About Rockin Bob’s Guitars
Rockin Bob's Guitars offers a carefully chosen selection
of new, used, and vintage guitars, amps, effects, and guitar accessories. And our repair and maintenance services will help you stay in tune!
and vintage guitars, electric and acoustic, for sale at excellent prices.
Our select and rapidly growing inventory encompasses everything from a kid's first starter guitar to vintage collector's items.
musician-tested, tuned and approved.
Whether you are a beginning student or an experienced player, you will
appreciate the TLC we put into every guitar we offer.
amps, effects, and accessories.
We stock guitar strings, straps, gig bags, and cables, and offer a constantly
rotating selection of guitar amps, effects pedals, and specialty guitar items.
repair on premises.
With over 25 years' experience in guitar repair, Rockin Bob's Guitars can help you keep
your guitar in good playing order. We also offer a convenient "guitar set-up"
service for the busy player.
repair on premises.
Rockin' Bob, is a master technician with over 25 years'
experience in amp repair. We are one of the few qualified shops in the Boston
area to offer guitar amp repair and we specialize in tube amps.
budget guitars for the beginning student.
Used Sound is an authorized dealer for the Johnson Guitar Company, offering an
excellent line of acoustic guitars starting at $115.
- We Buy
Guitars! Rockin Bob's Guitars buys guitars in good condition, and we accept trade-ins if you're making a
purchase. We offer fair, Blue Book prices. Unlike consignment shops, we'll
write you a check right away.
A Little Bit of History
Used Sound started out in the 1970s as a local chain of stores, including
locations in Davis Square, Harvard Square, and Newbury Street. While attending
Sylvania Technical School (he graduated first in his class in 1978), Rockin'
Bob Mahoney began working as a technician for the Newbury Street store.
In 1981 Bob bought the Davis Square store, which until 2004 was the only
Used Sound remaining in the Boston area.
In September 2001 Used Sound celebrated its 20th anniversary by renovating the store, adding to its guitar inventory. In 2004 Rockin Bob renamed the store Rockin Bob's Guitars. We still offer some audio gear under our Used Sound brand.
Our location (next to Johnny D's and across the street from the Somerville
Theatre) makes us an excellent pit-stop for performers who need an extra
set of guitar strings or want to check out a few cool guitars.