ESTATE SALE of Oakland music store open since 1930’s!

Dates & Times (US/Pacific)

Sat, Nov 4, 2017 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sun, Nov 5, 2017 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Sale Address

Sale Description

ESTATE SALE of Oakland music store open since 1930’s!

7904 MacArthur Blvd, 

Oakland, CA 94605

Take either Golf Links or Edwards exit off 580. Location is between Ritchie St. and Parker Ave. 

Saturday, November 4, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Sunday, November 5, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Don’t forget to set you clocks back on Saturday night!

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Sale includes, but is not limited to:

Musical instruments of many types, from antique/vintage to new/contemporary

Guitars both acoustic and electric

Accessories including: picks, pickguards, strings, straps, cables, effects pedals, soft and hard cases, parts for repair, practice amplifiers, and more

Lap/steel guitars

Electric bass guitar(s) and many packs of new strings, also strings, bridges, keys, for stand up bass

Violin(s)/fiddle(s), bows, cases, strings, hair, rosin, tails, bridges, pegs, chin rests, parts for repair, etc.


Mandolin(s), ukulele, other string instruments

Banjos, even an electric banjo!

Drums, set(s), percussion, marching band, snares, bass drums, soft cases, etc.

Many brand new drum cymbals, sets, rides, splash, crash, hi-hats, china, etc. 

Zildjian, Sabian, Paiste, and more.

Lots of drum hardware and stands, thrones, pedals, lots of drum heads, etc.

Lots of drumsticks, brushes, mallets, etc.

Drum practice pads

Set of rototoms


Tambourines, shakers, triangles, etc.

Over 15 different models of harmonica(s)/harps to choose from, many by Hohner

Flute(s), clarinet(s), bassoon, recorders, kazoos, Melodica, mouthpieces, parts for repair, and more

Three spinet pianos

Roland D – 20 synthesizer

Wurlitzer organ and other organ

Saxophones, trombones, trumpets, French horns, mutes, parts, and more


Lots of accordion(s), many sizes and makes

Vintage Webster tube amplifier with Utah speaker

Peavey mixer/amp and Peavey loudspeakers

Microphones, microphone cables, microphone stands, etc.

Music stands

Tons of sheet music, books on music theory, etc.

Store displays including multiple Hohner harmonica store displays

Astatic phonograph needles and store display 

Vintage advertising, signs, collectibles, paraphernalia, ephemera, etc.

Vintage photos of musicians, young accordion players, semi famous musicians, etc.

WWII collectibles

Radio tubes

Vintage tabletop radio

Vintage table top fan

Technics turntable

Pioneer receiver

Vintage Christmas decorations

Vintage toys and games

Knickknacks and collectibles

Vintage Pepsi vending machine

Lots of tools

Hand tools

Tools for repairing instruments

Heavy duty drill press

Heavy duty bandsaw

Heavy duty vice

Bench grinder(s)

Hand planes



Belt/disc sander

Folding aluminum ladders

Industrial carts and four wheel dollies

Welding equipment

Baldor polisher/grinder

Heavy duty press

Cut off bandsaw

Piano wire

Many instruments of all kinds in as-is condition that can be salvaged for parts or repaired

Many church pews

Student desks

and much more…

Premises is alarmed. Please do not disturb or visit the location before the sale dates.

Preferred method of payment for this sale is Credit Card or Debit Card.

Remember that sales tax will be collected if you do not provide a valid California Resale Permit Number. Bring us a copy of your resale number if you have one. Sales tax rate in Oakland is 9.25%.

We will try and open a little early if there are many people waiting outside and our staff is ready.

Rules for estate sale line up, list, waiting, and entrance procedures: The first person to arrive at the sale may start an entry list. This person and any person signing the list there after must remain in the area to keep their space in line. Going to the local coffee shop or to use a restroom is allowable. Going home, going to sleep, and coming back later is not. If you decide to leave the immediate area to use a restroom or get a drink/eat, it is suggested you let another person (that is also waiting for the sale to start) know that you are doing so. We cannot enforce or administer this policy or the list directly, so we ask that you police yourselves, and abide by the above policy or please pass on our sales.

No early sales. (Meaning not before we open on Saturday morning.) 

First come first serve.

Rain or Shine! 

Please do not remove price tags from any items. If you wish to buy an item place a “sold “ sticker (with your name and telephone number on it) to the desired item. Or write your name, telephone number, and SOLD on the price tag. All sold stickers must have a telephone number, if they do not, the item will not be considered sold. Do not put a sold sticker or write SOLD on any item that you are not 100% sure about buying. 

Please bring help if you plan to buy large or heavy items. Also, please bring your own shopping bags/boxes.

Remember that all items are sold as-is with no returns or exchanges. All sales are final. We are a true estate liquidation company and have no way to credit or reimburse customers as the estates are paid immediately after the sale. 

About the owner:

Jack Fiore grew up in Oakland, CA.  While attending Oakland Technical High School he began teaching the accordion. He opened the first music store in the early 1930’s. In 1941 he joined the Army Air Corp and entertained the troops playing the accordion. Upon returning from WWII he opened the current location of Fiore’s Music. He taught the accordion, sold and repaired instruments, and had many music teachers working with him at the store. Jack Fiore was a teacher and friend in his community.

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