Haight Ashbury Music Center

1540 Haight Street

San Francisco, CA 94117

phone (415) 863-7327

fax (415) 863-1384

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Haight Ashbury Music Center

PLease Note that as of 2/15/2020 we have merged with our sister store Gelb Music and moved to 722 El camino Real Redwood City 

For All Your Musical Needs

Haight Ashbury Music Center is a full-service music store that offers a huge selection of musical instruments and recording equipment. We carry a large array of stringed instruments, including acoustic and electric guitars, bass guitars, ukuleles, banjos and mandolins. We also stock a big assortment of ethnic percussion, drums, boutique effects pedals, amplifiers, keyboards, signal processors, microphones, accessories and much more!

Our knowledgeable staff is dedicated to helping you find the best instruments and equipment to fit your budget - no high pressure, just facts and advice. We carry name brand gear, as well as premium, hard to find specialty items. If we don't have an item in stock, we'll gladly special order it.

In addition to instruments and pro audio, our shop offers music lessons, instrument rentals and expert repairs. Since we opened in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury district in 1972, we've served thousands of musicians at all levels - students, hobbyists, studio players and stage performers. We're internationally known for our commitment to quality instruments at a fair price.

Haight Ashbury Music is also a proud member of the NORCAL Music Coalition, a group of local, privately owned music retailers. Our combined buying power enables us to provide chain store prices with the personalized customer service you can only get from your local music store. Support local business and BREAK THE CHAIN!!

Overview & Staff

Haight Ashbury Music Center got it's start on Haight Street in 1972. Hundreds of famous -- and thousands of not-so-famous! -- great musicians have walked through our doors over the years. Along with thousands of student players just starting out. Unlike many of the big-box retailers, we're a locally owned music store and have been under the same management for over 40 years.

Our staff are working musicians and sound engineers who know the San Francisco Bay Area music scene. We're also trained professionals, with extensive knowledge and experience working with live sound, recording gear and a broad range of musical instruments. Whether you need advise about guitars, drums or other instruments -- or you have questions about pro audio and PAs -- we're here to help.

And yes, we can tell you where Jimi and Janis and the Dead used to live…

Shipping Policy

With more than 7,000 items on our online store, Haight Ashbury Music Center provides Free Shipping options for more than half our inventory. Shipping charges for large, heavy or particularly fragile items is based on the carrier of your choice (during checkout), and includes options for expedited logistics, added security and parcel tracking. Smaller items that do not qualify for free shipping can often be shipped together in one container, when appropriate. For those using Paypal at checkout, we do offer Next Day Shipping. Haight Ashbury Music Center utililzes carrier services from the United States Postal Service (USPS) and United Parcel Service (UPS).

Return Policy

If you’re not completely satisfied with your purchase from our online store, simply email to hamc1540@gmail.com or call us at 415-863-7327 within 10 days of receipt of the item.
Returns must be in original condition with original packaging, manuals and accessories, items must show no signs of wear or use.  Refund will be issued when we receive the item.  Refund will be for full price of the item, however shipping charges are non-refundable.  If the order was originally shipped for free, shipping charges will be deducted from the refund.


Visit our Hours & Location page for our address and phone. Haight Ashbury Music Center is a member of the NORCAL Music Coalition.