Do you need a selection of musical instrument stores in Michigan? We’ve featured 10 below that you should take a look at.
1. Third Wave Music
This Detroit shop is punky, punchy, and full of attitude – as shown by the name – Third Wave Music. Detroit is commonly known for music and cars, though owner Jen David felt that the city’s musical history was being left out to rot. Thus began Third Wave Music – an ode to musicians everywhere. Third Wave is open from 1-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and closed Sunday-Tuesday.
Third Wave Music has a touch of everything. They’ve got something for every customer, from synth and keyboards to woodwinds, strings, gadgets, and merch. And if you need lessons or repairs – they’ve got you covered, no problem. So swing by if you want to experience one of Detroit’s most unique musical instrument stores.
Go to Third Wave Music’s Facebook page to reach out.
2. Detroit Wayne Music Studio
Detroit Wayne Music Studio is dedicated to what made the city great in the first place – blues, R&B, and the soulful preening of saxophones across the town. They specialize in saxophones (both new and used) and offer a broad assortment of other woodwinds. Detroit Wayne is open from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday, from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays, and closed on Sundays.
Detroit Wayne has you covered whether you want a brand-new, sparkly sax, something used and affordable, or need some expert help finding the right woodwind for you. And if you’re seeking repairs for your beloved woodwind instrument, there are few places better than Detroit Wayne to trust with its restoration.
Go to Detroit Wayne Music Studio’s Facebook page to reach out.
3. RIT Music Central
While RIT Music Central lacks a traditional website, its service is simply impossible to ignore. RIT has been serving the Grand Rapids area’s musicians for over 25 years and has earned a reputation for excellence. RIT Music Central is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, closes at 5 p.m. Friday-Saturday, and is closed on Sundays.
RIT Music Central has many instruments and accouterments on offer for musicians from all walks of life. From guitars and drums to pedals, amps, and more – RIT Music Central has something for everyone. If you want high-quality instruments and gear from a Grand Rapids local business, RIT is a great stop.
Go to RIT Music Central’s Facebook page to reach out.
4. North Coast Guitar Company
Another Grand Rapids local name, the North Coast Guitar Company, is one of the best shops in Michigan for your guitar needs. North Coast Guitar Company is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays, and is closed on Sundays.
As you may have gathered, North Coast Guitars is primarily focused on, well, guitars. They offer repairs, custom (absolutely stunning) guitars, and even take on special restoration projects for unique pieces of musical history. North Coast is an incredible shop for guitar lovers of all types at the end of the day.
Go to North Coast Guitar Company’s contact page to get in touch.
5. A & G Central Music Inc.
Nestled in the heart of Madison Heights, A & G Central Music is a formerly small instrument repair shop formed in 1968 that has grown to be a goliath of the industry. They specialize in buying and selling new and used instruments, repairs, and even lessons! A & G is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday, closes two hours early on Fridays, and is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. A & G is closed on Sundays.
A & G is an excellent stop for musicians in orchestral or jazz environments (especially students) and is equally remarkable for new musicians just getting started. And they carry all of the most well-known instrument and music brands on the market. Whether you want to buy or rent, learn or repair, A & G is the place for all of your musical needs in the Madison Heights area.
Go to A & G Central Music’s contact page to reach out.
6. Pursell Lutherie (Formerly Bayberry Music)
Right in Ferndale is a local musical legend. Pursell Lutherie, formerly Bayberry Music, is your one-stop-shop for all things stringed. They also offer repairs, accessories, and lessons, among other services. Pursell Lutherie is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday and is closed on Wednesdays and Sundays.
While you won’t find every family of instrument here, violinists and guitarists will be pleased to know that Pursell Lutherie was tailor-made for people like us. From new instruments to accessories, repairs, and lessons, Pursell Lutherie operates on sheer passion for the music created by the instruments they sell.
Go to Pursell Lutherie’s contact page to get in touch.
7. The Berkley Music Company
Unsurprisingly, The Berkley Music Company is located in (you guessed it!) Berkley. They’re known for personal service, reasonable prices, and a broad selection of instruments and gear. The Berkley Music Company is open from 12-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and closed Sunday-Monday.
The Berkley Music Company primarily focuses on gear and instruments for guitarists, though they sell a few other bits and bobs if you care to look. You won’t find an online shop, as their only online presence is on Facebook, but they make up for that with care and attention to detail. All in all, The Berkely Music Company is an excellent stop for those seeking a slick new guitar.
Go to the Berkley Music Company’s Facebook page to reach out.
8. Good Times Music
Right in the heart of Houghton, Good Times Music is aptly named! They’re dedicated to high-quality service and offer a broad selection of gear and instruments. The self-described “most attractive music store in the Upper Midwest,” Good Times is certainly not too bad to look at, either! Good Times is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m on Saturdays, and closed on Sundays.
Good Times Music offers rentals, repairs, lessons, and all of the most well-known names in instrument design. From Casio and Zildjian to VOX and Fender, their selection is one of the largest in the area. In short, come to Good Times Music for, well, good times!
9. Music Instrument Swap
The Music Instrument Swap in Lansing is a unique shop on this list. I say that because they specialize in breathing new life into used instruments and “giving all instruments a second chance.” Music Instrument Swap is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, closes two hours early on Saturdays, and is open from 12-5 p.m. on Sundays.
You’ll find a bit of everything at Music Instrument Swap. They have a unique assortment of instruments in all shapes, sizes, styles, and levels of quality and take the utmost care in refitting used instruments to ensure they get the love they deserve. Go to the Music Instrument Swap if you want budget instrument prices on incredible gear.
Head to the Music Instrument Swaps contact page to reach out.
10. Elderly Instruments
The aptly-named Elderly Instruments is a longstanding Lansing favorite founded in 1972. Since then, they’ve grown into a shop with an incredible assortment of gear and instruments and repeatedly relocated to increase their space over the past ~30 years. Elderly Instruments is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays, and closed on Sundays.
Among the many things on offer at Elderly are both new and used instruments, a broad assortment of accessories for musicians of all tastes, and a quaint selection of vintage instruments. Elderly Instruments stood the test of time for a good reason – so check them out!
Go to Elderly Instruments’ contact page to get in touch.