About Us

Fiddler's Green Music Shop is a small family business owned and operated by Ben and Jenn Hodges in Lockhart, Texas.  

Ben has worked at Fiddler's Green since the doors opened in 2008 in Austin as shop manager and luthier.  In 2020, he and Jenn bought the business and moved the shop to Lockhart.  Jenn walked into Fiddler's Green in 2010 looking for a Bluegrass guitar instructional book.  There she met Ben, and the rest is a history of love, community, music, and family.

Acoustic instruments are our passion and obsession.  Our hope is to provide musicians from novice beginners to professional road warriors with high quality instruments and top-notch service.  We strive for everyone to have a personalized experience when they come to Fiddler's Green, and to provide everything that a big box music store can't.  Each instrument is unique and tells a story, and we are grateful every day to be able to facilitate the connection of a beautiful instrument to its new owner.  

We would like to thank everyone who visits our humble shop.  Every purchase supports our family and our dream.  We are grateful for the relationships the shop has continually provided over the years, and look forward to many more!

Jenn plays a 1960 Gibson Hummingbird and Ben plays a 1981 Ellis F5 Mandolin.