About Root Note

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.

You can visit our physical retail space that is open to the public in New Paltz, NY.  It is a very unique environment due to our partnership with the Cafeteria, a local coffee house.  The resulting collaboration of our two businesses under one roof has created an atmosphere that works quite symbiotically.  Popular remarks uttered upon walking into our space are as follows: “Wow, this place is so ‘hipster’ or “Wait, where are we? New Orleans?” We prefer the latter of the two remarks, but regardless…

We encourage you to browse through our site and check out what we have to offer. We are very guitar-centric around here, but we also occasionally have other things in house like harps, flutes, sitars, dulcimers, etc. (just give us a call or shoot us an email if you are looking for something).