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Welcome to Champlin Guitars, a locally owned music shop in downtown Bellingham.

Vintage & New

We have a large ever-changing stock of new and used Guitars, Basses, Ukuleles, Banjos, Mandolins, Amps, Pedals, Synths, Records, Strings, Cables, Straps and lots more.


We offer repair service for most string instruments, electric or acoustic,

from basic restringing to full restoration.

We Buy Stuff

We buy, sell, and trade instruments and accessories of all kinds.

Have something you're interested in selling?  Want to trade in your gear for something fresh?

Reach out, or drop by the shop during business hours.


Paul Russell teaches guitar, ukulele, piano, and singing in his studio located in the shop.  He's a devoted musician with a creative and individualized approach to teaching. Find out more here-

If you are looking for info on custom guitars built by Devin Champlin, follow the "custom guitar" menu option.

We are an inclusive, community-minded shop in the heart of downtown.  We'd love for you to stop by, play some instruments, nerd out on a drum machine, hang a flyer for your show, learn something new, teach us something, stuff like that.  We're here for you.

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