Welcome to Acoustic Corner

ac-staffLocated in the mountains of Western North Carolina, just a few miles from Asheville in historic Black Mountain, Acoustic Corner is a different kind of musical instrument shop. In these days of large corporate chain-stores and impersonal internet sales, Acoustic Corner offers an array of unique acoustic instruments in a hands-on, relaxed, helpful atmosphere. We are proud to be your only dedicated string shop in the Asheville area.

We feature acoustic guitars, mandolins, basses, bouzoukis, banjos, violins, lap dulcimers, and other instruments popular in Celtic, Old-Time, Bluegrass, Jazz, and other acoustic music styles. Makers include Larrivee, Godin (Seagull and Art & Lutherie),  Shen, Eastman, Gold Tone, Pisgah Banjos, Gatchell, Old Fiddle Road, Kala, and Chanterelle, among others.  We also carry a full array of accessories and instructional materials. We have a comprehensive repair facility ready to set up or repair your guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, or what-have-you we also install pick ups, and repair electronics. We have one-on-one musical instruction on-site, and our instrument rental program  is one of the best in the region.

This website is your opportunity to get to know us and the shop, and learn a bit about what we do and what we offer. This is not an e-commerce site. We strongly believe that each instrument is unique, and we encourage our customers to come visit us and experience the instruments first-hand. Mail-order is available, however, if a trip to the Southern Appalachians just isn’t in your plans. Just give us a call at 828-669-5162.

For general information about Acoustic Corner, email us or call 828-669-5162. Our hours are 10 to 7, Monday through Friday, and 10 to 5 on Saturdays. For more specific questions about our inventory, call or email our showroom.

The Latest

Bringing in the New Year in Black Mountain

It’s been a busy fall and Christmas season at Acoustic Corner.  We’re enjoying sunny, bright, crisp winter days here, and it’s a great time to visit the area . . . don’t forget your mittens and muffs!

Acoustic Corner Family News

Hellos and goodbyes . . . .      

Repair Tech Matthew Hannafin relocated to Glasgow, Scotland just before Christmas, to be with his bride and to focus on violin luthery. We wish him all the best.  His replacement, Robert Sutton, another Red Wing graduate, arrives shortly with his wife Sarah . . . come by and help us welcome them into the Acoustic Corner family.

For those dog lovers out there, and especially fans of shop dog Toby, he’s still here, but maybe not for long. He’s has a long and wonderful tenure greeting customers, but no one is immortal, not even Toby. Come say hello to the old man while you can. He’d love to see you.

New Arrivals
  • Last of the Larrivee OM-02 and D-02′s
  • 1927 Gibson LO
  • Circa 1920 Orpheum #3 open back banjo.
  • Larrivee D40
  • Lions Head Stainer Copy with black finish.
  • Lots of new Seagull Guitars
  • Lots of new Kala Ukuleles and Banjo Ukes!!
  • Shen SB88 Varnish-finished upright bass
  • Pisgah Rambler with Dobson Ring and Richlite fingerboard


Featured items made locally!

Pisgah Banjo Company open-back  banjos (made with solar power!)
Old Fiddle Road Banjos (and ukes)
Daniel Sivalia violins
Bartlett Acoustic Microphones

New Facebook Specials

If you’re on Facebook, check out the Acoustic Corner Specials page which is linked to our regular Acoustic Corner page. If you ‘like’ it, you’ll be notified of our weekly specials . . . usually a giveaway or a discounted big ticket item offered for a very limited time. Keep an eye on us!!!

PayPal and Other Payment Options

While this is not an ‘e-commerce’ site, we can do mail order over the phone with all major credit cards. PayPal transactions can be done through email.

Internet Price Matching

As a rule, we do not attempt to match discounted internet prices. Often, instruments advertised on the internet at discounted prices are not actually available; the advertised price is simply a marketing strategy. Please, before you ask us to price match an internet price, check to see if the item is in stock and at that advertised price (and check out our ‘Philosophy‘ link off our ‘Inventory‘ page if you want to know more about brick-and-mortar music shops vs internet discounters).