212-B N. West Street
Falls Church, VA 22046


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212-B N. West Street, Falls Church, VA 22046
(rear basement of Shreve McGonegal)

Hours of Operation
Tuesday — 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, Thursday — 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, Saturday — 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, Monday — Closed


Action Music has more than 250 guitars in stock and ready to ship. In addition to a constantly revolving stock of used, vintage, and NOS (new-old stock) instruments, we also carry new lines: Andrew White Guitars (NEW!), Charvel USA, Collings (NEW!), Fender Custom Shop, Fender USA Vintage RI, USA G&L, Gretsch, Hofner, Huss & Dalton, Jackson USA, Kanilea ukes, Knaggs Guitars (NEW!), National Resophonic, Silvertone, and Trussart. Our inventory is always changing so check back regularly!

We have a huge selection of vintage amps and used amps, as well as new amps by 3 Monkeys, Alessandro, Dr Z, Fender, Louis Electric, Magnatone (NEW!), Marshall, Mesa Boogie (NEW!), Swart; an enormous assortment of new effects pedals (including ADA, Black Cat, Blackout Effectors, Caroline Guitar, Creation Pedalboards, Demeter, Diamond, Dunlop Custom Shop (NEW!), Earthquaker Devices, Electro Harmonix, Empress, Eventide, Heptode, Leslie (NEW!), Mad Professor, Menatone, Mission Engineering, Mooer, MOOG, MXR, Pedaltrain, Pigtronix, Resonant Electronic Design, RockBox (NEW!), Spaceman, Subdecay, Teese Wahs, Tech21, TSVG, Way Huge, Xotic/Prosound, and ZVex), with more than 300 in stock at any time; a substantial stock of vintage pedals from a variety of American, English, and Japanese manufacturers; straps from Couch, JAYKco, Jodi Head (NEW!), Levy's, Richter; acoustic and electric pickups from a variety of major manufacturers, including Arcane, Dimarzio, Duncan, Fender, Fishman (acoustic), Fralin, K&K (acoustic), LR Baggs (acoustic), McIntyre (acoustic), Rolph, Schatten (acoustic); and a good selection of new vacuum tubes, as well as N.O.S. vacuum tubes, early 2012-tested high-quality USA/Euro tubes, vintage and reconed speakers, and hard-to-find guitar and amp parts.

Action Music offers onsite guitar repair, tube amp repair (offsite), lessons, and gift certificates.

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Directions: We are in Falls Church, Virginia, approx. 5 miles west of Washington D.C. off Route 66 (either direction).

Coming from DC on 66W, take Exit 69 (Sycamore St.), go right off the ramp and get immediately into the left lane to go left at the light onto Washington Blvd. Stay in the left lane. Go through the next light (Lee Hway) and just before the ramp for Rte 66, take a left at the sign for Fairfax Drive. Go 9/10ths mile (Fairfax Drive will turn into Lincoln Avenue) and at the second light, take a left onto West St. Right after the road curves to the right, turn left into the parking lot of Shreve McGonegal. Action Music is around the back.

Coming from Fairfax on 66E (which you can get to from the Beltway/495), take Exit 66, go right off the ramp onto Rte 7/Leesburg Pike. Take a left at the third light onto West St. Right after the road curves to the right, turn right into the parking lot of Shreve McGonegal. Action Music is around the back.

We are approx. 1 mile from the West Falls Church Metro station (walkable without too much gear). (back to top)


































last update: 10/23/14