Clock Tower Music                      676  Laurel  St .  San  Carlos       650-595-2024

since 1983

Instruments are now available for online rental. Once you have reserved your instrument we will contact you within 24 hours for a pick-up time. It's best to do this from a computer and not from iPads or iPhones.

Great selection of ukes

easy to learn and fun to play

Metronomes & Tuners

strings, picks, books, reeds, stands, rosin, oil...

Give the gift of music

gift certificates availible for lessons and supplies

Couch Guitar Straps
Made in Long Beach

This guitar strap has a timeless classic vintage look to it. It is very mod and reminds us of Speed Racer and Racer X. The basic design is based on the Ernie Ball type of guitar strap that dates way back to the 60's, but our version is vinyl, and improved by the long offset racing stripe that runs the length of the strap.

The end tabs are made of 3 layers of auto, couch and marine upholstery vinyl and the inside piece is made with a super- strong, fiberglass reinforced, vegan power pad material that lets you rock cruelty free. The back tab has 3 hand-tooled stainless steel rivets holding it together. So strong and oh it looks so good! No leather guitar straps here!

It’s a great boyfriend or girlfriend gift idea for the musician in your life. Compare this vinyl vegan guitar strap to knockoff companies who have copied our racing stripe recently and feel even better about what you get for what you pay here. Plus, you'll know your strap is a Couch, made in USA, Cruelty Free, vegan, sweatshop free and worn by the best musicians in the world. 

Miniature Instruments
in Stock

Protec  Aluminum Touring Music Stand  Standard Desk with Gig Bag

This music stand is made of strong and durable aluminum, yet is extremely lightweight.
Featuring 3-sections, adjustable desk antennas to secure sheet music, and grooved click-desk adjusting mechanism.
Also included is a black gig bag constructed of tough nylon exterior with hook 'n loop closure and rear side grip handle

Guitars on Sale....

Bristol BM16 000 size

Bristol BD16 Dreadnought size

Blueridge BR-43 and BR-63 000 size 

Blueridge BR-163AS 000 size Adirondack top

Blueridge BG-143 Dreadnought Slope Shoulder sunburst 

Blueridge BR-63AS 000 Size sunburst

Alex Kimmel founder of Clock Tower Music RIP

R. Alex Kimmel, 76, passed away peacefully at his home in Half Moon Bay on Nov. 7, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Patricia, son Brian, daughter Pamela and grandson David Jr.

Born in Greensburg, Pa., in 1939, to Mary and Edward, he was the youngest of three children. Following in older brother Ed Jr.’s footsteps, he began playing drums at an early age. His passion grew and he became a part of many bands. The first group he was in, the Gay Tunes, played backup for Connie Francis, Frankie Avalon, Bobby Rydell, Dion and the Belmonts and Trini Lopez. In 1962 he moved to California to pursue his musical dreams. There he met Patricia, and they married in 1966 and settled down in Half Moon Bay. He worked as a Prudential Insurance agent for thirty years. He also opened the local music store at Shoreline Station in 1983.

He was very active in the community, joining the Coastside Writers Group and the Sons in Retirement. His passion for music continued through his retirement. He played with several bands including the San Mateo Elks Concert Band, the Senior Friday Night Band and the Half Moon Bay Sit-Down Marching Band. He was loved and will be missed by many.

Welcome to Clock Tower Music...

Family owned and operated for over 32 years. We offer quality instruments, accessories, and sheet music. Private lessons are offered in our clean, comfortable and well-lit rooms by dedicated teachers

Band/Orchestra Rental

Private Music Lessons + Group Guitar

Instrument Repair

  • Printed Music with On-site Download and Print 

In Store Events & Concerts