This page lists selected stores and studios in and around the Lehigh Valley to assist the folk musician with instruments, musical accessories and supplies, instrument repairs and even music lessons. If we have missed your organization and would like to have it posted on our web-site, please contact us.

BREEZY RIDGE INSTRUMENTS at 3644 Pennsylvania 378, Bethlehem, PA 18015 (Center Valley) (PO Box 295) has been home to the world-famous John Pearse® strings, lots of custom musical accessories for the folk musician, books and videos for 30 years. Breezy Instruments also sell custom-made hammer dulcimers. Contact, Mary Faith, current owner and business operator at or call 610-691-3302 for more information.   

   BUCKS COUNTY FOLK MUSIC on 40 S. Sand Road in New Britian, Pa. 18901. Bucks Music, a family-owned 30-yr business, is the place to go in Montgomery County for folk musicians. They offer vintage and new instruments of all kinds for folk music, accessories, books, videos, and a world-class instrument repair shop. They specialize in music instruction and different playing styles for guitar (flatpick, fingerstyle, bluegrass, folk, classical, Irish, jazz, old time, orchestral and country), banjo (traditional, bluegrass and new-grass), fiddle/violin (old time, bluegrass, folk, country, jazz, classical and Irish), mandolin (Irish, bluegrass, folk, old time, country and jazz), ukulele, bass Guitar, and upright bass. Contact Karl or Jackie Dietrichs at 215-345-0616.
DAVE PHILLIP's MUSIC and SOUND is located at 620 Union Blvd., Allentown, PA (Phone:610-820-5600) and provides a full range of musical instruments, books, music accessories & supplies and pro audio and has supplied Lehigh Valley musician's for over 30 years. Dave Phillips Music has offered a music instruction guidance program for many different instruments for the beginner or for the more advanced players.   
DOC's WEST END MUSIC on 3115 Tilghman Street, Allentown, Pa. is a long-time friend of the Folk Music Society. The store is located in in Allentown's West End and offers vintage and new instruments, books, many accessories and acoustic instrument repair. West End Music offers musical instruction for almost every instrument. Though guitar is their specialty, they provide instruction for bass guitar, drums, piano, voice, sax (alto and tenor), flute, clarinet, violin, viola, trumpet, trombone, banjo, mandolin, and ukulele. They also offer specialized instruction in songwriting and music theory. They strive to make learning an instrument a fun experience and their student retention rate speaks for itself. Contact them at 610-437-5813.
GUITAR CENTER is located in the Lehigh Valley Mall (Phone: 610-231-0616) and is a national chain store carrying a full range of new and vintage acoustic musical instruments, supplies and pro audio equipment.

   GUITAR PARLOR at 705 Durham Rd. Riegelsville, PA 18077 (Phone: 610-749-2520). Guitar Parlor is a joint effort of master luthier Bil Mitchell and repair expert Sarah Dieterichs. Not only do they handcraft Bil Mitchell Custom Guitars, they also perform extensive repairs on all stringed instruments ranging from basic set-ups to complete restorations.

GUITAR VILLA at 228 Nazareth Pike, Bethlehem, Pa. (Phone: 610-746-9200) or Quakertown Location, at 30 S. West End Blvd., Quakertown, PA 18951 (Phone: 215-536-5800). Guitar Villa offers new, used and vintage guitars, basses, amps and accessories and custom instrument repair. Lessons for the beginner or advanced player are offered including, acoustic and bass guitar, slide guitar, upright bass, banjo, mandolin, hand percussion, fiddle, viola, cello, brass and woodwinds.   
HAWK MUSIC CENTER Hawk Music, family owned and operated business established in 1973,is one of the oldest musical instrument shops in the Lehigh Valley. They are located in Westgate Mall on 2321 Schonersville Road in Bethlehem, Pa. 18017. and dedicated to serving musicians in the best possible manner. They offer a wide range of instruments, accessories, instruction books, and instrument repair and resringing services. Music lessons are available for saxaphone, flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, French horn, violin, guitar, bass, and drums. Contact Hawk Music at 610-691-8453 or e-mail at
THE MARTIN GUITAR COMPANY is located in the Lehigh Valley in Nazareth, Pa. (Phone: 610-759-2837). How conveient is that to have the world's premier acoustic guitar factory right here in the Lehigh Valley! Martin has been continuously producing acoustic instruments for over 150 years and their instruments are acknowledged to be the finest in the world. Visit their web site to find a certified Martin dealer. Visit their acoustic guitar museum, take a tour of the factory, shop in their store for your music accessory needs or inquire on repair and reconditioning your Martin.
MEADOWOOD MUSIC is the place to go in northern Berks County for folk musicians. Meadowood is located at 8521 Allentown Pike (Rte. 222) in Blandon, PA. This music shop has just about everything a folk musician needs from high-quality folk instruments, books, accessories, and a complete instrument repair shop. Meadowood offers the region's most complete music lessons programs with an experienced array of teachers who specialize in teaching many of the common folk instruments including flute, cello, clawhammer and Scruggs-style banjo, Dobro, old-time guitar, old-time fiddle, hammer dulcimer, harmonica, lap dulcimer, lap steel guitar, mandolin, songwriting, ukulele, voice and upright bass, to name a few. Visit Paula and Mike Ramsey's friendly store or contact them through their web site or phone: 610-916-1285.
NAZARETH MUSIC CENTER is located at 162 South Main St. Nazareth Pa. 18064 (Phone: 610-759-3072). The store provides a full range of musical instruments, supplies and repairs having supplied Lehigh Valley musician's for over 50 years. The Nazareth Music Center offers professional musical expertise with a faculty of 15 professional musicians/educators. Lessons are avaialable for brass, woodwinds, strings, piano, and drums.   
   SAUCON VALLEY MUSIC is located at 1236 Main Street Suite A in Hellertown, Pa. With four lesson rooms and an equal amount of instructors, Saucon Valley Music sets out to become the Lehigh Valley’s premier lesson facility. Whether you are a beginner, or a seasoned pro looking for motivation, they offer private music instruction tailored to your needs. Choose from lessons in guitar, piano, voice, drums, violin, flute, saxophone, clarinet, trumpet, French horn, trombone, mandolin, banjo, bass guitar, ukulele or music theory. They also carry many brand name guitars, bass guitars, books, accessories as well as instrument rentals and repairs. Contact them at 610-838-6170 for more information.