Guitar shops in ATL

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  1. nac

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    Hey all I'm headed to Atlanta for work in a week or two and I always like to detour through some local shops. Any recommendations?

    An no, I dont mean the Guitar Center in Atlanta :):):)
     
  2. Green Pro Am

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    Maple Street: nice acoustics, good selection of G&L and Collings electrics too

    GC Atlanta: the platinum room is pretty nice

    Atlanta Discount: not much for guitars, but good for amps. Soldano, Matchless, Orange among others.

    Boutique Guitar Exchange: Anderson, Grosh, Tyler. However, I think they have scaled back on their inventory.
     
  3. Pax

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    This is it. I've spent a lot of time in each. Don't agree with the "not much for guitars" with Atl Discount, but to each his own. They're all fun. Enjoy!
     
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    SouthernShred Silver Supporting Member

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    Atlanta Discount...period
     
  5. nac

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    Thanks guys!
     
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    This is the same list I would make.
     
  7. SharkAtl

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    I live in Atlanta, and where my wife has what she calls her "tri-fecta" of HomeGoods, Stein Mart, and Nordstrom Rack, I have my own "tri-fecta" of Guitar Center, Atlanta Discount Music, and Maple Street Guitars.

    Maple Street Guitars has a fantastic collection of Martins, Taylors and Collings acoustic guitars, and a limited electric section.

    Guitar Center is ... well, Guitar Center.

    Atlanta Discount Music has an eclectic mix of guitars (Reverend, Nash, Rickenbackers, etc.) and a great selection of amps.

    There is also Sam Ash, which is just meh in my opinion.

    Enjoy your stay!
     
  8. Angry Old Man

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    Atlanta vintage guitar

    You can go by there and say hi to all the gear I sold him in 2003. I still see several items that were mine(I sold a ton of vintage stuff to him) on his site.

    In Smyrna
     
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    Thanks for doing this thread, OP. I'm going to ATL in a few weeks myself. Accompanying my wife on one a convention. Besides the Aquarium which I've always wanted to visit, these stores should give me a few worthwhile distractions.
     
  10. ethereal cereal

    ethereal cereal Wave upon wave of demented avengers... Silver Supporting Member

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    Another vote for ATL Discount Music, my favorite by far. Lots of great amps, 3 cases full of boutique pedals, and lots of guitars. Never know what you might find.
     
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    ethereal cereal Wave upon wave of demented avengers... Silver Supporting Member

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    Last I checked Atlanta vintage had closed up shop.
     
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    they recently reopened with a storefront location in Woodstock Ga, I sold them a couple of pieces about 2 weeks ago.
     
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    Cool, I didn't realize this place existed. It looks like it is somewhere behind the Dwarf House?
     
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    Next to the "Starship Enterprises & Galaxy Trading CO".
     
  15. Angry Old Man

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    AVG's old place was a mini shithole. They needed a new place.

    I wish I had all my gear back. He's been trying to make a fortune off of it for 10 yrs and still has a bunch of it . Only thing I can guess was it was hard to find cool stuff and he really wants to keep it
     
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    @Angry Old Man- not sure which "he" you're talking about but I'm assuming you mean Frankie Moates? He passed away a couple of years ago. But he did indeed know cool stuff and if you gave him cool stuff, I can assure you he probably did want to hold on to it.
     
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    Frankie Moates was a good friend, a great player, and we miss him. Don't know whom is running AVG now and can't say anything about it. Last guitar I bought was a Taylor from Maple Street.
     
  18. Angry Old Man

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    Sorry to hear of your loss. I havent been there since 03'

    That 52' Silvertone Aristocrat that was the cover of his web page for a Long time was mine. It was mint with a great story behind it. serial# 005

    He still has my(seen on his site) all "gold" 54' strat (dont remember who it was named after but it was a copy of one of the first one offs even given out), H-62 Harmony "Artist", 61' 2x12 Airline amp, and a couple other items.

    I bet very few of my items were sold because it took me years to find some of them.
     
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    I got to spend a lot of time with him as a teenager, when I was just starting out. He taught me a lot about playing but probably more about gear (that I was too young to understand at that time). But the kind of stuff Angry Old Man is talking about was right up his alley for sure.

    These days I like Atlanta Discount...and the web.
     
  20. Angry Old Man

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    Wish Atlanta Discount would have been there when I was
     

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