Welcome to the web page of Celestial Mountain Music, purveyor of fine stringed instruments, with an emphasis on folk, old-time and world music. We're a hometown music store, situated in the middle of downtown Brevard, North Carolina. As a family run business, Celestial Mountain Music is a warm, comfortable shop where local musicians gather.


Contact Details

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  City Brevard, NC
  Zip Code 28712
  Address 16 West Main Str
  Phone Number (828) 884-3575

From Our Website

We are a family owned and operated music store located in an 1892 storefront in the historic downtown district of Brevard, NC, near Asheville. We specialize in traditional acoustic stringed instruments, accessories and recordings. We sell a variety of new, used, handmade, and vintage instruments in price ranges to fit any budget. We are dedicated to assisting our customers in finding the right instrument, and to helping them achieve their goals of learning to play the music of our western North Carolina mountain heritage.


Lo & Mary Gordon came to Brevard with their children Tim & Matt Gardner, in 1993. They were looking for the ideal small mountain town to pursue their favorite pastime of playing old time mountain music. After realizing that there was no serious music store serving the large local population of bluegrass, folk & old time players, they decided that a traditional music store would be the perfect complement to Lo's plans to build banjos. They opened Celestial Mountain Music in 1995. Mary has been operating the store ever since, while Lo has been working in his banjo business, Cedar Mountain Banjos.


We provide private lessons for electric, classical & acoustic guitar, electric & acoustic bass, old time & bluegrass banjo, old time & bluegrass fiddle, beginning violin, mandolin, piano, voice, and drums. We provide rental violins, banjos, guitars and mandolins for schools and individuals. If you're not sure a particular instrument is going to be right for you, consider our rent-to-own program as great way to try before you buy. Band instrument rentals are provided through Bob Hamilton. Small to medium size sound systems are available for your special event.