Here is a list of Music Stores and Repair Shops endorsed by members of TBL. Please update any known errors. Comments or corrections to: Edwin Hurwitz


Turramurra Music Centre

Pacific Hwy

Turramurra

NSW, 2076

Australia

(02) 9449-8487

Rob or Cane

Full service music store, good range though nothing particularly exotic, hire department, music school, PA and studio installation, twoexperienced luthiers (Craig and Dave). Competitive prices for everyone... don't have to beg to get a cut on list prices and regulars usually get an even better cut. Friendly staff, mostly long term employees who know their area of specialty well.

Craig or Dave

Instruments

(Bill Bolton)

The Bass Player

35 Parramatta Rd

Annandale

NSW, 2038

Australia

(02) 9550-4048

Karl

Specialist Bass Store, good range including some exotic stuff, lots of consigment basses, music school, experienced luthier and amp repair. Friendly staff, though apart from Karl (the owner) the faces tend to change so its hard to build up relationships with them..... and they tend to look down on you as a bassist if aren't a slap monster.

(Bill Bolton)

Squid Music

10742 Beach Boulevard

Stanton

CA

90680

(714) 826-4000

Squid is about a 40 minute drive from Los Angeles and is in the vicinity of Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm. Matter of fact, Curt Anderson, the owner, gets alot of business during the summer from bands playing at Knott's. Since Squid is just down the street from Knott's, this is the first place people will go to when something breaks before a gig. The store has a wide range of used, new, and vintage/semi-vintage gear. The inventory is priced to move and has the best prices for used equipment in the Southern California area. Most of the guitars and basses will be in the $100 to $400 range. I'm a bass collector as well as a player so I get alot of my basses from Squid. Squid also sells guitars, amps, drums, MIDI, and various accessories as well. Curt is the coolest 20-something that I know of who owns a business of his own. When he is not there, Jay (I don't know his last name), is very helpful as well. They do music lessons on the premises as well as some amp repair. Great place! My husband and I are there at least twice a month.

"Jeanne J. Willoughby"

Fretworks

7425 Sunset Boulevard

West Hollywood

CA

90069

213 969 9801

Phillip H. Ralph, II is a good luthier. I had him replace a broken nut on a Fender once and he only charged for the cost of the part. He's pretty busy, though, as he works by himself. His shop is located in the back of the Guitar Center, in the parking lot. He shares the space with a guy who does amp repair.

Phillip H. Ralph, II

Luthiery and amps

"Jeanne J. Willoughby"

Guitar Traditions

Santa Monica

CO

310 573-9144

Call Bill Asher at Guitar Traditions in Santa Monica, CA at 310-573-9144. Bill used to run my repair dept. (which I don't do anymore), and he's done the neck surgery bit on a number of instruments.">>>>>

Bill Asher

Luthiery

Rick Turner

The Guitar Factory

Orlando

FL

407-425-1070, 800-541-1070

For repair/maintenance/building work there is nowhere even close to The Guitar Factory (407-425-1070, 800-541-1070). These guys started out working for Mike Tobias in 1972, and are the factory authorized repair station for more brands than I would even like to try and remember. Also they make some of the most incredible basses I've ever had the privelage of playing (I own 2, so I may be a little prejudiced...hehee).

Instruments

Gard

Bass Central

Orlando

FL

407-628-1213

If you need gear in the Orlando area, I would recommend Bass Central (407-628-1213), they seem to have quite a bit of high end stuff there, besides, it's owned by Beaver Felton and Dave LaRue, you may get to "hang" with them some if you stop in. One word of warning though, DO NOT let the guys that do repair work there even touch your bass. Bass Central shares a store front with a place called Lyrical Lumber, nice guys, but they're just nowhere near the Guitar Factory for doing repair work, and that's not my personal prejudice, that is just plain truth.

Instruments-Not recommended

Gard

Kevin Kaufmann

West Palm Beach

FL

In West Palm Beach, I have heard really good things about a place run by Kevin Kaufmann, I believe it's under his last name. He did all of Jaco's work for him, and now is doing all of Scott Henderson's stuff (as I understand it, he goes on the road with Scott sometimes as a tech). I haven't been there personally, and don't know the phone #, but I'm sure it's listed in the WPB phonebook.

Kevin Kaufmann

Instruments

Gard

Resurrection Guitars

Jensen Beach

FL

334-0410 or 34-5193

Inbetween, there is a shop in Jensen Beach called Resurrection Guitars, I've talked to the guy that runs that shop, and he seems to be pretty knowledgeable and easy to deal with. The phone # there is 334-0410 or 34-5193 (that # is for Venturini Music, but they'll hook you up with Resurrection, same situation as Bass Central/Lyrical Lumber).

Instruments

Gard

Musician’s Alliance

Indian Harbor Beach

FL

407 773 1242

Sean Freeman

Great fretwork. Repairs. Also, cases, used/new instruments.

Yes

Bob Comarow

Thoroughbred Music

Clearwater

FL

813 725 8062

Todd

Great gear selection, great prices, great on repairs, personal service from a big superstore, fun place.

Jim Danehy

3rd Planet Music-Bass World

Louisville

KY

502 423 0001

Dave or Ed

Great gear selection, great prices, great on repairs.

Jim Danehy

Todd's Music Express

3411 Metairie Rd

Metairie

LA

70001

http://www.toddsmusic.com/

luthier and electronic repair

adivin@lsumc.edu (Divincenti, Anthony)

The Good Guys

1111 Grand Ave.

St Paul

MN

612 292 9165

Kraig O

Willie's American Guitars

254 Cleveland Ave.

St Paul

MN

612 699 1913

Willie's American Guitars: 254 Cleveland Ave. St. Paul, MN (612)699-1913

Kraig O

Mister Mark

1921 1/2 2nd Ave

Anoka

MN

612 421 5455

Kraig O

Guitar Bar

Hoboken

NJ

http://www.guitarbar.com/

5 minute walk from the PATH TRAIN which run down 6th Ave in NYC, nice shop run by James Mastro of "The Bongos" fame, some bass, call first

JOSEPH_ROSSMAN@wcj.com

Stork Audio

Hyde Park

NY

914-229-7927

http://members.aol.com/storkaudio/

Dave Stork

Amplifiers

members of alt.guitar.amps and rec.music.makers.guitar

Kolstein Music

Baldwin

NY

800 866 8465

Restoration, repairs and setups of string basses. Great bows. String Basses The Kolsteins has seen the insides of more old Italian basses then anyone else alive. High intergrity, no one was ever sorry they did business with the Kolsteins.

Barrie Kolstein

Violin family

Bob Comarow

Matt Umanov Guitars

273 Bleeker St

New York

NY

good selection of vintage Fender

Yes

JOSEPH_ROSSMAN@wcj.com

Carmine St Guitars

New York

NY

a small shop with a few pieces

JOSEPH_ROSSMAN@wcj.com

Chelsea Second Hand

23rd St

New York

NY

between 6th & 7th, vintage Fender and a few choice things from the 60s-not cheap.

JOSEPH_ROSSMAN@wcj.com

30th St Guitars

30th St

New York

NY

good selection of Fender and High end basses.

JOSEPH_ROSSMAN@wcj.com

Rouge Music

251 W 30th 10th Fl

New York

NY

very hit or miss but I found my G&L; there. Nice prices

JOSEPH_ROSSMAN@wcj.com

Rudy’s Music

48th St

New York

NY

choice stuff in the bass room on the third floor.

JOSEPH_ROSSMAN@wcj.com

48th St Custom guitars

48th St

New York

NY

overpriced but worth the crossing the street to look.

JOSEPH_ROSSMAN@wcj.com

First Flight Music

174 1st Ave 2nd floor

New York

NY

near 11 th St, 2nd floor -nice small shop with some good bargins and highend stuff.

JOSEPH_ROSSMAN@wcj.com

MOJO Guitars

102 St Marks Pl (8th St)

New York

NY

between 1st Ave and Ave A small collection but nice prices-some cool 60s vintage

JOSEPH_ROSSMAN@wcj.com

Mandolin Bros.

Staten Island

NY

HOFNER Beatle basses are their specialty

JOSEPH_ROSSMAN@wcj.com

Midwest Music

Cincinnati

OH

513 631 8318

rusy

Good gear selection, good prices, good on most repairs

Jim Danehy

McKenzie River Music

525 E. 13th.

Eugene

OR

97401

(541) 343-9482

(541) 465-9060

http://www.pond.net/~mrguitar/

MRM is located a few blocks east of downtown, near the Univ of Oregon campus. Ask for Dick. Great store; leans more toward guitar than bass but they can help you out with anything. New bass lines -- Pedulla (some day.....), Peavey (basses & amps), GK, SWR. This is where I bought my SWR amp head & they matched the lowest price I found on the internet. Occasionally they willl have some interesting used basses as well. Allow plenty of time if you visit with a guitar player; the walls are lined with vintage Martins, Fenders, Guild, Gibsons both acoustic & electric. Wanna buy or order a new Taylor, Martin, PRS, & a Matchless amp, this is the place. Oregon has no sales tax, so this is a good place to buy high-ticket items.

Andrew Bonamici

Buy & Sell Center

201 West 8th (downtown)

Eugene

OR

(541) 344-9273

This is TR Kelley's store of choice; she says they're more woman-friendly than MRM; also tend to have lower-end gear than MRM (no vintage Martins for shipment to collectors, for example). Good prices on strings. They are indeed nice guys & the location is great for people playing downtown clubs. Oregon has no sales tax, so this is a good place to buy high-ticket items.

Andrew Bonamici

Lights for Music

142 W 8th

Eugene

OR

686-4270

Trad music store environment with focus on new equipment from well-known lines (big Fender & Ibanez dealer for example). They carry Eden & Trace amps; Bag End cabs. Prices? They discount below list but not by very much. The downtown location is convenient for visitors but theSpringfield store has more bass stuff & also has Todd, who is probably the most knowledgable bass sales person in the area. Oregon has no sales tax, so this is a good place to buy high-ticket items.

Andrew Bonamici

Lights for Music

521 Main

Springfield

OR

746-3822

Todd

Trad music store environment with focus on new equipment from well-known lines (big Fender & Ibanez dealer for example). They carry Eden & Trace amps; Bag End cabs. Prices? They discount below list but not by very much. The downtown location is convenient for visitors but theSpringfield store has more bass stuff & also has Todd, who is probably the most knowledgable bass sales person in the area. Oregon has no sales tax, so this is a good place to buy high-ticket items.

Andrew Bonamici

David Doucet Violins

791 West 8th

Pacific Winds

OR

(541) 343-2706

ATTENTION UPRIGHT PLAYERS: David has worked on both my upright & my daughter's violin; he is verywell-qualified & fair in his assessment of what needs to be done & in his pricing. Oregon has no sales tax, so this is a good place to buy high-ticket items.

David Doucet

Yes-Instrument

Andrew Bonamici

Musician's Friend

65J Division Street (Santa Clara Square)

Eugene

OR

(541) 689-1820

Yes, the "big guys" have a store in town, much to the chagrin of the locals. They have a great line of products & some of their prices can be outstanding, though. The guitar player in my band lives just a few blocks away & has been taking his instruments there for setup work; apparently they have a new tech who does an excellent job. Oregon has no sales tax, so this is a good place to buy high-ticket items.

Yes-Instrument

Andrew Bonamici