Try as we will, Experienced Instruments can't be all things musical to everybody. So, like Macy's to Gimbel's here are some other places you should look to satisfy your musical needs.

The Bluegrass Chatterbox

If you have any interest in Bluegrass, particularly if you're near Chicago, this is the place to check out what's happening. Learn all about the Godfather of Chicago Bluegrass and Catfish. Find picking sessions, learn who's playing where and when and much more

Fine Guitar Consultants

Annetta and Richard Glick and their associates provide a unique service connecting players who are searching for their lifetime instrument with a select group of the world's finest luthiers. If you are serious about your music (either as a profession or a hobby) this is the place to get exactly what you want. A world class instrument built exactly as you want it can be a lot less expensive than spending years buying one instrument after another and never really being happy with them. (Unless, of course, you buy them from Experienced Instruments...)

Just Strings

Every instrument needs strings and Just Strings has strings for every instrument. You might be able to find some guitar strings at K-Mart, but if you want the world's widest selection of strings for everything from tiny ukes to 4/4 string basses check out Just Strings. They are great to do business with: helpful, quick and responsive. How many places when you ask for Oud or Viola d Amore or Tres strings do they ask, "Which brand? What gauge?"

Kangaroo Amp Covers

It's an amp cover, it's a back pack for your amp, it provides a place to stuff everything your need.. cords, tuners, strings. After all, your guitar case can only hold so much! KANGAROO AMP COVERS A really good idea!

Double Bass Links Page

Audio Recording Center: Good sound advice for the independent music maker. Includes helpful articles, a well organized Links section, and other useful resources.

Custom Guitar Inventory Software

What about music teachers?

TAXI: The Independent A&R Vehicle connecting unsigned artists, bands and songwriters with major record labels, publishers, and film & TV music supervisors.

A great instrument finding search engine!

Internet banjo and guitar instruction also lots of MP3s and Tabs!

Guitar Works

Because of the way Experienced Instruments operates, we may not have what you are looking for, therefore, let us introduce Guitar Works. Guitar Works is a full scale retail guitar store. They carry many well known brands of new instruments, a selection of used and vintage instruments, sound reinforcement systems (sale or rent), strings and picks. They also have a top notch repair department. And they are friends of mine.

Secure E-mail orders

Experienced Instruments has a secure e-mail address for orders. E-mail can be encrypted using Zixmail technology. Our ordering address is and more information on Zixmail is at

Don't forget our favorite cafe - C.J. Arthur's - 1168 Wilmette Avenue Wilmette 8-10 PM No Cover Great Food! Great Drinks!