Dusty Strings Music Store and School


3406 Fremont Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 926-4065
Today: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
ATM/Debit, Personal Checks, Cash, Mastercard, Visa
Seattle's Acoustic and Electric Music Store
Since 1982, Dusty Strings Music Store has been a gathering place for instrument players and music lovers. Come explore new, used, rare, and vintage acoustic guitars, electric guitars, amps, and pedals, mandolins, ukuleles, banjos, harps, hammered dulcimers, and accessories -- all within reach and ready for you to play! Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is ready to help you explore all the options in brands, models, woods, and other features, as well as the accessories to go with your instrument. We are an authorized warranty repair shop for both Martin Guitars and Taylor Guitars and carry such brands as Martin, Taylor, Collings, Goodall, Deering, OME, Weber, National, Fano, Nash, Silvertone, G&L, Tone King, Vox, and more. Our school offers private lessons, group classes, concerts, and special events. Come play music! Services: Musical Instrument Sales, Musical Instrument Repair, Music Instrument Rentals, Music School with Private Music Lessons and Group Classes, Voice Coaching, Guitar Lessons, Fiddle and Violin Lessons, Harp Lessons, Piano Lessons, Bass Guitar Instruction, Children's Music Lessons, Jam Sessions, and Concerts
Mon 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Tue 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Wed 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Thu 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Fri 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Sat 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Products and Services

Musical Instrument Repair
Dusty Strings
Used & Vintage
Acoustic Instruments
Bass Instruments
Custom Musical Instruments
Musical Instrument Cases

Reviews for Dusty Strings Music Store and School

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In Short
This warrenlike space beneath Fremont Avenue houses a selection of hammered dulcimers and folk harps crafted on the premises, as well as other non-electrified instruments ranging from top-of-the-line Collings guitars to… Read Full Editorial

mixed bag by Fiddlegeek via Citysearch on 12/15/2011

I had heard great things about this store. I was looking to purchase a guitar, and finally had a chance to check it out. I was never greeted, even after playing several different guitars for half an hour. I thought the selection was not…

Jams and Instruments! by dens via Citysearch on 5/20/2011

Great group lessons and jams. Instruments in store will encourage you to pick them up and play. The staff is also very helpful,acomodating, and really had a knowledge in strings instruments. They also good in replacing guitar strings.

Excellent Source for Your Stringed Instrument by cutebirdie via Citysearch on 4/29/2010

There is a definite parking challenge if you want to go to Dusty Strings. It was worth the multiple trips around the block just to find parking at a paid lot, because this store is awesome! You have to walk down some stairs from street…

Slightly Dissappointed by Guest G. via Judy's Book on 5/21/2009

I dropped off my guitar for repair, and it has been three weeks. I called and someone returned my call saying the contract said they would start work on May 15th, my contract said no such thing. I am still waiting to get my guitar back,…

Lot's of interesting stringed instruments and other things by Lori S via Insider Pages on 9/20/2008

This place has the more typical stringed instruments, as well as harps, hammer dulcimers, mandolins and more unusual instruments. It also has some music.

Disappointing by Adrian G. via Judy's Book on 10/4/2006

I found the sales people rude and arrogant, The guy in the reapir shop was so rude and condescending, he knows nothing about guitar setup of acoustic instruments. He was lecturing me on things he has no idea about. Little did he know I've…

Great Place to Browse by Lisa L via Insider Pages on 5/13/2006

This store had something we had been unable to find anywhere -- a workable but inexpensive case to fit Irish bagpipes. The staff was very helpful and responsive to our questions. We have also purchased a truly beautiful hammered dulcimer…

Dusty Strings by T K. via Judy's Book on 4/11/2006

If you are an acoustic musician, your local Guitar Center may not give you the right kind of romantic feeling. Dusty Strings in downtown Fremont is one of those hidden treasures that just makes you want to play. It's not easy to find…

All sorts of stringed instruments and paraphenalia by a b. via Judy's Book on 4/4/2006

This is a great place to check out if you are a guitar player, novice or expert. They have dozens of gorgeous instruments that you can try out and the staff is extremely knowledgeable, laid back, and friendly. They also offer workshops…

Lessons by WES H. via Judy's Book on 1/23/2006

It's just a guess, but I'd imagine if you asked the counter help at Dusty Strings in Fremont they'd know some guitarists willing to instruct. My first lessons were arranged by a guitar shop, so give it a shot.

pretty good tuning work by tom f via Insider Pages on 11/29/2005

i have been to this store about two times to have my guitar strings replaced and tuned. they did a pretty good job of it.its a nice small store and they have good employees who know a lot about music.their prices are comparatively…

Guitar lovers paradise! by s b. via Judy's Book on 10/9/2005

Dustry Strings is an amazing find. The store, located on Fremont and 34th, is filled to the brim with stringed instruments ranging from acoustic guitars to dulcimers and harps and everything in between. You can get all sorts of…

Acoustic music paradise by Bryan H. via Judy's Book on 8/20/2005

If you are an experienced picker, or just someone interested in acoustic music, check out Dusty Springs. The staff in this shop are not only incredibly knowledgeable and helpful, but also super friendly. I was a little hesitant the first…

Fabulous Music Store by Rose S. via Judy's Book on 8/20/2005

The thing I love about Dusty Strings is their hands-on poilcy that you can pick up and play just about any of the beautiful instruments that they have for sale as long as you take off any zippers you might have on that could scratch them.…

Great for repairs and workshops by kim r via Insider Pages on 2/21/2005

I would sooner buy a guitar from Trading Musician. That said, Dusty Strings is a really great shop. They have some quality acoustic guitars made by smaller named luthiers. They also have a great selection of other instruments. They offer…

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