Village Music at Lynwood Center

At the Heart of Bainbridge Island
4569 Lynwood Center Road
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Next to the Historic Lynwood Theater

Regular Store Hours
Mon. thru Sat. 10:00 - 6:00
Sun. 12:00 - 5:00

"Be Mine" Ukulele Sale!

Buy a ukulele at a great sale price, you will also receive a valentine card with Cupid songs, and some chocolate treats.

Starts February 5th thru the 14th!

"The Cuban Heels" are back!!
Alan Simcoe, Steve Newton, and Ian Turner

Friday, February 12, 19 and 26, 7pm to 9pm! the trio will be playing at the Suzanne Maurice wine bar across from our music store. Always a sizzling evening out!!

Check out what's new at Village Music from Larrivee
Check our What's New Page Click Here

Village Music now offers Choro Workshops each Monday evening, 6:30 to 7:30 or so.
For more information check our Events Page Click Here

We are pleased to announce the formation of Bainbridge's own Batucada ensemble.

Batucada, samba drumming, originated in Brazil, and its rhythms are spreading.

Interested? Check our Events Page Click Here

Get it Here!

They're here!! the TomKat Amp by JazzKat. Their flagship combo amp is the finest, smallest, lightest, quality jass combo amp you can buy! They are also excellent for acoustic instruments. Now 200 Watts, just 16 pounds, 2 chanels (doubles as a coffee house/club amp), ported 10" speaker, selectable tube pre-amp, digital effects. John Pizzerelli and Mimi Fox use these amps, and so do I!! Alan Simcoe, proprietor.

Featured Custom Instrument

"Mighty sound in a small package!" Now Available!
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The Samba Cadet parlor guitar is a dressed-down version of my "Samba" classical parlor model. You still get the top quality, but at a more affordable price.

*Master Grade Western Red Cedar Top.

*Nicely Flamed Big Leaf Maple Back & Sides and headstock.

*Pau Ferro Fingerboard.

*All Solid Construction.

It features the punchy, well-balanced sound of my more eleborate models. It's a breeze to play with a 640mm string length and 50mm nut width. The Western Red Cedar top adds an element of darkness and mystery to an already very charming sound, and did I mention that "it's punchy!"?

Most people who play these "mighty mites" are astounded at the amount of sound that comes out of them.

The quality construction of this instrument is exactly the same as my fancier versons. It differs in the cosmetic details only: Non-sculpted headstock and bridge, simpler binding scheme, commercial rosette, and water-based lacquer finish.

Special Price: $2,870

This is the parlor size guitar you've been looking for! Well suited for any player.

The Perfect Instrument For Smaller Hands.

Ideal For a Serious Younger Player.

Perhaps a Steel String Player Who Fancies a Walk on the Nylon Side.

Or For a Classical Player Looking For an Alternative Voice!

More information about Custom Instruments by Alan Simcoe


About Village Music at Lynwood Center

In September of 2003 Village Music opened its doors to the public in the historical Lynwood Center on Bainbridge Island. It started as a show place for the custom instruments built by the owner, Alan Simcoe, and a string shop, specializing in classical guitars, their repair and teaching. The store quickly outgrew its space.

In 2006 Village Music was able to move into a larger space in the Lynwood Center building. With the new space, Village Music expanded to include a full hand percussion section, a larger violin and cello section and larger selection of guitars and even ukuleles and jazz hats. The move also allowed for an on site workshop for Alan to build his instruments and offer guitar and ukulele building classes.

Alan can be seen in the workshop by passersby as they come and go from the music store, line up to catch a film at the Lynwood Theater, or patronize the Pane Amore bakery or the Treehouse Cafe. It's all part of the old world charm of the Island's south end village. For Village Music Alan chooses instruments based on their sound, reliability, and then price point. Village Music is run by Alan Simcoe and his wife, Debby. Their daughters, Alaina Toadpipe and Marissa Simcoe, occasionally help with the sales and office. You may often see the grandsons Rowan and Reed testing all new instruments for quality or up at grandpa's workbench honing skills in sawing, hammering and painting.

Alan Simcoe, was selected "Island Treasure" by the Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council for 2009.