We are an independently
owned and operated, full-service, family-owned music store in West St.
Paul, MN. We specialize in guitars, basses, PA and Lighting, but the
odds are we can get it if you want it, or we know someone that can. We
fix stuff, rent stuff, sell stuff, and teach you how to use it.
Recently chosen as one of the best places to take guitar lessons in Minnesota by CBS Local!
What we sell
So, to give you a little more detail, here's a list of some of the
new brands that we stock: Danelectro Guitars, Reverend, Bedell, Airline, AXL, Ibanez, G & L, Hagstrom, Peavey, Eastwood, Washburn, Marshall,
Electro Harmonix, Valco Pedals, Build Your Own Clone (BYOC) pedal kits, Catalinbread Effects, Stalefish Effects, Noisemaker Effects, Idiotbox Effects, Earthquaker Devices,
Way Huge, Henretta Engineering, RambleFX, Visual Sound, Lava Cables,
MXR, Rocktron, Randall, Digitech, Samson, Zoom, Parker, DR strings and more. We
also stock used gear, with a particular fascination with vintage and
boutique pedals and a general leaning towards things that are a little
off the beaten path. You might not find a '58 Les Paul here, but you
could find a Supro Martinique, an Earth G-2000 head, or a Multivox
Little David leslie simulator if you catch us on the right day.
We are proud to announce that we have been selected as one of the best places to take guitar lessons in Minnesota by CBS local!Click here to read the article!
We currently offer guitar and theory lessons given by Jonny Ehresmann, a Magna Cum Laude Bachelors of Music degree graduate of McNally Smith College of Music. Known as one of the top young guitarists in the twin cities, Jonny grew up in Clear Lake, IA, where "the music died" in 1959. This infamous plane crash helped to shape Jonny's life and musical education. At a very young age, he fell in love with classic music from Buddy Holly to the Beatles, and soon turned to a life in music. Along with these influences, Jonny is well versed in musical styles from all ends of the spectrum. He currently teaches, records, writes in numerous bands across the metro area, including Jonny James and the Hall of Fames, and also portrays George Harrison in Rubber Soul, a Beatles Tribute.
For more information, feel free to visit the Jonny James and the Hall of Fames website at http://www.jonnyjamesandthehalloffames.com
All lessons are one on one (sorry
to break it to you, but group lessons really just don't work) and are
priced at $18 per half hour.
All our repairs are done on site, and our labor rate is $48 per
hour. We do our best to be timely with repairs, but we are frequently
heavily backlogged, so please call ahead or ask when you bring something
in if you are under a time crunch. Currently turnaround time on guitar repairs is pretty quick, but we are not accepting amp repairs beyond tube checks/replacement and troubleshooting until we get through what we already have in the queue.Rental
You can't really say anything fun or exciting about rentals, but suffice
it to say that we do them, we're competitively priced, and we make sure
that everything you rent works before it leaves. We don't deliver,
although we may be able to refer you to an operator/set-up guy if
needed. One note: Call in advance to make a reservation for what you
need. We don't charge a reservation deposit (we prefer to trust
people), and we don't take walk-in rentals.
So, why us?
know that there are a million guitar stores out there in the world, not
to mention the nationwide chains that keep stumbling blindly in and out
of the music business. The difference is, we're still operating on the
strange idea that music stores should be places where the guy behind
the counter knows your name, or wants to know it if this is your first
time in. Nowadays, that might seem quaint and old-fashioned, but it's
still the right thing to do.
Have a question? Need directions? Here's where to find us:
149 Thompson Avenue East
West Saint Paul MN, email@example.comFacebookHours
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