Indy String Theory

Indy String Theory Indy String Theory is a Stringed instrument repair, custom work, and sales shop in the Fountain Square Neighborhood of Indianapolis, IN. New and Used Music Gear

Luthier owned and Operated. Fretted, folk, and Stringed Instruments, boutique effects pedals, amps, and accessories. Extensive Repairs, Custom modification, Custom builds.

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Last Saturday SALE! It’s our last open Saturday of 2021. You all have been really great to us this year. Hard to believe...
12/18/2021

Last Saturday SALE! It’s our last open Saturday of 2021. You all have been really great to us this year. Hard to believe we’re finishing our first full year on Prospect St. it’s been a whirlwind. We’ll be open on select days surrounding the holidays, but here’s to working NO MORE SATURDAYS in 2021!

Christmas is next weekend! Do you have your stocking stuffers taken care of? 🎅 We have gift cards available in-shop and ...
12/17/2021

Christmas is next weekend! Do you have your stocking stuffers taken care of? 🎅 We have gift cards available in-shop and online!

Your mom has been asking what you want! ?🤷‍♀️? Send her our way! #giftcard #christmasinindianapolis #shopsmall #shoplocal #indystringtheory #indy

Christmas is next weekend! Do you have your stocking stuffers taken care of? 🎅 We have gift cards available in-shop and online!

Your mom has been asking what you want! ?🤷‍♀️? Send her our way! #giftcard #christmasinindianapolis #shopsmall #shoplocal #indystringtheory #indy

We have tons of items on clearance available in-store and online! 🤑 Get a killer deal on items you’ve had an eye on for ...
12/13/2021

We have tons of items on clearance available in-store and online! 🤑 Get a killer deal on items you’ve had an eye on for too long! 👀 (and that we’ve had in stock for too long 🤷‍♂️) See ya at Checkout! #letsmakeadeal #clearance #indystringtheory #fountainsquare #fountainsquareindy #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportlocal #keepindyindie #indianapolis #indy #loveindy #indymusic

Thanks to everyone who attended our final Fuzz Workshop of the 2021 and a special THANK YOU to @rickcrownover and @tdpar...
12/12/2021

Thanks to everyone who attended our final Fuzz Workshop of the 2021 and a special THANK YOU to @rickcrownover and @tdparks2001 for supplying the tools and knowledge that has made this class such a success!!!🧑‍🔧We’re looking forward to more classes in 2022! #fuzz #diypedals #indystringtheory #fountainsquare #indianapolis

12/11/2021

Gift cards are now available through our website! As the Holidays approach and the weather gets colder, we understand it may be hard to find the time or energy to drive around for all your holiday shopping needs. Or perhaps you’re just unsure what gear your musician family and friends want or need? Either way, our online gift cards make it convenient and easy to ensure your fellow gearheads can pick out the perfect gear this holiday season! Visit our website or Reverb page to see what we’ve got in stock, updated regularly!

It’s #fuzzfriday and if you’re not able to grab 1 of the 2 spots left for this weekends Fuzz Workshop 👨‍🔧 with @rickcrow...
12/10/2021

It’s #fuzzfriday and if you’re not able to grab 1 of the 2 spots left for this weekends Fuzz Workshop 👨‍🔧 with @rickcrownover there are still plenty of fuzzy creations handmade by Rick himself for sale in our pedal case! Mention Fuzz Friday in shop to get %10 off a Rick Crownover Fuzz Pedal! 🤘🏻#diypedals #fuzz #fuzzpedal #indystringtheory #fountainsquare #fountainsquareindy #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportlocal #keepindyindie #indianapolis #indy #loveindy #indymusic

It’s #fuzzfriday and if you’re not able to grab 1 of the 2 spots left for this weekends Fuzz Workshop 👨‍🔧 with @rickcrownover there are still plenty of fuzzy creations handmade by Rick himself for sale in our pedal case! Mention Fuzz Friday in shop to get %10 off a Rick Crownover Fuzz Pedal! 🤘🏻#diypedals #fuzz #fuzzpedal #indystringtheory #fountainsquare #fountainsquareindy #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportlocal #keepindyindie #indianapolis #indy #loveindy #indymusic

12/09/2021

It’s #thumpinthursday and we’re dreaming of a bass filled Christmas! ❄️ We have plenty of 4 strings to wrap up for the tree 🎁 🌲 Stop in to play and spread some holiday cheer! #dreamingofawhitechristmas #fenderbass #jacopastorius #indystringtheory #fountainsquare #fountainsquareindy #christmasinindy #keepindyindie #indianapolis #indy #loveindy #indymusic

Have a Blues Junior that just isn’t making the cut in a live environment? 🔉Let us help! We’re offering a Mod Package tha...
12/08/2021

Have a Blues Junior that just isn’t making the cut in a live environment? 🔉Let us help! We’re offering a Mod Package that will turn your Blues Jr. (I-IV) into a road worthy amp! 👨‍🔧 Check out the mod list above and make your appointment today at indystringtheory.com! (P.S. this is perfect for a gift card!😉) #bluesjunior #modshop #mod #tone #giftideas #fender #indystringtheory #fountainsquare #fountainsquareindy #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportlocal #keepindyindie #indianapolis #indy #loveindy #indymusic

We have the new Intelligent Harmony Machine from @ehx in shop, and it’s ready to take your solos to the next level! Crea...
12/06/2021

We have the new Intelligent Harmony Machine from @ehx in shop, and it’s ready to take your solos to the next level! Create matching harmonies that will make your second guitarist jealous, or synth leads that make the song! You’ve got to try it with your favorite solos today! #harmonizemecaptain #ehx #pitchperfect #indystringtheory #fountainsquare #fountainsquareindy #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportlocal #keepindyindie #indianapolis #indy #loveindy #indymusic

We have the new Intelligent Harmony Machine from @ehx in shop, and it’s ready to take your solos to the next level! Create matching harmonies that will make your second guitarist jealous, or synth leads that make the song! You’ve got to try it with your favorite solos today! #harmonizemecaptain #ehx #pitchperfect #indystringtheory #fountainsquare #fountainsquareindy #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportlocal #keepindyindie #indianapolis #indy #loveindy #indymusic

Holiday Gift Card Promo! We're adding %10 to your total gift card purchase! Load $10, get $1. Load $100, get $10! Offer ...
12/02/2021

Holiday Gift Card Promo! We're adding %10 to your total gift card purchase! Load $10, get $1. Load $100, get $10! Offer available now through December 23rd! #indystringtheory #fountainsquare #fountainsquareindy #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportlocal #keepindyindie #indianapolis #indy #loveindy #indymusic

Holiday Gift Card Promo! We're adding %10 to your total gift card purchase! Load $10, get $1. Load $100, get $10! Offer available now through December 23rd! #indystringtheory #fountainsquare #fountainsquareindy #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportlocal #keepindyindie #indianapolis #indy #loveindy #indymusic

More pedally goodness coming our way from @strymonengineering including the #ampkiller Iridium, providing rich amp-adjac...
11/30/2021

More pedally goodness coming our way from @strymonengineering including the #ampkiller Iridium, providing rich amp-adjacent response and tones! You’ve probably seen it in your favorite players pedalboard! #indystringtheory #fountainsquare #fountainsquareindy #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportlocal #keepindyindie #indianapolis #indy #loveindy #indymusic

More pedally goodness coming our way from @strymonengineering including the #ampkiller Iridium, providing rich amp-adjacent response and tones! You’ve probably seen it in your favorite players pedalboard! #indystringtheory #fountainsquare #fountainsquareindy #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportlocal #keepindyindie #indianapolis #indy #loveindy #indymusic

Somethings are better to stomp under your foot than others! 🦶😫Like these @stompunderfoot pedals, that will give you a wa...
11/29/2021

Somethings are better to stomp under your foot than others! 🦶😫Like these @stompunderfoot pedals, that will give you a warm fuzzy feeling rather than a #lego jabbed into your toes! Play them in store or shop online today for deals! #ouch #cybermonday #indystringtheory #fountainsquare #fountainsquareindy #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportlocal #keepindyindie #indianapolis #indy #loveindy #indymusic

Somethings are better to stomp under your foot than others! 🦶😫Like these @stompunderfoot pedals, that will give you a warm fuzzy feeling rather than a #lego jabbed into your toes! Play them in store or shop online today for deals! #ouch #cybermonday #indystringtheory #fountainsquare #fountainsquareindy #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportlocal #keepindyindie #indianapolis #indy #loveindy #indymusic

11/29/2021

Cyber Monday Sales! - at indystringtheory.com. use CYBERMON15 at checkout.

It’s #smallbusinesssatruday so to add one more benefit to shopping with us today we’re taking another 2.5% (17.5% total)...
11/27/2021

It’s #smallbusinesssatruday so to add one more benefit to shopping with us today we’re taking another 2.5% (17.5% total) off of any accessories you purchase when you buy a pedal. Like this #midnightphaser from @nativeaudio ”it’s just a phase. It will be over soon.” So stop in today!

It’s #smallbusinesssatruday so to add one more benefit to shopping with us today we’re taking another 2.5% (17.5% total) off of any accessories you purchase when you buy a pedal. Like this #midnightphaser from @nativeaudio ”it’s just a phase. It will be over soon.” So stop in today!

Today and tomorrow are your last chance to pick up an Indy String Theory pedalboard before the price bump. If you’ve bee...
11/26/2021

Today and tomorrow are your last chance to pick up an Indy String Theory pedalboard before the price bump. If you’ve been pondering this for awhile this is your sign. The run is currently in progress so pick yours out this weekend!

Need a retreat from the family festivities?Maybe guitar playing is in your family? 🎸🦃 Either way our #blackfriday and #s...
11/25/2021

Need a retreat from the family festivities?Maybe guitar playing is in your family? 🎸🦃 Either way our #blackfriday and #smallbusinesssaturday sales are in full swing! Shop our Reverb or make it in shop (Friday and Saturday) to get the best deals of the year on our selection of A.M.I. Guitars! Happy Thanksgiving! 🍁 #indystringtheory #fountainsquare #fountainsquareindy #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportlocal #keepindyindie #indianapolis #indy #loveindy #indymusic

Need a retreat from the family festivities?Maybe guitar playing is in your family? 🎸🦃 Either way our #blackfriday and #smallbusinesssaturday sales are in full swing! Shop our Reverb or make it in shop (Friday and Saturday) to get the best deals of the year on our selection of A.M.I. Guitars! Happy Thanksgiving! 🍁 #indystringtheory #fountainsquare #fountainsquareindy #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportlocal #keepindyindie #indianapolis #indy #loveindy #indymusic

🍁Prices are falling 🍁on these D’Angelico guitars! Shop online or see us in shop on #blackfriday and #smallbusinesssaturd...
11/24/2021

🍁Prices are falling 🍁on these D’Angelico guitars! Shop online or see us in shop on #blackfriday and #smallbusinesssaturday for the best deals of the year on guitars, pedals and accessories! #indystringtheory #fountainsquare #fountainsquareindy #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportlocal #keepindyindie #indianapolis #indy #loveindy #indymusic

🍁Prices are falling 🍁on these D’Angelico guitars! Shop online or see us in shop on #blackfriday and #smallbusinesssaturday for the best deals of the year on guitars, pedals and accessories! #indystringtheory #fountainsquare #fountainsquareindy #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportlocal #keepindyindie #indianapolis #indy #loveindy #indymusic

We’re closed this Wednesday and Thursday for the holiday, 🦃 but don’t fret, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday wil...
11/22/2021

We’re closed this Wednesday and Thursday for the holiday, 🦃 but don’t fret, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday will end our week with some of the best deals of the year! Visit us in shop for 10% off luthier builds, 15% off pedals and accessories, and preorders for our pedalboards before 2021 pricing goes into effect! 🥳#blackfriday #smallbusinesssaturday #deals #indystringtheory #fountainsquare #fountainsquareindy #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportlocal #keepindyindie #indianapolis #indy #loveindy #indymusic

We’ve got a Classic Vibe Bass VI in the shop! If you’re unfamiliar, the Bass VI, first produced between 1961 and 1975, w...
11/20/2021

We’ve got a Classic Vibe Bass VI in the shop! If you’re unfamiliar, the Bass VI, first produced between 1961 and 1975, was essentially a standard 6 string guitar but set an octave down, with bass strings. Unlike most electric basses though, the string spacing remains the same as an electric guitar, and it sports a vintage style tremolo, three alnico single coil pickups, and pickup switches similar to that of a Jaguar, so it plays and feels like a Fender Strat or Jag or even a baritone guitar, despite having bass strings. In other words, it’s crazy cool to play and something you really have to try out in person! Is it a guitar? Is it a bass? Is it both or is it somewhere in between? Come by the shop and decide for yourself!

It’s a very special #FuzzFriday! Designed for Wata of the band @borisdronevil 🐇The Hizumitas is a doom heavy fuzz from @...
11/19/2021

It’s a very special #FuzzFriday! Designed for Wata of the band @borisdronevil 🐇The Hizumitas is a doom heavy fuzz from @earthquakerdev with a filter sweep that takes your tone from heavy to “DAMN that’s heavy!” Come check it out in shop. Pray to your lucky rabbit foot it’s still here! #hizumitas #fuzz #boris #doom #earthquakerdevices #indystringtheory #fountainsquare #fountainsquareindy #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportlocal #keepindyindie #indianapolis #indy #loveindy #indymusic

You’ve asked, so us and @rickcrownover  scheduled December 11th as the last Fuzz Workshop of the year! 🎸A couple spots w...
11/17/2021

You’ve asked, so us and @rickcrownover scheduled December 11th as the last Fuzz Workshop of the year! 🎸A couple spots were already picked up, so get yourself in to secure your seat! No prior experience required, just come to learn and build! #fuzzworkshop #fuzz #diy #effectspedals #indystringtheory #fountainsquare #fountainsquareindy #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportlocal #keepindyindie #indianapolis #indy #loveindy #indymusic

You’ve asked, so us and @rickcrownover scheduled December 11th as the last Fuzz Workshop of the year! 🎸A couple spots were already picked up, so get yourself in to secure your seat! No prior experience required, just come to learn and build! #fuzzworkshop #fuzz #diy #effectspedals #indystringtheory #fountainsquare #fountainsquareindy #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportlocal #keepindyindie #indianapolis #indy #loveindy #indymusic

Have your own little Micro Terror at home that needs their own rig?! Or maybe you’re looking for a bedroom banger that c...
11/16/2021

Have your own little Micro Terror at home that needs their own rig?! Or maybe you’re looking for a bedroom banger that can still take it up! Then find Angus in-shop for our bundle of the day, where you’ll find heaps of Rock for dirt cheap! #acadaca #angusyoung #littleangus #indystringtheory #fountainsquare #fountainsquareindy #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportlocal #keepindyindie #indianapolis #indy #loveindy #indymusic

Got a decent bass or amp that’s just collecting dust? Come see us next week or text us pics of your gear, any model info...
11/13/2021

Got a decent bass or amp that’s just collecting dust? Come see us next week or text us pics of your gear, any model info, and your asking price! We’ve been flying through bass and amp sales lately thanks to y’all, but we’re running short and could use more sweet gear.

Got a decent bass or amp that’s just collecting dust? Come see us next week or text us pics of your gear, any model info, and your asking price! We’ve been flying through bass and amp sales lately thanks to y’all, but we’re running short and could use more sweet gear.

It’s #mcflyfriday and where this amp is going, we don’t need roads. 😎 Packed with features, the McFly from @jacksonampwo...
11/12/2021

It’s #mcflyfriday and where this amp is going, we don’t need roads. 😎 Packed with features, the McFly from @jacksonampworks provides both Tweed and Blackface tones, while also having the ability to switch your output tubes with the flick of a switch. And thanks to its futuristic Power Scaling, you can get your tube distortion to 88 without burning the tires! Don’t be a Biff, make it in to play this amp before your left in the smoke 🚗💨⚡️(p.s. your kids are going to love it) #indystringtheory #fountainsquare #fountainsquareindy #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportlocal #keepindyindie #indianapolis #indy #loveindy #indymusic

Blink and you’ll miss it. 👀This Mustang PJ sold as soon as it was listed to Reverb. Have you stopped by the shop this we...
11/11/2021

Blink and you’ll miss it. 👀This Mustang PJ sold as soon as it was listed to Reverb. Have you stopped by the shop this week? Better get here before we let any more horses out of the stable! 🐎 #thumpinthirsday #neigh #giddyup #indystringtheory #fountainsquare #fountainsquareindy #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportlocal #keepindyindie #indianapolis #indy #loveindy #indymusic

It’s #tubetuesday and this freshly modded Blues Junior is bursting with headroom. No more “boxy combo” tones from this l...
11/09/2021

It’s #tubetuesday and this freshly modded Blues Junior is bursting with headroom. No more “boxy combo” tones from this little paisley piece of work. DM us for the price, or better yet get your butt in here because it’s not going to last! #fender #bluesjunior #tubeamp #indystringtheory #fountainsquare #fountainsquareindy #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportlocal #keepindyindie #indianapolis #indy #loveindy #indymusic

We’re super excited to announce @pedrothelion will be playing our shop November 29th! Mr. Bazan is coming to us via @und...
11/05/2021

We’re super excited to announce @pedrothelion will be playing our shop November 29th! Mr. Bazan is coming to us via @undertowmusic , where you can purchase tickets! We can’t wait for this one! #bazan #pedrothelion #livingroomtour #undertow #wedoshowstoo #indystringtheory #fountainsquare #fountainsquareindy #supportlocal #keepindyindie #indianapolis #indy #loveindy #indymusic

We’re super excited to announce @pedrothelion will be playing our shop November 29th! Mr. Bazan is coming to us via @undertowmusic , where you can purchase tickets! We can’t wait for this one! #bazan #pedrothelion #livingroomtour #undertow #wedoshowstoo #indystringtheory #fountainsquare #fountainsquareindy #supportlocal #keepindyindie #indianapolis #indy #loveindy #indymusic

It’s #fuzzfriday and here are some faces from our last full Fuzz Workshop with @rickcrownover ! We’ll likely have at lea...
11/05/2021

It’s #fuzzfriday and here are some faces from our last full Fuzz Workshop with @rickcrownover ! We’ll likely have at least one more class before the end of the year! Who’s in?! 🙋🏽‍♀️🙋🙋‍♂️#diy #fuzzpedal #fuzz #indystringtheory #fountainsquare #fountainsquareindy #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportlocal #keepindyindie #indianapolis #indy #loveindy #indymusic

Be still bassists hearts 💗 We have an early Jaco Pastorius Tribute Relic from the @fendercustomshop for a very special #...
11/04/2021

Be still bassists hearts 💗 We have an early Jaco Pastorius Tribute Relic from the @fendercustomshop for a very special #thumpinthursday It’s a holy grail instrument, inspired by the man who ripped out his frets, and then re-wrote the book on bass playing. This comes to us way of @wrightmindsmusicalinstruments Stop in the shop to play the Bass of Doom for yourself! #jaco #jacopastorius #bassofdoom #fretless #indystringtheory #fendercustomshop #indystringtheory #fountainsquare #fountainsquareindy #shoplocal #shopsmall #supportlocal #keepindyindie #indianapolis #indy #loveindy #indymusic

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1311 Prospect St.
Indianapolis, IN
46203

On the west side of Shelby St. in Fountain Square. Next door to Conoco, just south of Fountain Square Brewery.

Opening Hours

Monday 11am - 5pm
Tuesday 11am - 5pm
Wednesday 11am - 5pm
Thursday 11am - 5pm
Friday 11am - 5pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm

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(317) 502-9184

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Operating under strict appointment times for repair drop off/pick up. Appointments available Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 11am-5pm. Payment currently required in advance. Please remove strings if your instrument has been played within 24 hours of your appointment.

Luthier owned and Operated. Fretted, folk, and Stringed Instruments, boutique effects pedals, amps, and accessories. Extensive Repairs, Custom modification, Custom builds.

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Thanks again guys!! The "Sparklecaster"
Thanks Indy String Theory, the D'angelico guitar an JHS pedal sounds amazing, love it!🤘🤘
Thank you Indy String Theory for the D'angelico guitar an JHS pedal, they sound amazing!!🤘
i had 4 guitars in the shop the past 2 weeks. 3 got long over due setups and 2 got complete rewiring and mods! just got them back today! The red Mockingbird guitar definitely is more tame than before because of the pickup swap. and the white Fernandes guitar plays much smoother and definitely has much more noticeable punch from the setup and pickup swap. and that one also has a mini switch now to go from hard rock- soft rock/ bluesy tone. I am pretty impressed/ satisfied with the completed work at Indy String Theory!! I highly recommend them!
Hope you all have a safe, healthy, and happy Holidays!
It’s Small Business Saturday and everything is 20% off until Midnight at squarecatvinyl.com 😎Use the code: SMALLBUSINESS to redeem your discount! Snag those remaining RSD Black Friday releases at a discount! Just a friendly reminder that we are pickup only currently. Thank you for supporting all of the local spots that make this neighborhood great! 😻 Zodiac Vintage Wildwood Market Turchetti's Meat Market Bluebeard Amberson Coffee & Grocer Pure Eatery...Fresh, Honest Food HI-FI La Margarita Restaurant & Tequila Bar Calvin Fletcher's Coffee Company Amelia's Bovaconti Coffee Onatah General Arthur's Music Store Indy String Theory Hero House Comics Indy Reads City Dogs Grocery Fountain Square Clay Center Snakeroot Botanicals Heartland H**p and Supply Co. and many many more!
A HUGE THANKS to these guys for the strat setup and solder job!!! CORNBREAD will be VERY HAPPY!
Kudos to Indy String Theory for an excellent bit of work on setups for my electric bass guitars! Well done! Many thanks!
Thanks to the great guys @ Indy String Theory for the electric repairs to my almost pristine '65 Teisco ET-460! Working as good as it looks.
Took my PRS in for a setup. Used it last night for a gig, played better than when I first bought it!! The guys at String Theory are always are great to work with!!
Jake Schlegel performing "Witcha Salvation Nightmare" at Indy String Theory in #Indianapolis #Indiana!. These guys played a hell of a show last night at the The Vogue Theatre for #BattleoftheBands! They ended their set with this song and its absolutely #magical to watch live! Enjoy! . What's Your Story? . . . #CreativeGuiseProductions #IndyMusic #LocalMusic #Guitar #Bluegrass #OriginalMusic #Singer #Songwriter #Indianapolis #Indiana #Indianabusiness #Indianamarketing #IndianapolisMarketing
Wowsers! We have wrapped up filming #MusicInTransit to support IndyGo Red Line! 6 sessions on a bus, and 18 sessions on the stations around the city! It’s been a fun experience working with this crew & IndyGo! We hope you have enjoyed the first two episodes of “Music in Transit” featuring TribeSouL & Lily & Madeleine 🎵 Episode 3 is dropping Sunday evening at 8pm featuring Durand Jones & The Indications , so make sure you tune in via our website, Facebook or Youtube page for the premiere! Thank you for the love, Indy! 😻🚌 . . Crew: Jake Huber Mike Angel Freddie Murphy Trent Wayne Tomlinson Adam James Oppenheim Thomas Reel Matt Spear Nathan Booker Kane @lLauren Day Missed Calls Dan Bent Dustin Paul Demoret BrainTwins Joey Ponce Joel Stults❤️ Special Thanks to Arts Council of Indianapolis + Sam Ash Music Stores + Indy String Theory 🎵 Turchetti's Salumeria 🍔 #squarecatvinyl #RedLineIndy #LoveIndy #IndyGoRed #IndyGo 🎵- Fern Murphy