The 5 Best Music Stores in Edmonton

Best Music Stores in Edmonton

By Oliver Tremblay

Looking for David Bowie vinyls or some Arctic Monkey CDs? These best music stores in Edmonton can provide for your music needs!

Whether it’s that you want to get a Les Paul guitar or a new stereo system, we’ve found you a list of the stores that are worth checking out whether you’re downtown, in the South side, or in the west end.

We also took into consideration the suggestions of locals who are known music aficionados and those who drop by to get instruments at a low price. Anyway, come visit these great stores, as you’ll probably find what you need in them!

1.  Long & McQuade Musical Instruments

Long & McQuade Musical Instruments Shop
(Source: Long & McQuade Musical Instruments)
BEST FOR  Music Stores
PRODUCTS https://www.long-mcquade.com
WEBSITEhttps://www.long-mcquade.com
ADDRESS6633 118 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5B 0P1
CONTACT DETAILS+1 780-471-2001
OPERATING HOURSN/A

First on our list of the best music stores in Edmonton is Long & McQuade. With several branches in Edmonton, they can definitely serve you with different kinds of instruments and stereo equipment for your needs.

Another good thing about them is that they offer music lessons at their shop, and they take inquiries about those everyday. Whether you want to play the piano or try out clarinet lessons, they’ve got it all for you.

They carry quality and affordable instruments, and a lot of guitar selections in particular. The staff can guide you with many buying tasks too, like helping you identify the strings or cables that you need.

Highlights

  • Massive inventory available
  • Curbside pickups allowed
  • Two branches in Edmonton

Customer Reviews

Find out why customers enjoy this place:

I’ve been customer at Long & McQuade for decades now, and I’ve watched it evolve as a music store in the community. Granted it may have been partly responsible for the closing of some other stores, it has often purchased the other stores assets, and that seems fair pool. It is in a near monopoly position now, as small chains and independents disappear, but it remains a good store, and I have been satisfied with the many purchases I have made there. The staff is it’s most valuable asset, and they seem to stick around for quite a while, so it must be a reasonable place to work. The new Highlands store is a flagship store so it has anything that any other L&M store has. They offer lessons, and do repairs, and have generally good policies. I’ll go back (many more times).

—David Cuyler, Google Reviews

Great place to find all your musical needs. From the amateur to the professional. To satisfy all in between. Lots of great stock and more arriving soon. New location is bright and professional looking. Lessons available and free easy parking. Great addition to the nieghtborhood and 118ave..

—O’Neil, Google Reviews

 

2.  Myhre’s Music

Myhre's Music Shop
(Source: Myhre’s Music)
BEST FOR  Music Store
PRODUCTS http://www.myhresmusic.com
WEBSITEhttp://www.myhresmusic.com
ADDRESS8735 118 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5B 0T2
CONTACT DETAILS+1 780-477-1586
OPERATING HOURSTuesday – Saturday

11 am – 4 pm

Myhre’s Music carries a large inventory to address your various music needs. They specialize in acoustic guitars, violins, violas, cellos, mandolins, banjos and resonators.

You can drop by and pick up some guitar strings at this place, which also offers services and repairs for broken instruments. If they don’t have a part in-house, you even can have it ordered in.

With inventory that includes brands like Collings, Lowden, Martin, Bourgeois, Seagull and Simon & Patrick, they’re a great go-to for various musical items. You’ll be able to get quality for a good price.

You get what you pay for, and it’s usually of great quality. Their great service and stock makes them one of the best music stores in Edmonton.

Highlights

  • Friendly staff
  • Wide selection of guitars
  • Repair shop

Customer Reviews

Find out why customers enjoy this place:

We are from the East Coast and every time we’re in Edmonton we come here. They treat my husband so good and trust him to play the high end guitars!! Service is wonderful!!!

—Holly Smeltzer, Google Reviews

I am associated with the Edmonton ukulele Circle and other circles in the Edmonton and surrounding area. This store has helped with many purchases of stringed instruments particularly ukuleles and guitars. They are terrific. Their knowledgable staff, choice of instruments, service and repair professionals are the very best.Their prices are comparable and in some cases better than bigger stores. They support local music events. Edmonton is very fortunate to have this locally owned and operated store

—stan franklin, Google Reviews

 

3.  Listen Records

Listen Records Shop
(Source:Listen Records)
BEST FOR  Music Stores
PRODUCTS https://listenrecords.net
WEBSITEhttps://listenrecords.net
ADDRESS10443a 124 St, Edmonton, AB T5N 1R7
CONTACT DETAILS+1 780-732-1132
OPERATING HOURSN/A

As one of the best music stores in Edmonton, they carry a lot of used vinyls, new vinyls, and other hardware. They even sell cleaners for record players and accessories for their upkeep as well.

They have plenty of genres you can choose from, from prog-rock to avant-garde. Another perk is that they have an in-house record label called Uzu Audio. You can even enjoy some of their stuff if you request a sample of their tracks.

Plenty of customers enjoy the service their staff provides: you can get spin fluids or cleaning products with little to no problem at all! This has landed them in this list of the best music stores in Edmonton.

Highlights

  • Exceptional services.
  • Great value and quality
  • Carries several eclectic records

Customer Reviews

Find out why customers enjoy this place:

We stroll over to Listen pretty regularly since we moved to the neighborhood and always come home with a nice little musical treat. We’ve ordered a few albums we couldn’t find elsewhere, and they also have these gorgeous hand-made wooden record boxes with beautiful joints you can buy (and stain yourself if you please,) that look much better than milk crates. Today we bought a Rega Planar 2 turntable and preamp, and Kris balanced the tone arm for us with his scale, which made it pretty much plug and play. The store has an eclectic selection and friendly staff.

—Kelly Lavoie, Google Reviews

Amazing friendly owner and one of the only REGA Brio dealers in Edmonton.

I needed a good amp to compliment my ELAC towers and Fluance table. Kris was accommodating and open to every question I had. He stayed open late to let me drop in after work and had music queued up that was relevant to my interests.

What’s more important, his after purchase customer service has been top notch. My Brio had an issue with its firmware and Kris worked with REGA an me to get it sorted no questions asked.

This is a great local shop and is worth your time and patronage.

—Brian Podruzny, Google Reviews

 

4.  Blackbyrd music

Blackbyrd music Shop
(Source:Blackbyrd music)
BEST FOR  Music Store
PRODUCTS https://www.blackbyrd.ca
WEBSITEhttps://www.blackbyrd.ca
ADDRESS10442 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2A2
CONTACT DETAILS+1 780-439-1273
OPERATING HOURSN/A

If you’re the type who’s a little hipster when it comes to taste, then black byrd can provide for your musical needs. They have two locations, one in Edmonton and one in Calgary.

They sell music from indie bands and other hard-to-find records, as well as gear such as turntables, amplifiers, and sleeves and storage systems. If you want tickets to a show, they also sell those here too.

If they don’t have what you’re looking for in the shop, then they can most likely special-order it. All you have to do is fill out a form or call them, easy peasy!

Oh, and you can also sell your records here, by the way.

With an orderly, well-maintained shop and friendly staff, this is a place where shopping for records is made easy. Their great services put them here as one of the best music stores in Edmonton.

Highlights

  • Sell your records here
  • Tickets available
  • Special orders available

Customer Reviews

Find out why customers enjoy this place:

Went in today looking for 90s house vinyl and the staff were absolutely amazing! He showed me a bin and i had no clue on them but trusted they would work. Went home later to play them and he absolutely nailed what i was looking for, and since they were used i got them at an unbelievable price! Dont change a thing guys🤟❤️

—jackmman1, Google Reviews

Personal anecdote: I recently bought the new caribou album and was so excited to get it home on my turntable to vibe out but when the needle dropped it became immediately apparent that this particular platter at some point had been poorly handled, idk, but it was totally unlistenable full of clicks and pops so I brought it back and they exchanged it for a new copy of the same album which I am now enjoying at home with a beer and a joint totally blissed out. Great staff, great selections, great location.

—Mark Hayes, Google Reviews

 

5.  Acoustic Music Shop

Acoustic Music Shop
(Source:Acoustic Music Shop)
BEST FOR  Music Store
PRODUCTS https://www.acousticmusicshop.com
WEBSITEhttps://www.acousticmusicshop.com
ADDRESS9934 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 1Y9
CONTACT DETAILS780-433-3545 |  [email protected]
OPERATING HOURSN/A

This place can provide you with a wide variety of guitars, whether acoustic, electric, classical, or bass. Other instruments they also provide are folk and bowed instruments such as ukuleles, mandolins, banjos, bowed, and harmonicas.

They also offer drums and multiple accessories as well as amplifiers, cables, pedals, microphones and more. They also offer music lessons for those who are looking for them.

Their excellent inventory as well as accessible services makes them one of the best music stores in Edmonton. They’re certainly among the first that we check out!

Highlights

  • Online store available
  • Accepts major credit cards
  • Music lessons available

Customer Reviews

Find out why customers enjoy this place:

Only place I will take my guitars. Brad the guitar tech does amazing work. Each and Every time knocks it out of the park. Set ups and adjustments are done like a dream!!! Fast and timely manner as always!!! Staff is very friendly basically nothing they can’t do.

—Dustin Woodward, Google Reviews

Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. I get all my gear here. Prices are very reasonable and their service techs are top notch! They have acoustic and electric guitars, drums and all accessories. Drum and guitar lessons on site!

—Philip Bisaillon, Google Reviews

 

Shop around for records or instruments at these best music stores in Edmonton! You’ll probably find something that will suit your tastes at these eclectic shops.

Are there any great places that we missed, though? Send us a message and we’ll update the article promptly.

Oh, and if you need fresh shelves, cabinets or even rooms in which to keep your instruments or records, check out our list of the best general contractors in Edmonton for this. They can build you a music nook or whole music room as a solution!