I went in to my favorite guitar shop yesterday, Tall Toad in Petaluma. It is true that it is my local shop and the are all buddies of mine, but I had to throw a shout out because it is just so much better than a lot of the shops I've been to. It is like a kid going to a candy store. Yesterday, I got to play a OO koa and a O-28 specially made for the store. Chris the manager is awesome! Just guys who do it right and love guitars. Nice mix a electrics, but 2/3 of inventory is acoustic instruments. Wall to wall Martins, Gibsons and more. Anyway, that's my plug. What are your favorite local shops and why?