In 1960, Russo Music was established on the sun porch of Lucy and Stephen Russo’s home on Broad Street, Trenton. Starting small, with used instruments and lessons, the business quickly found its rhythm, gradually claiming more and more of the Russo home as its own.
As demand grew, so too did Russo Music. By 1988, the business had outgrown the confines of the Russo home and moved to a purpose-built location on Arena Drive, which was further expanded in 1996 to accommodate the continued growth. Later in 2010, the business expanded with the launch of Russo Music Asbury Park and most recently again with Russo Music Philadelphia.
Russo Music Hamilton boasts an expansive selection of guitars that cater to everyone from the novice to the seasoned professional. From your first guitar to one-of-a-kind custom shop models, you'll find offerings from top brands such as Fender, Gibson, Martin, Taylor, Reverend, Yamaha, Music Man, Squier, and more. Amplifying your sound is easy with our wide range of amplifiers from leading brands like Orange, Mesa Boogie, Marshall, Darkglass, and others. And for the tonal sculptors, we offer an array of effects pedals from EarthQuaker, Strymon, Boss, Walrus, Old Blood Noise, JHS, and more to help you shape your unique sound.
For keyboard enthusiasts, Russo Music Hamilton holds a diverse variety of options, ranging from beginner’s keyboards to professional digital pianos. Brands like Yamaha, Roland, and Korg have found their place on our shelves. Synthesizer lovers would be pleased to find models from Roland, Korg, Teenage Engineering, and Moog, amongst others, satisfying their longing for rich, analog, and digital sounds.
Drummers can enjoy a selection of drum kits from entry-level to custom, along with a variety of snares, heads, and sticks. Brands include DW, Ludwig, Evans, Remo, Aquarian, Promark, Zildjian, Vater, Vic Firth, and more.
What began as modest lessons on a sun porch has grown into a comprehensive educational program. Russo Music Hamilton continues to offer private one-on-one lessons from a pool of skilled instructors. In 1972, we expanded our services to include school band instrument rentals, giving birth to our school rental and educational services division. Now, our Hamilton location is home to this division, providing full-service repairs for brass, woodwind, and string instruments. For more information on our rental services and educational division, we encourage you to visit russomusicrentals.com.
Not only does Russo Music Hamilton excel in sales and education, but we are also a factory-authorized repair center for several brands, including Fender, Gibson, Taylor. In-house guitar repairs are also available, maintaining the top performance of your beloved instruments.
At Russo Music Hamilton, you're not just walking into a music store - you're joining a family of dedicated, caring musicians who are here to help you find your first instrument or your next one. Every member of our staff is not only knowledgeable but also has a genuine passion for music and instruments. We're eager to guide you through your musical journey, whether you're just starting out or are an experienced musician in search of your next piece of gear. With a wealth of industry knowledge and personal playing experience, we can offer nuanced, specialized advice to help you make the perfect choice. We take immense pride in providing a friendly and welcoming atmosphere where our customers can feel at home, ask questions, and explore our products at their own pace. Our ultimate aim is to match you with the instrument that will inspire and facilitate your musical expression.
Russo Music Hamilton is more than just a store; it's a testament to a lifelong love of music and a commitment to nurturing that love within the community. Over six decades later, our mission remains the same - to keep the world playing music.