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Arthur's Music Store

Arthur's Music Store Arthur's Music Store has served Indy musicians in Fountain Square, Indianapolis since 1952. Currently on HOLD (1/1/22): Join us for Bluegrass In The Garden!

Arthur's Music's Bluegrass Jam is every Tuesday night from 5-8pm (Tuesday jams stop the Tuesday before Thanksgiving and resume the first Tuesday in January every year). Bring your instrument and join the pickin' fun in the Arthur family's secret garden behind Arthur's Music Store. Bad weather does not stop the music...Rain or Shine! Well behaved dogs welcome! Appreciative listeners make a musician's world go 'round, so all listeners welcome! Please call Amy at 317-638-3524 for more info!

Operating as usual

I mean... 😍 2022 Epiphone Newport in Pacific Blue
01/13/2023

I mean... 😍

2022 Epiphone Newport in Pacific Blue

Well, hello there, beautiful! Just delivered from Epiphone - brand new Newport bass in Pacific Blue. Those k***s... 👀😍 *...
01/13/2023

Well, hello there, beautiful! Just delivered from Epiphone - brand new Newport bass in Pacific Blue. Those k***s... 👀😍 *chef's kiss!*

Did you get a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas when all you wanted was a drum set? Stop in today and pick out your favorit...
01/13/2023

Did you get a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas when all you wanted was a drum set? Stop in today and pick out your favorite!
Brand New? Or Vintage? There are pros and cons for both... What would you pick?

01/12/2023
“Jeff Beck is the best guitar player on the planet,” Joe Perry, the lead guitarist of Aerosmith, told The New York Times...
01/11/2023

“Jeff Beck is the best guitar player on the planet,” Joe Perry, the lead guitarist of Aerosmith, told The New York Times in 2010. “He is head, hands and feet above all the rest of us, with the kind of talent that appears only once every generation or two.”

RIP Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck, guitar god who influenced generations, dies at 78
01/11/2023
Jeff Beck, guitar god who influenced generations, dies at 78

Jeff Beck, guitar god who influenced generations, dies at 78

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeff Beck, a guitar virtuoso who pushed the boundaries of blues, jazz and rock ‘n’ roll, influencing generations of shredders along the way and becoming known as the guitar player’s guitar player, has died.

Doing some shop cleaning today and came across this photo we've had in our history books for a few years. Lynda Wright, ...
01/10/2023

Doing some shop cleaning today and came across this photo we've had in our history books for a few years. Lynda Wright, the lady in the white fringe in the front row, brought it in right before she passed. She thought we'd be interested to see it and she sure was right.

In the 1950's, the world of music trade shows was quite different. This picture was taken in a hotel, in Nashville most likely, where Fender had several rooms to display their products. This was the console and pedal steel room where a group of musicians gathered for a photograph to commemorate their day at the trade show. And what a group of musicians it is! Basically the "who's who" of steel guitar in the 1950's...

L-R Back: Jimmy ?, Johnny Sibert, Jerry Byrd, Leon McAuliffe, (unknown), Speedy West, Buddy Emmons, Don Helms, (unknown), Bob Foster
L-R Front: Lynda Wright, Gordon ?, Blanche Emerson (Ann Jones and Her Western Sweethearts)

If anyone out there can help us fill in the few blanks in the picture, we'd really appreciate it!

For now, this will be hung in our pedal steel department for anyone who'd like to see it in person.

This just in! It's the time of year to branch out from penny whistle and Irish Tenor Banjo and pick up a bodhrán frame d...
01/10/2023

This just in! It's the time of year to branch out from penny whistle and Irish Tenor Banjo and pick up a bodhrán frame drum! Both pre-tuned and tuneable drums in-stock in several sizes and wood choices. 🍀

Wow! You guys decimated the bass wall in the last 30 days. So, consider this the official call for basses! If you have a...
01/09/2023

Wow! You guys decimated the bass wall in the last 30 days. So, consider this the official call for basses! If you have a vintage or used bass guitar you've been meaning to sell... bring it in!! Let's fill the wall and give you some money in the process! Stop in any time we're open!

01/07/2023

It's nice to have touring bands come through the store again. We missed hosting out-of-town musicians when the big venues weren't in service due to covid restrictions. Today feels like the before times!

Happy V Day, everyone! Thank you Dean Metcalf for the video!
01/06/2023
On This Day - 6 January 1958

Happy V Day, everyone! Thank you Dean Metcalf for the video!

In 1958, Gibson launched its iconic Flying V electric guitar. (Jan. 6)

New year, new display - These early 1930's National resonators stand proud at the top of the stairs overlooking the main...
01/05/2023

New year, new display - These early 1930's National resonators stand proud at the top of the stairs overlooking the main sales floor. At 90 years old, they need restoration work to once again be stage-worthy, and are waiting for that perfect person to provide the proper TLC. For more info, call us! 317-638-3524

Any left shredders out there? Ibanez mikro (3/4 size) Gio lefty $145
01/03/2023

Any left shredders out there? Ibanez mikro (3/4 size) Gio lefty $145

Wow! This just in! Used 2022 Martin D18 Ambertone with original case. GREAT DEAL - $2,150!!!
01/02/2023

Wow! This just in! Used 2022 Martin D18 Ambertone with original case. GREAT DEAL - $2,150!!!

01/02/2023

75,000 phone calls this morning...

YES. We are open today 10-5. 😁

Ooh! This just in! Used Epiphone Les Paul Standard in Transparent Blue with a  nice quilty top! This is true to color, s...
12/31/2022

Ooh! This just in! Used Epiphone Les Paul Standard in Transparent Blue with a nice quilty top! This is true to color, sort of a turquoise color. Very nice! $495

One of these things is not like the others. New Gold Tone AC-1FL fretless, nylon string banjo now in stock! (Yes, you re...
12/31/2022

One of these things is not like the others. New Gold Tone AC-1FL fretless, nylon string banjo now in stock! (Yes, you read that right.)

If this will be your view from 9pm-12:30am tonight, stop in today for last minute gig stuffs! Extra strings, strap locks...
12/31/2022

If this will be your view from 9pm-12:30am tonight, stop in today for last minute gig stuffs! Extra strings, strap locks, cables, backup guitar stand, tuner batteries, whatever it is we've got you! Open today 10-3pm.

A 60-year difference! Some of you might recognize Bud from one of these two pictures. He's pretty much looked the same s...
12/26/2022

A 60-year difference! Some of you might recognize Bud from one of these two pictures. He's pretty much looked the same since 1962.
The second picture is a WIBC promo for Indy band The Blue Angels.

🎄Emily's 20 Days of Holiday Shirts!🎄Day 20!: Merry Christmas!
12/25/2022

🎄Emily's 20 Days of Holiday Shirts!🎄

Day 20!: Merry Christmas!

Here's one more for ya because it's Christmas! 🎄❤️🎸
12/24/2022

Here's one more for ya because it's Christmas! 🎄❤️🎸

🎄Emily's 20 Days of Holiday Shirts!🎄Day 19!: Emily tries to break the internet with the sheer festiveness of today's sel...
12/24/2022

🎄Emily's 20 Days of Holiday Shirts!🎄

Day 19!: Emily tries to break the internet with the sheer festiveness of today's selection!!

Merry Christmas Eve, everyone! We'll be here until 3pm for layaway pickup and last minute gifts!

Ooh! This is nice! Epiphone Worn Casino in matte "Olive Drab", light on the olive. It's more of a medium gray color with...
12/23/2022

Ooh! This is nice! Epiphone Worn Casino in matte "Olive Drab", light on the olive. It's more of a medium gray color with little hints of wood grain popping through the finish. Very classy with the chrome accents! Brand new $499

12/23/2022

Can you read this? I REALLY don't want to go outside...

❄️Emily's Days of Holiday Shirts!❄️Day 18!: Check on your loved ones today whether they are in the 317 or elsewhere. In ...
12/23/2022

❄️Emily's Days of Holiday Shirts!❄️

Day 18!: Check on your loved ones today whether they are in the 317 or elsewhere. In case you aren't aware, it's kinda chilly!

We're here today (Friday) 10-5 for all your last minute needs!

❄️Emily's 20 Days of Holiday Shirts!❄️Day 17: We're ready! Nasty weather coming in, they say, but we have every intentio...
12/22/2022

❄️Emily's 20 Days of Holiday Shirts!❄️

Day 17: We're ready! Nasty weather coming in, they say, but we have every intention of being open today until 7 PM, Friday 12/23 from 10-5, and Saturday 12/24 from 10-3.

Ha ha!! He has a good point.
12/22/2022

Ha ha!! He has a good point.

🎅Emily's 20 Days of Holiday Shirts!🎅Day 16!: Shh! Don't tell Santa...
12/21/2022

🎅Emily's 20 Days of Holiday Shirts!🎅

Day 16!: Shh! Don't tell Santa...

This just in! A rare bird indeed... 1967 Guild D-50 Bluegrass Special with Brazilian Rosewood back, sides, and bridge. O...
12/21/2022

This just in! A rare bird indeed... 1967 Guild D-50 Bluegrass Special with Brazilian Rosewood back, sides, and bridge. Original hard case included. There are a few condition issues that need to be addressed, but it is structurally sound and has an incredibly rich tone which can only be heard from aged Brazilian. $5,850
It was a tad dry when it came in so it's currently put away being hydrated, but we're happy to get it out for you to see! Come on in!
Today 10-6, Thursday 10-7, Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-3

In stock and ready to rock...
12/21/2022

In stock and ready to rock...

We just had a lovely visit from Marjorie!! If you aren't familiar with Marjorie and her story, scroll back a few weeks o...
12/20/2022

We just had a lovely visit from Marjorie!! If you aren't familiar with Marjorie and her story, scroll back a few weeks on our page and you'll find it.

I asked Marjorie to stop by because a present arrived for her last week. John Thomas, author of Kalamazoo Gals - A Story of Extraordinary Women & Gibson's "Banner" Guitars of WWII, graciously sent Marjorie a signed copy. She was so excited and VERY appreciative of the thoughtful gift! Thank you, John!

Marjorie says to say Merry Christmas to all of you and to let you know how much your wonderful comments have meant to her. ❤️ She still doesn't understand why there's such a big fuss over her story and playfully hid behind the book when I took her picture. I can't get over that lovely smile.

Marjorie’s 1940 Gibson EH-185 is on Lindy Fralin's bench right now and should be back sometime after the first of the year. When it gets here we'll do another update (hopefully with sound!) Stay tuned!

For more info and to get your own copy of this awesome book, visit johnthomasguitar.com

The original post about Marjorie:
https://www.facebook.com/arthursmusicstore/posts/pfbid02cjYncrhtQzog3zfX8eNvdSURQN16A1FiQrt89kejxNv5ywwLy16jWcHAywz4WjaVl

A follow up WITH PICTURES!!!
https://www.facebook.com/arthursmusicstore/posts/pfbid0272efVa1NTRTGmJjYbBZuiPhMQGaChjYnC5Po81q3vLV3d4L4hvp6Zf41tJ3XeF8ol

Looking for a WOW! gift? Jumbie Jam Steel Drums are MADE IN THE USA and can be played in minutes without musical ability...
12/20/2022

Looking for a WOW! gift? Jumbie Jam Steel Drums are MADE IN THE USA and can be played in minutes without musical ability or training! Perfect for an unexpected family activity anyone can do and everyone will love!

12/20/2022
Arthur's Music Store

OPEN 12/20 10-7, 12/21 10-6, 12/22 10-7, 12/23 10-5, 12/24 10-3

Arthur's Music Store has served Indy musicians in Fountain Square, Indianapolis since 1952.

🎄Emily's 20 Days of Holiday Shirts!🎄Day 15!: Even dressed in black, Emily finds a way to be festive. But what we really ...
12/20/2022

🎄Emily's 20 Days of Holiday Shirts!🎄

Day 15!: Even dressed in black, Emily finds a way to be festive. But what we really appreciate is her demure and humble nature. 😌

12/20/2022

So good! Get it!!

OK, real talk... Thursday and Friday will be rainy and snowy and possibly icy. And while beautiful, will be difficult to...
12/20/2022

OK, real talk... Thursday and Friday will be rainy and snowy and possibly icy. And while beautiful, will be difficult to drive in, especially with last-minute shoppers hurrying about. Give yourself a break from all that and reduce your stress by stopping in early - before the storm!

We're open today (Tuesday) 10-7 and special hours tomorrow (Wednesday) 10-6! See you soon!

🕎Emily's 20 Days of Holiday Shirts!🕎Day: 14! A beautiful blue selection today to say Happy Hanukkah!!
12/19/2022

🕎Emily's 20 Days of Holiday Shirts!🕎

Day: 14! A beautiful blue selection today to say Happy Hanukkah!!

Photos from Arthur's Music Store's post
12/19/2022

Photos from Arthur's Music Store's post

Address

931 Shelby Street
Indianapolis, IN
46203

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 7pm
Thursday 10am - 7pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm

Telephone

(317) 638-3524

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Arthur’s Music Store was founded in 1952 by Amos Arthur and his wife Leola. Still located at 931 Shelby St. in the Historic Fountain Square of Indianapolis, IN, Arthur’s Music is now owned and operated by Amos and Leola’s daughter Linda (Arthur) Osborne and granddaughter Amy (Osborne) England.

Stocking everything musical except pianos and recording gear, Arthur’s is known for having hard-to-find instruments alongside today’s modern acoustic and electric guitars, basses, banjos, mandolins, ukuleles and much more.

Arthur’s Music Store offers private music lessons, instrument and amplifier repair/restoration, and an internationally recognized award-winning sales staff.

From Accordions to Zithers and practically everything in between, the staff at Arthur’s Music are happy to help you on your musical journey!

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