Re: Best Music Stores in Philadelphia, PA?
Not sure I understand the comments, fellas. I'm no fan of GC or SA by any stretch of the imagination. I'm just visiting a new area and wanted to hit a few stores. I got a couple of recommendations and tried to hit what I could. The smaller shops weren't open by the time I got to them, so I went to the GC and SA since they were relatively close. I only commented because this particular GC got pretty good reviews from other Jemsiters, and I was surprised - OK, you got me there, because I wasn't really - that they couldn't even get a model number right, much less charge out the ying-yang for said guitar.
The main reason I go to ANY music store is to look for used gear. If I want something brand new, I'll buy from Rich (thanks again for the RG20th, BTW). I like digging around for old MIJ RG's or maybe the occasional USAC. That's how I got the collection I have. I've found a FEW decent deals on RG's at GC's - a 7620 for $299, a 570 for $250, etc. It's uncommon, but if I don't look, I won't find 'em.
So don't think I don't listen, and believe me, I KNOW what to expect from GC and SA. That's why I said in my original post that I was looking for something BESIDES those stores. If nothing else, those stores are good for entertainment.