Curbside Pickup Available!

Our store is OPEN and we are still offering curbside-pickup and solo appointments!


COVID-19 Store hours are
Monday-Friday 12 PM - 6 PM
Saturday 11 AM - 6 PM
Closed Sundays


In-Store Appointments:


  1. Avoid the wait BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT in advance!

Curbside Pickup Options:


  1. Chat with us - Chat with our team via our website for store inventory questions and curbside-pickup. Our entire inventory is NOT listed on our website, so whether you need a new guitar, a set of drumsticks, recording gear or something else… we’re on it. Chat hours fluctuate, we are typically available from 12:00-5:00 PM but you can always leave a message if we are offline and we will get back to you.
  3. Email us – Email [email protected] let us know what you need and we’ll get your order pulled and ready for curbside pickup.
  5. Shop on Reverb - Shop our Reverb.com store and note your request for curbside pickup during checkout. Our staff will be in contact via phone or email for a time when you can curbside pickup the order.

Shipping Options:


  1. Shop on Reverb - Order on our Reverb.com store or directly on our website and we will ship the item/s directly to your door.

Music remains one of the greatest sources of comfort during these challenging times. Keep exploring and expanding your passion, we can’t wait to see what you’re doing.





The Santa Barbara Location is Closing


April 3, 2021 | Santa Barbara


With the utmost appreciation for your continued support, we announce our Santa Barbara location will be closed to the public after April 3, 2021. We will be focusing on making our Thousand Oaks location a Mega-Guitar Heaven just 45 minutes away!


We will be holding a Final Inventory Sale on April 10, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, during which you will be able to purchase any remaining inventory and store fixtures at discounted prices. Scratch and dent items will be below dealer cost, and we will be accepting reasonable offers on any items available.


Not to worry! All Santa Barbara location customer deposits and gift certificates will be honored at our Thousand Oaks location. Thank you for your support over the years. We look forward to seeing you!


Give the Gift of Music - We're Open!


Now through December 24th | All Locations


Are you a last minute shopper? Don't worry, we've got all the best gifts for the musician in your life. Save up to 70% off select items - stop by for prices too low to advertise. Thank you for supporting local this especially tough year.

Both Instrumental Music locations are OPEN for your holiday shopping needs. Face coverings and social distancing required. Only two customers at a time.
Book your appointment in advance to save time or, place your order via phone for curbside pickup at (805) 419-5055 or chat with us here on our website.

SHOP THE SALE (More in Store)


Give the Gift of Music with our Black Friday Sale!


November 27th and 28th | 11AM-5PM | All Locations


If you’re looking for something a little more mellow this Black Friday weekend, swing by your local Instrumental Music and snuggle up with a lovely acoustic or plugin and test our array of amps and gear. Download this coupon for 15% off your entire purchase* and pick up some incredible, mind-blowing deals at up to 70% off while they last. See you there! Sale hours are Friday and Saturday 11 AM - 5 PM, closed Sunday. *Vendor restrictions may apply.


Our customer's safety is our biggest concern! Everyone will be required to wear proper face coverings and we will only allow two customers in at a time to ensure proper social distancing. Appointments are recommended SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT NOW, customers can also place their order via phone for curbside pickup at (805) 419-5055. Chat with us using the box at the lower right hand side of our website for product and order inquiries


To make things even more affordable we’re offering a $100 rebate when you open a new Synchrony account and make a purchase of $299 or more on the same day (on approved credit - see store for details). Offer available November 1 - December 31, 2020.



Labor Day Sale

Labor Day Sale – Celebrate with huge discounts!


September 5th and 7th | All Locations


Don’t miss our Labor Day Summer Clearance Sale! 2 days of huge discounts on select items. We have to make room for fall shipments, so things are priced to move! Sale starts Saturday 11AM and runs through Monday at 4PM (Closed Sunday), hurry for best selections.


To make things even more affordable we’re offering a $100 rebate and 90 days interest free financing when you open a new Synchrony account (on approved credit - see store for details).


We are still offering curbside pickup and private gear appointments. Chat with us using the box at the lower right hand side of our website for product and order inquiries, or give us a call at (805) 419-5055.


41st Anniversary Sale – Celebrate with 15% OFF!


Now through August 19th | All Locations


We're celebrating 41 years in business by extending a special 15% off discount as a thank you to everyone who has supporting us through the years. We deeply value your ongoing loyalty, and look forward to providing our community with quality musical instruments, exclusive events, product releases and workshops, lessons, and supplies.


Download and Print the Coupon online now


As part of California’s Phase 2 reopening, we are working to ensure proper social distancing and safety, including curbside pickup and before and after hour private gear appointments.

Curbside Pickup Available!

No better time than the present to make music at home!


Now through May 31st | All Locations


And there's no better deal than Taylor Days Spring Break Sales Event! From March 20th - May 31st


Buy any 300 Series or higher Taylor guitar and add any acoustic GS Mini or Academy Series guitar for just $99


Buy any 200, 200 Plus or 200 DLX Series Taylor guitar and add any acoustic Baby Taylor for just $99!


PLEASE NOTE: Beyond the original program end date (May 3), models from the 100 Series will no longer be eligible for adding the second guitar for $99.


Curbside Pickup


We're open for curbside orders! Grab this incredible deal by placing your order today using one of these methods:


  1. Chat with us - Chat with our team below for store inventory questions and curbside-pickup.


  2. Email us – For Thousand Oaks email [email protected] for Santa Barbara email [email protected].

Purchase a gift card in April and get 20% MORE FREE


Now through April 30th | All Locations


We hope you are making the most of this time by making music and exploring your passions. We know these are challenging times for many musicians, and we want to help. Now through April 30th, purchase any value Instrumental Music gift card and get an extra 20% for free. For example, if you purchase a $100 gift card, we’ll bump it up to $120. Purchase a $50 gift card and we’ll bump it up to $60.


Whether you have your eye on something in our shop for yourself, or you’d like to lend a helping hand to a musician you love – get your hands on one of these super charged gift cards and play on!


Curbside Pickup


We're open for curbside orders! Grab this incredible deal by placing your order today using one of these methods:


  1. Chat with us - Chat with our team below for store inventory questions and curbside-pickup.


  2. Email us – For Thousand Oaks email [email protected] for Santa Barbara email [email protected].
Holiday Sale

Presidents Day Sale!!


Februrary 15 | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Saturday) TO & SB

Februrary 16 | 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Sunday) TO & SB

Februrary 17 | 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Monday) TO & SB


Stop by your Santa Barbara and Thousand Oaks Instrumental Music stores this Presidents Day Weekend for up to 70% OFF select one-of-a-kind finds including remaining drum and drum accessories at liquidation prices! Selection and offers vary by store, and ask an associate for details.

Holiday Sale

Ventura One-Day-Only Final Inventory Sale


February 1 | 10AM-6PM (Saturday) Ventura


Our Ventura location will be holding it's Final Inventory Sale February 1st from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM during which you will be able to purchase any remaining inventory and store fixtures at discounted prices, no reasonable offer will be refused. Scratch and dent items will be below dealer cost.


Holiday Sale

Ventura Location Closing


January 18th | 6PM (Saturday) Ventura


It is with the utmost appreciation for your continued support over the past 40 years that we announce our Ventura store will be ceasing operations Saturday, January 18th 6PM, to make way for a new martial arts studio. Our Thousand Oaks and Santa Barbara locations remain open and business continues as usual. We look forward to seeing you at our other locations!


Holiday Sale

Give the Gift of Music – Holiday Specials!


Now through December 24th | 4:00 PM, All Locations


Are you a last minute shopper? Don't worry, we've got tons of hip gifts for the musician in your life. Save up to 70% off select items and get our exclusive 30 day best price guarantee. We also have private lesson gift certificates available to learn any instrument.


We’ve got some in-store only deals that will blow this Christmas out of the water! Pick up a Fender CD-60v3 with case in Black & Natural for just $199.00 (Regularly $259), or a Fender Limited Edition Amp for just $149 (Regularly $219).


Rather put it on credit? This one’s for you! Our friends over at Synchrony Music will send you a $100 Visa Prepaid Card by mail when you open a new Synchrony Music Credit Card and make a purchase in the same day. See store for details and approval, offer valid through December 31, 2019.


Black Friday Sale

Gift of Music Black Friday Sale


November 29 – December 1 | 10AM (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) All Locations


Looking for something a little more musical this Black Friday weekend? Swing by your local Instrumental Music and snuggle up with a lovely acoustic or plug in and test our array of amps and gear. Sleep in while you’re at it, because we won’t be open until 10AM. Download the coupon for 15% off your entire purchase or pick up some incredible mind-blowing double deals at up to 70% off while they last – these are so good we can’t even advertise them online.


To get the inside scoop on our Black Friday specials, like a FREE Deluxe Carry Bag with purchase of a Fishman Loudbox Mini, join our email list. Plus, we’re offering special 24-month FREE financing on Taylor guitars $899 and above. (See store for details.) Stay tuned for more details. See you there!

Taylor Guitars Road Show 2019

FREE Restring Event


November 8 | 3PM- 7PM (Friday) Santa Barbara

November 9 | Noon - 4PM (Saturday) Thousand Oaks


Did you know you should change your guitar strings regularly for optimal tone and performance? Instrumental Music and Martin Guitars are teaming up to bring this FREE string change event to our community! RSVP for a time slot to bring your steel string guitar by and have a new FREE set of strings changed by a professional technician for FREE. One guitar per person, MA540T or MA550T strings will be used.


Not sure what strings are right for you? Martin will have special demo guitars on-hand and staff will be here to answer questions, plus we’ll be giving out free Martin swag while it lasts!


Buy One Get One FREE!
Don’t get caught without backups! We’re so confident you’ll love your new Martin strings that during this event when you buy any set of Martin strings you’ll get a set of MA540T or MA550T strings free.


If you were unable to book a free restring during this event, please stop by anyway – we’ll have swag, specials and demos going on!


RSVPs have closed. We may have cancellations or additional open slots available on Saturday, please call (805) 496-3774 for information.

Taylor Guitars

Play the Taylor Guitar You've Been Dreaming of with 0% Interest for 24 Months


September 1 - October 31 | ALL LOCATIONS


Now through October 31st grab the Taylor of your dreams at 0% APR for 24 months. Valid on all Taylor Guitars priced $899 and up at all Instrumental Music locations.


Financing through Synchrony Bank. 24 equal monthly payments required. Exclusions and limitations apply, see store for details.



Trade in

Trade in Month


Through October 31 | ALL LOCATIONS



3 Reasons to trade in your old gear at Instrumental Music during the month of October:



Stop by any one of our three locations and show us your gear for a free estimate. We trade in all musical equipment… guitars, pedals, amps, you name it! Our friendly staff would be happy to help you trade-up to new equipment you’ve been itching for.



We’ll give you a fair price for your used gear without the hassle and back-and-forth of wish-washy Craigslist buyers or overbearing pawn-shop negotiators, so come show us what you’ve got or submit an online form today. We’ll help you clean out your closet AND take home the latest gear!



Trade up during the month of October and swoop the new gear you’ve been wanting with 1 year of FREE financing. If you’re tired of waiting, now’s the time to take your gear to the next level! (Financing on approved credit)




Plug and Play with Brian Ewald


October 8, 2019 (7:00 PM) (Tuesday) Thousand Oaks


RSVP to attend a very special Paul Reed Smith, ( PRS ) guitar showcase. Don’t miss this special night of great music and great PRS guitars. Space is limited, RSVP now. Free swag and giveaways while supplies last!


PRS is one of the world’s leading innovators and manufacturers of electric guitars and amps. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear these instruments performed by PRS Artist Bryan Ewald, immediately followed by a hands-on demos with PRS brand ambassador Bobby Serrato. PRS will be bringing some rare specialty models direct from the factory which will be available for sale at special event prices.



Taylor Guitars Road Show 2019

Taylor Guitars Road Show 2019


September 9 | 7PM (Monday) Thousand Oaks


Stop by Instrumental Music Thousand Oaks, September 9th at 7pm for the Taylor Guitars Road Show 2019!! Join us for guitar talk and demos with Taylor factory staff from El Cajon, California. Taylor representatives will bring rare-one-of-a-kind models direct from the factory at special prices.


  • Hear and play the latest from the Taylor line, including Grand Pacific, V-Class Grand Concert, and Builder's Edition guitars
  • Chat with Taylor experts who can help you find your perfect guitar
  • Enjoy special Road Show pricing on select models
  • Free TaylorWare gear and Anti-Rust Elixir® Strings (while supplies last)
New Model Showcase

THE BIG 40 SALE - 40% OFF for our 40th Anniversary! EXTENDED THROUGH LABOR DAY!


August 23 - September 2 (Monday) ALL LOCATIONS


Labor Day Hours: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Celebrate Labor Day and Instrumental Music's 40th Anniversary with 40% OFF select products, including one-time specials too low to advertise on guitars, amps, pedals, drums, keyboards, accessories and more!


Stop by your favorite Instrumental Music and grab the gear you’ve been waiting for at fantastic prices, from your local independent music store. First come first served, no layaways. Cannot be combined with other offers.


JUST ADDED! Enjoy 18 months interest FREE financing from our partners at Synchrony Bank, on approved credit. NOW is the time to get the gear you've been waiting for!


Instrumental Music Anniversary Event

Instrumental Music Anniversary Celebration with Corey Congilio


August 13 | 7PM (Tuesday) Thousand Oaks

August 14 | 7PM (Wednesday) Santa Barbara

August 15 | 7PM (Thursday) Ventura


As we celebrate 40 years in business, we look back to how it all started... with a small music shop in the San Fernando Valley. Since then, our three-location operation has become one of the top 100 music stores in the USA.


RSVP for your chance to win one of three Martin LX1 Little Martins - retail value $459 (One raffled at the conclusion of each event)! Join us for a fun evening featuring Martin clinic by performer, session guitarist Corey Congilio, PLUS one-of-a kind Custom Shop guitars from Martin, local performances, swag giveaways, refreshments, and incredible limited-time discounts - including a BOGO on Martin strings!


One raffle entry per attendee. Must be present to win.

How it's Made Factory Experience with PRS


May 29 | 7PM (Wednesday) Thousand Oaks – RSVP (805) 496-3774

May 30 | 7PM (Thursday) Ventura – RSVP (805) 654-9388

May 31 | 7PM (Friday) Santa Barbara – RSVP (805) 569-5055


Join us for a unique "how it's made" factory experience with PRS guitars. Get hands on with body and neck rough cuts, parts, pickups and one-off's, plus free swag, video clips of the PRS factory process and Q/A session with Shawn Nuthall and Bobby Serrato from PRS.

Instrumental Music will have a factory selection of Core, S2, SE's and PRS Amps on hand, so you can see and play all the latest PRS gear. Free swag while it lasts. Space is Limited! Reserve your spot today by RSVPing to the number above.


New Model Showcase

Taylor Guitars New Model Showcase – Featuring the Grand Pacific


April 11 | 7PM (Thursday) Thousand Oaks

1501 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd

Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

(805) 496-3774


Meet with friendly Taylor factory experts and Instrumental Music staff to find the Taylor that best fits your musical needs. We'll identify your player profile, and explain which guitar body shape and wood pairings best match your playing style. Not in the market for a new guitar? Come out anyway!


We'll feature the new Grand Pacific, plus an array of cool customs, new offerings from the Taylor guitar line, plus other popular Taylor models for you to test-drive, along with a strong model selection in stock at Instrumental Music. Enjoy special one-night-only pricing – and up to 18months free financing.


Whether you're on the hunt for your first or next Taylor or simply want to check out some cool guitars and pick the brain of a Taylor expert, we hope to see you!


Reserve your spot today by calling Instrumental Music (805) 496-3774.