304 Lincoln Ave,

Fox River Grove, IL 60021

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304 Lincoln Ave,

Fox River Grove, IL 60021

Call Now


Building a Community of Music, One Musician at a Time!  Whether you take music lessons, need guitar repair, instrument repair, play in one of our group classes, rock our Open Mic Nights or just have passion for your instrument, please join us in our journey!

For more than 30 years, Dr. Woods Guitar Emporium has been a full-service music store providing music lessons and instrument sales, instrument repairs and instrument rentals. Dr Woods is located in Fox River Grove between Barrington and Cary, IL.

 Dr. Woods is not just about guitars!  We sell, rent and provide music lessons for piano, guitar, drums, violin, viola, cello, mandolin, dulcimer, ukulele, banjo, woodwind, voice, and brass instruments. No student is too young or old.  Whether you’re just starting out or looking to strengthen existing skills, our instructional staff can help improve your skills and find your talent.

Upcoming Events:

  • The Allstars at Cucina Rustica Sat., August 5th.

  • Open Mic Night at Cary Country Club hosted by Buddy from the Allstars Band and Dr. Woods fame on Friday, August 18th featuring local talent from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

  • The Allstars Blarney’s Island 2 pm will be performing during the Fantasy Fest Body Paint Party

Dr. Woods offers New & Used Instruments for Sale:

– Guitars

– Banjos

– Mandolins

– Ukeleles

– Drums

– Amps

– Accessories

– Rentals


Guitar Lessons, Drum Lessons, Voice Lessons, Woodwind Lessons, Brass Instrument Lessons and more

Dr. Woods offers music lessons for piano, guitar, drums, violin, cello, mandolin, dulcimer, ukulele, banjo, woodwind, voice and brass instruments.


Full Line of Electric Guitars

Dr. Woods keeps a large selection of new,
used and vintage electric guitars in stock at all times.



Full Line of Acoustic Guitars

Dr. Woods carries a wide variety of fine acoustic instruments. We have a wide selection of Larivee, Baden, and Simon & Patrick guitars in stock and ready for discerning owners. Dr. Woods also stocks unique, vintage, and custom made acoustic instruments from a variety of builders.



Guitar Repair and Instrument Repairs

If you need a guitar repair or another instrument repair,
we can call you with a free estimate before doing any work.



What our Customers are Saying . . . .

“Dr Wood’s Guitar Emporium in Fox River Grove is a fabulous family run neighborhood music store. Their customer service is second to none, and the owner Buddy Wiegelmann has years of experience, not only as a music store operator, but has a touring rock and blues guitarist. He is a great teacher for guitar players of all ages and levels of experience. His vast knowledge and unassuming personality is a wonderful combination. I recently had my expensive custom built guitars worked on there, and I couldn’t be more pleased. I definitely recommend them to everyone!”

Bill Covert

“Can’t say enough good things about this place. Great products, great people, and a dog. That’s pretty much everything you could reasonably ask for. Additionally, though, the quality of the repair work is top notch. My 3-year-old somehow got his mitts on my vintage (1950’s) Gibson acoustic and cracked the headstock. After shedding a couple tears and overcoming the embarrassment of leaving it unattended with a 3-year-old in the house, we took it to Buddy & crew. They fixed it up better than I thought possible, both aesthetically and functionally. Sounds the same, feels the same, plays the same. We drive up from about 30 minutes away in Schaumburg and would not go anywhere else. Thanks guys!”

Christopher Schiel

“This little place is a gem to any serious musician. Top of the line gear in stock, and inventory and prices you would never find at a large retail chain.”


Serving the Following Areas:

Proudly Serving McHenry County, Lake and Cook Counties to include the cities of : Cary, Crystal Lake, Fox River Grove, Lake In The Hills, Algonquin, Barrington, Island Lake, Wauconda, Fox Lake, Grayslake, Volo, Spring Grove, Long Grove, McHenry, Woodstock, Palatine, Arlington Heights, Bull Valley, Lakemoor, Kildeer & Deer Park.