Arthur's Music Store

Arthur's Music Store Arthur's Music Store has served Indy musicians in Fountain Square, Indianapolis since 1952. Original home of Amos the Flying V
NAMM Top 7 Dealer Award

Currently on HOLD (1/1/21): 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!

Currently on HOLD (1/1/21): 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!

Operating as usual

Got a NYE gig tomorrow night? We're open tomorrow (12/31) from 10am-3pm for all your last minute gig needs! If you need ...
12/30/2021

Got a NYE gig tomorrow night? We're open tomorrow (12/31) from 10am-3pm for all your last minute gig needs! If you need anything, or just want to trade some of that holiday money for a new guitar, we'll be here!

Got a NYE gig tomorrow night? We're open tomorrow (12/31) from 10am-3pm for all your last minute gig needs! If you need anything, or just want to trade some of that holiday money for a new guitar, we'll be here!

We'll see you tomorrow!
12/25/2021

We'll see you tomorrow!

We'll see you tomorrow!

Merry Christmas 1956! Amos and Leola Arthur in their shop in 1956. And the white Christmas tree in the front window 1958...
12/24/2021

Merry Christmas 1956! Amos and Leola Arthur in their shop in 1956. And the white Christmas tree in the front window 1958.
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Here's a dapper Emily in her Christmas finery. That jacket is everything. πŸ˜‚πŸŽ…πŸŽ„
12/24/2021

Here's a dapper Emily in her Christmas finery. That jacket is everything. πŸ˜‚
πŸŽ…πŸŽ„

Here's a dapper Emily in her Christmas finery. That jacket is everything. πŸ˜‚
πŸŽ…πŸŽ„

πŸŽ„ Emily's 13 Days of Christmas Sweaters! πŸŽ„ Day: 12Today is a group shot! (Amy is festive, too but behind the camera.) Me...
12/24/2021

πŸŽ„ Emily's 13 Days of Christmas Sweaters! πŸŽ„ Day: 12

Today is a group shot! (Amy is festive, too but behind the camera.)
Merry Christmas Eve! We're here until 3pm today for your last minute musical shopping needs!

If we don't see you today, Happy Holidays everyone! We'll see you on Sunday 12-6pm for the Year End Super Sale!

πŸŽ„ Emily's 13 Days of Christmas Sweaters! πŸŽ„ Day: 12

Today is a group shot! (Amy is festive, too but behind the camera.)
Merry Christmas Eve! We're here until 3pm today for your last minute musical shopping needs!

If we don't see you today, Happy Holidays everyone! We'll see you on Sunday 12-6pm for the Year End Super Sale!

πŸŽ„Emily's 13 Days of Christmas Sweaters πŸŽ„ Day: 11!! No Santa, vacation doesn't start for another 3 days!#emilyssweaters #...
12/23/2021

πŸŽ„Emily's 13 Days of Christmas Sweaters πŸŽ„ Day: 11!!

No Santa, vacation doesn't start for another 3 days!

#emilyssweaters #13daysofchristmassweaters #emilyschristmassweaters

πŸŽ„Emily's 13 Days of Christmas Sweaters πŸŽ„ Day: 11!!

No Santa, vacation doesn't start for another 3 days!

#emilyssweaters #13daysofchristmassweaters #emilyschristmassweaters

Now in stock! Epiphone Billie Joe Armstrong Les Paul Junior pack! Come on in! Today 12/23 until 7pm, 12/24 10am-3pm!
12/23/2021

Now in stock! Epiphone Billie Joe Armstrong Les Paul Junior pack! Come on in! Today 12/23 until 7pm, 12/24 10am-3pm!

Now in stock! Epiphone Billie Joe Armstrong Les Paul Junior pack! Come on in! Today 12/23 until 7pm, 12/24 10am-3pm!

We really like these two Recording King guitars. They really show up and stand out on the wall. It's nice that I can tak...
12/23/2021

We really like these two Recording King guitars. They really show up and stand out on the wall. It's nice that I can take a picture of these two guitars and nothing else... that there are no other guitars in this picture.

We really like these two Recording King guitars. They really show up and stand out on the wall. It's nice that I can take a picture of these two guitars and nothing else... that there are no other guitars in this picture.

Alright folks! Here we go!! **YEAR END SUPER SALE ** ONE DAY ONLY ** DECEMBER 26Up to 60% off the retail price of EVERY ...
12/23/2021

Alright folks! Here we go!!

**YEAR END SUPER SALE ** ONE DAY ONLY ** DECEMBER 26

Up to 60% off the retail price of EVERY NEW instrument and accessory in stock! Biggest discounts of the year!

See you there!!

Alright folks! Here we go!!

**YEAR END SUPER SALE ** ONE DAY ONLY ** DECEMBER 26

Up to 60% off the retail price of EVERY NEW instrument and accessory in stock! Biggest discounts of the year!

See you there!!

πŸŽ„Emily's 13 Days of Christmas Sweaters πŸŽ„ Day: 10!! Gotta fill the humidifiers daily this time of year! Even if you look ...
12/21/2021

πŸŽ„Emily's 13 Days of Christmas Sweaters πŸŽ„ Day: 10!!

Gotta fill the humidifiers daily this time of year! Even if you look this fly...

#emilyssweaters #13daysofchristmassweaters #emilyschristmassweaters

πŸŽ„Emily's 13 Days of Christmas Sweaters πŸŽ„ Day: 10!!

Gotta fill the humidifiers daily this time of year! Even if you look this fly...

#emilyssweaters #13daysofchristmassweaters #emilyschristmassweaters

Is this yours? You left it here. Emily is about to claim it....
12/21/2021

Is this yours? You left it here. Emily is about to claim it....

Is this yours? You left it here. Emily is about to claim it....

Today Tuesday 10-7!Tomorrow Wednesday Closed! Thursday 10-7!Friday Christmas Eve 10-3!
12/21/2021

Today Tuesday 10-7!
Tomorrow Wednesday Closed!
Thursday 10-7!
Friday Christmas Eve 10-3!

Today Tuesday 10-7!
Tomorrow Wednesday Closed!
Thursday 10-7!
Friday Christmas Eve 10-3!

We're festive today from 10am-7pm! Stop in and say hi and grab a couple guitars and an accordion. πŸ‘
12/21/2021

We're festive today from 10am-7pm! Stop in and say hi and grab a couple guitars and an accordion. πŸ‘

We're festive today from 10am-7pm! Stop in and say hi and grab a couple guitars and an accordion. πŸ‘

πŸŽ„ Emily's 13 Days of Christmas Sweaters πŸŽ„ Day: 9!Caption: Something isn't quite right here...
12/20/2021

πŸŽ„ Emily's 13 Days of Christmas Sweaters πŸŽ„ Day: 9!

Caption: Something isn't quite right here...

πŸŽ„ Emily's 13 Days of Christmas Sweaters πŸŽ„ Day: 9!

Caption: Something isn't quite right here...

πŸŽ„ Emily's 13 Days of Christmas Sweaters πŸŽ„ Day: 8! Somehow we missed one, so even though we are closed today, here's Emil...
12/19/2021

πŸŽ„ Emily's 13 Days of Christmas Sweaters πŸŽ„ Day: 8!

Somehow we missed one, so even though we are closed today, here's Emily's festive wear from earlier in the week. Again with the shorts, but remember it was 65Β° only a few days ago! She's proud of this shirt as you can tell... πŸŽ„

πŸŽ„ Emily's 13 Days of Christmas Sweaters πŸŽ„ Day: 8!

Somehow we missed one, so even though we are closed today, here's Emily's festive wear from earlier in the week. Again with the shorts, but remember it was 65Β° only a few days ago! She's proud of this shirt as you can tell... πŸŽ„

This just in! 2016 Fender American Standard Telecaster with original case, tweed strap and strap locks. Will not last lo...
12/18/2021

This just in! 2016 Fender American Standard Telecaster with original case, tweed strap and strap locks. Will not last long! Stop in now! πŸŽ„ #4shoppingdaysleft
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This just in! 2016 Fender American Standard Telecaster with original case, tweed strap and strap locks. Will not last long! Stop in now! πŸŽ„ #4shoppingdaysleft
#indianapolis #indy #fountainsquare #fountainsquareindy #bestofindy #familybusiness #musicstore #indyrocks #iloveindy #loveindy #supportlocal #shopsmall #supportlocalmusic #fender #fendertelecaster #telecaster

πŸŽ„ Emily's 13 Days of Christmas Sweaters! πŸŽ„ Day: 7RAWWWRRRR!! *also: Ugh... Shorts in December. 😭
12/18/2021

πŸŽ„ Emily's 13 Days of Christmas Sweaters! πŸŽ„ Day: 7

RAWWWRRRR!!

*also: Ugh... Shorts in December. 😭

πŸŽ„ Emily's 13 Days of Christmas Sweaters! πŸŽ„ Day: 7

RAWWWRRRR!!

*also: Ugh... Shorts in December. 😭

Happy birthday Keef!
12/18/2021

Happy birthday Keef!

Happy birthday Keef!

Found a Key! If it's yours, call us! 317-638-3524
12/17/2021

Found a Key! If it's yours, call us!

317-638-3524

Found a Key! If it's yours, call us!

317-638-3524

πŸŽ„ Emily's 13 Days of Christmas Sweaters πŸŽ„ Day: 6!! And a VERY special day it is! It's National Ugly Sweater Day! Emily l...
12/17/2021

πŸŽ„ Emily's 13 Days of Christmas Sweaters πŸŽ„ Day: 6!!

And a VERY special day it is! It's National Ugly Sweater Day! Emily loves this sweater and is upset people think it's "ugly"...

πŸŽ„ Emily's 13 Days of Christmas Sweaters πŸŽ„ Day: 6!!

And a VERY special day it is! It's National Ugly Sweater Day! Emily loves this sweater and is upset people think it's "ugly"...

12/17/2021

There may not be snow on the ground, but we're fully stocked and have the great gear you are looking for this holiday! Counting today, we'll be open only 5 more days until Christmas, so this is the last minute!
Today (Friday) 10-5 and tomorrow (Saturday) 10-5!

Also, do you ever feel like you're being watched? πŸ‘€πŸ§β€β™€οΈ

πŸŽ„Emily's 13 days of Christmas SweatersπŸŽ„: Day 5 Today, a vaguely holiday-themed sweatshirt! Do you see the reindeer? 🦌 Se...
12/16/2021

πŸŽ„Emily's 13 days of Christmas SweatersπŸŽ„: Day 5

Today, a vaguely holiday-themed sweatshirt! Do you see the reindeer? 🦌
Selling gift certificates always gets Emily in the gift-giving spirit!

πŸŽ„Emily's 13 days of Christmas SweatersπŸŽ„: Day 5

Today, a vaguely holiday-themed sweatshirt! Do you see the reindeer? 🦌
Selling gift certificates always gets Emily in the gift-giving spirit!

This just in! 1999 Gibson Earl Scruggs De Luxe banjo with original hard shell case. So new (to us) we haven't even clean...
12/14/2021

This just in! 1999 Gibson Earl Scruggs De Luxe banjo with original hard shell case. So new (to us) we haven't even cleaned it, yet. If you or someone you love very much is interested in this banjo, do not wait to call or stop in!! It will be cleaned and setup today, then out on the sales floor Thursday unless we get a buyer before then. If you're looking for a good deal on a high-end pro level banjo, this is it!!
317-638-3524
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Hey! Neat! I remember sending pictures in for this documentary but didn't realize it had been released. Check out the tr...
12/14/2021
Flying V Is A Documentary That Deserves Your Attention β€” Monsters, Madness and Magic

Hey! Neat! I remember sending pictures in for this documentary but didn't realize it had been released.

Check out the trailer video in this article! Where the history of the Flying V began...

https://www.monstersmadnessandmagic.com/movies-and-television/flying-v-is-a-documentary-that-deserves-your-attention

Seriously, if you’re the type of person who’d dig guitar gods like James Hetfield, KK Downing, Wolf Hoffmann, and Dave Mustaine (among many others) waxing nostalgic about their favorite guitar design and the influence that it’s had on heavy music as a whole, then I can’t recommend this docum...

πŸŽ„ Emily's 13 Days of Christmas Sweaters Day: 4 πŸŽ„So... this is technically a sweater, and it does have snowflakes on it, ...
12/13/2021

πŸŽ„ Emily's 13 Days of Christmas Sweaters Day: 4 πŸŽ„

So... this is technically a sweater, and it does have snowflakes on it, but it's not *as* festive as it could be, so we've amped it up with red and green light up guitars!

#emilyssweaters #13daysofchristmassweaters

πŸŽ„ Emily's 13 Days of Christmas Sweaters Day: 4 πŸŽ„

So... this is technically a sweater, and it does have snowflakes on it, but it's not *as* festive as it could be, so we've amped it up with red and green light up guitars!

#emilyssweaters #13daysofchristmassweaters

Guitar player stocking stuffers! Whether it's something they need, something they want, or something they don't know the...
12/13/2021

Guitar player stocking stuffers!
Whether it's something they need, something they want, or something they don't know they need, we've got it! Small gifts, limited edition collectibles, fun new products, and traditional accessories are in stock and ready to go! Stop in this week!
#dontwait #itslaterthanyouthink

Guitar player stocking stuffers!
Whether it's something they need, something they want, or something they don't know they need, we've got it! Small gifts, limited edition collectibles, fun new products, and traditional accessories are in stock and ready to go! Stop in this week!
#dontwait #itslaterthanyouthink

PSA for INDIANAPOLIS and SURROUNDING AREAS!!
12/11/2021

PSA for INDIANAPOLIS and SURROUNDING AREAS!!

PSA for INDIANAPOLIS and SURROUNDING AREAS!!

1/2 size and 3/4 size acoustic guitars from $129 available now! Start them off right with good quality, tunable guitars ...
12/11/2021

1/2 size and 3/4 size acoustic guitars from $129 available now! Start them off right with good quality, tunable guitars perfect for taking first lessons and learning to play. Need a step up? Oscar Schmidt 1/2 and 3/4 size acoustic guitars from $185! Bags/cases, tuners, straps, and all accessories in stock. FREE initial setup and service for the first year ($50 value) means you don't have to worry about your purchase! Stop in today 10-5!

🎁Free Gift Wrapping!🎁

Ooh! Beautiful cutaway concert ukulele with western design from Bamboo! With a bag for $109. Over 100 ukuleles in stock ...
12/10/2021

Ooh! Beautiful cutaway concert ukulele with western design from Bamboo! With a bag for $109.

Over 100 ukuleles in stock starting at $35! Stop in this weekend 10-5 Saturday!

Ooh! Beautiful cutaway concert ukulele with western design from Bamboo! With a bag for $109.

Over 100 ukuleles in stock starting at $35! Stop in this weekend 10-5 Saturday!

πŸŽ„ Emily's 13 Days of Christmas Sweaters: Day 3 πŸŽ„Have a very puppy Christmas? Pup on the Housetop? (Sorry that's awful)  ...
12/10/2021

πŸŽ„ Emily's 13 Days of Christmas Sweaters: Day 3 πŸŽ„
Have a very puppy Christmas? Pup on the Housetop? (Sorry that's awful) Stay tuned for more!

#emilyssweaters #emilyschristmassweaters
#13daysofchristmassweaters

πŸŽ„ Emily's 13 Days of Christmas Sweaters: Day 3 πŸŽ„
Have a very puppy Christmas? Pup on the Housetop? (Sorry that's awful) Stay tuned for more!

#emilyssweaters #emilyschristmassweaters
#13daysofchristmassweaters

12/09/2021

What'd we get?? What'd we get?? Another Epiphone '59 Standard in To***co Burst! The finish on these is outstanding. Stop gorgeous! Stop in soon and crank it up!
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πŸŽ„ Emily's 13 Days of Christmas Sweaters: Day 2!! πŸŽ„ She's really ramping up the festive with this lovely traditional red ...
12/09/2021

πŸŽ„ Emily's 13 Days of Christmas Sweaters: Day 2!! πŸŽ„ She's really ramping up the festive with this lovely traditional red sweater and matching mask. You won't want to miss what's coming up tomorrow! Stay tuned!

#emilyssweaters #13daysofchristmassweaters

πŸŽ„ Emily's 13 Days of Christmas Sweaters: Day 2!! πŸŽ„ She's really ramping up the festive with this lovely traditional red sweater and matching mask. You won't want to miss what's coming up tomorrow! Stay tuned!

#emilyssweaters #13daysofchristmassweaters

Wow! How cool is this art piece honoring Governor Davis? We will be framing this to display in the store. Thank you, And...
12/09/2021

Wow! How cool is this art piece honoring Governor Davis? We will be framing this to display in the store. Thank you, Andy MogollΓ³n! Check out more of Andy's art at Abstractions by JestaFreak!

Wow! How cool is this art piece honoring Governor Davis? We will be framing this to display in the store. Thank you, Andy MogollΓ³n! Check out more of Andy's art at Abstractions by JestaFreak!

On December 7, 1916, our founder Amos Arthur was born. He died in 2005 but not before passing on his love of music and t...
12/08/2021

On December 7, 1916, our founder Amos Arthur was born. He died in 2005 but not before passing on his love of music and the successful business he built based on his passion. Mr. Arthur was an honest, well-liked and fair businessperson who valued all people equally regardless of race, gender or wealth. Afterall, everyone can play music! Happy birthday, grandpa.
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On December 7, 1916, our founder Amos Arthur was born. He died in 2005 but not before passing on his love of music and the successful business he built based on his passion. Mr. Arthur was an honest, well-liked and fair businessperson who valued all people equally regardless of race, gender or wealth. Afterall, everyone can play music! Happy birthday, grandpa.
#Indianapolis #fountainsquare #indianahistory #fountainsquareindy #bestofindy #indyrocks #loveindy #iloveindy #SmallBusiness #equality #supportlocalmusic #guitarshop #musicstore #musicshop #HappyBirthday #indyhistory

Folks, it is once again that highly anticipated time of year! I know you've all been waiting with bated breath to see th...
12/07/2021

Folks, it is once again that highly anticipated time of year! I know you've all been waiting with bated breath to see this year's collection, so may I present: The first installment of...

πŸŽ„Emily's 13 Days of Christmas Sweaters*!πŸŽ„

*You might notice this is technically not a "sweater", but it is festive so we say it counts.

#13daysofchristmassweaters
#emilyssweaters
#yourewelcome

Folks, it is once again that highly anticipated time of year! I know you've all been waiting with bated breath to see this year's collection, so may I present: The first installment of...

πŸŽ„Emily's 13 Days of Christmas Sweaters*!πŸŽ„

*You might notice this is technically not a "sweater", but it is festive so we say it counts.

#13daysofchristmassweaters
#emilyssweaters
#yourewelcome

Address

931 Shelby St
Indianapolis, IN
46203

General information

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 60 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. 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 along side guitars, basses, drums, amps and P.A.'s. We buy, sell,trade and offer vintage consignments. 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. Arthur's Music offers on site 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 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!

Opening Hours

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

Telephone

(317) 638-3524

Products

GUITARS * BASSES * AMPS * BANJOS * MANDOLINS * PEDAL STEEL * ACCORDIONS * DRUMS * VIOLINS * UKULELES

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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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