Guitar

Aiming for a new axe? Hunting for a hi-hat? Searching for a synth?

If you're looking to buy a new instrument (or new to you), there's nowhere better to shop than Music City. Nashville's eclectic music scene is fueled by local instrument stores which sell everything from humble guitar picks and drum tuning keys to vintage, chromed-out instruments that cost tens of thousands of dollars.

Here are 10 of our favorite music instrument shops in Nashville.

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Carter Vintage Guitars

Christie and Walter Carter founded Carter Vintage Guitar in 2012 after spending decades in the vintage guitar industry. The 8,000-square-foot showroom near the Gulch stocks high-end axes alongside one-of-a-kind instruments once owned by legendary players. One example: for the low price of $450,000, you can buy the 1973 Fender Stratocaster that Lynyrd Skynyrd's Ed King used to write and record "Sweet Home Alabama."

625 Eighth Ave. S.; 615-915-1851; cartervintage.com

Corner Music

Corner Music is a one-stop-shop for instruments, accessories like strings, repairs and instrument lessons. The shop stocks fewer super-expensive instruments than some other shops but still caters to pro-level musicians, making it a regular stop for artists on Music Row.

3048 Dickerson Pike; 615-297-9559; cornermusic.com

Delgado Guitars

Manuel Delgado draws on a long family tradition to handcraft guitars from an East Nashville workshop, often spending months on a single instrument. The luthier has crafted or repaired guitars for players of all skill levels, from hobbyists all the way up to six-string royalty like Buddy Guy.

919 Gallatin Ave. #10; 615-227-4578; delgadoguitars.com

Eastside Music Supply

Guitarist Melanie Faye checks out guitars at Eastside Music Supply in Nashville, Tenn., Tuesday, May 8, 2018. © Lacy Atkins / The Tennessean Guitarist Melanie Faye checks out guitars at Eastside Music Supply in Nashville, Tenn., Tuesday, May 8, 2018.

Eastside Music Supply helps keep East Nashville's indie rock scene chugging along. The shop is smaller than many on this list but is well-stocked with essential items, quirky effects pedals and a knowledgeable repair staff. The instrument inventory rotates quickly since so many local musicians pop in to buy, sell and trade, so check back regularly to see what toys they have in stock.

2915 Gallatin Pike; 615- 647-7715; eastsidemusicsupply.com

Fanny's House of Music

Leigh Maples and Pamela Cole poses inside their store, the Fanny's House of Music in Nashville, Tenn., Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. Their building was one of many businesses that were affected by the tornado in 2020. © Stephanie Amador / The Tennessean Leigh Maples and Pamela Cole poses inside their store, the Fanny's House of Music in Nashville, Tenn., Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. Their building was one of many businesses that were affected by the tornado in 2020.

Fanny's is one of the coziest places to shop for a new instrument in Nashville. The East Nashville storefront (yes, located in an actual house) is more beginner-friendly than some other shops on this list and has a stated goal to foster a love of music for women, children and players who are just starting out.

1101 Holly St.; 615-750-5746; fannyshouseofmusic.com

Fork's Drum Closet

Nashville's music shops cater mostly to stringed instrument-players, but Music City drummers have a home at Fork's Drum Closet. The Chestnut Hill shop stocks everything a pro percussionist could ever want, and beginner players can take advantage of in-house lessons, rentals and repairs.

308 Chestnut St.; 615-383-8343; forksdrumcloset.com

Gruhn Guitars

George Gruhn has been selling guitars for so long, his shop's website is simply "guitars.com." Since his Nashville shop first opened in 1970, Gruhn has amassed an impressive collection and authored several books on guitar collecting, history and appraisal. Stop by his shop, now located near Wedgewood-Houston, to ogle over rows of acoustic antiquities.

2120 Eighth Ave. S.; 615-256-2033; guitars.com

Nashville Used & New Music

Few local shops cater to full bands as well as Nashville Used & New Music. The Nolensville Pike shop sells Marshall amps and Meinl cymbals, Hammond organs and harmonicas, TC Electronic stompboxes and tenor saxophones... If your band's missing a piece of gear and you've only got a few hours to find it before soundcheck, you'll probably find what you need here.

4876 Nolensville Pike; 615-832-7450; nashvilleusedmusic.com

The North American Guitar

The North American Guitar is a boutique showroom where high-end six-strings are bought, sold and admired by pro players and collectors. While other shops stock more familiar names such as Fender and Gibson, TNAG stocks a carefully curated collection of bespoke instruments and lesser-known luthiers.

434 Houston St. #131; 615-383-8947; thenorthamericanguitar.com

Rumble Seat Music

For premium American-made instruments, stop by Rumble Seat Music near the Basement music venue. The shop's walls are covered with vintage instruments from Fender, Gibson, Rickenbacker, Gretsch and other brands that helped shape the sound of old-time rock and roll.

1805 Eighth Ave. S.; 615-915-2510; rumbleseatmusic.com

Cole Villena covers business at The Tennessean, part of the USA Today Network — Tennessee. Reach Cole at [email protected] or 615-925-0493. Follow Cole on Twitter at @ColeVillena and on Instagram at @CVinTennessee.

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