is a full-service musical instrument retail store founded in 1976 by Joe Blumenthal in Northampton, MA.
We sell top brand names of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, PA and recording equipment, woodwinds, brass, string instruments and sheet music, as well as a full line of accessories for the instruments we sell.
Brands include Fender, Yamaha, Pearl, Seagull, Godin, Taylor, Zildjian, LP, Gold Tone, Alesis, Roland, Boss, Tascam
In addition, we offer lessons on guitar, bass, drums, piano, and woodwinds by some of the best professional musicians in the Pioneer Valley!
Downtown Sounds is also an excellent repair shop for all string instruments featuring Downtown Lutheries' Owen Davidson
and for amplifiers and electronics with Ron Burati.
We regularly buy and sell used instruments, and take trade-ins. The store features a rental-purchase plan which makes it easy to have a quality beginners instrument, and revolving charge accounts for our regular customers. Most important, your satisfaction is guaranteed: Ask about our seven-day refund or exchange policy.
Downtown Sounds also rewards its regular customers with a rebate program, offering 1% back in store credit to those who spend more than $750 per year, and 2% for those whose purchases exceed $1,751 in a year.