Store Hours: Monday Thru Saturday 11A - 6P


Summer is here! Don't let your break pass you by!

Learn to play guitar! Right now, buy a student guitar and get TWO FREE LESSONS with one of our instructors!

We've got the best guitar for any beginner!

The Little Martin is a half-sized guitar perfect for young students. This great sounding guitar will inspire you to practice!

The Taylor GS Mini is the perfect travel guitar, featuring a solid top and quality electronics. The short scale length and smaller body will fit any hand size.

The Martin Dreadnought Junior is the only all-solid wood fractional-size guitar under $600!

Buy any of these student guitars and get your first two lesson FREE!

The best deals of the year are happening on Black Friday!

Select guitars and amps up to 40% OFF!
10% off ALL STRINGS!
10% off ALL STRAPS!
10% off ALL PICKS!

24 Month 0% Financing Available!

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!