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Tobias Music 40th Anniversary

Special Edition V Class Custom Grand Auditoriums

V Class Bracing / Hand Selected Cocobolo / Torrified Spruce Tops / Figured Ebony Fretboard

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Tobias Music in Downers Grove is a family owned guitar store operating for over 38 years. We are located at 5013 Fairview Avenue in Downers Grove, IL. Tobias Music sells electric and acoustic guitars including Taylor Guitars, Martin & Co, Santa Cruz Guitars, Eastman Guitars, as well as used guitars.

We invite you to come in and check out our guitars, attend a show at our live music venue, take lessons, or enjoy a tour of our Garage Band U facility.

Tobias Music is proud to have customers from all over the United States and Chicago region including Downers Grove, Westmont, Hinsdale, Lisle, Naperville, Glen Ellyn, Lombard, Oak Brook, Western Springs, Burr Ridge, La Grange, Elmhurst, Woodridge, Brookfield, Highland Park, Evanston, Chicago, as well as other states and Chicago area communities.

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5013 Fairview Ave | Downers Grove, IL 60515



One of Taylor Guitars Legacy Dealers, with a relationship going back 30+ years. Tobias Music in suburban Chicago, is one of Taylor Guitars top independent dealers in the United States. Taylor Guitars are one of the World Leaders in Premium Level Acoustic and Electric Guitars. Contact us for help in selecting the guitar of your dreams from our large inventory.


Tobias Music is proud of our 39 year history as a CF Martin Guitar Dealer. A Martin D28 was the very first official sale at Tobias Music. We have a very close relationship with the company and the CF Martin Custom Shop. We have helped build many quality  heirloom level Custom Martin Guitars over the years including a recent  D45s Authentic 1936.


The Santa Cruz Guitar Company has been building some of the finest guitars in the world for over 40 years. Here at Tobias Music, we have enjoyed a close relationship with Santa Cruz Guitars for over 20 years. We always have a great selection of guitars including some outstanding Custom Santa Cruz models. View our page for details.  Santa Cruz Guitars – Hand Made – Handed Down.


With over 30 years of experience, we have help 100’s of clients find the custom guitar of their dreams. The Custom Taylor Guitars program offers a wide array of choices, including premium wood, inlays, and body shapes. We are proud to have helped so many of our customer’s dream guitar become a reality. Contact us for details on building your one-of-a-kind Custom Taylor. We’d be happy to help get you started. (formerly Taylor BTO program.)

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Eastman acoustics are heirloom quality instruments, providing many choices of body styles and fine woods. They create fine guitars, violins, stringed instruments, mandolins, woodwind and brass instruments.

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At Tobias Music, we are proud of our 40 Year relationship with Martin Guitars and our 20-year relationship with the folks in the Martin Custom Shop. No custom guitar project is too big or too small for the Custom Shop experts at Tobias Music. Your dream guitar starts here. We’d be happy to help. We help turn your dream guitar into reality.


Guitar Repairs

Tobias Music has an excellent reputation for guitar repairs. Pops has been repairing them for over 30 years! Plus, we partnered with Third Coast Guitar Repair Service, one of the largest and most respected guitar and amp repair facilities in the nation.

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Guitar Lessons

Since 1978, Tobias Music has offered the best staff for guitar lessons in the Chicago area. We provide lessons to almost 200 students per week for guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, vocal coaching. Our studios are located next door. We have 8 studios and a recording studio.

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Garage Band U

Are you looking to start a band, but don’t know what to do? Our Garage Band U can help you and your band! Garage Band U provides students a hands-on experience to perform in a band. Teenagers, pre-teens and adults will combine their talents to create cool music for their band.

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At Tobias Music, we have been a proud dealer of Taylor Guitars for over 30 years. We have been one of Taylor’s Top Independent Dealers for decades. When Taylor opened up the European market, they decided to set up a number of Boutique Showrooms in a few of the large cities so that the folks in Europe could get a full Taylor Guitars Experience. The showrooms in Stockholm, London, Berlin, and other cities were very successful.

Last year, Taylor decided to bring the concept to some of their longtime dealers here in the U.S. With the new Taylor Guitars Premiere Showrooms, you are now able to come in and experience the world of Taylor Guitars. At Tobias Music in suburban Chicago, we now join stores in Canada, Texas, San Diego, and Hollywood, in offering a wide selection of Taylor Guitars, all in the comfort of our living room setting. Come on by and “Find Your Fit” in our brand new Taylor Guitars Premiere Showroom.


Tobias Music has hundreds of reviews. We invite you to read our reviews on Google, Yelp, Facebook, Locality, and on our Reviews page.

One of the best guitar shops in the Chicagoland area, and definitely my favorite! I started taking lessons from Tobias Music for the first time back when I was 13 yrs old and am still going to them now, 28 yrs later! You will not find a better selection of acoustic guitars accompanied with a staff that really knows their stuff. There is no need to worry about the “hard sell” with these guys. They truly want you to walk out with the guitar that suits you best, not that puts the most money in their pockets. Local and family owned! Can’t beat that!
– Brendan G.

Best guitar shop around! Professional, knowledgeable and friendly proprietors (Ken & Paul); comfortable playing ambiance; excellent maintenance and repairs for guitars: Martin, Taylor, Santa Cruz… A Guitar Player’s Heaven!
– Glen B.

You can’t beat Tobias Music. These guys are experienced players who know their stock well and take pride in their craft. They never try to sell you, either–they’re just good, helpful, knowledgeable guys
– Andrew S.



Our live music events take place in our beautiful multi-purpose room with seating capacity up to 70 people. The events room is complete with stage, seating, sound system and tables.


Tobias Music in Downers Grove is a Chicago area guitar store.  We are located at 5013 Fairview Avenue, Downers Grove, Illinois. We sell acoustic guitars and electric guitars. Tobia Music also offers guitar repairs and guitar lessons. Our local customers come from Downers Grove, Westmont, Hinsdale, Lisle, Naperville, Glen Ellyn, Lombard, Oak Brook, Western Springs, Burr Ridge, La Grange, Elmhurst, Woodridge, Brookfield, Chicago, as well as other communities. We also have customers throughout the United States including Nashville, Atlanta, New Orleans, Seattle, Los Angeles, New York, Austin, Minneapolis, Memphis, Asheville, and more.