About Sylvan Music
If you've ever wondered what it would be like to walk into a low-pressure musical instrument store filled with vintage acoustic instruments of decades long past, modern masterpieces made by the world's most talented luthiers, state-of-the-art equipment designed to help us achieve 'that sound' we've been craving, and one of the most thorough and all-encompassing inventories of acoustic and electric instruments in the world, we would like to give you a warm welcome to Sylvan Music. We think you'll fit right in.
Sylvan Music is located in Santa Cruz, California, a sunny surf-town one-hour south of San Francisco – in the same neck of the woods as some of the world's most famous acoustic instrument crafters. We specialize in high-quality instruments, both electric and acoustic, that were designed to give the player a tool for musical expression, and a lifetime of fulfillment. The instruments we offer stand headstocks above the competition, both in quality and in price performance. We have taken years of cumulative experience and searched all corners of the globe to find the luthiers (master instrument builders) making outstanding instruments. We have been proudly offering these fine musical instruments, as well as musical equipment and accessories to customers across the globe since 1984.
Sylvan Music specializes in high quality guitars, mandolins, ukeleles, banjos, violins, dulcimers, harps, amplifiers, effects pedals, and accessories with instruments for every level of player at every price point. We are the exclusive area dealers for world renowned Santa Cruz Guitar Company instruments, as well as James Goodall, George Lowden, Taylor, Larrivee, National ResoPhonic, Duesenberg, Nash, Gretsch, Weber Mandolins, Dusty Strings, Cervantes, Seagull, Norman, Godin, and many more. We have 2 vintage rooms filled with relics that hold the secret sounds of the music past. Sylvan also rents a wide variety of stringed, orchestral, and woodwind instruments for students and adults alike.
On our website, you will find a cornucopia of pictures of our instruments and comprehensive descriptions designed to give you an insight into the Sylvan Music shop. This site has been designed to give you comprehensive descriptions and photos of our instruments – the same ones located in our retail store in Santa Cruz – and an opportunity to easily browse through our exhaustive inventory of-
instruments and equipment. If you see something you like, whether it's a passing fancy or "the one you've been searching for...", click the handy 'email us' logo and let us know! What you'll find is one of our sales professionals returning your e-mail or phoning you back to give you the information you're looking for. If, like the thousands of other customers in the past 20 years, you stumble onto that special instrument that gets your gears cranking, we handle all sales transactions live, over the telephone. It's one thing buying a power tool online... but an instrument is something we want you to have complete confidence in purchasing. We think shopping for musical instruments can still be a personable, enriching experience- that's how we feel about it here in the store, why would we settle for anything less with our internet friends?
Go ahead and dig right in – you'll find some of the most beautiful and one-of-a-kind instruments available, and a live salesperson ready and willing to give you personal assistance in your quest for the right instrument –for you.
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