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« on: January 18, 2006, 02:55:48 PM »

Will be staying in the Peachtree City area. While the wife goes to a meeting, I'll have some time to kill.  Anyone have suggestions for nearby musical instrument retailers I could visit?  Would prefer places with high-end stuff.  I don't get to experience much of this where I live.


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« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2006, 03:10:55 PM »


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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2006, 06:27:29 PM »

Well , there's always Guitar Center on about the opposite side of town from where you will be. Ther is also Maple Street Guitars in Buckhead. They have Lowdens and Goodalls and other exotics at times.

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« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2006, 07:51:24 PM »

Maple Street Guitars is a must-see - great shop and good folks running it.  Guitar Center is guitar center.  There's a post somewhere about someone's wonderful experience at Maple Street.  Highly recommended.

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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2006, 11:05:02 PM »

You can go to GC and try out Stixx's Lv10 walnut/cedar. I've avoided going to GC to play it, because I know I want it..  :TON>

Or there's Dreamcatcher's in Roswell on the north side of town.

We're having a jam this saturday afternoon 50 miles north of Atlanta in Dahlonega, and a Blues night & fishfry on Sunday night downtown near Georgia Tech at the Northside Tavern. send me an email if you;re interested in either of these events.

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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2006, 12:38:56 AM »

I was at Maple Stree today.  What an awesome shop.  There stock is a little low following the Christmas rush, but I played Collings, Goodal, Santa Cruz and some Taylors and Martins for comparison (they don't stock Larrivee).

I've never been, but Dreamcatches guitars is another highly-regarded shop.  Both Maple Street and Dreamcatchers are not at all close to Peachtree City (where I happened to grow up) which is south of the City.  It's almost an hour to Maple Street and over an hour to Dreamcatchers.  They are not like the Nashville shops, where you will truly salivate... even without an invitation to their high end rooms.  Also, GC on a Saturday is a zoo.  You'll have to fight your way through crowds of teenagers deciding whether to buy the Yamaha or trade  up to a Takamine.

Directions to Dreamcatchers follow:

1. Take the GA-400 NORTH/US-19 NORTH
2. Take the GA-92 WEST exit, exit number 7B, (Holcomb Bridge Road) towards ROSWELL
3. Merge onto HOLCOMB BRIDGE RD.
4. Turn LEFT onto ALPHARETTA ST (Hwy 120 West, Hwy 9 South) Look for the McDonald's on your left.  .7 miles
5. Go South on ALPHARETTA St 1 Miles
6. Turn RIGHT onto CHERRY ST. and into the Dreamcatcher Guitars parking lot at 1078 Alpharetta St. (Across the street from the Southern Skillet and Family Dollar.)
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