral, jazz, and (occasionally) marching band instruments. This means they’ll primarily carry woodwinds, brass, and percussion, with a smaller stringed selection.
Go to Q & F’s contact page to get in touch.
5. H & H Music Service
The musicians in Evansville already know this name, but it’s time to spoil the secret for others. H & H Music Service is one of Indiana’s best musical instrument stores (if not the best in the Midwest as a whole). You’ll find personal service, an excellent selection, and a generally enjoyable experience at H & H. They’re open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and closed on Sunday.
H & H is fantastic for musicians from all walks of life. From stringed instruments to percussion and woodwinds, H & H genuinely has it all. They offer purchases and rentals, lessons, repairs, and even instrument loans for those in need. In short, H & H is great for pretty much any of your musical needs.
Go to H & H’s contact page to reach out.
6. Moore Guitars
Moore Guitars is nestled right in the heart of Evansville and is a local gem that’s been hidden too long. They’re (obviously) focused on guitars, but that doesn’t change the fact that they’re perhaps the best-stocked guitar shop in the Midwest, but certainly in the area. Moore Guitars is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, closes an hour early on Fridays, two hours early on Saturdays, closing on Sundays.
Believe it or not, Moore Guitars is absolutely chock-full of guitars in all shapes and sizes. From acoustic to electric, traditional to bass, you’ll find just about anything guitar-related in this shop. They also carry music, pedals, amps, used gear, and perhaps too much more.
Call Moore Guitars’ contact number, 1 812 479-9595, to get in touch.
7. Violin Shop of Old Carmel
Attention violinists! Carmel is home to one of the best violin shops in the area – the Violin Shop of Old Carmel. They carry gorgeous violins and love the instruments more than most “generalized” music shops, hands down. The Violin Shop of Old Carmel is open by appointment only from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, and closed on Sundays.
Beyond violins, you’ll find violas, cellos, basses (stand-up, not guitar), bows, strings, cases, and anything else your little heart could conjure. The Violin Shop of Old Carmel also offers repairs, rentals, lessons, and sheet music, among other things. If you want somewhere dedicated to orchestral string instruments, this is the stop in the Midwest.
The Violin Shop of Old Carmel lacks a contact page, so call them at (317) 818-2326 to reach out.
8. Carmel Music Center
If you need something a bit less orchestral, swing by the Carmel Music Center! They carry pretty much every other type of instrument, along with numerous additional services. The Carmel Music Center is open from 12-8:30 p.m. Monday- Thursday, from 12-7 p.m. on Friday, 12-6 p.m. on Saturday, and closed on Sunday.
The Carmel Music Center carries a little bit of everything. If your heart lies in the acoustic realm, check out their guitars. If you’re an electric kid, check out their basses and keyboards! Or if you need woodwinds, brass, percussion, or even accessories – they’ve got you covered. All in all, Carmel Music Center is a great stop for any musician in need.
Go to Carmel Music Center’s contact page to chat.
9. South Bend Music & Drum Company
The aptly-named South Bend Music & Drum Company is located, you guessed it, right in South Bend. They carry the evident percussion, along with many other instruments and accessories. South Bend Music & Drum Company is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays, from 1-3 p.m. on Tuesday-Thursday, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Fridays. South Bend is closed Saturdays and Sundays.
You’ll find a bit of everything here. From drums (duh) to guitars and other stringed instruments, they’re an excellent stop for rock, blues, and jazz musicians. They also offer repairs and accessories and buy used instruments if you’re in the market! In short, South Bend Music & Drum Company is a great stop for all of your musical needs.
Go to South Bend Music & Drum Company’s contact page to reach out.
10. G & A Music
Mishawaka’s G & A Music is Indiana’s best stop for new and used vintage instruments. They’re a mom-and-pop shop that opened quite recently (2017) that’s known for its massive selection of instruments and excellent service. G & A Music is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, closes an hour early on Saturday, and is closed Sunday-Monday.
G & A Music has an incredible number of instruments on offer. From electric and acoustic guitars and basses to harmonicas, American folk instruments, percussion, and more, they genuinely have anything a burgeoning musician could want. Check out G & A’s markdowns if you’re a deal-seeker, as they regularly run fabulous discounts.
Go to G & A Music’s Facebook page to get in touch.