Nestled in the rugged mountains of northern New Hampshire, along the banks of the mighty Ammonoosuc River, lies Northern Lights Music. Dead center in one of the award-winning classic Main Streets in America, personal service and small town charm combine to create the finest experience for the guitar collector or veteran musician. Operated by the Salomon family, Northern Lights Music has been a destination for the discerning guitarist with the region's largest selection of high quality instruments since 1978.
We are associated with world-class luthiers and are committed to helping you find your next great guitar, either from our extensive collection or with a personalized build. Call us and experience the Northern Lights advantage!
The Salomons, Ben, Moocho, Asher & Dan
Dan Salomon – Dan opened Northern Lights Music in March of 1978 after graduating from Franconia College where he studied bass and fingerstyle blues guitar. With over 40 years and running in music retail, Dan still enjoys sharing his love of guitars and servicing the musical community of Northern NE and beyond.
While seeing the Jefferson Airplane, The Who, BB King and the Joshua Light Show at a Tanglewood show in August of 1969 when he was 14, he pretty much decided that the music world was the place he wanted to be. He started noodling on his Dad’s dusty old Martin O-15 and also turned into a music store rat in Worcester, Ma, where he lived and he’s still a music store rat over 50 years later!
He enjoys playing locally on bass, steel guitar, electric and acoustic guitar and is interested in a variety of styles. His main personal use instruments include a 12 fret cut-away Santa Cruz OO-42, his 1975 Alembic Series I Bass and his '65 Stratocaster as well as a Santa Cruz fretless True Acoustic Bass, a 1959 Gibson Grand Console steel guitar and a Fern 7 string Koa Weissenborn lap steel guitar.
Asher Salomon - Son number one, Asher is a guitarist and bassist with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. This all comes in handy when a guitar needs a neck reset or rewiring. He's our resident tech, videographer and photographer and general trouble shooter here at the store. Asher's go to guitar shape is the Taylor Grand Concert.
Ben Salomon - Son number two, Ben enjoys playing a range of musical styles on guitar, bass, piano and percussion.He has a performance degree from Berklee in Boston and a Masters from Mills College in California. Ben performs in the area on drums, is a composer and an educator.
Moocho Salomon - Dan's wife Moocho keeps things looking good and keeps everyone in line! She plays ragtime guitar, uke, piano, flute and bass. Highlight of her week is ukulele ensemble the "The Mother Pluckers" and band practice with her girl band "Not Your Mother". Mooch's go to guitar is the OO 12 Fret Santa Cruz with a 1 11/16" nut width.She enjoys tackling blues ragtime guitar.