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  • Moving to Louisville, KY. Anyone in that area with recommendations?

    I'm moving to Louisville, KY next week, and I'd like to see if anyone in that area has any recommendations for music stores there.

    There's no Guitar Center in Louisville, but are there any stores with good selections with reasonable prices?

    I found Guitar Emporium from directory, and that place seemed to be pretty big for a local store. Any feedback on that place?

    Thanks in advance, guys!!!

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    I'm moving to Louisville, KY next week, and I'd like to see if anyone in that area has any recommendations for music stores there.

    There's no Guitar Center in Louisville, but are there any stores with good selections with reasonable prices?

    I found Guitar Emporium from directory, and that place seemed to be pretty big for a local store. Any feedback on that place?

    www.guitar-emporium.com has a lot of classic Gibsons and Fenders along with some new stuff. Mom's music has some great amps. And the doo wop shop has a lot of odds and ends.

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    • #3
      buy some baseball bats and turn them into a guitar like john
      Originally Posted by BlackHatHunter


      And if the neighbor's daughter happens to be in the garden as you walk past, do **************** her in the most righteous way known to mankind and beast alike. After all, you are now wielding a Les Paul and should be expected to act like a rock star.




      For Sale--> Gibson V w/ BG pups hot P-90's
      Good Deals w/ Killing Nevada, Norcal_GIT_r, Townshend

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      • #4
        Thanks, wah wah.
        I'll surely check that Guitar Emporium once I get there.

        Hmmm, Louisville Slugger guitar...
        Now, that's an interesting idea~!!!

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        • #5
          I live in Louisville and have to second the Guitar Emporium recommendation - very fair prices even on vintage gear. We have a Music Go Round that drains my wallet on a regular basis - tons of gear turnover in that store. I literally try to stop in at least once a week and ALWAYS find something of interest. For an upper end music store there is First Quality music which I think is currently our only Gibson dealer - they have all the nice pricey guitars that other stores are afraid to carry! Relax, though, they have a room dedicated to the cheap ones as well !!! Welcome and enjoy Louisville! It is a strange town!!!
          Fender USA Thinskin Jaguar (lake placid blue)
          Fender USA Thinskin Jazzmaster (ocean turquoise)
          Fender Jaguar Special HH (black)
          Fender Marauder (lake placid blue)
          Squier VM Jaguar (surf green)
          Gibson ES-335 (satin black)
          Gibson SG Special (brown)
          rig: Hardwire Polyphonic Tuner-Way Huge Swollen Pickle-Way Huge Green Rhino-EH LPB1-Morley Maverick Wah-Morley Mini Volume-Line 6 M5-Line 6 M5- Digitech Jamman Solo-Sunn 100S Head-Johnson 112 Cab-Peavey 112 Cab

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          • #6
            yeah...not to mention guitar emporium will give you the best prices you will find anywhere on trade-ins. Their used prices on gear are also great. I've bought and sold a ton of stuff there, and they keep me wanting to go back to buy more. There's a place called Unkle Sams Jamms, but I can't remember exactly where it is. I haven't lived in louisville in a year or so. Actually...found their website http://www.showcasemusiciansdepot.net/index2.html

            There should be an address or directions or something there.
            Guitars: MIJ 50's tele w/ bigsby, Fender stratocaster(heavily modded)

            Amps: Bad Cat Black Cat 30 2x12 combo

            Pedals: Lots

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            • #7
              And if you Really have to have have Guitar Center, there's one in Lexington, not too far away.

              Williamh, How do you like Gibson's in Corbin?
              Good transactions with
              destroyed,mikew,sumphead,Lucid_Lunatic,Mike Fiasco, tocs100, t3ch,Polk Salad,teleman

              Bad transactions with:
              garagebandking9

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              • #8
                Thanks so much for the info, guys!!!
                Seems that Guitar Emporium is the place to go.
                Music Go Round sounds very cool place to check as well.

                It's not like I have to have GC. I just like their selection and price.
                Not fond of their sales people, but I can deal with that.

                But it seems I won't have to drive to Lexington to go to GC.
                I think I'll be more than happy with Guitar Emporium, Music Go Round, and other places in Louisville.

                Thanks again!!!

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                • #9
                  And if you Really have to have have Guitar Center, there's one in Lexington, not too far away.

                  Williamh, How do you like Gibson's in Corbin?


                  there aren't quite words to express the loathing I've come to feel towards that establishment. Their stuff isn't that great, and their customer service and prices are terrible.
                  Guitars: MIJ 50's tele w/ bigsby, Fender stratocaster(heavily modded)

                  Amps: Bad Cat Black Cat 30 2x12 combo

                  Pedals: Lots

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                  • #10
                    It's nice to hear that Guitar Emporium is still in business. I was in there about 10 years ago. I had a vintage reissue Brazilian Rosewood Martin D-28 that Gruhn's didn't want to give me any money for. I was just looking to trade it in for 3,500 store credit (not cash) Gruhn's gave me crap about how nobody plays drednaughts any more since Eric Clapton played a 000-28 unplugged on MTV and they'd really be doing me a favor to take it off my hands for 2,000 STORE CREDIT. So basically I'm giving them a guitar that retailed (in 1995) for 4 grand in order to walk away with stuff they paid about a grand for.
                    Horrible. But Guitar Emporium was happy to make the deal. I got a nice J200 that retailed for 2,300 and a nice Martin D1-12 for a grand and the balance on strings. Great experience and a fair trade in. Nowdays I'd probably sell on Ebay but I wasn't hooked up with that yet. Nobody was.

                    The J200 is the blonde one. At that time they seemed to have more acoustics than electrics but Ican't say how they are now.

                    Originally Posted by DToad:

                    Lets face it- today's GOP is all about the richest one percent exploiting the dumbest fifty percent.

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                    • #11
                      there aren't quite words to express the loathing I've come to feel towards that establishment. Their stuff isn't that great, and their customer service and prices are terrible.


                      Here and I thought it was just me! What was that price on the MIM strat, 540 was it?

                      And they are PUSHY too. Try going in and asking for stuff they don't have. I was looking for DR High Beams for my 5-string bass, barely had any bass strings at all, and forget 5 string sets. If they don't have it they will question and almost ridicule that you want something that they don't have.

                      I live in London, and I've begun to just plan a trip to Lexington for the GC before I'll go in there.
                      Good transactions with
                      destroyed,mikew,sumphead,Lucid_Lunatic,Mike Fiasco, tocs100, t3ch,Polk Salad,teleman

                      Bad transactions with:
                      garagebandking9

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