Year after year after year!


    Get 2 free music lessons with the purchase of a musical instrument! Chicago Music Store has a full staff of experienced teachers and tutors for nearly any instrument under the sun. Learn more here!

  • Band and Orchestra Accessories 50% in November!

    Reeds, strings, stands, mouthpieces, bows, cork grease, slide oil, swabs, supplies, and much more! This offer is good through November only, so don’t miss out!

    Wedding bells!


    Congratulations to Elia and Gabriel Flores, who came straight to Chicago Store, seemingly minutes after becoming man and wife! A beautiful couple!

    ’79 Strat out the door!


    Adrian Granados is a happy man with his new vintage ’79 silver Stratocaster from Chicago Music Store! Thanks Adrian!

    Dez Cadena visits Chicago Store!


    The great Dez Cadena, of, oh, I don’t know, THE MISFITS and BLACK FLAG dropped by the store and caused Victor’s mind to explode. Thanks Dez!

    Best of Tucson … AGAIN!


    Chicago Music Store was voted “Best of Tucson” by the readers of the Tucson Weekly again! That makes every single year since 2005.

    Our Locations:

    Historic Downtown
    130 E. Congress St.
    520-622-3341 | map | email
    Mon - Sat 9am to 6pm
    5646 E Speedway Blvd.
    520-886-1516 | map | email
    Mon - Thur 10am to 7:30pm
    Fri - Sat 10am to 6pm
    Sun noon to 5pm

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    Our Story

    Family owned and operated, the Chicago Music Store is a Tucson institution.

    Started up in 1919, the downtown music shop has had a rich history that includes a spot in one of Martin Scorsese'’s early films (Alice Doesn'’t Live Here Anymore). When it comes to music, Chicago Music Store is the only stop you’ll need to make.

    The warehouse-sized store buys, sells, rents, trades and repairs all types of musical instruments, everything from "kazoos to pianos."

    Our prices range from 25 cents for a guitar pick to $250,000 for a complete sound and lighting system, and are always the best deal in town.

    The clientele of the Chicago Music Store speak to its credentials. Among the list of heavy hitters that rely on the store are local indie-desert legends Giant Sand, local Wavelab Studios and most of the local casinos.