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The largest selection of stringed things
to make music with in California.

We have rentals for the cautious, lessons for the eager,
truth-telling for the fearful, repairs for the clumsy,
concerts for the devoted, and free coffee for all.

Click on the tuning fork for an A440 or so   

   McCabe's is a musical instrument store in Santa Monica, California, opened in 1958. We specialize in acoustic and folk instruments: guitars, banjos, mandolins, dulcimers (both hammered and plucked), fiddles, psaltries, bouzoukis, sitars, ouds, ethnic percussion ... you get the idea. Also electrics and amps.    All significant brands usually in stock. We sell, fix and teach, and have all the stuff that anyone would need to go with, including thousands of books and recordings. It's a nice, comfortable place to visit and try things out. Come by if you're in the area — browsers and itinerant musicians welcome.


        You want buttons? We give you buttons ...

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See who's played here over the years.

Schedule of classes and workshops.

A list of our incomparable instructors.

See some of the groovy instruments we have for sale.

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Store Hours:
     Monday to Thursday 10 AM-10 PM
     Friday and Saturday 10 AM-6 PM
     And we're open Sunday NOON-6 PM

     (310) 828-4497
     (310) 453-4962
     General Inquiries
     Repair Shop Questions
     The Concert Office
     Kids' Concerts
     3101 Pico Blvd
     Santa Monica, CA 90405
     34 º 01.63 North, 118 º 27.45 West
From the Westbound 10 freeway, take the Centinela exit.
Turn right at the bottom of the ramp, and go 1 short block to Pico.
Turn right on Pico, and we are 3 blocks West on the right.
From the Eastbound 10, take the Centinela exit, which empties at Pico.
Turn right, and we are 2 1/2 blocks up on the right.

McCabe's closes its doors on New Year's Day, Easter Sunday,
Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving
Day, and Christmas Day, rain or shine.

This site best viewed with a grain of salt and a sense of humor.
You can reach us by e-mail (see above) for anything that's on your mind.
Caveat scriptor!
E-mail may be answered anywhere from instantly to up to a week.
If time is important, please phone during business hours and you will get the very best service.

McCabe's Guitar Shop, McCabe's, and McCabe's Concerts
are registered trademarks of McCabe & Camp (a Calif. Corp.)
and the contents of these pages are copyrighted by
McCabe & Camp, all rights reserved.
Hey, everyone's doing it.

Since 1658.