We're always looking for ways to reward our customers for shopping local at The Upper Bout! So we started THE BAND! It's a rewards program for The Upper Bout that lets you earn points and discounts just for shopping with us!

The best reason to join THE BAND is for buying strings! Buy 5 sets of strings and get the 6th set FREE!

Get notifications on SECRET SALES. Discounts too deep to publish anywhere else in your email! Click the link below to join THE BAND!


We have always had great photos of our guitars, but now you can experience the feel of our store from anywhere!

The Upper Bout was voted best instrument store in CU! Thank you all for your support!

We're pretty proud of our first commercial! Be sure to spot it on WCIA in Champaign!

We want you to shop local this holiday season. Stop by today to see our handsome staff and our beautiful guitars!

The Virginia Theatre and The Upper Bout are teaming up to bring you a chance to win a set of tickets to see Grace Potter at the Virginia on Friday, September 30th!

Stop by The Upper Bout and enter to win!
Limit one entry per customer. Must enter in person.
Winner will be drawn on Thursday September 29th at 3PM.

Submit your name for the drawing at:

The Upper Bout
723 S Neil St
Champaign IL 61820
217 607 8132

Fingerstyle guitar champion, Richard Smith returns to The Upper Bout! An evening not to be missed. Richard's style and repertoire is guaranteed to dazzle and entertain you. Join us for a master class with Richard Smith starting at 5PM. Tickets are on sale now at The Upper Bout.

Richard Smith
Saturday November 5th
Doors at 7:15
Show at 7:30
Tickets are $20

Clinic 5-6 $20