mistersmith wrote:if you don't have a friendly neighborhood independent shop to support
Definitely! Unfortunately, we didn't have a place around here that had them other than GC. I'm usually not one to plug them, but there you go.
Dude we don't even have shop in SF to support. We have Guitar Center, a place called Real Guitars that mostly for vintage repairs, the Haight Street shop that charges 25% over list because Haight St. is hippie magic man, and a very small hole-in-the-wall with 12 new off-brand Chinese guitars, 10 used nothing special guitars, a bunch of dusty distortion pedals, some PA gear, and one really nice '60s Jaguar hanging behind the counter for years
. We used to have one good shop, Rocker Guitars, but they closed and went custom-weird-stuff only, like 15-string harp guitar looking things.
I can't believe there's no cool music store in SF.