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Best Used-musical Instruments Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2001
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2001 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Midtown Music

Best Musical Instruments Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2001
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2001 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Guitar Center
1485 Northeast Expressway 404-320-7253 and 1901 Terrell Mill Road, Marietta 770-980-9222 http://www.guitarcenter.com Sometimes bigger can be better. The Guitar Center offers an impressive selection of guitars, thankfully devoid of those inexpensive but vile, unplayable brands you'llmore...
1485 Northeast Expressway 404-320-7253 and 1901 Terrell Mill Road, Marietta 770-980-9222 http://www.guitarcenter.com Sometimes bigger can be better. The Guitar Center offers an impressive selection of guitars, thankfully devoid of those inexpensive but vile, unplayable brands you'll find elsewhere. Also, basses, drums, keyboards, MIDI equipment, light gear and all the usual accessories, plus capable repair technicians. High sales volume lets the store sell at appealing prices, but for the most part it maintains a personal touch and an emphasis on musicians. less...

Best Used-musical Instruments Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2001
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2001 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Midtown Music
3326 N. Druid Hills Road 404-325-0515 http://www.midtownmusic.com Musicians seeking a distinctive sound to escape from the music industry's Fender/Gibson quagmire need look no further than Midtown Music. Sure, they've got plenty of Strats and Les Pauls (and at darn reasonable prices, too), but wheremore...
3326 N. Druid Hills Road 404-325-0515 http://www.midtownmusic.com Musicians seeking a distinctive sound to escape from the music industry's Fender/Gibson quagmire need look no further than Midtown Music. Sure, they've got plenty of Strats and Les Pauls (and at darn reasonable prices, too), but where else could an aspiring guitar hero find a perfectly working example of such a gloriously off-the-wall instrument as a vintage Teisco Del Rey Spectrum Five, the infamous Japanese luthier's nightmare from the '60s, which features three split pickups and output jacks for either mono or stereo? Cowabunga, dudes! less...

Best Used Musical Instrument Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2000 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick, Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2000 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Midtown Music
If your uncle had been in a '70s rock band whose popularity was just shy of befitting a VH1 "Behind the Music," his basement might look like Midtown Music: dusty, full of memories and promise. Among the ever-shifting islands can be found guitars, basses, vintage synthesizers, drum machines and effectsmore...
If your uncle had been in a '70s rock band whose popularity was just shy of befitting a VH1 "Behind the Music," his basement might look like Midtown Music: dusty, full of memories and promise. Among the ever-shifting islands can be found guitars, basses, vintage synthesizers, drum machines and effects from rare to ratty. Trade-in is fair and there's no confusing trade talk, just the right tones. less...

Best Musical Instrument Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2000 » Consumer Culture » Readers Pick
Guitar Center
Even the most hip and independent musicians shop here sooner or later. Some never admit it. Some go to their favorite local store, get a price and then head off to the "musicians planet" to make their purchase. Why? It's the unmistakable force of gravity — created by cheaper prices and huge volume.more...
Even the most hip and independent musicians shop here sooner or later. Some never admit it. Some go to their favorite local store, get a price and then head off to the "musicians planet" to make their purchase. Why? It's the unmistakable force of gravity — created by cheaper prices and huge volume. It's Wal-Mart for rock stars. The hipsters slide in and slide out and hope nobody recognizes them, until their cover is blown when they realize that the salesman was the drummer in their first band and the guy behind the counter is a former employee of the place where they used to buy all their stuff. less...

Best Musical Instrument Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Section » Print Features » Special Issue » Best of Atlanta » 2000 » Consumer Culture » Critics Pick
Guitar Center
Sure, it's a big corporate chain store, but it scores major coolness points for putting a classic image of Duane Eddy on its giveaway postcard/coupons. Guitar Center's selection and buy-in-bulk prices are mighty hard to beat, even if some of those deep-discounted Fenders are cheap imports from Southmore...
Sure, it's a big corporate chain store, but it scores major coolness points for putting a classic image of Duane Eddy on its giveaway postcard/coupons. Guitar Center's selection and buy-in-bulk prices are mighty hard to beat, even if some of those deep-discounted Fenders are cheap imports from South of the Border. Besides, we love seeing those giant images of Brian Setzer and Jeff Beck on their outside walls as we drive past. less...
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