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A sign in a general store read, "If we don't have it, you don't need it." That implied they carried anything and everything. Maybe so, but much was probably stuff you'd never want or need.

At Corson Music, we would rather say, "If we don't have it, we'll get it... just for you." We'll order it and offer a price that may surprise you. You don't have shop online for a great deal and here you'll have a lot more fun looking!

There's the larger main location on University Avenue in Champaign and the Corson Music's Guitar Store on the corner of Main & Race in downtown Urbana. Visit both locations and see what each has to offer. If you're tired of those endless catalog sites full of stock descriptions and tiny photos, you'll enjoy browsing through the real stuff. We think you might want to play that guitar or hear that amp before you put your money on the counter. Plus you just may see an old friend or make a new one.

We can match most major online retailer's advertised prices on new gear! Plus, all new guitars can be setup to your liking at no extra charge. You also have additional security knowing that if you ever have a problem with any piece of gear, you can have a face-to-face talk with one of our techs without having to call a support line.

Our commitment has been demonstrated over the years serving the cities of Champaign-Urbana. We're staffed by experienced, knowledgeable professional musicians who will assist you in making the right purchase whether it's an upscale guitar or an entry level amp. Need help choosing an electronic tuner or a microphone? We can help with that too.

Corson Music was started with one purpose in mind... to serve this vital, diverse and active music community that's flourished year after year. We know how to do it. Our efforts have been directed to that goal and our success is due to developing you as a loyal customer.

You probably have an idea what you're looking for. If unsure, our knowledgeable staff of working musicians knows the ins and outs of the gear in real world settings. They hold no bias between brands we carry those we don't. Quality and reliability are the watchwords. A product may look cool but does it perform as advertised? How do you get the best sounds? They'll answer those questions and more.

If we don't have it, we can usually put special orders in your hands faster than online stores, often, the next day. Plus, this service is often provided FREE OF CHARGE, with no over-night fees or hidden "convenience" charges!

For additional bargains, visit our eBay store for special items and clearance products.


Lessons for piano, violin, guitar, pedal steel, music camps, ensembles and musicians to perform at your community event and more.. located right above Corson Music in downtown Urbana.

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