Like you, I lament the loss of all of the great guitar shops in Boston. I bought my first guitar from E.U. Wurlitzer on Mass Ave when I was 14 with money I saved from working as a dishwasher (it was a white Hondo Strat). Over the years, I watched all those great shops disappear... Wurlitzer, LaSalle, Daddy's, etc. I stop by Boston Music in Bridgewater quite frequently on my way to visit my mom, it's a nice little shop. I love that they always have a new variety of vintage, high end, and affordable stuff. Nice guys too. I've also been checking out Music Go Round on Rt 9 in Natick too, and I've picked up a few deals there. Vic is a really nice guy and he seems to work his butt off to keep the small, local shop vibe going. Gave me a fair deal on a trade and in turn I bought some stuff from him. I would recommend his shop as well. There is (or was) a GREAT shop in Peabody/Salem called Bill's Music... I bought a TON of stuff from him back in the day and haven't been up there in years. Might have to see if he's still open and make a roadtrip. Great guy, super knowledgeable, and has some really nice stuff. I ordered my Ric 360 from him new in '89 and I scored a nice '89 Strat Plus Deluxe from him on a sweet deal. Think I bought 6 or 8 guitars from him over the years. I've been to Empire Guitars in RI a couple of times and they have really nice stuff, but lately, I have reached the saturation point (22 guitars/basses), and at this point, I'll probably be selling/trading to move up. Selling some of my lower-end stuff or things I don't use as much to get something high-end that I really want. My current GAS is a Gretsch... either a 6120 or a Falcon. My local GC has good people, but the inventory has dropped way off and there's just nothing there that I want. I prefer to support small local shops that have the variety I am looking for. Might have to check out that PM Blues you mention... never heard of it. Thanks!