16 Armory Street, Northampton MA 01060    ♦    Monday - Saturday 10- 6 and Sundays from 12 - 5

Welcome to Mill River Music and Guitars

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We are a local and online resource for your instrument buying, selling , trading, learning, and repairing needs.

In the shop in downtown Northampton, you will find a relaxed and friendly environment with knowledgable and patient staff, an on site luthier to discuss any repair needs and to share information, an amazing group of teachers, a large inventory of musical accessories and instruments, and great options to sell, trade, or consign your gear.


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Upcoming Workshops and Events

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Fingerstyle Blues Workshop with Eli Catlin 11/16/2017

In this class we will explore some of the traditional techniques, progressions, and lines of fingerstyle blues by focusing on a tune or two. Class is limited to 6. Eli is both a natural and a serious student of traditional blues. Thursday 11/16/2017 from 6:30-8:30PM at Mill River Music and Guitars, 16 Armory St. Northampton, […]

Guitar Repair Blog

PRS refret 10-14-17
Partial Refret of the “Cowboy Chords”

The owner of this guitar plays a lot! The fist 3 frets were very divoted and the guitar would not play well. He asked for a full level and crown, but I steered him towards a better solution. Rather than level the entire fretboard, taking off years of fretwire in the process, we were able […]

Featured Brands

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Guitars, Mandolins, and more

Eastman, founded in 1992, is an up-and-coming American company with a growing reputation for excellence in building and reasonable prices. These instruments look and feel great, and sound like a million bucks. Using handcrafted traditional building techniques, Eastman creates a wide-range of instruments for your enjoyment of any musical style. Don't see exactly what you want here in the shop? That's ok, we can order one for you.

Take me to the Eastmans!

Ask for an International Shipping Quote! We are nearing completion of our CITES master certification and we can provide fast and inexpensive permitting of guitars containing Rosewood and other restricted materials. Dismiss