Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Eskimo_Joe, Dec 2, 2011.
Down here for the weekend. Anything I should see?
I'm in Tulsa, but every time I make it down to the City, I drop in Edmond Music. They have a great guitar room and some killer amps (Matchless & 65 Amps). Their staff is also tops!
Red Dirt Brothers in Yukon isn't too bad either. Small place, but they have a bunch of stuff! Nice staff too.
Robert Keeley Electronics is in Edmond and I understand that he welcomes visitors to his shop. That would probably be a great stop!
There's another place on NW Expressway that's not too bad, Rawson Music is what I think the name is.
Norman Music has a plek machine if that interests you.
Red Dirt Brothers in Yukon (I-40 West to Cornwell exit, North just past Vandament on the right by Taco Bell) GREAT guys and VERY nice selection of Mesas/Fender/and killer pedal selection. I live just down the street from them and buy lots of stuff from them.
Also, check out OKC Music and Sound on north May. It's owned by a couple old friends of mine going back to 1990.
GREAT selection of Taylor and a few Collings acoustics as well as large selection of guitars and basses.
Larson's Music is on the corner or NW 63rd and NW Expressway.
(Rawson's is at I240 and Western on the south side of OKC)
Edmond Music has great selection, just typically a little pricey, but very nice shop.
Also a decent used selection. They've got alot more inventory right now than I remember them having.
Larson's, thank you! Thats the one I was thinking of. I've been by Rawson's, but never been in there.
Not that it's a music shop, but if you have the time and have never been, you should definitely check out the Murrah Building memorial downtown as well. It is extremely well done and will occupy only a little of your time.
There's also Honest Ron's Guitars at 11th and North May. Ron has been a fixture in the OKC music scene for decades.
I've never checked out any of the shops in the City. Do any of them carry boutique stuff? I'm nearest to Fort Smith, AR and none of the shops around here carry boutique stuff, so it'd be kind of cool to visit one that does.
Edmond Music has some boutique stuff -- Matchless and 65 Amps come to mind.
Lone Wolf Guitars: http://www.okvintage.net/. Lots of vintage stuff.
Anyone got an opinion on this place?
Going to OKC tomorrow for a few days, wanna check out some stores.
Do the local Guitar Centers suck? Most Guitar Centers I've been to in the past in various US cities have sucked.
Bumping this old thread. Any other OKC thoughts?
Anyplace to place a vintage instrument for consignment?
Back when I was a kid, Drivers Music in Bethany probably sold as many nice Telecasters and Fender amps as anyone ever did
Edmond Music is so proud of their selection....every time we have been in there they've looked at us with a "you probably can't afford it look" and the older gent behind the counter brags about how often Keeley stops by....
I'm all for supporting local businesses but only when the sales staff is knowledgable and a bit considerate and willing to negotiate on price. Although EM does carry a few high-end products their stock is fairly limited and their prices are what you see listed everywhere - I'd much rather make the ten-minute drive to Keeley and get the quick tour, smiling faces, and buy from him direct! Keeley is a top-notch guy....took my son there a few years ago and met the man....he was SO NICE! Showed us around the shop, gave the kid a t-shirt and a signed Keeley Effects CD and actually took his into his office to show us a pedal schematic - my kid will always remember that trip (he currently runs about ten Keeley pedals on his board!).
There are 2 consignment spots I now of. David's Music on Rt 66 in Warr Acres... More like real like eBay, lots of low end stuff.
And Lone Wolf Guitars on SW44th street. Tons of silverface amps and rows of used Martins.
I live in OKC and I end up buying on line 90% of the time. Honest Ron's shop at NW10th and May is a must stop, but only MWF... When he is not on one of he's many 2 week vacations.
And a few blocks Noth is D&P pawn with a nice stash of gig gear.
HA HA. Went in there to look, came out with a guitar for my daughter (cool little Canadian 'travel' size acoustic). Great place.