Recommend Music stores in Denver Area

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  1. Geeze

    Geeze Silver Supporting Member

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    Annual pilgrimage to the area this week any recommendations for Guitar / Drum goodies.

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    Wildwood Guitars.....worth the trip.

    804 Main St Louisville, CO 80027 • 303-665-7733
     
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    Yup...haven't lived there in almost a decade but there were also always a couple places on S Broadway. National Speaker was usually worth a drop in. DrumCity Guitarland still there in Westminster?
     
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    Make sure you scour their website first, they keep most of their stuff in a next door warehouse.
     
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    Agreed--Steve has set up a bunch of guitars for me on several occasions to try. He truly is passionate about guitars and will work hard to make sure you are 100% satisfied.
     
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    Music gear guys on south broadway. Mostly used. They always have some cool gits and amps plus they carry hard to find pedals.
     
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    Just to echo the comments about Wildwood. I don't believe I have had better customer service from any providers in any capacity than these guys. I typically work with Troy who is A++.
     
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    Acoustic guitars -
    Olde Town Old Pickin' Parlor
    7515 Grandview Ave in Arvada.
    KIt has some of the nicest Acoustics in the state. And the last time I was there, he had a '52 Gold top and a '56 Gretsch 6120.

    Victor Guitars
    1457 S Broadway, Denver
    Small shop but also has some nice guitars. Sometimes some surprises on consignment.

    Denver Folklore Center
    1893 S Pearl St Denver
    Small shop with some nice guitars mandolins, dobro's. Has been around since the early 60's.


    Electric guitars
    Elite Sound
    3535 South Platte River Drive, Englewood
    Worth a stop just to see Gordon's collection of vintage amps and guitars.

    Drums
    Rupps Drum Shop
    2045 S Holly St, Denver, CO
    Has been the 'go to' drum shop for decades.

    And if you're into CD's and vinyl you have to go to
    Twist & Shout Records
    2508 E Colfax Ave Denver
    Amazing collection of CD's and vinyl.
     
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    Look their website over, write down the serial #'s of the ones you want to try.
    They will bring out whatever you want to see/try......still kicking myself for not buying a used LP Traditional when I was there last summer.
     
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    If you go up to Wildwood, you may as well hit Robb's and Woodsong's in Boulder.
     
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    make sure you go next door and say hi to lord valve. :beer
     
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    Drum City/Guitarland on 44th just east of Kipling.
     
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    So, which stores did you go to and what did you think?
     
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    I went to music gear guys last time I was in Denver and I had a great experience. Not pretentious at all, cool guy behind the counter and a small-ish selection that included some VERY choice instruments and amps. I played a '64 Gretsch into a '60's Supro amp while I was there, they also had a refinished '52 goldtop hanging on the wall, along with some other cool oddballs from silvertone et al. The new pedal selection was excellent, featuring Xotic, Menatone and many other high quality lines. They also had an '80s rat, an old WEM tape echo and other such curiosities lying about. My kind of place
     
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    Guitars ETC in Longmont is worth the trip too. Go to Wildwood Guitars in Louisville and then take Hwy 287 north to Longmont. Drum City Guitar Land is in Wheat Ridge, not Westminster.
     
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    I liked the Drumland/Guitarcity for volume of goodies to look at, Music Gear for diverse amps / pedals, National Speaker for cool odd stuff - early Matchless amp, custom Mesa amp PA stuff. Rupp's was my drummer son's favorite.

    Elite did have an awesome inventory but hit my vintage shop annoyance button as there were no prices on the vintage gear. I have heard a number of reasons for this but it annoys me - just let me know how !!@#%$$!!! you are asking for it. Or call it a museum and charge admission.

    I was on a mission to find a EQD Palisades and struck out in until I got home and Sam Ash had it. The hunting was fun.

    I do like the Denver / CO area.

    Russ
     

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