Knapps | Music, games, toys and fun for all ages!

Visit this eclectic store and step back in time. Return to a simpler time, remembering fun times from your childhood. Knapps is a mix of retro and current fun for the young and not so young and believes that everyone should play. Friendly, personal service, product knowledge, and a hands-on approach creates a shopping experience you can’t get online.

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Phone: (802) 442-6252
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Mailing Address:

417 Main Street
Bennington, VT 05201

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Knapps Music Shop - Guitars, Amps, Effects, and more


Knapps buys guitars, amps and vinyl records!

More than just a guitar shop, Knapps offers acoustic and electric guitars, banjos, mandolins and ukuleles as well as amps, PA systems and rentals, microphones and a full line of accessories. Brands include Ibanez, Seagull, Art & Lutherie, Goldtone, Kala, Ohana, Hartke, Line 6, VHT Redline, Samson and more. With the used and vintage instruments and gear that come through the store, you never know what treasures you might find!  A store for beginners and experienced musicians, enjoy the value of the knowledge and service of a small store with the benefit of competitive pricing.

Games at Knapps


Create – imagine – unplug. Let your kids be kids with good, old-fashioned toys that don’t go out of style. Knapps carries a wide variety of toys that encourage thinking and learning while kids have fun – books, puzzles, games, science and art kits, building sets and so much more. Looking to discourage overuse of electronic devices? Lines such as Melissa & Doug, Mindware, Brio, Playmobil, Ravensburger, Bruder, Quercetti, Djeco, Kid Galaxy, Learning Resources, The Great Pretenders, Shashibo, Faber Castell, Ceaco, Elenco, Unipak, Blue Marble, Workman Publishing, Rubbabu, Hape, Haba, Wild Republic, National Geographic, Two Bros Bows, Dover  as well as many others provide numerous options to choose from. Treat the youngsters in your life and watch them grow!

Model Car Kits from Knapps


Revell models. Estes Rockets. Balsa wood gliders. Rock tumblers. Remember the hours you spent building models and launching rockets as a kid? Back in the day before Ipads, internet apps and Playstations, time was spent pursuing such activities. Knapps carries Snap to Level 5 models of cars, trucks, planes, ships, military vehicles, space ships, gliders and carries a full line of Estes rockets and accessories. Featured brands include Revell, AMT, Tamiya, Midwest, Guillows, Estes, Fascinations metal models and more. Revisit those times and enjoy them yourself or share these hobbies with the kids you know.

Live Music Events at Knapps

Vermont Souvenir Room

Bring a bit of Vermont home with you! Browse through the expanding selection of tee-shirts, sweatshirts, caps, socks, mugs, shot glasses, snow globes, magnets, keychains, postcards, books, stuffed animals, ornaments, and a variety of unique gifts.

Find something for everyone on your list and something for yourself! This room of Vermont themed treasures also make great presents for those that live here. Many items are Vermont or USA made.

Upcoming Events

Saturday Summer Trailer Music Series!

July – October

Attention musicians!  Want a place to play this summer?  Contact us about playing any Saturday during the summer.  Novices as well as more seasoned musicians are encouraged and welcomed.  Play a song or a set or two and provide downtown Bennington with entertainment on Saturday afternoons.

Tips are collected for all performers.





PA Rentals

Planning a party, wedding, graduation celebration or other event this year?  We rent PA systems for such occasions.

Call and ask for Duffy and he can design a system to fit your needs.


Cleaning or Moving?

Do you have an unused guitar or amp collecting dust in your closet? Vinyl records you don’t listen to? If you would rather have cash in your pocket – 



Monday – Friday 10am – 5:30pm
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Sunday Noon – 4pm



Contact Us

Give us a call at (802) 442-6252, or use our contact form to send us a message: