The Minor Chord parking lot view

80 King Street
(MA Route 2A)
Littleton, MA 01460


Store Hours
Monday 11:00AM - 9:00PM
Tuesday 11:00AM - 9:00PM
Wednesday 11:00AM - 7:00PM
Thursday 11:00AM - 7:00PM
Friday 11:00AM - 7:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM - 5:00PM

Who are we?

The Minor Chord Music Outfitters is an independent family-owned music store in Littleton, Massachusetts serving local musicians since 1984 with sales and rentals of instruments, lessons, accessories and repairs. We work hard to earn your business by providing great instruments, great service and great prices. You will not find high-pressure sales tactics here. Our store personnel are not on commission, so they are always ready with helpful, friendly and honest advice.

Andrea and Carl Strathmeyer

Andrea and Carl Strathmeyer
Owners of The Minor Chord

Where are we?

We are at 80 King Street (MA Route 2A) in Littleton, MA only half a mile west of Exit 79 (old exit 30) on Interstate 495. We are right across the street from St. Anne's church and close to Littleton High School and Indian Hill Music Center.

About our prices

Customers often think they have to pay extra at an independent music store - but not so!

Our prices are competitive with online and chain retailers, especially when you remember that our instruments come with gig bags or cases - essential to protect your investment but often extra-cost items at the other stores. We also set up and adjust each instrument carefully before we sell it so you know it will play its best.

What do we do?

We stock over 100 different models of acoustic guitars, electric guitars, electric basses, banjos, mandolins, ukuleles, and digital pianos from respected manufacturers including Almansa, Furch, G&L, Ibanez, C. F. Martin, Savannah, Seagull and Yamaha. We stock the area's largest selection of Meinl hand percussion. We sell quality, affordable student band instruments and can handle adjustments and most repairs in our own workshop. We carry an extensive selection of woodwind reeds; strings for most fretted and orchestral string instruments; instrument maintenance supplies; student and professional mutes for brasswinds; and other instrument accessories.

We are particularly proud of our used and vintage department, Zach's Attic. Zach is our store manager and head instrument buyer. He hunts down the top quality used and vintage instruments that we offer in the "Attic". From affordable workhorse instruments to vintage showpieces, we guarantee that each instrument in the Attic is an excellent value.

Our late founder Bill Brown and his faithful friend Isaac Dog

Our late founder and former owner Bill Brown with his fiddle and faithful friend, Isaac Dog

In the Minor Chord studios, college and conservatory educated instrumental teachers offer lessons on acoustic and electric guitar, upright and electric bass, piano, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, flute, clarinet, saxophone, violin, and banjo. Our teachers offer no-cost, no-obligation trial lessons. (Please note that some of our lessons are taught online for the forseeable future because of the COVID-19 pandemic.)

Limited in person lessons now availible as an option.

For beginning students, rental guitars and basses can sometimes be hard to find. The Minor Chord rents acoustic and electric guitars, electric basses, and practice amplifiers to help you get started without having to make a major investment in an instrument. When you are ready to take that step, we credit your rental payments towards your instrument purchase.

We want to make The Minor Chord the choice in the Boston Metro West area for musicians like you. If you have any questions, or if we can help you in any way, please come by the store, call us at 1-978-486-0112, or click here to email your request.

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The Minor Chord
80 King Street (MA Route 2A)
Littleton, MA 01460
Phone: 1-978-486-0112

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