The Starving Musician

1003 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, California 95060


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

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


46 Reviews
December 09, 2020
Great Store! You'll run into some hard to find used gear at Fair Pricing. Great Drum Dept. too! Staffed by knowledgeable Musicians. A Santa Cruz Favorite...
March 25, 2020
I came here to check it out, since I wanted to buy a guitar. I'm a super beginner player. The staff was ok when I walked in and then showed me where the...
October 31, 2020
This business is so great. Love the Filipino guy that works there he smells like spam. Mullet guy is cool too.


Closed Now
Sunday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 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


1003 Pacific Avenue
Santa Cruz, California 95060
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Additional Locations

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