Sacramento is not drenched with music instrument stores but it does have a couple that are so enjoyable that an entire paycheck can disappear before you know it. This list has been rated more so on the service that I and others personally experienced at these locations with my favorite being first.
2200 Sutterville Road, Sacramento, CA
Kline Music is open weekdays from 10 to 19, Saturdays from 10 to 17 and Sundays from 12 to 16.
Kline music was “Established in 1963 by Betty Kline, Kline Music is Sacramento’s longest running family-owned and operated music store. What started out as teaching studios in the basement of the Kline family home, soon progressed into one of Sacramento’s most diversified and well respected music stores.” according to the Kline family.
The web rating rated Kline Music with 4.5 out of 5.0 stars, which was compiled from 20 reviews.
2740 Auburn Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95821
Skip’s Music is open weekdays from 11 to 20, Saturday from 10 to 18 and Sunday from 11 to 18. There are also two other locations: (1) 9660 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove, CA 95624 (916) 686 5666 and (2) 1209 McHenry Avenue, Modesto, CA 95350 (209) 522 1003.
Skip’s Music has “been active friends in the Valley’s music scene for over a quarter century. From Skip’s small, one-man operation in the ’70s (when it was commonplace to see Skip himself providing on-call service at his customers’ gigs) to three full-service locations, Skip’s Music has grown [immensely] with its community.” according to the website.
The web rating rated Skip’s Music with 3.6 out of 5.0 stars, which was compiled from 40 reviews.
Fifth String Music Store
930 Alhambra Blvd # 110, Sacramento, CA 95816
Fifth String Music Store was “Established in 1982, the Fifth String has been the cornerstone of the acoustic music scene in the Sacramento Valley for over 20 years.” They “are committed to providing the best selection of world-class stringed instruments, music books, and accessories.”
Fifth String Music Store is located on the corner of Alhambra and J Streets, just one block east of Business 80 in Downtown Sacramento. Fifth String is open weekdays from 10 to 18, Saturdays from 10 to 16 and is closed on Sundays.
The web rating rated Fifth String Music Store with 4.1 out of 5.0 stars, which was compiled from 10 reviews.
2120 Alta Arden Expressway, Sacramento, CA
Guitar Center is a large international chain which means that customer service is not always limited to those working in the stores. They have an assortment of guitars, as well as drums, sound equipment, DJ and recording gear. For additional locations, consult the website.
The web rating rated Guitar Center with 3.4 out of 5.0 stars, which was compiled from 40 reviews.