For Businesses. Write a Review. Hours updated 3 months ago. From the business. New York, NY Theater District, Midtown West. Edit business info. Show more. Business owner information. Jonathan B. Business Owner. Jon Baltimore Music Co, Inc. The staff at our store are professional musicians, repair technicians, and salesmen that can assist and provide you with the information and services that you need.
Your trust is our top concern, so businesses can't pay to alter or remove their reviews. Learn more. Share review. Embed review. Sold me a great case on the fly for cheap. Threw in some great working reeds too. Comment from Jonathan B. Please stop by our store with your clarinet and we will be happy to resolve this issue.
Thank you for your feedback. Read more. Jon Baltimore is a true gem of a store and person. I love the quiet room where you can try things out. I am new to the saxophone and was made to feel completely comfortable in asking questions about the basics. All of my PRO friends know and love this place.
I don't know how much was his experience, technique, talent or "spiritual love" but seriously he repaired my horn with such perfection that it almost plays itself! Trust me, you cannot find a better repairman anywhere. Jon Baltimore's store is a shining light in a musical world of darkness! Glad to hear that you are happy with the work on your horn, hope to see you soon. All the best! Great, solid place, I've been coming here for years as a flute player and trust me, the selection is really impressive. The place has a good atmosphere and a friendly and informed staff, and you get to rub elbows with famous musicians if you get lucky and show up.
No other place like it in NY. I bought my trumpet there as well as various mutes and accessories. I referred many people as well, and they were all very happy customers. If you need slide grease, or to remove a dent in your horn, a tune-up or cleaning, this is the place to go to.
Jon really saved the day just yesterday, when we needed an emergency repair on a saxophone for my band member on a ridiculously short notice.
The horn was fixed and ready to be played by showtime. Thank you, Jon!! If it weren't for you, I don't know what we would have done. I was searching for a music store that would rent me an accordion months ago.
No place I called offered this service except for this store. I walked to 46th Street and took the elevator up to the second floor and was greeted by three people on staff. They were all very approachable and friendly. I never felt unwelcome. They rented me an accordion which was a little on the pricey side, but what can you do? A week or two into playing, one of the shoulder straps broke off. I went into the store again, and the staff replaced the straps no charge. Today, I went into the store one final time to drop off the instrument and had a nice conversation with one of the people working there about where I could repair my bass strap on the accordion that I had purchased elsewhere.
He suggested a few places and gave me a few leads. This is an awesome little store, jammed pack with instruments. If I was looking to pick up a woodwind instrument or some other thing that they carry, I would check Jon Baltimore's store out. There aren't that many places like this in NYC. Very glad we could help you. I happened to be in midtown one day and stopped in to Jon Baltimore Music. Was blown away by the collection of vintage and new horns, a collection of which in this day and age you simply don't see anywhere else.
I was also very impressed with the sales knowledge of Jon and his dedicated staff Definitely worth a visit when in New York City!! Overhauled my Olds Special Trumpet and did an excellent job.
Moreover, removed a pretty nasty dent in the bell. The price was reasonable, and the work was done in less than a week. Great selection of old school trumpet and flugelhorn mouthpieces. Negotiable on prices and very accommodating. It would be nice if there was a "quiet room" for playing instruments, but it's a small shop that utilizes every nook in the store. This music store used to be Drummers' World, and it had a selection of percussion instruments, such as drums, cymbals, xylophones, and tambourines.
I've known Jon Baltimore since I came to the city years now. He was originally in his father Rod's store, but they had a parting of ways a few years ago and Jon ended up in his own store. When it was time to overhaul my saxophone, I actually went to several repair people around town, some of whom for various reasons couldn't or wouldn't do the job.
One repairman I went to for an estimate said, "Hope I look this good when I'm this old. Since another sax player I asked recommended Jon highly and I had experience with him, I decided to leave it. Plus, a trumpet player I know has nothing but raves for him as well.
He did an excellent job, at a reasonable cost; best thing is that it plays right through, with no leaks now. I don't know when it had been repadded last. I was also able to "pay it down" as I go rather than have to fork over a lump sum all at once.
Also, the work is guaranteed for a year, so if I have any problems down the road, I know I'm covered. Although I bought a couple of instruments from him several years ago, I've never been in the position to need to get a refund or exchange. This is a good old-timey music store with a good feel to it, and loyal customers.
This is one of those places I cannot review and you can't ascertain based on what you see here. It's something you will want to experience, a place where you will want to discover the location, take in the history, feel the luster of the instruments and listen for harmony in the air. I say that I was browsing for a clarinet for one of my music students but confess that it was all about the scene here; I want to be near gifted and soulful musicians.
To my boyfriend's consternation, Klezmer is my most favored genre of music; I like the eclecticism and allusive instrument variety of Freylekhs festive Jewish music. Jon Baltimore Music Co. I am sorry to read about the 1 star reviews regarding this music store that has been around for decades. Though irrelevant, I don't think I've ever met a professional musician who was also a good business person.
I guess it's par for the course. I wish I would have taken photos during our recent visit so you could see firsthand how interesting and complete this place is. I had a bad feeling as soon as I walked into this shop, but I ignored it and put two clarinets on consignment.
I regret the decision. Jonathan Baltimore is a deadbeat. When I came to pick up the clarinets, a year later, Baltimore couldn't find them. I faxed him the contract, which said: "Consignee paid within 30 days of instrument sale.
I agreed. After ignoring several emails and calls, he pushed the deadline back by three weeks. When that time came, and I called to confirm, he claimed he didn't have the money again. I was suspicious at this point, but was willing to give him another chance. After two more broken promises, however, for a grand total of five separate failures to pay me for a long-since-sold clarinet, I referred the matter to the BBB.
A mediator has been assigned to the case.