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Bluegrass In The Garden is BACK!

Five dates in Summer 2024 to stop by and enjoy some jam pickin' in the Arthur Family's secret garden behind Arthur's Music Store.

This jam is open to all skill levels and all acoustic folk instruments! We hope to see you there!

Here's the Facebook Event link with more info:

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Now Offering SIRE brand guitars and basses!


Did you know?

We sell worldwide on Reverb!
In our online store, you'll find some of our high-end vintage and used inventory. Mostly stringed instruments, but occasionally an accordion or two! Click below to see what's currently listed.

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As of January 1, 2023, our current store hours are:

Monday, Friday, Saturday

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday, Thursday

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Wednesday, Sunday


We are currently offering all of our usual services, including some in-store lessons.

If you are interested in guitar, bass, ukulele, pedal steel, banjo, fiddle or drum lessons, see info below.

Additionally, we have the following policies in place: UPDATED MARCH 1, 2022

1) Masks are appreciated, but at this time are not required.

2) Please help us in attempting to maintain 6' social distancing as much as possible.

If you have any questions, please use our Contact form, or give us a call at 317-638-3524.

Take Music Lessons!

Visit our Lessons page HERE to see our current teacher roster. 


GUITAR: beginner - advanced

BASS GUITAR: beginner - intermediate

UKULELE: beginner - intermediate

PEDAL STEEL: beginner - intermediate

DRUMS: beginner - advanced

PIANO: beginner - intermediate

BANJO: beginner - advanced

FIDDLE: beginner - advanced

As of 2021, All teaching studios have UV-C Air Sanitizing devices installed. 

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The story of Arthur's Music Store has been featured in Vintage Guitar Magazine, UK's Guitarist Magazine, Guitar World Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly Magazine, and more!

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"Amos" The '58 Flying V Collector Mugs are now available! 

Featuring original black and white photos from Arthur's Music Store in 1958 and 1959 showing the famous Gibson V brand new on the sales floor, before first being sold!

The overlay image is a current picture of "Amos" from the collection of Joe Bonamassa. Photo credit to Rick Gould. 

$12 - Mug, polish cloth, bumper sticker

$10 - Mug

Also available in our Reverb store! Click Here!

Arthur's has over 3 dozen new and used and left-handed banjos in stock!! Ranging from $200 to well over $2,000!


Looking for something really special? Something old, rare or even one-of-a-kind? We keep high-end vintage instruments in stock (some by appointment only). 1920'-1970s electric and acoustic guitars, amps, banjos, mandolins and pedal steels from Fender, Gibson, Rickenbacker, Martin, Guild, Gretsch, Mosrite and many, many more.

Our stock changes very quickly, so give us a call today and find out what we have that you can't live without!

Don't forget about service after the sale...
Free initial setup and free neck adjustments for one year on any new instrument purchased at Arthur's Music!

Can't decide? Want it to be a surprise? Buy a GIFT CERTIFICATE for merchandise or lessons!
Arthur's offers lessons on acoustic and electric guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin, drums, harmonica, piano, voice, theory and much more. Lessons range from $20 - $30 per half hour. See teacher bios  

Also ... "like" us on Facebook for sale announcements, new items, rare vintage and more!  
Arthur's Music Store has been at the same location in historic Fountain Square since 1952 and is still owned and operated by the Arthur family. Although a lot has changed in the last 50 years, the level of personal service that Mr. Arthur instilled in his family and employees is continuing to provide a high degree of customer satisfaction today.

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While mainly a fretted instrument store (stocking everything musical except pianos, organs and recording gear), Arthur's Music is known for having a wide variety of products, from guitars to hammered dulcimers. We are one of the few stores in the Midwest where you can find pedal steels, accordions and Irish tenor banjos alongside guitars, basses, drums, amps and PA systems. We buy, sell and trade. Our used stock moves quickly, so just ask and we will keep your requests on file and let you know when something that fits your needs becomes available.


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Arthur's Music offers on-site luthier & repair service and stocks parts and accessories for do-it-yourself repairs and customizing. Our staff of instructors offer private music lessons here in the store for most instruments,

as well as voice and theory.​
We are pretty easy goin' here, and we don't work on commission, so there are never high-pressure sales.

We want you to be happy, come back often and keep playing the music you love!

"The story of Arthur's Music, like the story of rock and roll, is about one generation passing down to the next."

- Family Act, by Mike Redmond for Indianapolis Monthly magazine

Thank you for visiting our website. Look around as long as you'd like.​
If you've never been in the store, come on in! We'd love to meet you!​
(If you've visited us before, you might be in our photo albums!)

931 Shelby Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46203      (317) 638-3524

HOURS:  Mon, Fri, Sat 10-5      Tue, Thu 10-7      Wed, Sun Closed

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