Welcome to Acme House of Music

Your one stop shop for your music journey!

Ten Thumbs will be here tenthumbspro.com ukulele workshops July 12th 5:30-8 $20 fee seating limited call to reserve

Teachers: Acme music has many skilled instrument teachers available for you to start your new year goals or to improve on your skills.


To schedule your lesson drop us a line http://acmehouseofmusic.com/contact-us/

we buy, sell and trade instruments see our online store http://acmehouseofmusic.com/retail/on-line-store/

Instrument repairs, repair your old broken instruments from storage to the stage we can help or refer you to the right repair person http://acmeho

Many new, used and vintage instruments in stock.

We have a new line of Earthquaker devices available.

Acme is a dealer for:

Earthquaker Devices, Guild, Cordoba, Timberline, Ohana, Recording King,  L.R. Baggs, Allparts, Music Nomad, Stewmac and many others!

Need books or sheet music??  Downloads and home delivery available!

We rent high quality student instruments (Bach, Jupiter, Selmer, etc) for school band and orchestra classes. You can fill out your paperwork online and pick up from our store location when your instrument is ready, or have it delivered directly to your home!

Go to Rent from Home (rentfromhome.com) and use the passcode “acme”. It’s easy!

“…In terms of a good vibe, a genuine sense of family business, convenience of location, an intriguing selection of merchandise and genuine clerk expertise, I have to give it to Acme Music. I’m delighted to have found this store, and I intend to go back. Guitar Center will remain a fun hang for me, and I’m pleased to have made the acquaintance of the folks at Music Works….”” The Music and Sound Retailer Magazine


BEST INDEPENDENT MUSIC SHOP AND MORE: Acme of Music—long a gem in the Laurel District—recently moved to a directly new, larger space near the top of Piedmont Avenue. It’s a retail, repair, and artistic space that defies easy categorization. The staff and teachers offer lessons and workshops, and they fix, rent, and sell vintage and new instruments as well as electronic equipment. In myriad, mellifluous ways, this funky, home-grown business promotes harmony and creativity in the community. Oakland Magazine

Acme House of Music is a local, family owned full-service music shop.

Why shop Acme?

Did you know that for every $100 spent in an independent store, $68 returns to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures. Spend the same in a national chain and $43 stays. Spend online? Nothing. http://www.the350project.net/

In addition to all the reasons to shop local, small businesses (Why shop local, small business?), at Acme, we are a SERVICE business rather than simply a commodity business. Even so, we come close to, if not match, the prices of online shops and big box stores (at a cost to ourselves–we simply do not get the volume discounts to wholesale products that these competitors get, and likewise don’t have the volume of sales they benefit from). Additionally, we put more of ourselves directly back into the community. While we are working to support ourselves, we are trying to do it in a soulful way that has benefits beyond profits for us.

We believe in having a positive impact on the community around us and in doing business with integrity. It’s our mission to make music and creative expression ACCESSIBLE. We strive to be a family-friendly, welcoming place where music making of all sorts is appreciated. We are dedicated to providing VALUE, which is one of the reasons why we carry used gear and do repairs. 

We have private lessons for children and adults, both beginners and more advanced students. Our teachers have performed and recorded with the likes of John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Santana, Bobbi McFerrin and many more…

Our products include hand-crafted and customized instruments from local artisans (guitars, amps, drums and more!)

We carry new and used instruments, recording gear (mixers, mics etc), PA gear, home stereo components and much much more.

We also offer sound consulting services for anyone looking to economically and effectively install, maintain or idealize professional sound installations, churches, night clubs, and so on).