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Welcome to Root Note Music!

400 highOur shop is located at 58 Main Street in New Paltz, NY.  We ship  anywhere in the continental United States.  For Alaska and Hawaii, and all abroad orders, please contact us prior to placing an order for a shipping estimate.

Enjoy exploring our site, and if you have any questions or comments along the way, we’d love to hear from you.


Our Weekly Open Mic

Evan Open Mic

Every Monday Night
Drinks and Treats Available
Hosted by the Cafeteria  845-633-8287

Signup Time: 6:30 PM
Open Mic Start Time: 7:00 PM

We Buy Used Instruments and Gear

We Buy Instruments
Are you selling something that makes music?

We buy used instruments and other musical related things like amps and pedals. We are very guitar oriented here, but are sometimes open to other things as well. You never know!

Staff Picks

A lot of guitar pass through our hands. Here are some of our current favorites.

A Modern Icon

We are carrying brand new 2014 D’Angelico guitars. We back these amazing guitars 100%. You NEED to play one.

D'Angelico EX-DC

Ukulele Crazy

Great for traveling, strumming on the couch, playing around the fire, or performing on  stage!


Vintage Collection

Looking for a vintage amp or guitar? Check out what’s kickin’ around.

Vintage Gibson Blue Ridge

About Us

Root Note Music was established in the Spring of 2010 in the infamous upstate New York music town, New Paltz.  Over the past 3+ years, our little business has been enjoying much success, locally as well as nationally via the world wide web, which has afforded us the ability to increase the amount and quality of inventory.  With your support, we can continue to offer great instruments and gear that are hand selected and well suited for all types of musicians–professionals, collectors, weekend warriors, and those who are just starting their musical explorations alike.

What Others Say About Us

Hi Tyler,

I received the uke yesterday. It is very nice. And it was still tuned!

Thank you for your help

Stephan B.
Stephan B.New York, New York - Kala KA-TG Tenor Ukulelehttp://

Hi Tyler:

As you may already know, I purchased the bass. According to the serial number, it was manufactured between 2003 and 2004, and in my opinion it is in incredibly good shape! Thank you for adding the gig bag to an already great deal.

Mike V.Staatsburg, New York - Fender Jazz Bass

Couldn’t be more happy with the Telecaster.

Ralph M.Bauxite, AR - Fender 60th Anniversary Maple Neck Telecaster USA

Great service… great store.

Jim W.Watkinsville, GA - PRS SE EG Electric Guitar

Quick delivery. Pleasure to do business with.

William L.Lincoln, Nebraska - Gibson Les Paul Voodoo

Awesome transaction! Nice person to deal with!

Danil A.Tualatin, Oregon - Fender Jazz Bass

Excellent transaction in every way! Very happy! Love this guitar!

Suzanne S. Overland, Missouri - Gibson Memphis ES-135 (eBay)

Hello again,

I just wanted to tell you I did receive the guitar this morning and I am VERY pleased!!!! Way better then expected! Thanks so much, 5 STARS for sure *****

The sound it terrific and it’s in far better shape then I thought by the photos!  I am going to have that crack re-paired by a great luthier and I bet it will really resonate even better then!

I agree with you about the scrapping of the Martin logo….at first I thought it was from a tuner device that lost it’s rubber pad or something, but it’s not….and what a shame too!  Must have been from the hippie era days with that heart…LOL.

Again I just wanted to say THANKS and I feel I got a good little guitar for the money!  I will give you a great rating also.

Take care and Kind regards too!

Pamela H.Bloomington, California - 1964 Martin 0-16NY Parlor New Yorker Vintage Acoustic Guitar (eBay)