Downtown Sounds Workers Co-op

Music + Shopping

COVID-19 Update

We’ve been making a lot of changes inside the store, as we prepare to allow customers in again in the near future. as we slowly attempt to let people in on a limited, by appointment basis, we’re going to encourage everyone to continue taking advantage of our curbside service. it’s going to be a long road, and we sincerely appreciate everyone’s patience and willingness to cooperate as we navigate these difficult times together. In the meantime continue to visit our Reverb page to see the great deals happening daily, and reach out to with all your inquiries. #flattenthecurve #staysafe #rockout

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? Just email -- we'll get you set up with what you need, and deliver it.

Our teachers are now doing REMOTE LESSONS via Skype, FaceTime, Zoom, etc. Just email if you're interested in scheduling or getting more details.

A new batch of 30% off discounted gift cards will be for sale at the Shop30 Store, starting APRIL 17. In the meantime, just email us at to buy a regular one.

We're a dealer for: Fender, Martin, Yamaha, Gibson, 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 has expanded. We now have 10 lesson rooms (including one group classroom) and 20+ 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.