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The Best Local Music Stores in San Antonio, TX

Feb. 24, 2023
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Check out these music stores in San Antonio, TX when looking for musical instruments, accessories, and repairs.



San Antonio has several options when it comes to buying musical instruments and accessories. Not only are there plenty of large chain stores around the city but San Antonio is home to several local music stores close to our music school in San Antonio. They serve new and experienced musicians alike by offering musical instruments, appraisals, instrument rentals, and instrument repair.

Guitar Tex

Guitar Tex - Musical Instruments
Electric guitars and accessories at Guitar Tex.

With the apt motto "The Best Little Guitar Shop in Texas" Guitar Tex is indeed a small music store in Olmos Park that's been in business for over 20 years. They sell a variety of guitars like Larrivee, Martin, Reverend, and Kremona guitars.

Guitar Tex "aims to match up each player with the right instrument for his or her style, budget, and taste."

Other services they offer include:

  • Appraisals - Take your instrument in to be appraised or use their referral books for a free estimate of your guitar.
  • Repairs - Guitar Tex has a repair shop at the back of their store to service most strings instruments - even rare ones like lutes!

4330 McCullough Ave
San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 822-1595

Guitar Tex Instrument Repair
Guitar repairs at Guitar Tex.

Lark Guitars

Lark Guitars Showroom
The Lark Guitars showroom.

Lark Guitars specializes in guitars in their upscale store.

Lark Guitars' typical customer is in the market for a high-end electric guitar. They have an impressive showroom of electric guitars for sale where guitarists can shop for brands like EVH, Charvel, Fender, and Gretsch.

In addition to guitars, Lark Guitars sells accessories such as guitar strings, cables, and amps.

5103 McCullough Ave Ste 101
San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 384-4303

Restringing a guitar at Lark Guitars
Restringing a guitar at Lark Guitars.

Hermes Music

The staff at Hermes Music

Hermes Music can be found on the north side of San Antonio near the Park North Shopping Center. Musicians interested in performing on stage will find various instruments and stage equipment for sale in their shop.

Hermes is proud to “see people from all walks of life” enter their store, but does have a considerable amount of customers that favor Tejano music and Norteña music.

754 Northwest Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78216
(210) 366-0362

Hermes Music San Antonio
Hermes Music's show room.

High School Music Service

High School Music Service San Antonio Storefront

As implied by their name, High School Music has a customer base consisting mainly of band students. Their spacious store holds several types of instruments like clarinets, cymbals, drums, guitars, keyboards, recorders, trumpets, and violins as well as method books for music educators and music students alike. They also special order less common instruments and accessories for their customers as needed.

Their fondness for their customers is evident by the look of their walls. They display photos of different middle school and high school bands they’ve worked with dating back to the 1970s. High School Music itself began in the 1940s and their founder’s son and granddaughter currently manage operations of their business.

2121 NW Military Hwy
Castle Hills, TX 78213
(210) 349-2775

High School Music Service Inside
High School Music's show room.

Music Go Round

Music Go Round San Antonio

Music Go Round buys, sells, and trades most musical instruments and love to help beginners find their starter instrument. Music Go Round “never upsells or pressures their customers because they understand how expensive it could be for newcomers” to take up learning an instrument.

They hold quarterly sales where every instrument in their store that is in stock for more than 180 days is discounted by 20%.

Music Go Round is located in the Blanco North Shopping Center.

7115 Blanco Rd Suite 109
San Antonio, TX 78216
(210) 276-0000

Music Go Round Interior, San Antonio
Instruments and accessories at Music Go Round.

Puretone Guitars

Puretone Guitars San Antonio Inside
The Puretone Guitars shop.

Puretone Guitars focuses on guitar repair and restoration services, and also sells a few guitars and guitar accessories. Puretone Guitars is owned by the same owner that operates Robot Monster Guitars so they receive repair orders from Robot Monster Guitars as well as through their own customers.

1023 Rittiman Rd #114
San Antonio, TX 78218
(210) 777-3644

Puretone Guitars San Antonio

Spacetone Music

Spacetone Music San Antonio
The Spacetone shop in San Antonio.

Musicians looking for a Les Paul guitar would find a collection of them lining the walls of Spacetone Music. They sell guitars, guitar accessories, effects, basses, amps, and other string instruments in their shop located within Alamo Heights.

416 Austin Hwy
San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 930-3662

Spacetone Music San Antonio Interior
Guitars for sale at Spacetone Music.

Robot Monster Guitars

Robot Monster Guitars
Robot Montster's main room.

Robot Monster Guitars is located near us in midtown San Antonio. They attract both local musicians and tourists alike by selling acoustic and electric guitars in their main store and keeping a quaint little vintage toy store next door.

2102 McCullough Ave
San Antonio, TX 78212
(210) 320-1710

Robot Monster Guitars San Antonio
Guitars and accessories at Robot Monster.

Sam Ash

Sage Ash San Antonio Store Front

Sam Ash is a warehouse-sized music store located in the Pavilions at North Star Mall. They’ve been serving musicians since 1924. Sam Ash sells most instruments as well as a variety of DJ, recording, and stage equipment.

They also repair, modify, and customize instruments for their customers.

25 NE Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78216
(210) 530-9777

Sam Ash San Antonio Interior Drum Area
The drum area in Sam Ash San Antonio.

Terra Nova

Terra Nova San Antonio Staff
The Terra Nova San Antonio staff.

Terra Nova's founder began as an apprentice sitar repairman in his home country before immigrating to the United States and creating his own business focused on orchestral instruments.

Terra Nova has an inventory of tens of thousands of cellos, violas, and violins available for rental or sale. They welcome everyone to their store by ensuring they have instrument options for every price point possible. That said, the typical customer at Terra Nova is an intermediate string instrument player looking to invest in a quality instrument.

Terra Nova has a workshop next door to their main store and offers repairs, restorations, and instrument assembly.

6983 Blanco Rd
San Antonio, TX 78216
(210) 349-4700

Terra Nova Violins
One of Terra Nova's areas to try playing a new instrument.

Alamo Music

Alamo Music Center San Antonio

With two locations in San Antonio, Alamo Music Center is the city's largest homegrown musical instrument retailer.

Alamo music is a family run business and has been serving San Antonio for nearly 100 years.

With a large selection of guitars, basses, and band instruments, Alamo Music also has a large inventory of upright and grand pianos.

They also offer repair services, rentals, piano tuning, and more.

425 N Main Ave
San Antonio, TX 78205
(210) 224-1010

Alamo Music Center Pianos
Pianos on display at Alamo Music Center.
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