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Seattle and Vancouver Guitar Shops?

54GT

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I will be spending a couple of weeks in Seattle and Vancouver (BC) next month.
Any recommendations on guitar shops to hit? Only ones I have been to in the past are Emerald City and Phil's in Seattle.

thanks

Corey
 

grantster

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Vancouver BC

NJAM- Not Just Another Music Shop on Granville Street

Long and McQuade- large chain store, but has cool stuff
 

bc-cosmo

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NJAMS is good in Vancouver--nice guys, interesting stuff--and if you're the acoustic type, try Rufus on Alma Street on the west side.
 

weezy

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Vancouver: Like the others mentioned - NJAMS at Granville and 8th Ave is good, but they are very expensive. I saw an Epiphone Sheraton there a few weeks ago for $1500 - seriously. It's a very small shop with very little inventory.

Long And McQuade on Terminal Ave. is the biggest and best store in town. Big selection of Gibson, PRS, Fender etc. etc. They have everything and I really like the staff.

Tom Lee Music downtown on Granville St. is very good too - they have the best selection of Strats in town, plus PRS, Parker, Hagstrom etc. Being downtown, it has that vibe about it... you have to check your bag at the door etc.

Bone Rattle on Commercial Dr. - a small shop but they have some cool guitars there - G&L, Blade, new Harmony's etc. Lots of pedals too.

Cheers!
 

54GT

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Thanks everyone - great tips!

keep 'em coming if there are more worth seeing.

Corey
 

cadduc

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als guitarville outside montlake terrace/edmonds, just a few miles north or seattle

still old and funky, not the treasure it once was, but still worth a stop
 

snarkle

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Phil's has moved to Bellingham...well worth making a pit stop if you're driving between Seattle and Vancouver.

FWIW, the Sheraton at NJAMS in Vancouver was one of the "assembled in the U.S." models, nitro-finished in Nashville using Japanese-made Elitist parts...$1500 Canadian dollars is probably more the high end of reasonable than ridiculous, since these are bringing US$1200.
 

weezy

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FWIW, the Sheraton at NJAMS in Vancouver was one of the "assembled in the U.S." models, nitro-finished in Nashville using Japanese-made Elitist parts...$1500 Canadian dollars is probably more the high end of reasonable than ridiculous, since these are bringing US$1200.
In light of it sort-of being an Elitist, perhaps $900-$1000 maybe. Why buy a Sheraton for $1500 when you could have a real 335 for a few hundred more...? $1500 is ridiculous for any Epi - they will never sell it. They overprice everything there - including their luthier service. I do like the employees there but the shop has become a 'window-shopping only' kind of place for me.
 




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