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The Best Guitar Stores In America

Updated September 27, 2017 545 votes 269 voters 9.6k views
Although shopping for a new guitar is supposed to be fun and exciting, that isn't always the case. Often times you can't find the specific model you're looking for, the price will be too high, or the employees of the retailer will be downright unhelpful. For that reason we've listed some of the best guitar stores in America, along with online retailers that don't actually have physical locations. This list includes guitar stores in large states in popular music cities like New York and Los Angeles, as well as other cities around the country, including Lansing, Seattle, San Francisco, and Chicago. If we're missing one of the top guitar stores in your state, please help us make the list better by adding it below! The purpose of this poll is to help guitar players, both new and experienced, find the best locations to purchase guitars, bass guitars, amps, cases, and any other guitar accessory needed to make their life easier. 
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  • Sweetwater1
    74
    32

    Sweetwater

    Online only- www.sweetwater.com
  • Truetone Music2
    45
    27

    Truetone Music

    Santa Monica, CA- www.truetonemusic.com
  • Reverb3
    26
    8

    Reverb

  • Guitar Center4
    43
    42
    Nationwide- www.guitarcenter.com
  • Elderly Instruments5
    18
    10
    Lansing, Michigan- www.elderly.com
  • Dream Guitars6
    12
    7

    Dream Guitars

    Online only- www.dreamguitars.com
  • Destroy All Guitars7
    8
    10

    Destroy All Guitars

    Online only- www.destroyallguitars.com
  • Musicians Friend8
    12
    20
    Online only- www.musiciansfriends.com
  • Music 1239
    8
    14

    Music 123

    Online only- www.music123.com
  • The Guitar Works Ltd.10
    8
    16

    The Guitar Works Ltd.

    Chicago, IL- www.guitarworksltd.com
  • Real Guitars11
    5
    11

    Real Guitars

    San Francisco, CA- www.realguitars.com
  • The Trading Musician12
    4
    11

    The Trading Musician

    Seattle, WA- www.tradingmusician.com
  • Sam Ash13
    18
    34
    Nationwide- www.samash.com
  • Main Drag Music14
    6
    16

    Main Drag Music

    Brooklyn, NY- www.maindragmusic.com