Slide guitar ace, and "Steal My Kisses" and "Suzie Blue" hitmaker

"Elderly instruments is an American musical institution steeped in tradition, with an ear to the future. I've always felt fortunate that a musical environment like Elderly exists in the world, and I am proud to be associated with them in every way. Thanks Stan! "



Actor, director, playwright, guitarist, singer, songwriter, and owner of the Purple Rose Theatre Company


"Every time I walk in their door, I fall in love with acoustic music all over again!"





Grammy winning bluegrass, folk and children's recording artists


"The Elderly catalogue is still THE place where diverse folk music RULES. There's still a store for us!"




Grammy-nominated instrumentalist, vocalist, and songwriter


"If you want old or new instruments, hard-to-get CDs and instrument stuff, Elderly is the place to go. I got my last old Herringbone D-28 from them. They have got the goods."






Celebrated banjo player and teacher in bluegrass and other traditional styles; author of "Banjo For Dummies"

"Its the first place I'll turn to for just about all of my musical needs - whether it's strings, an instructional DVD or new instruments made by the best builders in the world. Elderly is a fantastic place because of the people who work there... everyone at Elderly loves music, plays music and wants to help you be the best musician you can be. How could you ask for more?"



Mandolinist extraordinaire and creator of "Dawg" music


"I've been a satisfied customer of Elderly Instruments for well over 25 years now and wish to congratulate Stan and company on their 35th anniversary. Some of the best instruments in my collection came my way through Elderly (including the Martin OM-45 which 22 great guitarists played on the Tone Poets collection), and they continue to be a vital part of the Vintage Instruments trade. Best wishes and continued success as we all become a bit more Elderly! "


Five-string visionary, charter member of the Bad Livers, toured with Robert Earl Keen and Tim O'Brien

"Elderly Instruments is the number one obvious choice for buying new and used musical gear. I always enjoy perusing the catalog, and their website is informative and easy to use. They are very nice and helpful in person. As a person that doesn't live near a regular music store, they have saved my bacon more than once. Great selection, great prices. "




Acclaimed Washington state Irish fiddler

"Musicians or listeners, we're all fortunate to have a resource like Elderly Instruments to bring us together. It takes integrity and real understanding of a wide array of musical styles to build the kind of excellent reputation they're made for themselves over the last 35 years."





Major ukulele advocate (books, recordings, instruments), performer, songwriter; operates Flea Market Music & The Magic Fluke Co.

We have worked with Stan and the folks from Elderly since the first Fluke and Flea Ukuleles hit the music store shelves in 1999 and have always treasured our relationship, the personal touch from all of the staff and Stan's fondness of the uke. Congrats on a fine 35 years!"