Fender Mustang GT Amps Have Arrived!

We now have the new Fender Mustang GT Series amplifiers in the store!  With 40, 100, 200-watt options, these digital modeling amps are very advanced with a ton of onboard features. Onboard effect presets, a built in looper, bluetooth preset management, and much more included.  Stop in today, plug up to one, and see how great these top-of-the-line amps have to offer!

New Drumsticks at Hometown

Diamondback Drumsticks

These new laser-engraved non-slip drumsticks feature unique textures in the wood to maximize grip while playing the drums.  The special scale-like design creates proper friction in the hands and on the fingers so you can keep playing long after you begin to sweat.  Diamondback sticks are made in the U.S.A from premium-grade hickory and are specifically pitch and weight matched.

Zildjian Anti-Vibe Drumsticks

Zildjian Anti-Vibe Drumsticks contain a patented feature that effectively reduces key vibrations.  Developed in conjunction with Sims Vibration Laboratory, a company that develops anti-vibration products for a number of industries, these drumsticks help reduce fatigue in your hands and arms while playing the drums.

Zildjian DIP Sticks

The DIP material is a special coating that is applied to the grip area of the stick to provide a comfortable, slightly tacky gripping surface. Allowing drummers to loosen their grip and relax their hands, these sticks will take a beating while keeping your hands from getting tired.  The innovative black DIP coating was created through extensive research and development with top percussionist Marc Quinones to provide a great grip on the drumstick and a unique stick sound.

Zildjian Josh Dun Artist Series Drumsticks

The Josh Dun Artist Series stick is built to stand up to the aggressive grooves that drive Twenty One Pilots. It features a beefed up 5A shaft with extra length for more reach and effortless velocity. Its medium taper keeps everything in balance and the oval tip creates a surface area ideal for punchy drums and bright cymbals. On this eye catching red stick is a reproduction of Josh’s signature and Twenty One Pilots’ Skeleton Clique “Alien Josh” logo.

ProMark Active Grip

ProMarks new Active Grip Technology introduces the world’s first heat-activated drumsticks. The grip adjusts to your body’s temperature and gets tackier the more you sweat.  The thin coating offers optimal grip without sacrificing the feel and adds no noticeable weight or diameter to the stick.

Glenn Kotche Active Wave 570

After 16 years using Promark, Wilco’s Glenn Kotche wanted a stick that catered to his versatility, while helping him to relax his grip. So he teamed up with Promark to make his signature Active Wave 570, designed with a contoured handle for better control.  The Active Wave drumstick features Promark’s Active Grip Technology combined with a  Wave Handle to give the best grip you can get on a drumstick.

Mike Portnoy Active Grip 420x

Mike Portnoy developed the classic 420 for progressive styles. But to play with bands like Winery Dogs, Twisted Sister and Metal Allegiance, he needs a stick that’s made for heavier playing. So he worked with Promark to design the ActiveGrip 420X to add more power and control to his arsenal.

Parlor Acoustic Guitars

Parlor acoustic guitars (also know as a single-O body size)are becoming a very popular choice for the guitarist on the go.  With a smaller body size and slightly shorter scale, parlor guitars are quite easy to carry along on trips or to bring to the campsite.  The smaller frame makes it more comfortable for smaller players to hold and strum, but it also remains as an instrument that can be enjoyed by anyone.

At Hometown Music we have a great selection of parlor acoustic guitars at great prices!  Starting at $99.99, with most models under $300, we have the perfect guitars for the beginner all the way up to professional full solid body acoustics.

Our current top line parlor is the all-solid mahogany Fender Paramount.  At $599.99, this guitar features an open pore finish, scalloped X bracing, and comes with a bone nut and ebony bridge pins.  The Paramount Parlor also includes a guitar humidifier, as well as, a Fender deluxe hardshell case.   And most importantly, it sounds great!

Below are a few of the models we try to keep in stock:

Fender Paramount all-solid $599.99


Ibanez Vintage series with solid mahogany top. Only $299.99.


Ibanez PN15 only $149.99


Savannah SGP12 only $99.99

Our old sign was causing confusion

*UPDATE*  April 21, 2017.  The sign pictured below has been removed from our old location.  Hopefully that will reduce confusion.  Thanks Steven Toyota!

Hometown’s location for our first 13 years  was at 2990 South Main Street next to Steven Toyota.  We moved to our current location at 38 Miller Circle in February 2013.  Since the sign panels were too big to use at our new location, dealing with the old sign got overlooked in the process of moving.  Unfortunately that has caused some confusion over the years.

Our original understanding was that the old building (now owned by Steven Toyota) was going to be torn down soon after we moved out. We figured the sign would be gone soon,  but that hasn’t happened. …It’s their building, so they can do what they want.

For the last couple of years Steven Toyota has been using the parking lot of the old building as a clearance lot, and they’ve had banners covering the old sign as shown here


However the top banners have disappeared in the last month or so. (We suspect during the high winds we had earlier this year)

Understandably that’s caused some confusion for people who don’t know the history of the old location, so we thought it would be good to make a post about it.

So just to set the record straight: The sign next to Steven Toyota is our old location.  Hometown is now located at 38 Miller Circle, just off South Main, behind the South Main Wendy’s. (Turn off of South Main onto Miller Circle between Wendy’s and El Charro)  That’s about a mile and a half North of the old location (& sign).  Our phone number is 540-434-4159.

We didn’t go out of business and hope to stay at our current location on Miller Circle for a long time.

While we’re on the subject, the Music Doctor who shared the old location with us, is also still in business. Hometown serves as his drop-off location.  Just bring your music gear that needs fixing to us, and he’ll pick it up, fix it and bring it back to the store.  You can call him at (540) 820-1253

Our current location at 38 Miller Circle, Harrisonburg VA 22801. (Next door to Blue Sprocket Sound)






New! Double Guitar Bag and Ebony Uke!

ka-eby-c_front_1024x1024Kala Ebony Concert Ukulele.  Features a rich and deep sound, with warm powerful tones. Comes with matte black tuning knobs, and black Graph Tech nut and saddle.





Guardian Cases Double Guitar Bag CG-402. Comes with 20mm high-density padding, Denier Duragaurd Exterior and no-scratch lining. Features 1 large and 2 accessory pockets on the front of the bag.

Alvarez Delta Blues Guitars

We have the New Alvarez Delta Blues Guitars in Stock.


These Alvarez flat tops are vintage all the way, with a solid spruce top, back shifted, scalloped bracing and traditional rosewood bridges. The neck profile has a soft V profile and string spacing is tailored towards fingerpicking. Tonally these guitars harbor the compression usually associated with smaller bodied guitars, but due to the scalloped x-bracing design they are a little more “Hi-Fi” and dynamic for a more modern style projection.


$399.99 for the acoustic model.  Acoustic with pickup for $499.99!

VOX Amps

Hometown now has a freshly updated Vox amp inventory including the AC10 & AC15 and the VTX 20 watt and 40 watt digital modeling amplifiers.  Come in and check them out!


Custom Series AC15
Custom Series AC15

VOX’s coveted Custom Series amplifiers are synonymous with remarkable guitar tone. Beginning with the birth of British rock ‘n’ roll, the distinguished, all-tube sound and signature chime of VOX amplifiers has inspired the most memorable moments in music history. In the years since exploding onto the scene, VOX has remained the choice of the most discerning players, serving as the voice for emerging artists and legends alike.


VTX Series VT20X
VTX Series VT20X

The VTX Series represents an evolutionary step in VOX’s Valvetronix Series. These amps combine all-new sophisticated modeling technology with a multi-stage tube pre-amp circuit reproduce the unique distortion, touch sensitivity, and the response that is characteristic of classic tube amps. The new modeling algorithm actually recreates the analog circuits of the most coveted tube amplifiers and allows users to adjust the gain structure, switch between Class A and Class AB operation, and adjust the bias of the amplifier in real time. VTX amplifiers also offer 13 classic effects based on some of the most iconic stompboxes of all time that sound incredible when paired with any of the 11 realistic amplifier models. Additional features like the a tightly sealed cabinet, proprietary bass-reflex design, a USB port, built-in tuner, AUX in jack, and headphone jack make the VTX the best-sounding and most flexible Valvetronix amplifier yet!


Fender Bassbreaker Guitar Amps

HBassbreaker007ometown now has several models of Fender’s new Bassbreaker series all-tube electric guitar amps.  Starting with the classic Bassman amp Fender has created a new series with Fender DNA that successfully broadens the classic “Fender sound” into British, hard rock and metal areas.

From the 007 7 watt combo pictured here to the 45 watt Flagship Hometown has a variety of models available to try out.


Hometown’s Bassbreaker page

Fender’s Bassbreaker Page


Fender T-Shirts

A good variety of Fender T-Shirts are available at Hometown.  We also have a few from Zildjian and Seymour Duncan.




Portable Sound Systems

passport_conferenceHometown is pleased to offer a number of choices in portable sound systems.  The recently updated Fender Passport® systems offer excellent sound and portability in a traditional format with two speakers and a powered head.  The Passport systems snap together into one compact package for easy transport and are surprisingly light weight.  Prices start at just $399.99.

Click here for more information at Fender.com


The Powerwerks PW series self-contained systems start at just $129.99 for the PW50 which provides 50 watts, two microphone/line inputs and one auxiliary input.

Just one PW50 provides an amazing amount of sound, but if you need more sound or inputs, just add another PW50 and connect their Powerlink jacks with a mic cable to double the number of inputs and provide 100 watts of sound.

Also available are 100 and 150 watt versions plus a reasonably priced powered subwoofer that will work with any of the sizes.

It’s hard to convey just how versatile these systems are and how great they sound.  Please come in and check them out.