5 Companies That Sell Quality Musical Instruments

Whether you're a professional musician or a hobbyist, having a quality instrument can greatly improve your experience. The five companies listed here provide a range of options, from vintage pianos to handcrafted guitars. If you're interested in getting some new equipment, consider checking them out. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

Businesses Where Musicians Can Buy Quality Instruments

Name Main Location
Asher Guitars & Lap Steels Los Angeles, CA
Cunningham Piano Company King of Prussia, PA
Skoogmusic Edinburgh, Scotland
Sadowsky Guitars Long Island City, NY
Reeder Pianos Lansing, MI

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Whether you dream of rocking an electric guitar, or mastering the classics on a restored grand piano, or anything in between, there are tons of options for your next musical purchase. Here, in no particular order, are five places where you can purchase high-quality instruments.

Up first, in the #1 spot is Asher Guitars & Lap Steels, a Los Angeles boutique guitar company that handcrafts quality instruments using classic lutherie techniques combined with the precision of modern technology. Asher Guitars is a small, family-run company, which allows it to provide individualized customer service with a focus on personal connections.

Bill Asher, the founder and luthier of the company, is an experienced craftsman. His clientele includes well-known musicians, such as Jackson Browne, Ben Harper, Fleetwood Mac, and the Dixie Chicks. All of the Asher products strive for a high level of quality that customers will appreciate.

His clientele includes well-known musicians, such as Jackson Browne, Ben Harper, Fleetwood Mac, and the Dixie Chicks.

#2 on our list is Cunningham Piano Company. Founded in 1891 by Patrick J. Cunningham, it quickly became one of Philadelphia's most respected instrument makers. During World War II, the company ceased production and their staff focused on helping the war effort, and after the end of hostilities, the workshop concentrated on restoration.

Today, visitors to Cunningham Piano Company have the opportunity to step back in time and tour one of the largest and oldest piano restoration factories in existence, and watch craftspeople at work. From new and pre-owned grand and upright pianos, to Clavinovas and hybrid models, Cunningham offers a wide selection at a variety of prices.

At #3, we have Skoogmusic, a developer of music-based assistive technology products. Founded in 2009, the company's flagship product is the Skoog, an innovative device designed to empower those unable to play traditional instruments. Users can play Skoog as any instrument, create new compositions, or play along with their favorite songs.

Users can play Skoog as any instrument, create new compositions, or play along with their favorite songs.

Through its accessible tactile interface, Skoog enables people with a range of disabilities to become musicians. For users with speech or language barriers, it can also serve as a communication aid when paired with the free app, Skoog Access. In 2018, Skoogmusic launched the Skwitch, which offers music, coding, and accessibility features and apps for iPhones.

In the #4 spot, we have Sadowsky Guitars. This New York shop builds basses, guitars, archtops, and electric nylon string guitars. Led by renowned craftsman Roger Sadowsky, the company maintains a commitment to staying small and selling directly to working musicians rather than to music stores.

After gaining a reputation for his repair and restoration work, Sadowsky began building instruments from scratch in the early 1980s. Today, Sadowsky Guitars are played by many acclaimed artists, including Will Lee, Marcus Miller, Verdine White, Walter Becker, Jim Hall, and Keith Richards.

After gaining a reputation for his repair and restoration work, Sadowsky began building instruments from scratch in the early 1980s.

And finally, #5 on our list is Reeder Pianos. This family-owned business offers one of the largest inventories of new, used and restored pianos in the Michigan area, and carefully prepares each piano by tuning, voicing & regulating each instrument. Customers receive personalized care, including "before & after sale" service. Piano delivery is also included to most locations in lower Michigan.

Reeder Pianos is also a well-established restoration and rebuilding center, with over fifty years of experience in piano restoration, technical and tuning services for concert use and in the home. The business specializes in refurbishing vintage models.