About Us


Meet Jason & Molly

Our store has been serving the Crystal Lake community for over 40 years!  In June 2014 - it went und

Our store has been serving the Crystal Lake community for over 40 years!  In June 2014 - it went under new ownership.  Now husband and wife Molly & Jason are the proud owners of Player's Bench Music.  

Proud members of Crystal Lake Chamber, Downtown Crystal Lake Association, & NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants).

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(5 star review) 

by Devin C. - 10/24/2017 

I'm a guitarist, and I've been playing long enough and have visited enough stores to know my way around.  The people here are friendly and accommodating, and the brands they carry in the way of acoustics, pedals, strings and accessories is very well thought out.  Alvarez, Recording King, Yamaha, Taylor, Ibanez, and Godin, as well as a few used gems every now and again.  The shop is tidy, and parking is easy.  After sampling a wall worth of guitars, they helped me find the right acoustic for my needs and promptly special ordered it.  The prices are pretty standard, but the sales you'll find from time to time are a good bargain.  Check it out.

(5 star review)

by Jack Martin - 11/29/2017

Great place for music lessons in the Crystal Lake area

(5 star review)

by Morgan D. - 1/14/2018

Awesome store in the heart of Crystal Lake.  Staff is welcoming, kind, and very knowledgeable.  I always try to support local businesses.

(5 star review)

by Mary Batson - 12/17/2017

This is a great place. The staff and owners are wonderful. The changes they’ve made in the last couple of years have been amazing. If you love music or need a place for lessons, you can’t go wrong with The Players Bench!

(5 star review)

by James S. - 12/16/2017

The Crystal Lake community is lucky to have the Players Bench.  As a parent and educator I always recommend the players bench for lessons, rentals, and purchases.  I find the staff and owners very helpful.  Great deals on some odds and ends for stocking stuffers for young musicians that I just picked up.