No matter your level of expertise, Bananas At Large® offers the best selection of guitars, amps, and effects for sale in Marin County and Sonoma County. With music stores in San Rafael, Santa Rosa and online we have a wide variety of electric and acoustic guitars from leading guitar brands such as Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, Squier, Yamaha, Jackson, Ibanez, Taylor, Martin, and more!

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Whether you're just starting out in learning guitar or you've been playing for years, you want to use quality equipment to get the best possible sound out of your instrument. At Bananas at Large®, we want to help match you with the perfect guitar. With a wide selection both online and in-store, you're sure to find the perfect instrument.  Where can I find a guitar near me? can help!

Electric Guitars

With a wide selection of models and styles, you'll find a great guitar that will guarantee you being heard. Make a statement not just with your sound, but also with the look of your guitar. Whatever type of sound you want to produce, we can help you make it happen. You'll find hollow body, semi-hollow body and solid body electric guitars. You can choose from well-known, respected brands like Fender and Gibson. When you play an electric guitar, you need to make sure you have the right equipment to go along with it. You could have a great guitar, but if your amp and cables aren't in good shape, you won't have a good sound. Make sure you check out our selection of guitar accessories too. When you have an electric guitar, you're playing to be heard. Whether it's for a huge crowd or just yourself, there's nothing like the crisp, clear reverb you hear through your amp when you strum that first chord.

Acoustic Guitars

An acoustic guitar is a great all-purpose guitar. If you're a beginner or a hobbyist, a quality acoustic guitar is a great one to own. No matter your skill level or budget, Bananas at Large® can match you with a great acoustic guitar. Acoustic guitars are a popular pick because of their versatility. It's the perfect beginner's guitar because you don't need other equipment to use it, like an amp. All you need is a pick and your guitar. Even for more seasoned players, an acoustic guitar is a great one to own. If you're a professional musician, you may have one if you play bluegrass or folk music as your main genre. Even for other genres, an acoustic is a great guitar to use when you're writing songs. If you get some inspiration, you can just pick up the guitar and test it out without having to set anything up.


A ukulele is traditionally a folk string instrument. If you're considering learning guitar but may not be ready to invest in a good acoustic or electric guitar, a ukulele is a good alternative. Unlike other guitars, ukuleles only have four strings instead of the typical five. This makes them a great learning instrument. Their smaller size makes them easy to take with you and is easier on your hands. If you have smaller hands and have issues handling full-size guitars, a ukulele is the perfect instrument for you. Another benefit of the ukulele is that you can expect to pay significantly less for a quality instrument compared to other guitars. If you're a beginner, a ukulele is a great way to decide if a guitar is the right instrument for you. 

Folk Instruments

For a more unique catalog of guitars, browse through our collection of folk instruments. In this category, you'll find mandolins, banjos and specialty guitars made especially in a folk style. Some ukuleles fall into this category too. Unless you're a guitar hobbyist or professional folk musician, you don't need to own a folk instrument. However, if you are looking to learn something unique, a banjo or mandolin is a fun choice. A banjo, mandolin and ukulele all have unique sounds, which have helped folk music become so recognizable. A banjo has a very distinctive metallic sound — you'll hear it in bluegrass, country and folk music alike. The mandolin has a bright and rather woody sound to it. The ukulele's sound differs depending on the type — they come in different ranges.

Guitar Accessories

Once you picked out your new guitar, you may want to get some things to go along with it. Even if you're just starting out, it's good to get some picks and extra strings. Some other common accessories include cases, straps to let you play standing up, pedals and items that will change the sound. Many of these accessories are more for the professional musician. If you like playing as a hobby, you probably don't need effects pedals. Many of these accessories are more helpful for performances and recording than just playing for fun.

Why Shop With Bananas at Large®?

When you're looking for a guitar music shop in the Santa Rosa and San Francisco areas of California, Bananas at Large® is the place to visit. We carry a huge selection of instruments and equipment — and we aren't just a guitar store. You can find percussion instruments, DJ equipment and more. Whether you shop online or in-store, you'll find the highest-quality products that will fit all your music needs. Whether you're a casual player or a professional musician, there's something for you at Bananas at Large®. When you shop in-store, you can count on a knowledgeable and helpful staff to assist in every way we can. We'll answer all your questions about buying a new instrument, how to take care of it and much more. On top of our wide selection of products, we offer music lessons for all skill levels. If you're just starting out, schedule lessons with our in-house experts to teach you all the basics. Even if you've been playing for a long time, there's always something new to learn. Bananas at Large® offers quality products at a variety of price points. If you're looking to save some money, consider browsing through our store inventory of preowned instruments and equipment. Bananas at Large® is your one-stop shop for all your guitar and other musical instrument and equipment needs.