Acoustic Music Shop
9934 82 (Whyte) Ave NW, Edmonton, AB, T6E 1Y9
What better place to keep the rhythm of Edmonton’s soul than in the middle of Whyte Avenue?
|Store Type |||Hobbies, Import Goods, Music, Music Services|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, Visa, Cash|
|Getting There |||Northbound on Gateway Blvd. turn east on 82nd Ave. Stop at the 99th St. junction.|
|Cross Street |||99th Street|
|Mon-Fri: 10AM-8PM Sat: 10AM-6PM|
Profile Last Updated: January 08, 2009
The Acoustic Music Shop is a house of strings. Acoustic guitars, electric guitars, mandolins, banjos, violins, upright basses, ukuleles; the list goes on, and this cozy shop in the heart of Old Strathcona has them all. Since 1992 it has striven to become an epicenter of Edmonton’s music scene with a primo location, expert staff and a diverse stock of instruments and accessories that are suitable for beginner musicians or maestros who are already experts themselves.
A Who’s Who of Guitar Brands
It takes a lot of time to browse Acoustic’s merchandise. Looking for a classical guitar, arch top or steel string? The shop carries Alhambra, Blue Ridge, Breedlove and many others. Or is it an electric guitar you’re after? Famous labels like Eastwood and Epiphone are on sale here. What about bow instruments? Scott Cao violins and Engelhardt cellos are in stock. Eastman, Deering and Pono make mandolins, banjos and ukuleles for Acoustic play too. You won’t find other instruments, like pianos or saxophones, but right across the street the Acoustic Drum Shop (same owners) offers an equally diverse array of drums from around the world.
More than Music
But just as it takes more to make music than a quality instrument, there’s a lot more to Acoustic than the hardware. Famous local musicians offer private lessons in-shop, or else the staff can offer tips and contacts within Edmonton’s music teaching community. Acoustic is an integral part of the music scene, selling tickets for the Northern Lights Folk Club, the Northern Bluegrass Circle Music Society and the Edmonton Classical Guitar Society, as well as being located down Whyte Ave. from the University of Alberta.