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We asked our Taylor Rep a few questions...
September 8, 2022

Stick around Haggerty's a while and you're sure to run into our Taylor Guitars Rep, Eric Sakimoto. We wanted to know more - who is this mysterious man behind the guitar - so we talked him into doing a Q&A-style interview. Here's what we learned. Read on >>

Join Our Text Club
August 26, 2022

Just text MUSIC to 833-982-1402 and you could be the winner of a $50 gift certificate! You'll also get 10% off your next purchase, ongoing member-only deals, and early access to event details. Read on >>

FREE Jazz Masterclass by Alex Massa (Cancelled)
Happening September 1 & 8, 2022

Alex Massa is excited to present a two part class on jazz improvisation on September 1st & 8th at 6 PM. This two-class course will focus on foundational aspects of jazz improvisation, song forms, theory, and active listening. Read on >>

Band & Orchestra Instrument Checklist
August 15, 2022

Your child’s school instrument will likely stay in the family for a long time. That's why it’s important you choose a quality instrument from the start that will hold up to years of frequent use! Here’s what to look for. Read on >>

4-Week Beginner Guitar Course (Aberdeen Only)
Starts July 30, 2022

Seize your Saturdays! Manager Chad Voight invites you to our FREE 4-week group course for beginners, a $100 value. By the end, you'll be able to play "Ring of Fire" and be feeling pretty comfortable on your six string! You will succeed! Read on >>

Welcome, Band and Orchestra Season!
July 19, 2022

We're here to make music education accessible for students and easy for parents. We carry quality instruments that are easier to learn on and rentals start at just $20/month. There's no long-term commitment. Repairs are guaranteed. *Now through August 1st, get a free music stand and care kit when you rent or buy!! The payments won't start until September 1st!!* Read on >>

Taylor Days Sales Event
Extended to July 31, 2022

Taylor Days are happening now! Take home that Taylor acoustic guitar you’ve been eyeing and you’ll get a great deal on a GS Mini Mahogany or Baby Taylor—two new acoustic voices at an unbeatable price. Read on >>

Fender Series Comparison
June 29, 2022

With roots dating back to 1946, Fender is one of the oldest guitar makers around but they've never been one to rest on their laurels. We see them constantly innovating, giving us new lineups to eek over. Although, just how are these series different? Do the high-end models justify the price tag? Buckle up, buttercup. We're taking a cruise through the different Fender models we have in stock. Read on >>

Book Launch by Dr. Williams
Happening June 21, 2022

Dr. Nancy Williams will be presenting Cadenzas, Eingänge, and More: Improvisation in the Classical Era at Haggerty's Music in Rapid City on Tuesday, June 21 at 6:00 pm before lecturing on the topic for an international audience at ClarinetFest the following week. Her book Woodwind Improvisational Techniques of the Classical Era: A Pedagogy Method will be available for sale immediately following. The event is free and open to the public. Read on >>

Taylor Road Show Luau
Happening June 16 (Rapid City) and June 18 (Aberdeen)

We're kicking off summer with a tropical island-inspired celebration of food, sales, and Taylor Guitars. We'll have the new Hawaiian Koa 700 Series that was just launched last week, front and center, along with more than 200 other Taylor Guitars!! Our world class Taylor rep, Eric Sakimoto, and National Accounts Manager, Zach Arntz, will be here to answer any questions and put on a free clinic. We'll also have special financing for this event with 0% for up to 48 months. Read on >>

The Reenvisioned Taylor 700 Series
June 7, 2022

Over the years, Taylor's Hawaiian Koa acoustics have charmed even the most traditional of our pickers. They've now dedicated an entire series to the beloved tonewood, as the new 700 Series featuring a 724ce and 722ce. These guitars come out today and are crafted to offer a new Koa experience in look, feel, and sound. Read on >>

Aberdeen Grand Opening, June 2-4
May 27, 2022

Hello, Main Street! We outgrew our building in Aberdeen so we moved to the heart of Main Street where we could house more inventory. We're officially open and we'd love to see you. Swing by for our Grand Opening event happening June 2-4 to meet the team and snag an incredible deal. Read on >>

Battle to the Beacon
May 10, 2022

We're looking for the best band in the Black Hills and we think you've got what it takes! Bring home some serious bragging rights and a FREE Crow Peak Recording session (worth $1,500) filmed by 605 Media & Entertainment. Second place walks away with $500 to Haggerty's MusicRead on >>

April 29, 2022

We're searching for talented individuals to join our team! Make up to $60k per year while doing what you love. We provide any training needed and give you the tools to succeed. Management opportunities in multiple locations are available to individuals looking to grow with us. We're looking for people who want a career, not just their next job. Read on >>

Gibson Shred Fest
April 8, 2022
Join us for the biggest event we've ever had! We have over $250,000 of Gibson Guitars coming in for the show - one of the largest collections in the nation - including customs, Les Paul's, and the new Generation Series. You're going to want to be at this one. Read on >>

Staff Picks
March 21, 2022
We're the luckiest musicians in the world! We get to play the greatest gear from guitars to basses, drums, keyboards, amps, and everything in between. There's always something new and we all have our favorites! We asked a few of our experts to share what they've been playing lately. Read on >>

6-Week Beginner Guitar Course
March 2, 2022
Seize your Saturdays! Owner Marcus LaVake invites you to his FREE group course for beginners, a $150 value. There's no purchase needed, no prior experience necessary, and all ages are welcome. Read on >>

Price Match Guarantee
February 24, 2022
We make it easy to get the best gear at the best prices. Our goal is your total satisfaction. Read on >>

The Ultimate Practice & Performance Machine
February 17, 2022
At some point in their musical journal, every guitarist questions which pedals are really necessary. The answer? The ones that inspire you. Here's what one expert, Caleb LaVake, recommends as you get started. Read on >>

January 3, 2022

Have an old guitar or amp you'd like to sell? We buy all types of vintage gear and it could be worth a lot more than you'd think. Read on >>

Haggerty's 2021 Holiday Gift Guide
December 2, 2021

Whether you're shopping for a first-time player or a professional, musicians are a tricky breed to buy for. We've put together our favorite gift options from guitars to the accessories that go with. Read on >>

Taylor Guitars Get One, Give One
November 29, 2021

Make it a Christmas to remember with Taylor Guitars' Get One, Give One! Now through January 30th, buy any GT Urban Ash model and get a Baby Taylor for just $99! Read on >>

Get the Gear You Need with Simple Financing
November 26, 2021

You’ve probably heard the expression, “Buy Nice or Buy Twice.” When it comes to instruments and audio, we tend to agree. A well-made setup will play better and offer a more inspiring tone, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced player. That’s where financing comes into play. Read on >>

Not Black Friday Sale
November 19, 2021

Skip the lines! The people! The madness! Our Not Black Friday sale is happening now and we're slinging our best deals of the year. Save on guitars, drums, keyboards, orchestra, amps and the accessories to go with. Read on >>

Tips for Choosing Your First Guitar
November 4, 2021
 | Parents
We're passionate about helping you find the guitar that ticks all of your boxes. There are countless combinations of shapes and tonewoods, each with a different purpose, and it can all be pretty daunting if it's your first time shopping. Read on >>

Gibson Generation Collection
September 28, 2021

We've got a fresh shipment of Gibson guitars! It's the Generation Collection of Bozeman-made acoustics featuring a solid Sitka spruce top, walnut back & sides, and a secondary soundhole for an immersive playing experience. Read on >>

Baritone Guitars: The Down-Low on Low-Down
September 22, 2021

While guitars have been around for centuries, it wasn't until 1956 that the baritone came along. Today, there's a demand for baritone guitars but we just don't see that many of them. That's why we collaborated with Taylor Guitars to craft the 716ce, made exclusively for us! Here's what makes baritone guitars, and specifically the 716ce Taylor baritone, so special.
 Read on >>

Help! My Kid Won't Practice.

August 20, 2021
When you're trying to foster a love for music in your child, rewards and punishment just don't work. At least, not for long. After all, it's hard for any of us to get excited about something we're told to do. Here's how to really keep your kid motivated to play music.  
Read on >>

Caring for a Band Instrument 101

August 11, 2021
The kids are heading back to school and many are picking up an instrument for the first time! It's an exciting transition for kids, and pretty obnoxious for parents and siblings. While we can't help you with that, we can offer up some insight on keeping an instrument in good shape and out of our luthiers' repair shop.  Read on >>

5 Tips for Traveling with Your Guitar
July 29, 2021

The world seems to be opening back up and, if you're anything like us, you've been traveling a lot more lately. From gigging to festivals to just spending time outdoors with loved ones, it's always fun with a guitar in tow. Here's how to keep yours sounding beautiful while you're on the road.  Read on >>


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