The Starving Musician

2474 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, California 94904


New & Used Instruments • Consignments & Band Rentals

We are happy to announce that we are OPEN for in store shopping!

New & Used Instruments • Consignments & Band Rentals • Three Bay Area Locations

Here at The Starving Musician, we buy, sell, trade and consign musical instruments. We sell new and used products and offer a 90-day warranty on our used items, unless clearly stated "As-Is" in the description. We have been serving musicians of all levels since 1985.

We are an authorized warranty station for Getzen, Yamaha, Gemeinhardt and Jupiter. Our band instrument rental program is the largest in Northern California. All of our band instruments are professionally inspected and adjusted by NAPBIRT Certified Technicians.

Gay & Lesbian (LGBTQ) Friendly Musical Instrument Store

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Band & Orchestra
Drums & Percussion
Effect Pedals
Guitar & Bass Amps
Fretted & Accessories
Pro Audio


145 Reviews
February 06, 2021
Once again incredible service from the kind and knowledgeable folks at Starving Musician. We were here twice today and they helped us solve a problem with a...
August 14, 2020
I haven't been here in forever, probably since before Yelp existed... I went there yesterday because I was looking for a guitar and I needed some other...
December 17, 2019
Super great place to buy music gear locally in Berkeley. When you shop at this place, you're not dealing with $1 billion multinational conglomerate. You're...


Closed Now
Sunday: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm


2474 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, California 94904
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Additional Locations

Santa Clara 800-381-7569 3939 Stevens Creek Boulevard Santa Clara, California 95051
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