About us...

Uptown  Audio

Uptown Audio has been in business since 1997 and the advent of DVD. And until Nov. 1st, 2008, in the same location on Brandon Avenue in Roanoke VA. We now have a new location in Salem VA, only 7 miles from our original site.

Our new showrooms are located on the main downtown bypass in Salem Virginia. We have three dedicated hi-fi audio showrooms, a home theater showroom, and a guitar showroom.

Uptown Audio

104 E. 4th Street

Salem VA 24153

(540) 387-5050

We have the largest selection of high fidelity equipment in SW VA and the best values in audio gear in the Mid-Atlantic region. In 2007 we began to carry a small selection of primarily used electric guitars and amplifiers. We now have quite a few lines of new guitar products available with many on display.  We are convenient to Salem, Roanoke, Bedford, Blacksburg, Lynchburg, Christiansburg, Radford, and all points in the New River Valley. Richmond VA is only a 3 hour drive with Charlottesville being 2 1/2 hours.

We keep limited hours that are convenient for our customers and that allow us time to get installations and other work done. We have also added on-line shopping ability for many of our products. 


Our showroom hours are:

Open Daily

Monday - Friday 10 am-4 pm

Evenings only by appointment

All Day Saturday from 10am - 4pm

Closed on Sunday



With over 20 years of experience and 20 lines of equipment containing countless models to choose from, Uptown Audio has the skills and experience to help you get exactly what you need and delivers exactly what you want  ...Great Sound!

What our customers are saying about us


Uptown Audio also services electric guitars, amplifiers and sells accessories related to electric guitar such as pickups, cables, pedals, straps, strings, etc. We are now authorized dealers for Orange amplifiers and Heritage guitars. We also have a small selection of used guitars and amplifiers for sale from time to time.

We specialize in the service of vacuum tube amplifiers and in modifying and restoring electric guitars. We do custom installation and set-up of guitars with new pickguard assemblies, pickups and electronics from makes such as Fender, Gibson, Lindy Fralin, Seymour Duncan, ProCo, and others. We sell vacuum tubes from various brands such as Fender, Groove Tubes, JJ, Sovtek, etc.

room_5.jpg (45260 bytes)

fenderconcert 001.jpg (75731 bytes)

Guitars & guitar amplifiers that we have serviced recently:

Fender Tweed Champ - vintage correct repair

1965 Fender "Blackface" Twin Reverb amp - full restoration

Gibson Les Paul Standard - new pickups

Fender Deluxe Stratocaster - new pickups, electronics mods

Fender Highway One Strat - completely modded

Fender MIJ Telecaster - new pickups, saddles, intonation

Marshall JCM800-2203 amp - repair, retube, bias

Marshall JCM2000-DSL401 amp - repair

PolyTone Mini-Brute amp - repair

Mesa Boogie DC-2 amp - effects loop mod

Orange Rocker 30 combo amp - retubed

Orange Crush 15R amp - loose reverb unit

Fender Concert II amp - restored

1973 Fender Precision Bass - repaired pickup & adjusted action

1964 Fender Vibroverb - complete restoration

1948 Gibson GA-30 - complete restoration

Mesa Subway Blues amplifier

Gibson ES-335s Professional - new pickups & wiring

Vintage Hollowbody - structural repairs & new pickups

'78 Hiwatt DR-103 Custom 100 head - retube

'69 Fender "Silverface" Vibrolux restoration

1975 Fender "Silverface" Twin Reverb amp - full restoration

Marshall Blues Breaker - replace transformers

Orange Tiny Terror - Holy Terror mod

Ampeg BA115 bass amp - repair

1969 Ampeg B15N flip top bass amp - full restoration

1963 Fender Deluxe Reverb - repair

Sound City 50 Plus - complete restoration

B-52 twin combo - troubleshoot, repair, retube

Cornford MK50H head - replace power tranny, rebuild bias supply

1971 Fender Super Six Reverb - rebias

1958 AKG D12 mic - repair


Uptown Audio is a brick & mortar establishment that is open to serve the public in our community nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of SW Virginia. We actively support and contribute to the arts in the area. You will find a few photos of our shop below that illustrate our comfortable and friendly atmosphere. We specialize in high fidelity stereo systems and high definition home theater sales and installation. We have the valley's only practicing turntable expert on staff. We offer repairs and modifications to equipment ranging from loudspeakers to vacuum tube amplifiers. A selection of classical Lp's is available as are quite a few Jazz and modern CD titles. Accessories such as phonograph needles, headphones and cables can also be purchased.
Here is the counter area of the original shop.

Audio1.jpg (44261 bytes) Our entry level, hi-fi equipment selection is excellent!

Hi-Fi1.jpg (47743 bytes) A Focal - JM Lab loudspeaker display.

Hi-Fi2.jpg (46389 bytes) Focal Diva Utopia Be speakers - Awesome!

hometheater1.jpg (39078 bytes) RBH and Tannoy home theaters

hometheater2.jpg (35175 bytes) YBA, Tannoy, and Focal Hi-Fi systems.

store09.jpg (32794 bytes) The comfy theater sofa.

Hi-Fi3.jpg (43380 bytes)  Rega, Rogue Audio & more!

hometheater3.jpg (33820 bytes) More theater, more fun!


Hi-Fi stereo components repaired recently:

McIntosh MAC4300V receiver, McIntosh MC2105 power amplifier, McIntosh MAC1900 receiver, McIntosh 5100 amplifier, NAD C272 power amp, NAD CD player, Technics SL-1200 Mk2 turntable, B&O Beogram 3000, ReVox turntable, Golden Tube Audio amplifier , vintage tube amps by Dynaco, Scott, Eico, & Altec, Dual turntables, Klipsch speakers, Cerwin-Vega speakers, JVC integrated amplifier, Luxman integrated amplifier, B&W speakers.


Our new digs!

front.jpg (39992 bytes)



Equipment     Email