Is there a unique music store near you? There is a guitar store near me called The Guitar Sanctuary that is quite different than most. It carries lots of (ok, only) high-end stuff and offers discounts (no screamin' deals that I saw) on most everything. But, what I like about it is its connection to the local musicians. The store itself is very nice and although it comes across as a bit of a "corksniffer's paradise", it does fully support local music aggressively. It is the anti 'big box' of music stores IMHO. They comitted valuable floor space (although they have lots of inventory) to build a concert hall and maintain an impressive concert calendar throughout the year. Being able to hear a Neo Vent II in a quiet pedal testing room, for example, without being pressured, is worth the price of addmission to me. When I buy one, I will get from there for that service. I wish more music stores followed this model because I feel like they are not just there to take my money while looking over my shoulder for their next mark. I am in no way connected to this store and I am not shilling for them, I just like what they do. I have heard rumours of new locations of this store opening. I hope so. From a non shilling, customers perspective, what other unique stores are out there? Post them for us to visit and support! The "show room" if you will... The concert/clinic calendar: A link: https://www.theguitarsanctuary.com/ Another unique music store experience for me was in Korea a couple of years ago. A store (collection of stores) so big, it is mind blowing to see.