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About Us

Musician's Mall - Formerly The Ali Akbar College Store


The desire to set up a store in the US and supply the best quality Indian Musical Instruments to Professionals and Amatuers gave us this opportunity to take over the Ali Akbar College Store in Berkeley. We at Musician's Mall would like to retain the high standards and name created by the Great Ustad Ali Akbar Khan Sahab. We have also been able to retain some of the best craftsmen available in the US for the set up and repairs of these beautiful Instruments. Berkeley is known for it's University, the city is known for it's Music Culture and has quite a few concerts all year around. 


Rishab Bhargava is the Vice-President of Musician's Mall. He runs the business effectively on the U.S. side. 

Bruce Hamm heads the organisation and is the disciple of the Legendary Ustad Ali Akbar Khan sahab.

Kalyan Godden is an expert in repairs of all Indian Instruments and would be rated the best on the west coast.

Michael Spampinato is an expert Harmonium Tuner and prepper. He also manages the stores computers and network. He has studied sitar, surbahar and rudra veena in the Vishnupur tradition since 1973.

Ben Kunin is a stringed instrument and drum specialist. He plays the sarode and is an integral part of our store.

Jordan Bickett is in charge of our packing department and also preps various instruments. His experience adds value and enable us to ship orders on time. 

Grace Decker is an operations specialist who works well with customers and contributes to the maintenance and accuracy of our databases and inventory.

Oliver Lipton is a guitarist who oversees our line of guitars. He also prep various instruments and works with Jordan in the packing department.

These master craftsmen help us in offering the best quality instruments at affordable prices.The store sells quality instruments from manufacturers such as PAUL & CO, BINA, PALOMA, MONOJ SARDAR, MUSICIAN'S MALL, HIREN ROY & SONS, HEMEN, NASKAR, RADHA KRISHNA SHARMA, HARIDAS VHATKAR, MUKTA DAS, SHYMAL DAS, HANIF and many more...

The Bhargava family, representing Musician's Mall in the US, over 50 years in the trade and assures every customer of satisfaction. All these Musical Instruments are handcrafted and will be selected prior to shipping to the US. We are operated by the same management as Musician's Mall in Mumbai, who primarily deal in Western musical instruments. Their web link -


As promised, we have recently introduced a range of guitars, including some fine Manuel Rodriquez Spanish guitars.

Our company has been a distributor cum retailer of Musical Instruments and have the support and backing of every major manufacturer in India. We hope and aim to offer consistent quality to our valued customers.  

We were formerly known as the Ali Akbar School of Music Store and Ali Akbar College of Music Store.