Guitar Retailers Washington DC

As evidenced by the ten guitars we selected for this roundup, which range from $249 to $655street, you get quite a lot of performance no matter how much you have to spend.

Gibson Guitar Inc
(202) 393-1006
709 G St Nw
Washington, DC
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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House Of Musical Traditions
(301) 270-9090
7010 Westmoreland Ave
Takoma Park, MD
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music
Store Information
Instrument Rental: Yes
Website Sales: Yes
Lesson Information
Lessons: Yes
Clinics: Yes
Instrument Repair Information
http://www.hmtrad.com/catal/repairs.html
We work with several skilled luthiers and repair people to provide you with repair services on a wide range of instruments:
-Fretted instruments: guitar (acoustic & electric), banjo, mandolin, ukulele, lap dulcimer
-Violin family: violin, viola, cello, bass
-Other strings: autoharp, hammered dulcimer, folk harp, zither
-Hand drums: djembe, ashiko, bodhran, conga, bongo, tabla, etc.
-Wind & brass: clarinet, flute, trombone, trumpet,
Hours
Sunday - Monday 11:00AM-5:00PM
Tuesday - Saturday 11:00AM-7:00PM

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Gordon Keller Music
(703) 548-8833
717 N Saint Asaph St
Alexandria, VA
Types of Instruments Sold
Acoustic Piano, Digital Piano, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Dale Music Co
(301) 589-1459
8240 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Jerry Music
(301) 907-6900
4838 Rugby Ave
Bethesda, MD
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Paco De Malaga Guitar Gallery
(202) 244-4200
3400 Connecticut Ave Nw
Washington, DC
Types of Instruments Sold
Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Acoustic Axis Instruments
(703) 548-2321
717 N Saint Asaph St
Alexandria, VA
Types of Instruments Sold
Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Top One Ltd
(301) 320-3882
5310 Tuscarawas Rd
Bethesda, MD
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Action Music Ltd
(703) 534-4801
6501 29Th St N
Arlington, VA
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Brobst Violin Shop
(703) 256-0566
5584 General Washington Dr
Alexandria, VA
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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10 Budget Solidbodies

GETTING THE MOST FOR THEIR MONEY IS ON EVERY SHOPPERS' mind these days. And with so many guitars available for very reasonable prices, probably the toughest part about searching for a new ax is sortingt hrough the huge assortment of what’s available to find something that inspires you to play. Is it the sweet ring of single-coil pickups through a clean Fender amp that gets your mojo working, or are humbuckers pummeling a Marshall more your calling? Need the speed that a guitar with a thin neck and a flat fretboard provides or do you prefer the feel of a fatter, vintage style neck? Everyone has their own idea of what constitutes a happening guitar, but when it comes to price, we can all agree that the more you get for what you have to spend, the better things are. As evidenced by the ten guitars we selected for this roundup, which range from $249 to $655street, you get quite a lot of performance no matter how much you have to spend—if only that were the case when it comes to buying a new car or computer.

As our past roundups have revealed, guitars in this category can be quite impressive in terms of workmanship and playability, with the pickups tending to be the main things that could stand improving. This time, however, it’s been surprising to see some of the lower cost guitars delivering high-quality tones that are a direct result of improved pickups. Obviously guitar designers have come to recognize that it doesn’t pay to skimp on such an important element, which only makes sense considering how much effort goes into make sure that the finishes are glass smooth, the hardware is solid, and the setups are happening. So next time you pick up a guitar that sounds good, plays in tune, feels great in your hands, and is fairly priced, show a little appreciation for the company that built it and the store that hung it on the wall, and buy it!

We tested these guitars on gigs and in our studios using a variety of amps, which included a Dr.Z Remedy head though a Dr. Z 2x12 cabinet, a Mesa/Boogie Electradyne 2x12 combo, a Fender ’65Deluxe Reverb reissue, and an Orange Tiny Terror Handwired Edition and a new Peavey Masterbuilt50—both of which we ran through a Bogner 1x12 loaded with a Celestion Vintage 30.

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