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Autoharps,  Banjos,  Didgeridoos,  Dulcimers,  Fiddles,  Guitars,  Harmonicas,  Latin Instruments,  Mandolins,  Pennywhistles,  Percussion  and more!

The Homestead offers for sale, a wide variety of new and used musical instruments for acoustic musicians. We are now at a point with our new web site that we will be putting up photos and descriptions of the instruments we have in stock. If you move the arrow back to the Instruments heading, a drop down menu will appear. Simply click on the instrument family you would like to examine and begin your search. After reviewing the instruments we carry, we hope you will feel free to call the store with questions at 800-497-3655.  We also sell instruments on consignment, so if you’re cleaning out grandma’s attic and don’t know what that stringy thing is, bring it in. We’ll help you determine it’s origins and value and help you find a home for it. Pictured below are some examples of the variety of instruments we have in our store, stop by or contact us to discover what treasures we currently have in-stock.

In addition to several makes of guitars, resonator guitars, banjos and mandolins, we are authorized dealers for  Dusty Strings hammered dulcimers, Deering banjos, and  Weber fine instruments (mandolins, mandolas, octave mandolins, resophonic guitars), and many others.  The brands we carry are those that we have found in our 35 years of serving the acoustic music market that consistently provide high quality and durability at the best prices. If a particular brand in which you are interested does not appear in our inventory, we have found that the brand in question does not offer a better value than those we carry.

And don’t forget to ask about our 100% Trade-up policy. It’s unmatched, to our knowledge, and serves to protect your initial investment in a musical instrument as your music making abilitgy progresses and you find yourself yearning for a better instrument. We also set up each and every instrument we sell before it is put on the wall. This entails anyhwhere from 15 minutes to an hour of a technicians time to make the instrument totally user frindly. And beyond that, if you would like minor adjustments made to make the instrument fit your exact criteria, there’s no extra charge. Many instruments will be advertised as “Shop Adjusted”. That statement is commonly used in catalogs but the shop is seldom, if ever, the shop of the enterprise you are puchasing the instrument from. Mail order instruments typically arrive in the unopened carton in which the instrument was shipped from the manufacturer. In 35 years, we’ve yet to see an instrument that didn’t need some tweeking to make it a pleasure to play.

You will notice that all prices for the instruments shown on our web site are Manufacturers Suggested Retail Prices. Instruments are never sold at those prices, but MSRP Prices are valid to make comparisons between models and brands. When you’ve narrowed down your list of likely choices, give us a call to get our pricing. We’re confident that instruments purchased from The Homestead Pickin’ Parlor will prove to be the best bargains available and a delight to play. For each Banjo, Appalachian Dulcimer, Guitar or Mandolin purchased, you also receive and extra set of strings, a Homestead Polish Cloth and a Homestead Pickin’ Parlor case sticker featuring our distinctive logo.

Hammer DulcimerWe stock instruments for all levels of ability, so if you’re looking for a first guitar or other instrument, please come in for some low-pressure advice.If you’re looking for an unusual instrument — bones or a hurdy-gurdy, perhaps — give us a call.

Marv Working On GuitarWe can also help you with instrument repairs or adjustment (known as “set-up” in the instrument biz).