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The Best Guitar Stores In America

Updated September 27, 2017 577 votes 257 voters 9.4k 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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  • 1
    Sweetwater
    68
    31

    Sweetwater

    Online only- www.sweetwater.com
  • 2
    Truetone Music
    43
    27

    Truetone Music

    Santa Monica, CA- www.truetonemusic.com
  • 3
    Reverb
    24
    8

    Reverb

  • 4
    Sam Ash
    37
    35
    Nationwide- www.samash.com
  • 5
    Guitar Center
    42
    42
    Nationwide- www.guitarcenter.com
  • 6
    Dream Guitars
    13
    6

    Dream Guitars

    Online only- www.dreamguitars.com
  • 7
    Elderly Instruments
    16
    10
    Lansing, Michigan- www.elderly.com
  • 8
    Destroy All Guitars
    8
    8

    Destroy All Guitars

    Online only- www.destroyallguitars.com
  • 9
    Music 123
    8
    14

    Music 123

    Online only- www.music123.com
  • 10
    The Guitar Works Ltd.
    9
    16

    The Guitar Works Ltd.

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

    Real Guitars

    San Francisco, CA- www.realguitars.com
  • 12
    The Trading Musician
    4
    12

    The Trading Musician

    Seattle, WA- www.tradingmusician.com
  • 13
    Main Drag Music
    6
    16

    Main Drag Music

    Brooklyn, NY- www.maindragmusic.com
  • 14
    Musicians Friend
    12
    46
    Online only- www.musiciansfriends.com