Founded in 1979, Maple Leaf Music has become the go to store for quality fretted instruments in New England and beyond. As an actual downtown, brick and mortar presence with a long standing reputation for great service and knowledge, we strive to source the finest stringed instruments for all levels and playing styles.
Maple Leaf Music is known around the world for our selection of handmade American acoustic guitars. We carefully select each of our instrument makers for tone, quality craftsmanship, and playability. Our American builders include Bourgeois Guitars, Collings Guitars, Huss and Dalton Guitars, and local luthiers like Whetstone Instruments.
Experts in American open back banjos with 40 years of knowledge in vintage banjos like Dobson, Cole, Fairbanks, S.S. Stewart, and Vega.
New makers include Cedar Mountain, Huss and Dalton, and Pisgah.
We carry a nice array of mandolins from 2 point to A and F styles. Whether you play bluegrass, old time, Celtic or rock we can pair you with right instrument for your style.
Makers include Collings, Eastman, and Rigel.
We stock a large selection of soprano, concert, tenor, and baritone ukuleles, from starter lines to hand made professional instruments. We play, know, and love ukuleles here at Maple Leaf Music.
Makers include Collings, Ko Aloha, Pono, Kala, Gretsch.
Guitars built with steel, brass, and wood are just plain cool. There is no sound on earth like a good resophonic guitar being played with a bottleneck slide.
Makers include Mule Resophonic Guitars, and the Gretsch Root Series.
Maple Leaf Music's stock of used instruments range from pristine pieces to well-loved vintage players. We are always interesting in purchasing and/or consigning fine acoustic and electric instruments, banjos, mandolins and ukuleles. Browse our collection of used Collings, Bourgeois, Froggy Bottom, Huss and Dalton, and Martin.
The shop maintains a highly selective stock of new and used electric instruments and amplifiers. Fans of humbuckers, P90s, stratocasters, telecasters, or hollowbodies, will feel at home here.
We carry guitars and basses made by Collings, G & L, and Eastman.
Here at Maple Leaf we have every flavor of effects pedal to color your sound from overdrive, fuzz, and distortion to modulation, loopers, and delay.
Top of the line pedals from names like Empress, Malekko, TC Electronic, and Catalinbread.
Maple Leaf Music receives instruments from our favorite makers such as Bourgeois Guitars, Collings Guitars, Huss and Dalton Guitars, and local luthiers like Whetstone Instruments on a weekly basis. We also carry a complete line of well made introductory and mid-line guitars from Godin Guitars, Eastman Guitars, and Guild Guitars.
The sold page is a resource rich archive of stringed instruments. Each handcrafted instrument we order has detailed pictures and a video sound recording serving as a great way to research for your next custom order.