Best Guitar Shops in LA?

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  1. hbentley

    hbentley Member

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    Hey Guys, I'm going to be in LA for the next couple days and am thinking about picking up a new guit. I'd like to go to a few places with a good selection of vintage stuff at reasonable prices. I'm looking for an older Tele Deluxe, a good J45 or SJ, and who knows what else. Where should I be looking?? Thanks!!
     
  2. jzilla

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    - norman's rare guitars in encino
    - vintage guitars (is that the name?) on sunset blvd in hollywood
    - california vintage guitar and amp in sherman oaks
    - the amp shop in sherman oaks (a small selection)
    - voltage guitars in toluca lake
    - go go guitars (long beach not la) - not sure if how big their vintage guitar selection is but lots of cool boutique stuff and vintage amps

    who am i forgetting?
     
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    True Tone in Santa Monica
    Westwood Music
    McCabe's in Santa Monica if you're an acoustic connoisseur
     
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    ventura music in studio city. all vintage.. lots of fenders...ventura blvd and tujunga avenue.
     
  5. jzilla

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    oh yeah, also future music in eagle rock for really off-the-beaten-path vintage gear. they have some really obscure vintage japanese stuff for pretty cheap.
     
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    Mesa Boogie Hollywood has a nice selection of higher
    end guitars, including Grosh, Hamer USA, Anderson,
    Nash, and more.
     
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    Is that the same Future Music that used to be on Sunset near GC? I thought they just closed; I didn't realize they moved...
     
  8. jzilla

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    yeah, that's the one. apparently they went online only for a while...
     
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    Good to know! I didn't realize they had moved.
     
  10. jzilla

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    yeah, cool place. seems they're more concerned with getting cool pieces in players' hands than collectors'.
     
  11. Tonefish

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    Ditto these...just did that last month :RoCkIn and I'm poorer for it :rolleyes: :AOK
     
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    go-go is gone gone.

    true tone is nice.
     
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    thanks for the help guys. i hit most of the ones on this list. i ended up finding a fantastic old j45 at westwood music. fred walecki was one of the kindest most helpful human beings i've ever been around. i can't recommend this place more... it was the best experience i've had guitar shopping. thanks!!!
     
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