Bananas At Large Updates


5/23/2022 - STREET CONSTRUCTION UPDATE at Bananas San Rafael

The City of San Rafael in cooperation with PG&E are replacing the water lines, sewer lines, and electrical conduit on 2nd street in front of and around Bananas at Large. During this time, there will be no available street parking on 2nd Street until the project is completed. Parking is available within the Bananas at Large parking lot as well as in an overflow parking lot in front of Cafe Arrividerci, one block west of Bananas at Large. 

If you would prefer to avoid the construction zone altogether, we have convenient and fast options to get your musical needs picked up or delivered. More details on these options can be found here

Buy Online Pick Up in Store

Fast - Same Day Delivery starting at $35 (local addresses only)

Home Delivery within 1-3 days for Free (local addresses only)

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but we are here to help and provide the very best service possible. 




We are excited to welcome back our customers in a more "back to normal" capacity in our stores. It is expected that tomorrow, the governor will lift the mask mandate for our state of California. With that expectation, our staff (who are all vaccinated) will not be required to wear a mask unless they desire to do so to protect any unvaccinated loved ones at home. We also will not require customers who are vaccinated to wear a mask. Whomever still feels the need to wear a mask can do so at their own comfort level. 

Additionally, our lessons are back for scheduling in the store. Please call or text for more information or check out our new Lessons Page. You may also reach out to our Administrator for help at

Please remember that if you are showing any signs of illness (cough, fever, feeling unwell) to please stay home. You may call us, email us, or text us and we would be more than happy to take care of your needs in any of those ways with an online order and store pickup at a later time. 

Call or Text: (415) 457-7600


We do request that customer sanitize their hands upon entry to the store to keep any germs or illness from spreading and to keep everyone healthy. 

Thank you for your patience over the last year and a half as we have all navigated the changing requirements and now enter the summer of 2021 with open arms!



Alan talks about safe holiday shopping & buy online, pick up in-store. Local delivery & contactless curbside pickup


As we head into the holidays, we want to be sure to remind you that shopping for those perfect gifts or stocking stuffers is safe & easy with Bananas at Large! We have many items to choose from & would love to help you pick out that perfect gift for your favorite musician!

You can choose to shop online & have your items safely shipped or delivered same day* OR choose Contactless Curbside Pickup at your chosen location. 

Have questions? Call us or email us to find out more! 

*Some restrictions apply for same day delivery. Please see our Shipping & Delivery page for more details


Alan Rosen President & CEO of Bananas at Large explains the safety protocols in place for customers to shop safely at Northern California's premiere music store, located at 1651 2nd Street San Rafael, Ca 94901 or our Santa Rosa location at 531 College Ave Santa Rosa, Ca 95404.


We're opening our stores safely, no appointment needed.
Together, as we adapt to the “new normal,” Bananas At Large is here to provide you with the gear and great service that will keep you making music.
We know how important it can be to try out an instrument or a pedal and get advice from a friendly face who can help you with all your musical needs. That's why we're excited to welcome back customers to safely shop inside our 2 locations (San Rafael & Santa Rosa), no appointment necessary.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, nothing has been more important to us than the safety of you and our employees. Before deciding to allow customers back into our stores, we looked at health and safety data in each of our communities, and have worked to implement new safety precautions.
Following CDC guidelines, we are:
  • Enforcing mandatory temperature checks, for all employees before each shift.
  • Requiring employees to wear protective gear, including face coverings and gloves, at all times.
  • We require that all customers shopping in our stores wear approved face coverings.
  • Maintaining social distancing, by using floor signage and by limiting the number of customers in the store.
  • Sanitizing areas throughout the store frequently, including demo products and checkout counters.
  • Installing acrylic shields at checkout counters between customers and employees.
  • All customers will be asked to use hand sanitizer before entering the showroom.
For those who prefer, we will continue to offer contact-less curbside pickup and in-store consultations. Please check website for store hours. 


Bananas is working hard at getting ready to reopen with all state, county, and city guidelines in place as directed by the CDC. We are still available for curbside/in-store pickup and have shortened hours as follows currently:

San Rafael Mon-Saturday 11am-4pm and closed Sundays

Santa Rosa Mon-Saturday 11am-3pm and closed Sundays

Please call us, message us through the website, or email us at and we will do our best to help you as quickly as possible! 

Thank you for all your support and we hope to see you soon!



Bananas is committed to the health and safety of our staff, families and community. 
We are directly supporting teachers, students and people who are forced to work at home.
We encourage folks to use this time to create and practice music. We have a tremendous selection of in stock Ukuleles, Guitars, Keyboards, Audio Interfaces, USB Microphones, Controllers, Percussion and more!
We also carry microphone and headphone sterilization products to help you keep those products clean as well as replacement mic windscreens, so you don’t have to share the same one with others.
Our direct download software options are available 24/7.
Other online merchants have stopped shipping musical instruments, we are committed to packing and delivering all online orders in 24 hours where possible. 
For our local customers, we offer online order with in store or curbside pick-up. We also offer local delivery options as well.
During this time, we will have limited hours and access. 
To support work at home, the San Rafael store will be open 11am-4pm Monday thru Saturday and the Santa Rosa store 11am-3pm Monday thru Saturday
The stores are open during the above hours however please note, we are limiting the number of people in the store while maintaining social distancing and cleanliness at all times. 

3/18/2020 7:00am

Sonoma County has issue a shelter in place requirement for all county residents and businesses for three weeks. As our San Rafael store is already preserving social distancing but continuing to provide ongoing assistance to those who need it, our Santa Rosa store will most likely continue as well. 

We will have limited in store hours for online pickups. Please call us ahead of time at (415) 457-7600 to confirm availability. We are still accepting online orders for pickup at both locations and we will update this page as soon as any new information comes in.

Thank you for your patience and please call us, message us through Live Chat (bottom right hand of our screen) or email us at We are here to help!

 All lessons will be online at this time. 

3/17/2020 6:00am

Due to the ongoing concerns regarding the community spread of Coronavirus and the recent request for Marin County to shelter in place and preserve social distancing, we want to assure our customers, students, and friends of our commitment to remain available for your needs while being vigilant about preserving the health of our Marin community.

As of tomorrow, 3/17/2020, we will have limited availability in person at our San Rafael store, however, we remain committed to answering your questions and completing your orders as needed.

Our Santa Rosa store will remain open at the hours listed below until further notice.

Looking for the gear you need to provide online lessons or school instruction to your students in the area? Reach out! We have solutions and can help! If you need a product or have a question, we are here!

Please call the San Rafael store at (415) 457-7600 with any questions or reach out to us via our LiveChat below (see bottom right corner of your web browser).

We have updated our open available contact hours for our San Rafael and Santa Rosa stores to the following:

Monday - Friday 11:00am to 6:00pm
Saturday 11:00am to 6:00pm
Sunday 11:00am to 5:00pm

Ways to Contact Us:

Phone : San Rafael (415) 457-7600     Santa Rosa (707) 542-5588
Live Chat here on our web site
Email :


Most lessons at our San Rafael store will be moved to an online platform with the scheduled teacher unless otherwise indicated by the teacher and/or Lesson Coordinator. Existing students will be contacted as soon as possible, if not already.

Any questions about lessons should be directed to (415) 457-7600 x104 or

Special Orders:

We will be available to fill any online orders as an in-store pickup on limited basis and other online orders will be shipped out as best we can in a timely manner. Again, we are here for you and can answer any questions you have or take care of your needs via online orders, phone orders, and in-store pickup or delivery. 


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