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Haight Ashbury Music Center is a full-service music store that offers a huge selection of musical instruments and recording equipment. We carry a large array of stringed instruments, including acoustic and electric guitars, bass guitars, ukuleles, banjos and mandolins. We also stock a big assortment of ethnic percussion, drums, boutique effects pedals, amplifiers, keyboards, signal processors, microphones, accessories and much more!

Our knowledgeable staff is dedicated to helping you find the best instruments and equipment to fit your budget - no high pressure, just facts and advice. We carry name brand gear, as well as premium, hard to find specialty items. If we don't have an item in stock, we'll gladly special order it.


For Students:

Many San Francisco Bay Area music teachers hold lessons and classes at Haight Ashbury Music Center. Instructors specialize in a range of instruments, including guitar, bass, percussion and world instruments. Most of the teachers who use our facilities work with a cross section of students, from beginners to advanced. We can refer you to instructors who handle a variety of musical styles, including rock, blues, country, jazz, latin and other genres. Teachers set their own rates and contracts. To be referred to a teacher, give us a call at 415-863-7327 or stop by the store.

Students should also check out our music books and instructional videos.

For Teachers:

We offer rental space for music teachers during normal business hours. We have three small rooms that are approximately 8'x8' and one larger percussion room that is 9'x12'. Each room has amps and computer speakers, and our percussion room has a full drum kit. We do our best to accomodate requests for additional equipment in a lesson room, depending on available resources (24 hours notice required). We offer an online scheduler to avoid double booking and to help teachers organize their lessons. We also provide free Wi-Fi. Our room rental fees are modest.

Contact us at 415.863.7327 or for more information.


We understand that sometimes you need to use a piece of gear temporarily and it may not be cost effective to buy it. To help you get the necessary equipment when you need it, we have popular items of pro audio and P.A. gear available to rent.

Contact us at 415.863.7327 or for more information.


At Haight Ashbury Music Center, our trained staff handles many kinds of routine instrument and equipment repairs on the premises. Some basic repair services can even be done while you wait. We're authorized for many warranty repairs, but if your gear needs to be sent back to the manufacturer, we can help expedite the process.