Music Folk - Your destination for Folk and Old Tyme Instruments

Music Folk - Your destination for Folk and Old Tyme Instruments Since 1973 we have honored the history and the future of acoustic music. We are a place where the acoustically inclined feel at home.
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It's Wednesday, you know what that means.  It's Used Gear Wednesday!  Lots of great instruments came in over the last we...
06/23/2021

It's Wednesday, you know what that means. It's Used Gear Wednesday! Lots of great instruments came in over the last week to show you!

First, we have a Martin J-65 from 1994, a Taylor412ce, a Taylor 414ce (sold), a Simon and Patrick Woodland Pro parlor, a Seagull Coastline Grand, a Gold Tone M-Bass 25, a Samuel Shen 4/4 cello, a ContinuDrum 24 inch wood bass drum and finally, a National Washboard Co. #442 Midget washboard.

As always, new instruments have also arrived in the last week. Rickard banjos, Cordoba nylon string guitars, and as I type, a National Resophonic Mandolin!

Thank you St. Louis!  You choose us as this year's 'A List Musical Instrument Store!'
06/21/2021

Thank you St. Louis! You choose us as this year's 'A List Musical Instrument Store!'

Thank you St. Louis! You choose us as this year's 'A List Musical Instrument Store!'

These amazing banjos from Rickard are in stock!
06/21/2021

These amazing banjos from Rickard are in stock!

These amazing banjos from Rickard are in stock!

It's another Used Gear Wednesday!  Lots of instruments came in used in the last week to show you.  First, we have a 1964...
06/16/2021

It's another Used Gear Wednesday! Lots of instruments came in used in the last week to show you. First, we have a 1964 Gibson Skylark lap steel w/stand, a 2011 Gibson Firebird Studio (sold), a 1950 Martin A style mandolin, a Guild P-240, an Alvarez A800 f-style mandolin, a 1967 Harmony H-162, an Alvarez Deluxe banjo from the 70's, a Dan Ty Bau, a Chineese Yang Quin, a 1970's Pirles long neck banjo and a Columbus washboard.

New instruments and accessories have been coming in as well. Always something different to see at Music Folk!

It's Used Gear Wednesday!!  Some really nice instruments came in used this week.  First, a 1922 Gibson F-4 Mandolin, the...
06/09/2021

It's Used Gear Wednesday!! Some really nice instruments came in used this week. First, a 1922 Gibson F-4 Mandolin, then a 1921 Gibson H-2 mandola, next, a 2015 Martin D-18, a 2015 American Standard Stratocaster, a cool anniversary 6020C Alvarez, an Excelsior accordion, a Seagull Grand and finally a Chromalin Peripole.

New Alvarez guitars and ukuleles and Martin guitars have also come in, as well as a lot of books and accessories.

Sometimes, a picture is worth 1000 words.
06/08/2021

Sometimes, a picture is worth 1000 words.

Sometimes, a picture is worth 1000 words.

06/08/2021

Today would have been Tony Rice's 70th birthday. Sadly we lost him last December. As one of my dearest musical collaborators and friends, 'T' will always occupy a special place in my heart. He was the original guitarist in my quintet, and in fact, named the group. He was also one of the greatest musicians I've ever had the honor of playing with and one of the "fathers" of dawg music. I'm pleased to tell you that my first gig in over a year and a half will be as part of a Tony Rice Tribute set at RockyGrass in Lyons, Colorado on Friday, July 23rd. Every note I play will be for Tony.

Tomorrow will be 20 years since John Hartford passed away. Say something about John!  Favorite song? Ever meet him? Did ...
06/03/2021

Tomorrow will be 20 years since John Hartford passed away. Say something about John! Favorite song? Ever meet him? Did you see him perform?

Tomorrow will be 20 years since John Hartford passed away. Say something about John! Favorite song? Ever meet him? Did you see him perform?

Another week went by and we hope you had a great holiday.  It's Used Gear Wednesday!!This week we have to show you a Dee...
06/02/2021

Another week went by and we hope you had a great holiday. It's Used Gear Wednesday!!

This week we have to show you a Deering Sierra banjo from 2006, a Gibson J-45 TV (True Vintage) from 2010, a MIM Fender Road Worn Telecaster and a Fender FM-625 acoustic/electric mandolin.

New instruments and accessories arrive almost daily. In fact, UPS is here right now dropping off a couple of guitars from Martin. Always something different to see at Music Folk!

A really great video about Missouri fiddle history.
06/02/2021
The Fiddle in Missouri Life With Howard Marshall

A really great video about Missouri fiddle history.

How and why did the fiddle (or violin) become so prevalent in Missouri history and in the varieties of music around us? At this virtual presentation, Howard ...

05/29/2021

We will be closed this Monday for Memorial Day.

It's time for another Used Gear Wednesday! This week we have an Ibanez GB-10 George Benson, a Fender Deluxe Reverb '65 R...
05/26/2021

It's time for another Used Gear Wednesday! This week we have an Ibanez GB-10 George Benson, a Fender Deluxe Reverb '65 Reissue, a 1920's Majestic tenor banjo, an Art and Lutherie Ami Cedar (sold), a Wurlitzer piano accordion, a Unicorn Strings left-handed bowed psaltery, a 1980's Tascam M-224 24 channel mixer and not one but two Yamaha TX81Z tone generators.

During the past week, we've also received some Cordoba guitars, Outdoor Ukuleles and a lot of accessories, including our famous T-Shirts!

New Music Folk  T's are here!
05/25/2021

New Music Folk T's are here!

New Music Folk T's are here!

05/24/2021

Live music is happening again? Did any of you get out to see a show, or perhaps play some music this last weekend?

It's Used Gear Wednesday!  This week we have 2 Alvin Fry violins, an unlabeled violin which was regraduated by Alvin, a ...
05/19/2021

It's Used Gear Wednesday! This week we have 2 Alvin Fry violins, an unlabeled violin which was regraduated by Alvin, a cool Remo frame drum set and a Mid-East hammered dulcimer.

As usual, we have also received new instruments as well. Guitars from Martin and Guild, Kentucky mandolins....

05/17/2021

At this moment, we are still requiring masks to be worn in the store. Hopefully we'll be changing that soon.

05/14/2021

With thing slowly opening up, we know some of you have gigs this weekend, or are going to watch some live music somewhere.

In other words, where and when is local music this weekend?

It's Used Gear Wednesday!  Not a lot this week, but some nice gear for sure!  A Gibson Hummingbird from 2003, a Martin D...
05/12/2021

It's Used Gear Wednesday! Not a lot this week, but some nice gear for sure! A Gibson Hummingbird from 2003, a Martin D-18 from 2012, a Breedlove Pursuit Concert CE and a New Harmony SDG7 mountain dulcimer from 2018.

In addition to those, new instruments from Martin, Guild, Cordoba and Oscar Schmidt, Banjo Billy Mathews cds and books, and lots of accessories.

Blue Chip picks have landed! We are the only Blue Chip dealer west of the Mississippi!
05/07/2021

Blue Chip picks have landed! We are the only Blue Chip dealer west of the Mississippi!

Blue Chip picks have landed! We are the only Blue Chip dealer west of the Mississippi!

It looks like we never had a Twitter page before.  Please follow!
05/05/2021
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The latest Tweets from Music Folk - Folk and Old Tyme Instruments (@FolkTyme). Since 1973 we have honored the history and the future of acoustic music. We are a place where the acoustically inclined feel at home. Webster Groves, Mo.

Just like that, it's Used Gear Wednesday again!  First we have a Martin Shenandoah from 1984, then a 1920's Lyon and Hea...
05/05/2021

Just like that, it's Used Gear Wednesday again! First we have a Martin Shenandoah from 1984, then a 1920's Lyon and Healy built Washburn style C mandolin, a David's Dulcimers Bill Spence model, a Gibson Les Paul Melody Maker from 2003, an Italian Silvestri piano accordion and a Fender Squire Bronco bass guitar.

New instruments keep arriving almost daily. In fact 2 Guild guitars came in this morning. Martin, Cordorba and Alvarez guitars. Always something to see at Music Folk!

Hello everyone, we've had people in asking about Blue Chip picks in the past.  Well guess what?  We are now going to be ...
05/04/2021

Hello everyone, we've had people in asking about Blue Chip picks in the past. Well guess what? We are now going to be a dealer just placed our first order. Let the anticipation begin!

Hello everyone, we've had people in asking about Blue Chip picks in the past. Well guess what? We are now going to be a dealer just placed our first order. Let the anticipation begin!

The Earth rotated 7 times.  That means it's Used Gear Wednesday again!!!  We'll start off with a locally made Pat C Math...
04/28/2021

The Earth rotated 7 times. That means it's Used Gear Wednesday again!!! We'll start off with a locally made Pat C Mathis classical (from 1969), a Deering Goodtime tenor banjo, an Eastman AR803D archtop (sold), a Palatino 3/4 bass with a Barcus Berry pickup, a D'Angelico Premier semi-hollow, a Gretsch 2420T (sold), a Grote semi-hollow, a Moeck alto recorder, an Alvarez RF30 and a Fender CF60CE.

Lots of new instruments too! Guitars, ukuleles, mandolins, banjos, even a baja sexto and a vihuela! Also, books, strings, tuners, humidifiers, straps..........

What are you waiting for? Come on in!

04/22/2021

Happy Earth Day!

If you live in St. Louis and wanted to find a copy of the Jimi Hendrix Experience Smash Hits For 5-String Banjo, who wou...
04/21/2021

If you live in St. Louis and wanted to find a copy of the Jimi Hendrix Experience Smash Hits For 5-String Banjo, who would you call first? Music Folk of course! We have this and many more book titles in stock and are happy to order in others as well.

If you live in St. Louis and wanted to find a copy of the Jimi Hendrix Experience Smash Hits For 5-String Banjo, who would you call first? Music Folk of course! We have this and many more book titles in stock and are happy to order in others as well.

You know what today is.  That's right!  It's Used Gear Wednesday!!! (It's been a week already?)  Not only that, but this...
04/21/2021

You know what today is. That's right! It's Used Gear Wednesday!!! (It's been a week already?) Not only that, but this one is special, because most of the gear is pedal steel guitar related, with a few other pieces too. First, an Emmons Lashley LeGrande pedal steel, followed by a Williams Series 700 D10 pedal steel. Next we have a 1950's Fender Deluxe lap steel. A trio of great pedal steel guitar amps follow. A Quilter Labs Steelaire, a Peavey Nashville 1000 and a Peavey LTD 400. For effects we have a rack case loaded with a Lexicon MX200 and a Walker Stereo Steel. We also took in a Guild T-50 Thin, an Alvarez/Yairi DY61 (sold) and a Lanikai LK-SEU acoustic/electric soprano ukulele.

New instruments from Martin, Guild, Cordoba, Eastman and Gold Tone have also been arriving almost daily.

Always something different to see at Music Folk!

It's Used Gear Wednesday!  A lot of great items have come in (some have sold already) during the last week.  First a 196...
04/14/2021

It's Used Gear Wednesday! A lot of great items have come in (some have sold already) during the last week. First a 1965 Gibson Southern Jumbo (sold), an Alvarez Yairi DY200 (sold), an Alvarez A-400 Martin mandolin clone, a 1920's Vega Style N tenor banjo, a Deering Goodtime Americana, a Pilgrim Jubilee openback banjo, a Little Martin LX1E, a Cordovox Super V accordion (sold), a Yamaha FM Music Synthesizer (sold) and a Yamaha TG77 Tone Generator (sold). It's been a busy week!

New instruments have been coming in as well. Martin and Guild guitars, Cordoba classical guitars and ukuleles and much more!

Another week, another Used Gear Wednesday!  Only 3 pieces this week and 2 have sold already, but some serious instrument...
04/07/2021

Another week, another Used Gear Wednesday! Only 3 pieces this week and 2 have sold already, but some serious instruments! First another Santa Cruz Tony Rice D (sold), then a Collings CJ MH (sold) and finally a Regal RD-52 squareneck dobro.

LOTS of new instruments have also come in this week too. Cordoba and Alvarez ukuleles, Guild acoustics, Cordoba nylon string guitars, Gold Tone mandolins, McSpadden mountain dulcimers and Austin electric guitars. In addition to books, accessories and more!

It's Used Gear Wednesday!!!Lots of great used gear came in over the last week, including a 1928 Gibson TB-2 conversion b...
03/31/2021

It's Used Gear Wednesday!!!

Lots of great used gear came in over the last week, including a 1928 Gibson TB-2 conversion banjo, a Martin MC-16GTE, a Martin 000-15M, a Seagull S6 Original, a Blueridge BR-65KCE, a Cordoba C7, and a Baby Taylor BT2.

New instruments keep rolling in too. McSpadden mountain dulcimers, Deering banjos, Guild, Cordoba and Martin guitars and more!

It's Used Gear Wednesday!!!  A LOT of great used gear came in during the last week.  We have a 1965 Gibson Southern Jumb...
03/24/2021

It's Used Gear Wednesday!!! A LOT of great used gear came in during the last week. We have a 1965 Gibson Southern Jumbo (sold), a Deering Terry Baucom, an ESP/LTD EC1000 Piezo Deluxe, an Alvin Fry Strad Copy, an Alvarez/Yairi DY-67 (sold), an Alvarez 5-string banjo, a Deering Goodtime Americana, an Universal piano accordion, an Alvarez 8-string baritone guitar, an Alvarez PD-80S and lastly, an Aria dreadnaught.

LOTS of new instruments have also come in during the last week as well. Guitars from Martin and Guild, ukuleles from Cordoba, Recording King banjos and a heap of accessories too!

Is it any wonder that we have a lot of weekly customers? Always something different to see!

Happy 76th birthday to musical pioneer David Grisman!
03/23/2021

Happy 76th birthday to musical pioneer David Grisman!

Happy 76th birthday to musical pioneer David Grisman!

It's another week, time for another Used Gear Wednesday!!!This time, we have an ODE 6505 banjo from 1975, a Loriente fla...
03/17/2021

It's another week, time for another Used Gear Wednesday!!!

This time, we have an ODE 6505 banjo from 1975, a Loriente flamenco from 2007/8, a Vega/Martin VIP banjo from 1974 (yes, made in Nazareth, Pa.), an Alvarez ADA1965, an unlabled Iida style banjo, a kit made mountain dulcimer and an Alvarez Regent dreadnaught.

Lots of new instruments as well. Gold Tone banjos, Art & Lutherie guitars, Seagull guitars, Recording King banjos and guitars, Martin guitars and a store full of accessory items!

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8015 Big Bend Blvd
St. Louis, MO
63119

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00

Telephone

(314) 961-2838

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My favorite Music Store in St Louis! Wonderful folk and old thyme instruments, both new and used, plus very unique vintage and antique instruments on display. I love to visit here every time I'm in the area !! ❤🎶🎵
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Today I hosted the 1st CWE Ukulele Jam Session. All present and future ukulele players are welcome. Contact me via Messenger if you are interested in attending our next gathering.
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