Great Gibson Dealers

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  1. peterbright

    peterbright Active Member

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    Why don't we hear more about great Gibson Dealers in this forum? By great I mean a combination of service, price and knowledge. By "accident" I found E.M. Shorts where I got all three in abundance. There must be others out there as well. Let hear some names.
     
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    Seems TattooedCarrot likes Centre City Music...
     
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    There's two. There must be more!
     
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    http://www.bizarreguitar.net/

    602-248-9297

    4322 N. 7th Ave. Phoenix, AZ
    1/4 mile north of Indian School Road

    Bob Turner has owned it for 30 years, Mike Patruno has managed it for many of them.
    Got a dozen guitars out of here in the last 5 years.
    Several friends and musicians I know buy from here, even with 3 Guitar Centers in the Phoenix area.
    It's considered the "adult" guitar shop. Go to GC and play the hell out of their stuff and bang it around like the morons do. Then go to Bizarre and buy a pristine one for 35% off list. GC says they price match, to which I reply B.S.! They won't touch Bizarre.

    If I can get my computer to cooperate, I'll post a couple of inventory pix.

    Neo
     
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    http://www.monmouthmusic.com/

    732-747-8888

    30 Monmouth St., Red Bank NJ 07701

    The greatest music store in New Jersey! Bought a SG Special (Worth $949) for $700! Very professional staff (some of my best friends) that don't force you into a buy, and would rather help you than sell you a more expensive item. The most knowledgable musicians/salespeople I know.

    They don't sell too many vintage guitars, but they sell new Gibson and Fender special order guitars. Very fast delivery, never get a broken guitar!

    <3
     
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    NeoConMan,

    I've been in there before....I looked at the website and saw the picture of the storefront and remembered it.
    I used to spend 2 to 3 weeks every month in Chandler for a year back in 1993. I went in there a couple of times for strings and to look around.

    I miss the bass fishing at Pleasant, Alamo, Apache, Saguaro, Rosevelt and Canyon.
    Used to go every weekend. I got to keep all my bass gear in the divorce, 10 poles and the biggest tackle box ever made...full o' Poes and stuff. Ha!
     
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    Dude!
    Great shop.
    Yeah, people think of Arizona and think Sahara.
    Lots of lakes and a whole lot of mountains are a nice surprise.
     

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    The Sonoran Desert
    http://www.desertusa.com/du_sonoran.html

    The desert in California is mostly sand and dead......
    The Sonoran desert in Arizona is ALIVE and full of flora and fauna.....

    I have scars still from stepping on, falling on chollo cactus in various states of beer induced stupidity while camping......Javalina, Mule Deer, Rabbits, hot chicks.....yeah.......
     
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    Calling SG John, What are some good stores here in MA? ive been to music unlimted up on exit 7 once and thats all ive really scene since their is nothing on cape.
     
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    [quote author=Spunky link=topic=12225.msg160087#msg160087 date=1169592371]
    The Sonoran Desert
    http://www.desertusa.com/du_sonoran.html

    The desert in California is mostly sand and dead......
    The Sonoran desert in Arizona is ALIVE and full of flora and fauna.....

    I have scars still from stepping on, falling on chollo cactus in various states of beer induced stupidity while camping......Javalina, Mule Deer, Rabbits, hot chicks.....yeah.......
    [/quote]

    Don't forget the rattlesnakes!
     
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    [quote author=NeoConMan link=topic=12225.msg160079#msg160079 date=1169591768]
    Dude!
    Great shop.
    Yeah, people think of Arizona and think Sahara.
    Lots of lakes and a whole lot of mountains are a nice surprise.
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    I think of dry brush and the Colorado River.
     
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    Any in the Philly area? Thanks. GC just doesn't make it for me and Sam Ash dropped Gibbys.
     
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    [quote author=NeoConMan link=topic=12225.msg160045#msg160045 date=1169587439]
    http://www.bizarreguitar.net/

    602-248-9297

    4322 N. 7th Ave. Phoenix, AZ
    1/4 mile north of Indian School Road

    Bob Turner has owned it for 30 years, Mike Patruno has managed it for many of them.
    Got a dozen guitars out of here in the last 5 years.
    Several friends and musicians I know buy from here, even with 3 Guitar Centers in the Phoenix area.
    It's considered the "adult" guitar shop. Go to GC and play the hell out of their stuff and bang it around like the morons do. Then go to Bizarre and buy a pristine one for 35% off list. GC says they price match, to which I reply B.S.! They won't touch Bizarre.

    If I can get my computer to cooperate, I'll post a couple of inventory pix.

    Neo

    [/quote]

    Always a good selection of SG's, I didnt take any of the Epis.
    The second pic has the sister to my 2006 SG 61 with the Lyre trem.
     

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    New post to add a couple more.
    They keep more Les Pauls in stock than any store I know, as you can see in the pic with the amps in the foreground.
    Second pic is Fender and Gretsch with Epi holow bodies at the rear.
     

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    [quote author=Monjul link=topic=12225.msg160149#msg160149 date=1169602995]
    Any in the Philly area? Thanks. GC just doesn't make it for me and Sam Ash dropped Gibbys.
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    Cinciolli's in the great north east is a great store but forget if he does gibby's.
     
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    They have a good selection of Jackson/Charvel shredder stuff at Bizarre.
     

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    Bizarre has 16 VOS, Historic, Custom Shop and NAAM pieces on the way to hang next to the half dozen BADASS Les Pauls there now, including two Page Signatures. I gotta get one!
    Bottom pic has a 77 natural LP on the left that I wanna take home.

    God, I love this place!

    Neo
     

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    Wow, you guys are lucky. To put it nicely....there aint **** around here! All we have is a little used instrument shop and a Guitar Center. There are good people at both shops...but the used instrument shop rarly has a Gibson pass through, and GC...is GC.
     
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    Yeah, trust me. I KNOW how lucky we are in Phoenix.
    We don't have any real good Mom & Pop Shops, except maybe Milano's in Mesa. Bizarre was big enough to take on GC and Sam Ash when they came in and it pretty much stayed that way.

    I spent 15 years in Houston, the 4th largest city in the US (NYC, LA, Chicago are 1 2 3) and with all the rock, blues and country there, EVEN THEY don't have it this good.
    Rockin' Robin was the best Gibson/Fender shop in Houston. Fuller's Vintage is cool but never had a big selection.
    Evans Music City is where I bought my LP, never again! A few other decent little shops were there when I left in '99. I bought stuff from all of them.
    Guitar Center has two Houston stores for almost 10 years now and they are your typical GC. Cool stuff but, well... you know. I bought a Danelectro 56 U2 reissue from them and a few accessories, that's it.

    I'm tellin' ya, if you ever get to Phoenix they are worth checking out.
    Tell Mike, Brandon, Stu and Rick you saw them on ETSG. Or tell 'em Big Dave sent ya.

    :-)
    Neo
     

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