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Gruhn Guitars Inc

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(3 Reviews)

2120 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204

(615) 256-2033

Today: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tomorrow: 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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THE source for the vintage instrument world.

General Info
Established in 1970 and proud to be showing our age! Specializing in vintage, used, and new acoustic and electric guitars, basses, mandolins, banjos, ukuleles, resonator guitars and amplifiers. Gruhn Guitars buys, sells, trades, consigns, and appraises fretted instruments.
Regular Hours
Mon - Sat:
Nashville's largest selection of vintage, used, and new guitars. mandolins, banjos, basses, and amplifiers. Large selection of accessories including books, strings, and acoustic pickups.
Mandolins & Banjos, Collings Guitars & Mandolins, Fender Guitars & Amps, Gibson Guitars, Gilchrist Mandolins & Guitars, Martin Guitars, McPherson Guitars, Taylor Guitars, and many other brands
Payment method
visa, mastercard, discover, check, cash
Downtown Nashville, Historic Waverly, Woodland in Waverly
Buy, sell, trade and appraise fretted instruments.

Gruhn Guitars

Musical Instrument Supplies & Accessories, Guitars & Amplifiers, Musical Instruments, Musical Instruments-Repair
Other Information

Parking: Lot, Self, Free

Bike Parking: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes


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Provided by Citysearch - 
good experience

I went in to look around. They were busy but friendly. I saw a Martin 00-15m guitar on the wall that I had looked for in other places. I got to play the guitar and listen to clerk play it also. My schedule worked out where I was returning to Nashville the next week. I bought in a used guitar hoping to trade for the new one I wanted. I got to try 3 of the model I wanted and pick the one that sounded best to me. This is good as guitars of same make and model will sound a little different. What sounds good to one may not sound good to you. They made me a fair offer and I agreed. They set up the new guitar. I am happy with the entire encounter and will return. I did lower my strings a bit when I got home. This is also personal preference. Prices were competitive with other places.

Carl Miner


Provided by Citysearch - 
Sorry excuse for a music store

As a pro player that's played with some notable acts, I can safely say that this is NOT a real guitar store, but rather an over priced gift shop on Broadway. The employees are rude and unhelpful, and I couldn't find a single guitar that didn't have crusty strings. I imagine that years of dealing with tourists and tire kickers has jaded them, but even when my friend nicely asked the man if he could play a guitar, his response was a rude and resounding ""Use Both Hands"". That's it.

If you're visiting Nashville, I suppose it's worth stopping in to have a look, but if you're a real player, save your money for a real guitar store.



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Friendliest Manager

Don't know how to play an instrument? Like to just people watch as others pluck strings and tune forks? Not a problem at Gruhn Guitars. I walked in with zero talent and only a video camera hoping to score a celebrity buying a new Gibson. Instead I was offered the next best alternative - one of the owners showing off his collection of vintage hubcab guitars. He even played a few minutes. Friendly, clean, not obnoxious like most guitar shops -this is the place to come if you can indeed play!