About Us

Appalachian Bluegrass Shoppe is a magical music experience.   The Shoppe is celebrating our 50th Anniversary in business as a family owned and operated musical instrument store.  Appalachian Bluegrass Shoppe was established in 1960 by Nelson Knode.  Today, Emory and Charlene Knode carry on the music centre tradition.  We offer our customers a relaxed atmosphere in which to shop for all their musical needs, whether they’re here to select a set of strings, check out the latest CD’s or purchase a new acoustic instrument.

The name of our store “Appalachian Bluegrass Shoppe” is a nod to the fact that the Baltimore area has long been associated with Bluegrass and Folk music.  However, we cater to all forms and styles of acoustic musical tastes.