When you are looking for a new instrument, an instrument to rent, music classes, a place to purchase music or to learn to sing, there are a number of places in the Sacramento area to choose from. Each music store in our area specializes in a variety of arenas, with many teachers offering their expertise so all your needs are sure to be met. Check out the websites to learn more about each establishment.
Got A Gig Musical Instrument Sales And Services
1617 16th St., Suite 2
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 531-1118

Got A Gig Musical Instrument Sales and Services has been serving the Sacramento area for years. Known for servicing instruments that belong to Grammy Award-winning musicians like Mary Youngblood and Gerry Mulligan, Got A Gig works on a variety of instruments. They sell woodwind, brass, string and percussion instruments; custom instruments are also for sale, like a restored 9-karat gold Brannen flute.

Kline Music
2200 Sutterville Road
Sacramento, CA 95822
(916) 456-8742

Established by Betty Kline in 1963, Kline Music is the longest running family-owned and operated music store in the area. They have a new online application for renting instruments, and one hundred percent of your rental payments go toward the purchase of the instrument. The store has 28 qualified instructors in their studios, offering classes in instruments outside the usual such as ukulele, mandolin, banjo, harp and accordion.

Fifth String
3184 N. St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
(916) 442-8282

The Fifth String was established in 1982 and has been involved in the acoustic music scene of our area for over 30 years. The store is committed to friendly, knowledgeable service, great prices, a world-class selection of stringed instruments, and music books. They now offer an online Blue Grass Guitar instruction class. They have a repair shop for stringed musical instruments run by Dave Cavanagh, who began making repairs of instruments in 1964. Dave also produces ukuleles.

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Northridge Music Center
7871 Greenback Lane
Citrus Heights CA 95610
(916) 969-4728

The Teresi Family has owned and operated The Northridge Music Center since 1972. They offer lessons in guitar, ukulele, bass, piano, woodwinds, brass, violin, fiddle, drums and voice. Items such as sheet music, books, DVDs, mixers, PA speakers, headphones, monitors, cables and other accessories can be found on their website.

The Nicholson Music Co.
636 E. Bidwell St.
Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 983-0763

The Nicholson Music Co. has weekly acoustic performances in their MusiCafe. They work with the Folsom Cordova Unified School District and have a rental night at Gold Ridge Elementary on Aug. 17 from 3 -7 p.m. and on Aug. 18 at Navigator Elementary from 3-6 p.m. For more details on this event, and to get the rental agreement, see their website.

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