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.
» THE HOLIDAYS ARE HERE!! «
There's lots going on in Black Mountain, starting December 6 with Holly Jolly and December 7 with the annual parade. We're open on Sunday afternoons starting next week, and December 21, 5% of our sales go to the Swannanoa Valley Transitional Housing Committee. If we don't get to see you before the end of the year, have a great holiday season, and we'll see you soon!
2013 INSTRUCTORS CONCERT and NEW INSTRUCTORS
Our 6th Annual Instructors Concert was fantastic, made even more so by the introduction of two new instructors: multi-instrumentist and notorious improviser Billy Presnell has already started teaching bluegrass banjo, and Celtic guitar god Robin Bullock will be teaching guitar and mandolin starting in the new year.
We're overhauling the website . . . moving up from 15 year-old code to WordPress. The new site should go live by Christmas. Till then, we can't promise everything you see is up-to-date . . . the hamsters are running as fast as they can.
Billy Jackson has brought us two instruments from the collection of his late brother George, multi-instrumentalist and fellow member of the traditional Scottish band Ossian. One is a fiddle made in Glasgow in 1924. The other is a 1974 Yamaha FG-180 OM guitar, with the top finish removed, ala Richard Thompson. Both of these will be refurbished and for sale in late October.
Ramsy 'Standard' Banjo
Gold Tone roundneck resonator guitar
Romanian Keith Curtis and Clifton 103 violin
Headway mini-preamp (awesome!)
Restored Salvadore de Durro Strad copy violin
Eastman MD305 mandolins (going fast!)
Vintage German-made 'Stainer' violin outfit
Nicolas Parola NP15 violin
ON THE WAY
More Eastman mandolins
More Kala ukuleles
Larrivee D-02 and D-40
FEATURED ITEMS MADE LOCALLY!!
Old Fiddle Road (Noel Booth) banjos
Pisgah open back banjos (made with solar power!)
Thomas Baldwin violins
Bartlett Acoustic Microphones
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 actually available; the advertised price is simply a marketing strategy. Please, before you ask us to price match an internet price, check to see if the item is in stock and at that advertised price (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.