Tuesday - Sunday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Hilltop Music Shop specializes in acoustic and electric guitars and basses, as well as other stringed instruments including banjos, mandolins, ukuleles, violins and other folk instruments. We also carry a small and quality selection of hand percussion, drums, keyboards, and other more unusual instruments. We carry a wide range of inventory to suit any budget, whether you are just beginning your musical journey or are a seasoned connoisseur. Every instrument is carefully hand selected and must pass the “inspiring to play” test. Inventory also includes a comprehensive array of accessories, pedals, and amplifiers. We consign, trade, and buy in musical instruments and gear frequently, so inventory is always changing! Our on-site repair shop offers full service stringed instrument repairs, set-up and modification services. Need music lessons? From our extensive list of private instructors we can find the right teacher for you! Lessons are provided in our lesson room at the shop or in the teacher's own studio.
As working musicians ourselves, we are committed to helping build a strong musical community by providing the best prices we possibly can and an environment that is welcoming, friendly, inspiring, and comfortable. We and our staff strive to be as helpful as possible, and are constantly improving our knowledge and expertise of all things music related. So come on by and see us – we look forward to meeting you!
Eilen Jewell is the queen of the minor key. Sad songs are her wealth and finery. The Idaho native’s unique originals feature a blend of influences from early blues, rockabilly and surf-noir, to 1960s era rock and roll. The Los Angeles Daily News wrote, “Sometimes as darkly damaged as Lucinda Williams, at others as defiant and teasing as prime Peggy Lee and always authentically Americana in the Gillian Welch tradition…. She’s mighty good.” The Word in the UK described Jewell as “A voice of real distinction [that] manages to transcend some powerful influences and pierce the fog long enough for her own point of view to emerge.”