About Us

Founded in 1974 by Brian Fischer, Ear Craft Music has long been an integral part of the New Hampshire music store and seacoast area music scene with a customer loyalty that can only be garnered through years of quality service.

Our sales staff carries a combined fifty plus years of music retail experience , with particularly deep knowledge in the areas of sound reinforcement, lighting, MIDI, digital recording, vintage, percussion, electric and acoustic guitar, and brass and woodwind. Discriminating musicians from all across New England travel to Dover for our quality instruments, confident both that a wide selection is always in stock, and that they are all set up well and playing great. We specialize in used gear, especially vintage and rare, curious items not seen in your average music store.

Why choose Ear Craft?

  • Huge Selection of New and Used instruments!
    We stock virtually every instrument as well as all of the accessories you’ll need. You can try out exactly what you are looking for. One stop to Ear Craft saves you valuable time. Our selection is constantly changing, so visit us often to see what’s new!
  • Great Value
    Ear Craft is the largest independent musical instrument store in New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont. Our buying power coupled with tax-free shopping ensures you’ll get the best value for your dollar anywhere. We won’t be undersold!
  • Pride of Customer Service
    We pride ourselves on making the customer feel at home in our store. Our sales team are not paid on commissions, giving you a low pressure yet informed experience. We are here only to help customers select the instrument that is right for them. Our team of musicians and salespeople have a wide range of experience to offer each customer. Visit our “team” page to learn more about the people that are here to help!
  • Sound System Rentals
    Not ready to buy yet? Don’t have that sound system to play the big outdoor gig? We have what you need to get you going. Ear Craft rents all band instruments, allowing you to try before you buy. We also rent everything from mics, speakers, and mixers to complete sound systems.
  • Instrument Lessons
    Guitar, bass, drums, keyboards, voice, saxophone, trumpet, violin, flute, clarinet, trombone. All lessons are conducted in one of our 10 private lesson rooms by expert instructors. With the most competitive prices in the area, there’s no reason you can’t start playing today. Visit our lesson page to learn more about the roster of instructors or contact us directly!

Have questions? Can’t find something? Looking to place an order?

Call or email us!
Phone: (603)749-3138
Email: earcraft@earcraftmusic.com

Store Hours: We are open 7 days a week!
Monday-Thursday: 10:00am to 8:00pm
Friday: 10:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm to 5:00pm

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