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), Alhambra, 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

Acoustic Corner Family News

Congratulations to our own repair tech Matthew Hannafin, who ties the knot with his beloved Alice Sloan this Saturday the 14th! Of course, that means we’ve gotta let him take his honeymoon the following week, so, hold off on bringing your repairs in till he makes it back in on the 24th.

It’s SUMMER, yes, but it’s still cooler here than where you are, I bet . . .

It is just plain glorious here in the mountains at this time of year . . . yeah, getting a little hot and humid . . . . and BUSY! Summer camp and conference season is upon us, and Downtown Black Mountain is jumping. We’re gearing up for the Swannanoa Gathering, which starts in early July, which means our store stock is bigger and better than ever. Stop by and say hello!

New Arrivals
  • Beautiful SJ guitar, handmade by Richard Beard
  • 1917 Gibson A-style mandolin, on consignment
  • Eastman A-style mandolins, sunburst finish (MD-605-SB, and 505-SB)
  • Eastman F-style mandolin, satin finish (MD-315)
  • Larrivee Parlour guitar (P-04)  . .. so sweet!
  • 2002 Huss and Dalton DM guitar, on consignment
  • Three nice violins from Eastman: #200, #315, and a Dunov Superior
  • A handful of restored vintage violins from our own Stephanie Wilds
  • Gold Tone roundneck and squareneck (‘dobro’) resonator guitars
  • Gold Tone octave mandolin
  • Headway mini-preamp (awesome!)
  • 1920′s vintage Orpheum tenor banjo
  • Mike Ramsey  Standard and Woody banjos.

 

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).

Featured items made locally!

Pisgah Banjo Company open-back  banjos (made with solar power!)
Old Fiddle Road Banjos (and ukes)
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

While this is not an ‘e-commerce’ site, we can do mail order over the phone. We’ve now added PayPal as a purchasing option.

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).

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