80 King Street (MA Route 2A) · Littleton MA 01460 · (978) 486-0112 · Interstate 495 Exit 30
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We are open!

Yes, Our Showroom Is Open

But because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have reduced hours: 11-3 on Mondays, 11-7 on Tues/Wed/Thur/Fri, and 11-3 on Saturdays.

We're limiting visits to a maximum of two customers at a time, so PLEASE CALL AHEAD. And don't forget, Massachusetts requires you to wear a mask when you're in the store. We have hand washing facilities and hand sanitizer available, and of course we'll be cleaning often-touched surfaces frequently.

We encourage you to use our curbside pickup for small items. It's easier and safer for everybody.

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Yes - We Teach Online Lessons!

In fact, we teach lots of them! Since the COVID-19 outbreak, our teachers are delivering nearly 100 online private lessons each week. Parents thank us for continuing their children's music education under these difficult circumstances. And adult students are using their free time to work on musical skills.

Our online platform works with lots of devices, and it's secure because each student gets a personal lesson access code that's dedicated to their specific lesson time. Students don't have to create any accounts and never log in with personal identifying information.

Want to give online lessons a try? Give us a call or send us a message via our Ask Us! page. Our teachers offer free no-obligation trial lessons, and we'd be happy to walk you through testing your device.

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Carl and Andrea
The Minor Chord Owners

We Help You Make Music!

Come to us for quality, value and service. Our prices are competitive with chain music stores and internet dealers, but you get so much more!

We have over 100 models of guitars and basses, including instruments you may not find anywhere else in New England - plus ukuleles, mandolins, banjos, digital pianos, band instruments, amps and more.

We specialize in fine instruments and amps from respected makers including

Customers come from Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and even Maine to play our extensive collection. And when you need advice or service, we're here for you.

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The Perfect Summer Instrument

It's summertime, so you want a fun instrument that's affordable, travels well, and is fun to play. A ukulele is the perfect answer!

Well, you're in luck - we just received a shipment of quality Kala ukuleles in all sizes, woods and price ranges starting at about $50.

If you already play the guitar, you'll find the ukulele very familiar. It even uses similar chord shapes, so your fingers will feel right at home. But if you don't play the guitar yet, the uke is easy to learn and a great way to get started with chords and simple strumming.

Martin O-18

Small Body - Strong Voice

As guitar bodies get smaller, we expect less volume and tone. But this Martin O-18 surprised us!

With a body almost as small as a parlor-style guitar, the O-18 is super comfortable to hold - perfect for the smaller player who can't get their arms around larger-bodied instruments. But the sound is pure Martin: rich with a satisfying low end. Fingerstyle playing, sure, but this little gem punches above its weight, even standing up to moderate strumming. More >>>

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Parents' Guide to Band Instruments

The Summer 2020 issue of Nashoba Living Magazine is out - and it has an article by our own Carl Strathmeyer explaining all about band instruments.

School band programs are up in the air for the fall because of COVID-19, but if your student is ready to start playing a band instrument you should still become familiar with choosing, renting or buying, and maintaining these instruments.

Download a reprint of Carl's article here or get a free digital copy of the entire Summer 2020 edition of Nashoba Valley Living Magazine here.

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Our Most Popular Acoustic Guitar

With a solid top and well-built construction, it is no surprise the Yamaha FS800 is super popular among beginners who want an affordable great-sounding guitar that will give them many years of happy playing. The under-$200 price you'll see online is for just the guitar, and we'll match that price. But if you want to protect your investment, we offer the FS800 plus a lightweight but sturdy backpack case for $259. More >>>

The Minor Chord, Musical InstrumentsDealers, Littleton, MA

COVID-19 Store Hours


Monday 11AM - 3PM
Tuesday 11AM - 7PM
Wednesday 11AM - 7PM
Thursday 11AM - 7PM
Friday 11AM - 7PM
Saturday 11AM - 3PM
Sunday   CLOSED

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Enjoy the warm weather!

...and keep making music!!


Or comments? We're here to help.
Just use our Ask Us page!

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Minor Chord Video Library

We've produced videos on a range of topics including shopping guides, product reviews, and how-to instructions. Check out our video library! more >>>

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