The largest selection of stringed things to make music with in California
McCabe's Concerts are POSTPONED until further notice
The highest appreciation is not to utter the words, but to live by them.
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.*
*Concerts, lessons and coffee currently unavailable. All truth-telling is half off until 2021.
Before there was internet browsing, there was actual browsing. McCabe's has always encouraged droppers-by and itinerant musicians to just hang out and poke around. We expect those days will return some day. In the meantime, we'll meet you out on the sidewalk. We don't care if you wear shirts and shoes, much, but do please wear a mask — and we kindly ask that all purchases be made in advance. Thanks.
Ask about our in-house, 3-year warranty on almost every instrument we sell. That includes set-ups, adjustments, and anything else your instrument might do to itself (i.e. not broken strings). You’ll also get our 3-year 70% trade-up option. Still not ready? We offer rentals and lay-away plans too.
“No job too weird or too small,” is what our repair shop motto would be, if we had a repair shop motto. Has your guitar (uke, dulcimer, etc.) suffered injury or neglect? Buzzing? Won’t make any sound at all? McCabe’s has the best luthiers west of the Mississippi (probably east too).
Here at McCabe’s, we’ve taught tens of thousands of aspiring (and many already aspired) musicians how to play, and we can teach you, too! Our in-store lessons are temporarily suspended during the global pandemic.