guitars stores you have to visit before you die

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  1. Bones

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    Hmmm, I'm really not interested in going to a guitar shop unless I'm looking to buy something. I have been really good about not taking opportunities to play vintage gear that I can not afford. Why open that Pandora's box?
     
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    CME.
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    Anderton's.
    Gruhn's

    I am another that missed Music Row.
    I used to go quite often as a kid.

    Wildwood is not worth visiting as a showroom.
    It's a very small store.
    You have to check the inventory online and request to check out the guitar.
    They will pull it from the warehouse and have it in the store when you visit.
     
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    any good ones in the Memphis area?
     
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    Wow, from the outside that place just oozes authentic vibe. Gotta figure there's some real treasure beyond the front door. If you get there...PICS!!!
     
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    Sometime around 1987-88 my dad and I took the train into the city to the legendary 48th street to purchase my first serious bass guitar....We shopped all day, and ultimately wound up with a '74 Fender Jazz - $400 w/ original case that came from We Buy Guitars across the street from Manny's. Sad that all those places are gone now...Thanks a lot, internet.
     
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    I read through the thread to see what you were referencing here, but I couldn't follow it. What about Music Row did you miss?
     
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    guitars stores you have to visit before you die

    I'm afraid that if I try to visit another guitar store my wife will make sure that I die before I get there.:(
     
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    I just miss having all those stores with such music history in one area.
    It was a great place to browse and fuel GAS.
     
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  10. strat a various

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    Are you left handed?
     
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    Check out Guitar House of Tulsa. The place is like a museum and they have plenty of cool old and newer guitars and amps. Then they Leon mcAuliffe’s pedal steel, Carl Radle’s alembic bass, old guitar displays. Stuff is always moving through and you can find the owner at guitar shows all over the country.
     
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    That was my suspicion. :)
     
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    Before I die, I'd like to visit all of the guitar stores in Canada, The U.S. Mexico, Europe, Tibet, Outer Mongolia, Russia, China, North and South Korea, Japan and all of South America.
     
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    Same here. I've been to Gruhn's it was really no different than any other place. A little less friendly feeling if anything.
     
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    Yes I am. And yourself?
     
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    I think they have a website. I stop there about once a month to browse the picks and strings. There's a secret back room you need to ask to see where the valuable lefty guitars are. Medium sized store, not much to see besides being able to try some decent lefthanded guitars. Amps aren't remarkable, very few. They have a repair guy and a dedicated acoustic guitar room.
     
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    I bought my Martin at Sam Ash on 48th St., my Strat and PBass at Matt Umanov in The Village, and my Les Paul at the Music Zoo out in Queens. I also visited Mandolin Bros quite a few times.

    Some day I wouldn't mind going to Gruhn's and CME though.
     
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    They do have a website. They're active on Facebook, too. I have purchased two guitars from them, although I don't have either one anymore. Nice folks to deal with. From what I've heard they're in a pretty bad part of town. But they've been there forever.
     
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