We have moved!
Our new location is:
400 West South Boulder Road Suite 1500
Lafayette, CO 80026
Hours 10-7 Mon-Thurs & 10-5 Fri & Sat Closed Sunday
We are located on the Southeast side of Lafayette Marketplace where the NEW JAX Ranch & Home store is located.
Look for us on the south side of South Boulder Road just east of Highway 287.
National Federation of Music ClubsAnyone who participates in the National Federation of Music Clubs will probably want to check our online listing of required compositions for the Federation festivals. We will also begin adding the new items as soon as we receive the new catalog. Just click on the "NFMC Titles" tab and see if the categories you are interested in have been completed. The idea behind this feature is to allow you to easily navigate to the pieces in a particular category, then click on the item you want, find out if we have it in stock, order it and return to your search with a minimum of effort. Let us know how you like it.
Lafayette Music "online"
Lafayette Music stocks more than 30,000 unique items including instruments, accessories and print music titles and most of these items are now available online through our new e-commerce site. Our goal is to provide an efficient, user friendly addition to our retail store. For example, if you are in the Denver metropolitan area, standard shipping on media, accessories or instruments should arrive on either the next business day or the day after if you get your order in by noon. Customers outside that area will take longer but will normally be 3 to 5 business days. Also, if you are currently entitled to special discounts under the Student Appreciation program, the Customer Appreciation program or any of our other private teacher, school or church programs, you can continue to enjoy those benefits - all you have to do is let us know that you are interested in ordering online and we will set up your special user id. We even offer our Purchase Option Plan to online customers including all our instrument exchange options - simply contact us for details if you are interested in one of our instruments.
Mix and Match promotions
Watch for our "Mix and Match" specials. Whenever you check on an item, look to see if there is a promotion code following the description. If there is, there will also be a display of similar items with the same discount. Click on any item to see more promotional items. Remember - you get all your regular discounts in addition to our special promotions.
Current specials include all DVD's. Note - discounts do not always appear on the item page but will be taken at checkout.
Rentals vs "Purchase Option Plan"
We still have people confused as to whether or not we "rent" instruments. What Lafayette Music uses instead of the industry standard rent-to-own contract is what we call the "Purchase Option Plan", POP for short. To find out more details about the plan, click on the tab above this frame. Very briefly, the Purchase Option Plan gives you all the benefits of renting with added benefits of purchasing. It also allows an exceptional degree of flexibility in tailoring a contract to suit your needs and desires: trade in an instrument you no longer need or want, pay some extra up front to lower the monthly payment, transfer credit from one instrument to another or make a donation to your favorite school. These are just some of the options that come standard on these contracts, but if all you're really looking for is low monthly payments, you'll also find some of the best rates available.
New, Like New and Used Instruments
We have both new and used instruments, all of which we warrant to be in good playing condition when you leave our store. We never sell used or consignment instruments "as is" and the monthly payments on instruments are based on purchase price as well as the type of instrument. To help you find what you're looking for, each instrument that is listed online that is valued at $150.00 or more lists the Purchase Option Price, the monthly installment price based on the full installment purchase price, or the discounted price if you want to purchase the instrument outright.
While we post as many instruments as we can online, some instruments are only available at the store. Sometimes we have not had time to get them posted but more often it is because of dealer contracts that do not allow certain models of instruments to be sold online. These are, for the most part, new, student instruments. Once these instruments have been out and can no longer be considered "new", however, we list them as "Like New" or "Used". The difference between "Like New" and "Used" is essentially a question of appearance. "Like New" instruments have relatively minor blemishes or dents, many of which are hard to notice. A "Used" instrument shows clear signs of wear but is still in good playing condition.
We are authorized dealers for such name brands such as Bach, Selmer, Avanti, Buffet, Besson, Courtois, Getzen, Sonare, Blessing, Ludwig, Knilling, F. E. Olds, International Strings, Scherl & Roth, Hofner, Ibanez, Austin, Alvarez, Tanara, Takamine, Eleuke, Ohana and more.