80 King Street · Route 2A · Littleton MA 01460 · (978) 486-0112 · I495 Exit 79 (Old Exit 30)
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Pre-owned Martin JC-40 Jumbo guitar

Looking For Lots of Bass?

Then check out this pre-owned Martin JC-40 Jumbo. Made in Nazareth. PA in 1993, this guitar is BIG - and big means more low end.

Solid Sitka spruce top, solid Indian rosewood back and sides, and nice Martin 40-Series appointments. For the performer, it has a cutaway for easier high-fret access and an active under-saddle pickup.

This guitar will deliver that signature Martin boomy bass you're looking for.   More >>>

Two left-handed guitars

Calling All Lefty Players!

If you play lefty, you know that it can be hard to find instruments - especially ones you can see, hold and play before you buy.

At The Minor Chord, we try to keep a few lefty guitars and basses in stock. Here are two that just arrived: If you're looking for a larger-body guitar, there's the Seagull S6 Original Lefty (on the right). But if you're looking for a smaller instrument, we have a Martin OO-15M Lefty (on the left). Come check them out!

Play electric? There's a lefty G&L Legacy (aka Strat) in Rally Red coming soon. Call if you're interested!

Andrea and Carl

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.

Larrivee D-03R guitar

Larrivée L-03

Larrivée is a small maker, originally from Canada and now building guitars in Oxnard, California. Their guitars represent excellent quality and value - two things that we always look for here at The Minor Chord.

We were appointed as a Larrivée dealer several months ago. The instruments we ordered back then are finally starting to arrive... and they're proving to be very popular with our customers. The first L-03 to arrive sold in a week but heres another!

The L-Series body shape has a characteristic bright and projecting sound with lots of sustain, very similar to the David Webber custom Roundbodys we carried for many years until David retired. If you missed your chance to acquire a David Webber, you should check out the Larrivée L-Series guitars.  here >>>

Taylor 214ce_K SB

Get That Clear Taylor Sound

Taylor guitars are known for their clear sound and easy playability. Their 100 and 200 series guitars are an excellent way to get these advantages at a more affordable price point. That's why we're always on the lookout for used Taylors - and now we've found this like-new 214ce-K SB.

This instrument has a Grand Auditorium body shape, good for both strumming and fingerstyle. Solid Sitka spruce top, layered koa back and sides, and an attractive Shaded Edgeburst finish. Taylor ES2 electronics give you the option to plug in.

All this for $1,049. What's not to like?   More >>>

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Don't Forget Percussion

There's just something about a bit of percussion that livens up any musical performance.

The Minor Chord is one of the few places in Massachusetts where you can find a comprehensive selection of hand and world percussion from Meinl, a worldwide but still family-owned maker. We have everything from shaker eggs to talking drums and everything in between.

And if you're looking for a musical gift for a younger child, Meinl's 'NINO' percusison line offers quality rhythm instruments in kid-friendly sizes.   More >>>

Epiphone Dot Deluxe VS

Have a Guitar You Never Play?

We're always interested in your top-condition used guitars and basses. Consign or sell outright for extra cash, or trade towards the guitar of your dreams. Call to speak with Zach or use our Ask Us! page to find out what that instrument in the closet might be worth.

Find out more here >>>

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In-Person Lessons Are Back

We have been offering only online lessons since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. But beginning in September, some of our teachers are starting to offer in-person lessons again. Masks will be required, of course, and we ask you to wait in your car instead of in our waiting room.

We completely understand if you're not comfortable yet with in-person lessons, so our teachers are still offering online lessons as well. We'd be happy to help you become familiar with the online technology.

Either way, give us a call or send us a message via our Ask Us! page. Don't forget, all our teachers offer free no-obligation trial lessons.

The Minor Chord, Musical InstrumentsDealers, Littleton, MA

Store Hours

Monday 11AM - 9PM
Tuesday 11AM - 9PM
Wednesday 11AM - 7PM
Thursday 11AM - 7PM
Friday 11AM - 7PM
Saturday 9AM - 5PM
Sunday   CLOSED

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Interstate exit sign

We've Been Re-Numbered!

Massachusetts is renumbering all the exits on Interstate 495. We're no longer at Exit 30. We're in the same place, but now our exit is called Exit 79. Watch the signs carefully, don't miss us! (Thankfully, it looks like Google Maps knows about the numbering changes.)

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It's pumpkin time... Make Music!

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