The Guitar Czar is the place to go to buy an electric guitar in Salt Lake City. I have bought... let me see... 10 guitars there, for myself and for various people. Even for student acoustic stuff, I have bought from there. First of all, they have a good selection in stock. Not a lot of used stuff, typically, but once in a while something nice comes through. More importantly, they are a local hole-in-the-wall place, which I really like to support. And, if you check the price at the corporate warehouse store on Redwood Road, they will match that price. How can you beat that? I always but from them, and they always take care of me. No complaints.
I take all my business here. Real musicians work here that know what they're talking about and have real world experience to back up what they say. I take all my high end guitars (Gretsch, Guild, Gibson) here to be adjusted or repaired on a regular basis. I've never walked away unsatisfied or feeling ripped off. they have great customer service and will work with you if you have an issue. No high pressure sales, great deals, they'll beat any price, big selection/range of instruments, and skilled repair techs. I highly recommend them for all your musical gear needs.
Recently I purchased a Cannonball Soprano Saxophone from Summerhays Music Center. The experience brought back pleasant memories of when for 25 years I was the conductor of the Mormon Youth Symphony and Chorus and purchased music from them for that 25 years, I'm now retired. The personnel could not have been better to work with. I have nothing but praise for the professional way I've always found dealing with Summerhays.