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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-30-2011, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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Cool guitar stores in NYC?

Hey guys, looking for some jemsiter help please.

I'm heading to NYC in a few weeks on vacation, and I wanna get some browsing done.

I remember I was there a few years ago and Manny's was awesome, but apparently it's shut down now

Will be in Manhattan for most of the trip, but will probably have a day in Brooklyn.

Looking for stores that have good selection of interesting guitars, preferrably centred around shreddy type guitars...point headstocks

Cheers guys
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-30-2011, 04:06 PM
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metropolis music, go there!!!
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-30-2011, 04:19 PM
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Re: Cool guitar stores in NYC?

I was in NY last summer. Manny's is closed unfortunately, but in the same street you have Sam Ash and Rudy's, which are both excellent stores.

Rudy's specialize in high-end instruments and have sold to a bunch of famous people. Unfortunately, they weren't very friendly when I was there, so I didn't buy anything from them although most of their stuff is top notch.

You should check out GC. They have a lot of guitars (duh!)

One place I wish I'd paid a visit to is Music Zoo although it may not be as central as the other stores mentioned.

There are a few stores which sells used gear as well. 30th Street Guitars was pretty cool, although they didn't have much more than Gibson and Fender type guitars.

Good luck...and enjoy!
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-31-2011, 06:12 PM
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Re: Cool guitar stores in NYC?

I have not found one decent Music Store in NYC. Most of the have banged up inventory they try to sell for new prices, too many people around. Metropolis is in Jersey City and is also not where i would go except if you are into Hamers , Hagstroms and Daisy Rock

Maybe Retrofret or Umanov
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-01-2011, 10:04 AM
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Re: Cool guitar stores in NYC?

The stores in NYC are BIG stores, and that means they sell what sells the most - cheap stuff. There are places to buy serious collectibles, but I think these days the best place to look for variety would be the Guitar Center on 14th Street. 48th St really isn't what it used to be back in the 70's and 80's unfortunately, but you can put out an album with a single good synth now and that has really changed the business of selling and marketing instruments. At any rate, just call ahead and ask about inventory so you aren't disappointed.
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southside guitars in brooklyn
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