main smallWelcome to Checkmate Music your local music shop. Since opening our doors we have specialized in buying, selling and trading used musical gear and providing the best prices on accessories. Located in Bellingham, Washington we see a wide variety of instruments from a vintage 70's Fender jazz bass to a 56 Les Paul Junior, to Kiwaya and Loprinzi ukuleles. We also offer instrument repair by the Guitar Doctor David Payne, a Gibson, Fender, and Taylor factory authorized technician. We are a strong supporter of local music: donating instruments to the Boys and Girls Club; bringing Factory reps and all their gear to the Bellingham Ukulele Group; and sponsoring both "Locals Only" on KISM and "The Last Band Standing," and "Road to Rockstar."