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1964 Danelectro Pro 1


and Totally

Add some authentic 60's retro to your guitar collection...

We offer new, used, and vintage instruments. And we buy, sell, and trade daily!

If you see something you like, call us!


Tyler Beatrice, Founder of Root Note Music in New Paltz, NY



Evan Open Mic


Every Monday Night

Drinks and Treats
Hosted by the Cafeteria  845-633-8287

Signup @ 6:30 PM
Open Mic @ 7:00 PM

We Buy Instruments

Got a guitar to sell? We buy guitars!

We’ll take guitars in any condition.

Mint condition? Awesome! Cracked top? No problem. Broken neck? Sounds great.

Contact us about your guitar or make an appointment to have us take a look at what you’ve got.

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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 4+ 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)
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