Experience The Music Zoo from a Unique Panoramic View!
Established in 1994, The Music Zoo began its existence in a small, humble storefront on Northern Boulevard in Queens, New York, with just a few pieces of gear and a lesson room in the back. After 15 years, we absorbed half of the storefronts on that particular block of Northern, routinely running down the street and up flights of stairs to locate the case for a guitar that just sold. As inefficient as it was, that location was home and we had great success there. However, we knew it was time to move when there was no more space on the block to expand into, not to mention the combination of too many stairwells, low ceilings, and a severe lack of parking (as many of you will remember). And so, we began our search for a new facility in which The Music Zoo can grow well into future. And, in January 2011 we finally found it: a space that served as our warehouse, shipping depot, offices, and showroom, all in one spot and with all the space and efficiency that our beloved Queens location never offered.
For six months, we designed and built our second facility, collaborated with manufacturers, spent money, made too many decisions, and then finally moved into our Roslyn location.
Today, The Music Zoo resides at it's biggest location yet in Farmingdale, New York! Our new and exciting storefront is filled to the brim with the best guitars, basses and amplifiers we have to offer, with dedicated showrooms to Fender, Martin, Taylor, and Yamaha instruments, along with try-out rooms for when you need to decide on your next amplifier or effects pedal. Scroll below for a unique panoramic view of our new space in Farmingdale!
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The Music Zoo Main Floor
We’ve designed our space to be an environment conducive to people who love guitars, talking about guitars, playing guitars, talking to other people who love guitars, trying out an amp at full-tilt volume, and perhaps taking one home with you. We can’t promise you that you won’t become more of a guitar addict than you already may be when you leave. The Music Zoo is one of four Gibson Custom Shop Benchmark Dealers in the world, and our main showroom floor offers the absolute best that Gibson has to offer, as well as unique, one-off Gibson guitars you won’t find anywhere else. Our walls are also adorned with photography of guitar legends, adding to the overall vibe. Oh, and don't forget to check out all of the accessories located throughout the room, from pedals, to cables strings, and everything in between!
The Music Zoo Fender Showroom
We teamed up with Fender to create this inviting and inspiring addition - a "store within a store" - which showcases the entire Fender line. From Squier to the workhorse American Original Series and Fender Custom Shop pieces, everything is on display and ready for you to sit down and try for yourself. The showroom is located immediately to the left when you walk through the main entrance, with a large window that lets natural light shine down onto the floor, displaying the fine details of each instrument. We encourage customers to sit down and take their time trying out each guitar, with both headphone amps as well as Fender tube amps available to plug in to.
The Music Zoo Taylor Guitars "Find Your Fit" Showroom
We have the only Taylor “Find Your Fit” showroom on the East Coast! This room allows you to find the body style that’s right for you, and also see and note the different tonewoods that Taylor uses on their guitars. Then, you can hear how it comes together in a Taylor guitar. Make yourself comfortable and discover the differences between Mahogany and Sapele, or a Grand Concert body versus a Grand Symphony body, and take the opportunity to play some fantastic six-string instruments. We have more Taylor guitars in stock than anyone this side of the Mississippi
The "Shred" Showroom
The first of our glass showrooms to the left is filled with combo amplifiers,and the best of the best from shred brands like Ibanez, ESP, Jackson, EVH, and PRS!
We teamed up with Yamaha to create this inviting and inspiring addition which showcases the entire Yamaha line. Check out the latest in their electric, acoustic, basses and amps! Everything is on display and ready for you to sit down and try for yourself.
Used, Vintage, Bass, & Acoustic Showroom
Get your fix of used goodies, basses, and acoustics! Take a seat and jam out on our orange couch or have a look at some of our high-end pieces in stock lining the back wall. Don't be shy, plug in and jam through amps from brands like Orange, Bergantino, Darkglass, and more!
Martin showroom, which features over 50 models ranging from a number of their series, and a rustic decor with an awesome vibe. The wooden floors and walls not only create great acoustics, but offer a truly warm and welcoming experience that we absolutely love.
Photography: Walter Bryant
Contributors: Tommy Colletti, Tim Reynolds