Action Music was established in 1997 to provide the kind of fretted instrument store that the owner, Matt Baker, felt was missing in the Washington, D.C., and Northern Virginia area, at that time: a local, independent, repair-oriented shop that stocks a wide variety of high-quality instruments, amps, effects, and parts, as well as utility instruments for the working player. After working as a touring tech, Matt felt that it would be nice to be able to find a store that, on top of the gear you expect to find, also stocks everything from flat-wound bass strings to hard-to-find vacuum tubes to felt ukulele picks.
We are grateful for the local community’s continued support, which has enabled Action Music to thrive. We add new lines each year. Even though we don’t stock everything that we wish we could, if we don’t have it, we’ll do our best to let you know where to find it. We strive to be upfront and transparent in all our transactions because clear communication is essential to good service and reputation.