Downtown Sounds Workers Co-op

Music + Shopping

COVID-19 Update

We are open seven days a week for instrument sales and repairs. Masks are required for in-store shopping, hand sanitizer is provided at all stations, and we can allow up to four customers in the store at a time. Instruments are thoroughly cleaned and sanitized after each use. All lessons are currently being held online. For trade-ins and consignments please email

And more information:

Much of our merchandise is now for sale on, via our web site. UPDATED DAILY. Are you local and you need something basic like strings, sticks, picks, etc? Stop in, call us at 413-586-0998, or email -- we'll get you set up with what you need, and deliver it.

Our teachers are now doing online lessons via Zoom and Skype. Just email if you're interested in scheduling or getting more details.

A new batch of 30% off discounted gift cards are currently for sale at the Shop30 Store.

We're a dealer for: Fender, Gibson, Martin, Nord, Yamaha, Epiphone, Art and Lutherie, Cordoba, Seagull, Godin, Rickenbacker, Pearl, Dream, Ludwig, LP, Meinl, Zildjian, Sabian, Gold Tone, Kala, Blackstar, Orange, Supro, Ampeg,  Boss, Electro Harmonix, Earthquaker, Coppersound, Focusrite, Roland, Behringer, Shure, Rode, Danelectro, Novation, Korg, and Magic Fluke...

Downtown Sounds Workers Co-op is a musical instrument retail store + music school + repair shop in the heart of Northampton, MA.  Founded in 1976 / Worker-owned since May 2019.

We're here to nurture a growing, changing, all-ages community of musicians here in the Valley.  Come browse, try instruments, sell or consign your old gear, ask questions, or relax on the couch. We sell top brands of guitars, drums, keyboards, amps, pedals, sheet music, accessories, and more. We rent and sell school band instruments. We also have a robust buy/sell/trade/consign program. We carry gear appropriate for beginners, old pros, and anyone in between!

Our MUSIC SCHOOL is currently holding online lessons via Zoom, Skype, and FaceTime with 25+ teachers available. We offer lessons seven days a week on guitar, bass, drums, piano, sax, banjo, ukulele, violin, and more... Find out about our teachers and rates here.