Guitar shops in Boston?

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  1. Matt L

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    Taking a trip down there on Thursday, looking for somewhere other than Guitar Center to browse. Anything cool in the city, or nearby? Between Boston and Maine, even?
     
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    Mr. Music in Allston and The Music Emporium in Lexington
     
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    Good variety, they update inventory on their website regularly, same with Music Emporium.
     
  4. Matt L

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    How about Boston Guitar Works in Brockton?
     
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    mr.music is in allston...
     
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    Ok, thanks. Might be cool to check out the pedals, at least. About all I can afford at the moment. ;)
     
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    You might be thinking of the guitar center that used to be on comm ave. It moved a couple years ago to a bigger spot behind fenway park.

    The music emporium tailors to a smaller range of tastes, but they truly have some world-class guitars in there.
     
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    It's a little bit out of the way but you should definitely check out Mouradian Guitar in Winchester. Always a great selection of guitars and amps and Jim and John are tops.
     
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    The Music Emporium is mostly an acoustic shop, but it is one of the best. You will not see lots of electric guitars and amps there, but you will see world-class acoustics.
     
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    I used to live around the corner from Mr. Music 10+ years ago. In the last few years since I left (still work near by) they've really expanded their pedal selection. Last time I was in there I picked up a Fulltone Deja Vibe. Not to mention they had Keeley's, Death By Audio, Xotic and all sorts of other nerdy pedals in their case. Guitar selection is small still, but focused. Always some nice vintage Les Paul's and whatnot on the walls. Really the only mom and pop guitar store left in Boston.
     
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    +1 for Bill's on Main St in Peabody - small shop but lots of cool guitars and Bill is a cool dude, just call ahead to make sure he's open...
     
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    I'm not sure if it's still there, or not. But, Boston Guitar in Brockton, MA has loads of Boutique amps, pedals, and other gear. Here's their website:

    http://www.bostonguitar.com

    Boston Guitar
    1717 Main Street
    Brockton, MA 02301-7134
    Phone: (508) 580-0088

    I haven't been there in a couple of years, but they had tons of different kinds of amps (Bogner, Dr. Z, Soldano, Matchless, BadCat, etc.)

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    Has anyone checked out Mass Ave Music in Porter Square? Above where Cambridge Music used to be. I've been meaning to stop in but haven't had a chance yet
     
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    I haven't, but sure miss Cambridge Music. They always had a great selection of good used stuff. Jimmy Mouradian used to be upstairs there. I dig the mess at Bill's in Peabody. How 'bout Mark's in NH. I believe he is appointment only, but make one!
     
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    they have a decent selection of boutique pedals and amps, but the poster who politely said "ok service" was being way too kind. I would check out their webiste; if they have something in stock you really want to try in person, go for it; otherwise, I wouldn't waste the drive
     
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    the place on the "bent" street may be the old Boston location of Cambridge Music, near Berklee... Hemenway st.
     
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    Like another post said, check out any in-stock item if you wish. If you do a TGP search, you'll find a thread to two mentioning this store and actual customer experience; much of it more than a little negative. I sold a cab there six years ago and the owner busted my chops the entire time. I haven't been there since.
     
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    This actually makes me want to go there even more.:rotflmao

    What was he saying to you?
     
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    Mr. Know-It-All insisted the spkrs in the cab (which I took in used in a trade in 1982) should have had greenbacks. It didn't. It had Marshall-labeled G12H-65s. I never told him it had gbacks. Yada yada.

    Trust me. You'll feel like you need a shower after you leave......
     

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