Is there a guitar store in your area that you just love? There are many ways to buy gear, but we want to know what it is about your local music store that makes it special.

Please call us at (510) 215-0020 and leave a voicemail, telling us where you live, the name of your local shop, and why you like shopping there. What do you like about shopping in a music store vs. buying online? If you have a specific memory about your local shop, please share it with us.

If you’d prefer, you can record a voice memo and email it to

Your response may be used in an upcoming piece from Acoustic Guitar.