Ted's is a pleasant old music store. I have not bought any instruments there, so I will not comment on the prices of instruments. They have a good selection of strings and manuscript paper. For composers and musicians who like to write out music, they have a great variety of manuscript paper sizes, from 8.5 x 11 to over-sized orchestral. I have found that they usually have a better variety and lower prices on manuscript paper than the Peabody Bookstore.