I'am currently planning a trip from France to NYC with my beloved for October or November. It would be nice to find a good guitar store so that I can pick & choose the right Strat for me, so that I can bring it back (or have it sent) over to France. If you know about NYC stores, can you please school me on the right stores to go to for buying Fenders? I searched the Web a bit and found the following (excluding Guitar Centres): Sam Ash Music Music Zoo Alto Music Big Apple Music Manny's Music Matt Umanov Guitars Ludlow Guitars Rudys Music Stop House Of Guitars Mandolin Bros. Any help would be welcome. Also, any suggestion for going out in the evening - jazz, blues clubs and the like?