• Rudy's music New york
  • Argentine-born guitar builder Rudy Pensa opened Rudy’s Music on 48th Street in 1978, part of the famed “Music Row”. The son of a musician, Pensa had played guitar since the age of seven. His father had stressed that a guitar was an instrument, not a toy, and was therefore an object worthy of respect. It’s a lesson that Pensa embraced and later coupled with solid business acumen. Success led to an expansion, and in 2009, Rudy’s Music Soho opened… More info
    461 Broome St, Manhattan, New York, NY 10013
  • Retrofret vintage guitars New york
  • In 1983, Steve Uhrik transformed a former home for rescued animals into Retrofret, a repository of refurbished string instruments. Through the front door, past the pipe-organ repair service, and on the second floor sits a a small house’s worth of of rare and vintage descendants of the lute: guitars, mandolins, ukuleles, banjos, violins, cellos, basses, and, yes, even a few lutes. Everything in the store is a specialty: all rare, vintage models… More info
    233 Butler St, Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY 11217
  • Main drag music New york
  • Williamsburg may receive a lot of flak for its perceived haughtiness, but there are those people that prove the difference. Take, for example, the easy-going staff of its best music shop, Main Drag. Always engaging and helpful, they know their gear and discuss everything from the basics of strings and drumheads, to tube amps and effects pedals. Main Drag’s growth has mirrored that of the neighborhood and its popular music scene, changing… More info
    330 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn, New York, NY 11249
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