Welcome to Acoustic Corner
Located in the mountains of Western North Carolina in historic Black Mountain, Acoustic Corner is a different kind of musical instrument shop. In these days of large corporate chain-stores and impersonal internet sales, Acoustic Corner offers an array of unique acoustic instruments in a hands-on, relaxed, helpful atmosphere.
We feature guitars, mandolins, basses, bouzoukis, banjos, violins, lap dulcimers, and other instruments popular in Celtic, Old-Time, Bluegrass, Jazz, and other acoustic music styles. Most of our instruments are hand-made or manufactured by hand in small factories. We also carry a full array of accessories and instructional materials.
This website is your opportunity to get to know us and the shop, and learn a bit about what we do and what we offer. This is not an e-commerce site. We strongly believe that each instrument is unique, and we encourage our customers to come visit us and experience the instruments first-hand. A limited amount of mail-order is available, however, if a trip to the Southern Appalachians just isn't in your plans.
For general information about Acoustic Corner, us or call 828-669-5162. Our hours are 10 to 7, Monday through Friday, and 10 to 5 on Saturdays. For more specific questions about our inventory, call or our showroom.
» STAYING HIGH AND DRY «
It's been a bit rainy here, but it's still a beautiful spring. Come visit!
Several Gold Tone banjos
Ramsey Standard banjo
Two Spanish made classical guitars from Alhambra
Shen SC80 cello outfit
New Seagull/Godin guitar models
More Wilds Viols violins
ON THE WAY
Gold Tone octave mandolin
a plethra of Eastman mandolins
Music Nomad instrument care products
Bartlett Acoustic Microphones (made locally!)
Boulder Creek Acoustic Amplifiers
Angel Taylor violins from Century Violins
NEW FACEBOOK SPECIALS
If you're on Facebook, check out the Acoustic Corner Specials page which is linked to our regular Acoustic Corner page. If you 'like' it, you'll be notified of our weekly specials . . . usually a giveaway or a discounted big ticket item offered for a very limited time. Keep an eye on us!!!
While this is not an 'e-commerce' site, we can do mail order over the phone. We've now added PayPal as a purchasing option.
INTERNET PRICE MATCHING
As a rule, we do not attempt to match discounted internet prices. Often, instruments advertised on the internet at discounted prices are not even available; the advertised price is simply a marketing strategy. Please, before you ask us to price match, check with the internet discounter to see if they actually have the instrument in stock (and check out our 'Philosophy' link off our 'Inventory' page if you want to know more about brick-and-mortar music shops vs internet discounters.
Directions to Acoustic Corner
Black Mountain is located 17 miles east of Asheville on I-40. Acoustic Corner is located in the central business district, but slightly off the beaten path.
From I-40, take Exit 64 and head north, on Hwy 9, into downtown Black Mountain. Cross the railroad tracks, and go through the next two lights, putting you on Montreat Road, after an odd little jog at that second light. Turn left almost immediately into a parking lot, just past White Horse Black Mountain; Acoustic Corner is at the back of this lot, on the left.