About

Owner, Emory Knode in Music City!
Owner, Emory Knode at the Shoppe in Music City!

Appalachian Bluegrass Shoppe is a family-owned music store in the heart of downtown Catonsville, Maryland. We’re the oldest music shoppe in Baltimore County, and our owners can be spotted in the store providing customers with attentive, knowledgeable service just about every day. We’ve been serving the music community since 1960 by bringing great products and exceptional services to generations of satisfied customers.

From a wide variety of quality stringed instruments to an extensive book department with hundreds of titles to choose from, you’ll quickly realize we’re here to make your buying experience as convenient as possible. Even our showroom is quiet, inviting, and properly humidified so you can play and hear the instrument you want to purchase. Whether you’re looking to repair your banjo, or upgrade to a new Eastman guitar, our friendly staff is ready to provide their musician expertise.

Pickers, strummers, and string lovers of all backgrounds and experience levels are invited to tour our showroom or join us for a lesson!