I'll be in Jersey City, NJ...

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  1. mojocaster.com

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    ... what guitar stores do you recommend? I am looking for used guitars by Melancon, Anderson, Grosh, McInturff & Trussart mostly, but any cool store is always worth a visit :)
     
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    Jersey City?

    Man, I avoid that place.....seriously.

    Best, Pete.
     
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    I suppose Hoboken Vintage is not too hard to get to from Jersey City.
     
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    Would if I could... but work calls, and I have to follow...
     
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    Yeah, I know.

    In Westfield NJ there is Golden Age Guitars (John Reynolds) and over on Staten Island is Mandolin Bros.
    I don't know anything in Jersey City, you might have luck in Hoboken, however....

    Best, Pete.
     
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    You're probably closer to stores in NYC than anywhere outside of Hoboken, though 48th St. is just a shadow of what it used to be. You're also about 1/2 hour from these guys:

    http://www.larkstreetmusic.com/stock.html
     
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    Thanks for the link. They have a Ron Kirn "tele" in that list... I may just have to go check that out :)
     
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    Jersey city and that whole scene is a real shithole. Seriously......you could buy a cool guitar and lose it by the time you get to the end of the block.

    I HIGHLY recommend Mandolin Brothers. The smell of the fresh wood alone in that place is worth the trip. Lots of great places in Manhattan as well. [​IMG]
     
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    LOL, all this Jersey City love is overwhelming! Seriously, I live in Jersey City and I love it. The historic downtown is beautiful. You'll be five minutes from Manhattan on the PATH train. Check out 33rd Street Guitars.
     
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    Thanks for the info guys!
     
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    I assume you meant 30th St Guitars in Manhattan? http://www.30thstreetguitars.com/

    Great place, lots of vintage guitars hanging on the wall and a good selection of old and new pedals.

    If you have time and really want to venture out of JC....Main Drag Music in Brooklyn is cool
    http://www.maindragmusic.com/

    There's also Matt Umanov in the West Village....
    http://www.umanovguitars.com/

    30th St and Umanov are a short PATH ride from JC....

    Good luck!
     
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    Yeah, that's what I meant. Thanks for the clarification. Very cool store.
     
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    Jersey City. . .. I was born there..... and Buzzy (Lark Street) has 2 of mine hangin on the wall... have fun with 'em.

    Ron Kirn
     
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    a little off topic... but i have to defend jersey city a little bit. i was just there today. the downtown area is being built back up and is very nice. there are some really nice apartments there... my friend who lives there has a spectacular view of the statue of liberty.

    as for some of the neighborhoods on the back end of town... that's a different story.
     
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    I work in downtown Jersey City and its beautifull. Tons of great condos, the waterfront is spectacular anf there are even some great bars and restaurants. Now its the section of JC on the other side of the Turnpike thats a bit scary.

    I strongly suggest you try and make it over to Lark Street in Teaneck, its an amazing place. Sort of like Mandolin Bros. but on a smaller scale. Buzzy is a really nice and honest guy.
     
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    Very slightly off point, there's a NYC store with a very good supply of boutique amps. May give you a chance to try something you haven't before. If you're feeling flush, they have a Dumble and a couple of Trainwreck heads for sale.

    http://ultrasoundampsales.com/
     
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    I used to live in Jersey City on the water front. Lot's of nice apartments and condos etc. I actually realy enjoyed my time there. It has some rough spots, but with all the new redevelopment it is very safe, IMO.

    As far as guitar shopping goes there is not much in JC. Hoboken Vintage is close as well as 48th in the city. You may want to check out 30th Street as well...

    http://www.30thstreetguitars.com/home.html
     
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    Mojo my man how long are you going to be in JC?? You're real close to me. I mean REAL close!

    PM me and we'll see if we can work out an opportunity to hang. I can probably shepherd you around to some of the good places in Jersey and NYC.

    And there are some good sushi places in NYC!! :AOK
     

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