Tuesday, July 13

How To Buy A Guitar in Nashville: Plan Your Pilgrimage

People from all over the world visit Nashville, TN to take pictures with the Elvis statue on Broadway, honky tonk in cowboy boots and leave with a brand new guitar. With a wad of cash in their front pocket they walk into the nearest music store hoping to find their long lost love. To make this dream come true you’ll have to make the most of your trip and follow a few Nashville guitar guidelines:

Before you start this journey, make sure to budget your bucks. The guitar sales associates are very knowledge and usually can pick your guitar for you. Tell them your price point, favorite style of music and they can narrow a room of 50 guitars down to 3. So don’t forget to ask for help, it will save you a lot of time.

Guitar Center, 721 Thompson Lane, Nashville, TN 37204
Guitar Center Nashville is different from all the other GC’s around the country. When you visit this store off Thompson Lane you’ll still find the largest selection of guitars in Nashville at the lowest prices. So if you’re on a budget shop at GC and you’ll still have a uniquely Nashville experience.

Artisan Guitars, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin, TN 37064
Artisan Guitars is a boutique store tucked away in The Factory at Franlin located 15 miles South of Nashville in Franklin, TN. Often they are overlooked as a shopping destination since they are not in Nashville, but do not miss this store. They have one of a kind guitars and the staff is incredible. Many customers leave with their dream guitar and a big smile on their face.

Simon Ripley’s Music and Art, 1305 8th Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37203
Simon Ripley’s Music and Art is new to the guitar shopping circuit and we’re glad to have them. They are a very unique store with a nice selection of musical instruments and fine art. Conveniently located on 8th Avenue they aren’t far from downtown making it convenient for tourists to find their way there.

Gruhn Guitars on Broadway, 400 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203
Gruhn Guitars has beautiful selection of vintage gear. The owner, George pretty much wrote the book on vintage guitars so visiting here is definitely a treat. The instruments are very special and rare so before you grab one off the wall find a sales associate for help. They have a great location off Broadway in the heart of downtown.

It doesn’t matter if you are a beginner or a seasoned veteran; Nashville is a great place to buy a guitar. So next time you visit, leave with a Music City size souvenir.

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