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Great little music shop serving Akron, Ohio and the surrounding area since 1964. Family owned and operated by a father and son with over
100 years combined experience in playing, building, repairing, buying and selling instruments.  Low prices, super service, great selection.
Unique, not your typical music store. Buy, Sell, Trade, Consign, Lessons, Repairs - New and Used - Guitars, Amps, Drums, PA, Accessories.
Staff Music is one of the last of a rare breed. A family-owned, family-run business with personal service AND low prices.
No high-pressure sales tactics ~ Honest, friendly, knowledgable service ~ Help and advice from experienced professionals
Unique, not your typical music store ~ Buy, Sell, Trade, Consign, Lessons, Repairs ~ New and Used ~ Guitars, Amps, Drums, PA, Accessories

        We are a family owned music store located in Akron, Ohio. Run by a father and son with over 100 years combined experience in playing, building, repairing and selling instruments. Serving Ohio and the surrounding area since 1964 with low prices, super service and great selection.
        We encourage everyone to check out the other stores first, then give us a try. Compare our instruments to ones that cost up to five times as much! You will see that you don't have to spend a ton of money to get a quality, great playing instrument. We also have a constantly changing selection of used and consignment gear. Beginner, hobbyist, professional, entry-level to vintage, we've got ya covered!

With our "no-hassle" consignment policy, we can help you sell the gear that you may no longer need.
Reasons to consign at Staff rather than trying to sell it on your own:
 ~ you get the money, we do all the work!
 ~ no [potentially dangerous] strangers coming to your house
 ~ completely hassle-free
 ~ potential buyers can use their credit card
 ~ no running ads, scheduling meetings or putting up with 'no-shows'
 ~ local and national online exposure for your consignment (including mailing list, social media, Craigslist and Ebay)
 ~ no minimum contracts - if you get a sale for it, you can pick it up at anytime - no charge!
 ~ more visibility for your gear
 ~ help and advice on sellability and pricing
 ~ unbelievably low 10% [$20 min.] seller's fee
 ~ no commitment - if it doesn't sell, you pay nothing
 ~ all your gear is completely insured against theft, fire, etc.

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Blogs, Links, How-To's and More
Tips, tricks, links, resources and useful [we hope!] information from the folks at Staff
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        Every guitar receives a professional line up and total "once-over" before ever hitting the sales floor. For years, people have come from across Ohio and beyond to get a Staff line-up. You'll be amazed at just how great a guitar can play once it receives one of Staff Music's "Tender Lovin' Line-ups"!
Did you know:
  • most "straight from the box" guitars DON'T come set-up
  • setting up a guitar is CRITICALLY important to it's playability
  • bad playing guitars are a HUGE reason students give up on learning
  • guitars need set-up (like cars need tune-ups) periodically
 Staff Music
610 Canton Rd. Akron, OH. 44312
Open 11am to 6pm EST
Closed Sunday
(but call anyway, we're usually there!)
(330) 784-1213
        At Staff, we've spent years cultivating the knowledge and contacts necessary to offer the absolute best value to our customers. We sincerely believe that our merchandise represents the best possible combination of quality and price available. Many imported guitars are made at the exact same factory as higher priced "name brand" guitars. We've made it our mission to find the best of these guitars and offer them to you at substantial savings.
        We're not just about imports though. We continually scour the local and national markets and are dealing with musicians and people in the music biz to bring you great deals on name brand equipment too. If we don't have it, we can usually get it and compete with online prices.
      Another way we are able to keep our prices low is by maintaining a "low-overhead, no-frills" storefront. We don't spend a bunch of unnecessary money on window dressing or a fancy (expensive) mall location. The result is: We spend less money - You save more money! But, don't take our word for it, come down to the store and check it out for yourself. If you can't make it to Akron then, we invite you to read through the  testimonials  from a few of our many satisfied customers. Of course, you can always call, message or email us to check out the latest deals and shenanigans happening at the shop!   330.784.1213   [email protected]



Guitars, Amps, Drums, PA & Accessories

Great prices on new & used gear

No-hassle consignment available

Honest, friendly and knowledgable service

Advice from experienced professionals

Trade-ins are welcome

Ebay/Reverb/Craigslist sales

Guitar line-ups & repair


Friendly 'non-geek' help and advice

No labor EVER over $79

Trade-in and consignment available

Most repairs are $39 - $59

FREE estimates & consultation

House calls from $25

Computers & laptops starting at $50