12/17/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I've gone into just about every music store in the bay area and hands down Gelb Music is the best. After 30 years of being an active musician, I like gelb because they are honest, knowledgeable (try walking into a guitar center and getting any info?Ha!), and they have (and can get) many products that others can?t.
Support You Independent Music Stores ? Why would you go buy from Guitar Center (owned by Toys-R-Us) or now Best Buy who is going to take a stab at selling music equipment. Do you think you?ll really get a good deal ? while the commissioned driven sales person drives you into the most expensive gear possible. No commission driven sales people at Gelb, another bonus. Keep the money in the community, support your local music stores. Gelb also supports the Fox Theater Blues Jam and local school music projects...it's awesome to see these community events.
The staff is great, I?ve always been treated super.
They have a good teaching institute with guys like Tony Linsay from Santana.
All I can say is keep up the good work Gelb, and check them out it?s a great store.