About Us

Goodtime Music strives to offer each and every one of our customers the highest value at a fair price.

We take pride in providing a large selection of the best acoustic and electric guitars, bass guitars, amplification, effects/pedals, and instrument accessories -- devotedly evaluating and stocking quality American-made and internationally renowned products that we would want to play (and of course own) ourselves. Take a close look at the manufacturers we represent. In the Chicago area, we believe "A World-Class Guitar Shop in the Northwest Suburbs" is by no means bravado.

Yes ... Goodtime Music offers an outstanding selection of quality, modern musical products. And we nearly brag about our outstanding Guitar Repair and Electronics Repair department and Premier Services. However, even with these world-class products and professional services in place, we aspire to achieve something more.

Our simple cornerstone philosophy — nurture the musical community.

Music Lessons at Goodtime Music build skill, pride, and character and can provide the same sense of accomplishment as sports and academics. Our lesson programs teach students of all ages to develop discipline, be committed, and work towards goals. These programs teach students to value music, music making, and the process of learning -- a process that will encourage some students to seek an education and a career in the music industry and others to keep playing music as an important part of the care and feeding of their human spirit.

We take great satisfaction to be part of the musical tradition and to pass on our knowledge and experience to the next generation of players, giving them an activity and, hopefully inspiring by example, a love of music that will last their entire lives.

We look forward to the opportunity to help and serve your needs.