Gold Tone Dealer Spotlight

Appalachian Bluegrass Shoppe, a Gold Tone Dealer

Appalachian Bluegrass Shoppe

Here at Gold Tone, we recognize that the most important part of music is the community around it. That's why we would like to showcase local Gold Tone dealers.

Acoustic music is all about intimacy: intimacy between player and audience; intimacy between player and sound. At Appalachian Bluegrass Shoppe in Catonsville, Maryland, they've applied that maxim to how acoustic instruments are sold, as well. Everything about the store – which resides in the same building it opened in nearly sixty years ago - is intimate. From the warm wooden floors and walls of its cozy showroom, to the highly knowledgeable yet down-to-earth staff, a visit to the Appalachian Bluegrass Shoppe feels more like a serene getaway than a shopping experience.

But that's not to say you won't be going home with something. With new and used guitars, banjos, mandolins, dobros, and ukes filling every inch of wall-space, plus an online catalogue featuring a hand-picked, SH-free inventory, leaving Appalachian Bluegrass Shoppe emptyhanded can be a test of will. But don't take our word for it. With over 40,000 acoustic instruments sold since they opened their doors, the proof is in the numbers.

The Appalachian Bluegrass Shoppe carries all the premier brands you'd expect from a dealer of their reputation, a reputation that includes the distinction of being Maryland's oldest supplier of Taylor guitars. In 2011, Gold Tone was honored with a spot on their coveted wooden walls, joining the ranks of their all-star cast of manufacturers. We couldn't feel more at home.