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1. Music on the Hill

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35 reviews
Music on the Hill
Prices
5
Product Quality
5
Services
5
Customer service
5
Product Variety
5

Address: 801 D St NE, Washington, DC 20002

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 12PM Thu

Telephone: (202) 733-3158

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Maritza Cooper: What a lovely place to not only purchase an instrument but learn how to use it! We started with my granddaughter learning the violin and moved on to mommy taking guitar lessons. Very homey atmosphere and great with kids of all ages! When I finally have the time I want to learn how to play drums!

Donovan Dorrance: Aaron hooked me up with a great set-up for my telecaster. Helped fix some intonation issues. So very grateful for his expertise, efficiency, and kindness. Highly recommend coming here! They will treat you right!!!

Shawn Benson: Music on the Hill - The Hill’s own neighborhood music shop. Pretty cool. I’m a new client at Music on the Hill and I’m a very satisfied customer. My wife and I look forward to coming back, taking lessons, and recommending this neighborhood music shop to our musically-inclined or curious friends. Their prices are often just as good (and sometimes better) than their competition. The customer service/expertise is spot-on. And, you feel good knowing your money is going back to a small, local business. Frankly, it’s an investment in our community and that’s almost reason enough these days. Give them a shot. They don’t have everything, but they’ve got a lot and it was more than enough for us.

anne phelps: My whole family loves Music on the Hill! Lindy is a terrific resource on all things music related. We’ve had great experiences with lessons (clarinet and guitar) and when we wanted to upgrade to a wooden clarinet, Lindy & Luke found us a quality used instrument. If there’s something we need and they don’t have it, they’ve always been able to get it in short order. Music on the Hill is everything a local music store should be.

DAVID BAROI: On March 29th around 5 pm Me and my friend wanted to check this store out we are not from the dc area and we drove during rush hour traffic took us 40 min. But where we arrived I was keen on checking out the guitars and my buddy wanted to get a a quarter in jack. After we went in we an employee Middle Aged female was being rude as soon as we walked i; she made us feel very uncomfortable and eying us down the whole time. My friend even purchased a product and yet she was keen on getting us out the door and I was in the middle of considering purchasing the fender Stratocaster Mexico made but yet she was nudging for the door. After being in there not even for 10 min she came up and told us we had to leave. And so we abided by what she said and left. But will I go back again ? No how can i go into a music store and spend over a hundred dollar on anything without taking my time on inspecting that product.
Response: David- I'm very sorry that you felt rushed at Music on the Hill. Unfortunately, you did show up 15 minutes before our posted closing hours, and I (the middle aged women you talk about) had a family obligation that could not be put off. If you are still interested in the Fender, give us a call at the store, and we can set up an appointment to ensure that you get all the time you need.

Amaobi Otiji: I had an enjoyable experience buying a guitar here. Their shop setup is really aesthetically pleasing and their selections were all from very quality makers. The staff were very helpful in finding something that fit me by giving me a lot of options to work with. I also enjoyed them showing off the instruments with their musical skills.
Response: Amaobi- thank you for your kind words! I hope you are still enjoying your guitar!

Eric Schneider: Since this place added a guitar tech and luthier, I have taken in three guitars and received perfect setups and provided great service in general. So glad to have these folks in Capitol Hill instead of having to give a conglomerate like Guitar Center my business!

Kevin Wholihan: Had an amazing purchasing experience here and came away with a gorgeous acoustic. The staff was attentive, knowledgeable, quickly found me the right size and a great fit. Very good COVID precautions. Will be back for my next major purchase.
Response: Thanks Kevin!

La Rana: I live in PA, but we were visiting DC while my daughter's school was having a 30-day music challenge of students practicing their instrument every day. Not wanting to lug a cello in our small car to and from DC, I called Music on the Hill and explained my unusual request. Luke was kind enough to set aside a cello for my daughter so she could practice for 10 minutes and get credit for playing that day. Not only that, but one of the employees helped her tune the cello. Thanks for your dedication to young musicians!
Response: Esther- thanks for your kind review! It was lovely to meet you and your family, and we are always exited to support musicians!

Allison Eriksen: Can't speak to their lessons or guitar supplies, which seem to be their mainstay. I was looking for piano music and selection was very limited so I didn't find anything I wanted. Woodwind and other marching band supplies are pretty non-existent. I play clarinet and they only had the softest reeds, a few books for learners, a cleaning kit and that was it. I know its a small space, but I would love to have a music supply store locally for all instruments.
Response: Allison- thanks for the review. The plan is to keep adding depth to all of our departments, including woodwinds. Until we are able to stock "everything"- I can special order in just about anything you might need.

2. Middle C Music

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65 reviews
Middle C Music
Prices
5
Product Quality
5
Services
5
Customer service
5
Product Variety
5

Address: 4530 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 244-7326

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James Hurwitz: Without reservation, Middle C Music deserves the highest possible recommendation. They did a superb job of cleaning up and giving an overall tune-up to my antique guitar and repairing my antique mandolin. In the process, I saw how the staff at Middle C —Nick, Tom, Dave and Hillary — interacted not just with me but customers and students of all ages and abilities. What I appreciated most was their low key manner and the pleasure they took in enhancing the joy that others got from their instruments, music, and lessons. This is truly an excellent music store.
Response: Thanks so much for all your kind words, Jim! Always a pleasure working with you, and of course, you're welcome back anytime-- in fact, if you drop by on the 19th, we'll be having a 20th anniversary celebration with cake, prizes, and live performances. We're honored to be your local music store, and hope to continue serving you and maintaining your lovely instruments for years to come. -Tom F.

Gillian Edick: We popped into Middle C to have a guitar restrung and tuned. They did it quickly, but more importantly made it great fun for my aspiring but beginner guitarist. Tom was amazing - so helpful and took the time to show my son how to tune the guitar, hold it and get started. Really fantastic service. Thanks Tom and team!
Response: Thanks so much, Gillian. Helping musicians have fun getting started is one of my favorite things about working in our community. Come back anytime to show off his progress! -T

Paul Myers: I purchased a piano from these fine people, and I love it. It was very competitively priced. I have also purchased a guitar, and I have had these folks restring several guitars, and they do a great job —and again, the price is right. I love supporting small businesses, and Middle C Music is one of the best!
Response: Thanks so much! Very kind words. Glad you're enjoying the piano.

Phyllis Pierce: I had a small (thankfully) issue with the guitar I'm teaching myself to play. So I took it to Middle C in hopes they could fix it and it wouldn't be away from me too long. They fixed my issue on the spot and for free!! They are very friendly and that guy really knew his guitars. I think they have a long term customer here!!
Response: Thanks for stopping by Phyllis! We're looking forward to seeing you back at Middle C soon. If you have time this Saturday, why not drop by for our 20th Anniversary celebration? We'll have cake, prizes, and live performances happening all day long!

Christopher Tripoli: I fell in love with an instrument I found here called a "U-Bass," but I'm left-handed so couldn't use the one on display. Had them order a lefty model for me, and couldn't be happier with their service! Tom F was excellent to work with. A fun neighborhood store that I eagerly recommend!
Response: Thanks for the review, Chris! I'm really happy we were able to deliver. Come back and show off your U-Bass skills anytime! -TF

Fernando Nogueira: Super friendly and helpful staff.We were missing a very specific guitar screw and they helped us out in no time.

Ricky Webster: Amazingly friendly and helpful staff! Middle C is a great place to pick up your general music needs, but maybe isn't the best specifically for guitar equipment. They still have the basics for guitar, and will order anything you need! I have also used their guitar repair/tune-up service and everything was great. Thanks!
Response: Thank you, Ricky! We can't wait to have you back in the store.

Susanna Gregory: I LOVED it here! Stopped by for a new guitar and the staff was immediately willing to help and super friendly. The prices were great and I was really impressed with all the cool little things you could buy too! I didn’t get the names of the people who helped me but they were fantastic
Response: Thank you, Susanna! I'm glad we were able to help you find the right guitar, and we really appreciate your support. See you again! - Nick (and Tom and Dave) :)

Rebecca Brenner: I hadn't sought out new strings for my guitar since 2017. so every ~4yr when I get restrung, I only trust one music shop to touch my green guitar: Middle C Music. they do a fabulous job! I wouldn't recommend waiting 4yr for new strings -- or 10+yr for a new case -- but I highly recommend Middle C Music for all services!
Response: Thanks so much Rebecca! We'll see you in another four years!!

Michelle Long: I had the best time at Middle C Music! Everyone was super knowledgeable, supportive, and friendly. I came in looking for a 3/4 size acoustic guitar for traveling and had my pick of a beautiful selection. Big fan!! Will return!
Response: Wooo! Thanks Michelle, hope you enjoy the new guitar!

3. Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center

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Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center
Prices
4.8
Product Quality
4.9
Services
4.8
Customer service
4.8
Product Variety
4.8

Address: 11151 Veirs Mill Rd, Wheaton, MD 20902

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (301) 946-8808

Guy: Musical instrument store


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Melissa Ratisher: I had tried many different retailers looking for an XDJ RX3, but nobody had them in stock, and people were selling them on EBay for $1k over the retail price. I saw one at Chuck Levin's that was 'open box' so called the store about it, then spoke to Randy who told me they had a brand-new one, unopened, in the store, at the standard retail price. I ordered it immediately (free shipping!), got it in 2 days, still sealed in the box, perfect condition, and it's fantastic! Highly recommend ordering gear from Chuck Levin's. Thank you Randy!

Carlton Jones: Chuck Levins Washington Music Center, has been the most anticipated retail store visit since I was 13 years old. Every local musician I know in DC has spent time and money at Chuck’s. I recently made a purchase and it went as all my transactions made there since approx 1970. This time it was online but a very personal affair, Adam Levin was helpful and more accommodating that an old guy could ask for. It was still like xmas awaiting my package that came overnight and with a wonderful gift. I can honestly say it was the most emotional purchase I’ve made in decades, not the most expensive, not a life changing acquisition just a memory evoking moment that included family members and friends passed on that I think of frequently whom I spent many hours playing music with and having the best times of my life. Me, my family, friends and Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center…. Thanks again Adam, if this is my last purchase please know they have all been the best!

Deahvo Cho: They always been there when I needed them , fot parts drums Symbols suggestions ideas he is never stops it's a great cruiser (party on).

Crystallize And Realize: This place goes above and beyond I'm all categories. Total knowledge, stock, and personal care. You will find your salesman, and he will be yours for decades. Paul in drums is incredible. Also Edwin in Keys, and Mitch up front. Top notch. I feel good arriving, better leaving. Best store in the world. I suggest cutting your credit cards before entering---can be dangerous.

Richard Capeless: My experience was through an online order and I am here to testify to their exceptional customer service. I had a small problem with a piece of gear I was really excited to get, and the staff went above and beyond the call of duty to accommodate me. General manager Adam Levin reach out to me and oversaw my exchange. That kind of personal touch made it clear that they care about their customers.

Rachel Ellis: Bought my fiancé a guitar here a year ago. Sales person was friendly and helpful. Good covid protocol for the time. Sales people weren’t pushy and were well informed on guitars. Bought the Taylor GS Mini and it’s been a great guitar. Would definitely check them out if you’re in the market for an instrument. Only downside was slightly outdated equipment/billing systems, but nothing a little patience doesn’t fix.

brian henson: Chuck Levin's Washington Music Center has always been the best music store in this region. Guitar players, including the top players in the world, come here for equipment, repairs, and advice. Best selection and fair prices, but most of all, the most knowledgeable sales people. They know the products, ask you the right questions, and help you find the best solutions for you.
Response: Thanks for the nice review, Brian. The customer ALWAYS comes first at Chuck's!

Eddie Monson: Excellent customer service, very courteous and professional... Bought a new guitar at a good price and shipped fast..

D0nut7125: Got my trick Dominators from this store, fast shipping and arrived just on time for a gig. Will be ordering from this place again!

Mary Ann Wyckoff: Aaron was very helpful with answering questions and guiding me towards choosing the right bass clarinet for me! I definitely recommend Chuck Levin’s!

4. House of Musical Traditions

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56 reviews
House of Musical Traditions
Prices
4.8
Product Quality
4.8
Services
4.9
Customer service
4.8
Product Variety
4.8

Address: 7010 Westmoreland Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM Thu

Telephone: (301) 270-9090

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Gregg Carrier: These guys are great! They have an awesome collection of instruments. They were really helpful without being salesy at all. We hung out for about 3 hours playing every guitar in the store, and ended up going home with a couple of beautiful Breedlove's. This place is exactly what I want in a music store.

Wilhelm Bonnette: Excellent place to find hard to find instruments as well as for instrument repair. This is a musical instrument boutique.....especially for string and percussion instruments. I found several drums that are collectable, which were in great condition. If you are serious about your craft....then you have to make time to visit!!!

Diego Mundo: This place is incredible, I felt like a child in a candy store. They have a nice selection of violins (including electric, sweet) and mandolin family instruments definitely worth checking out. A wide variety of other instruments too! The staff were lovely, quite knowledgeable, and supportive. I'd have stayed all day if I wasn't jumping up and down to get back into practice with the mandolin I purchased. One of the best music stores I've visited - I must return!
Response: Thanks for the nice review, Diego! Enjoy your mandolin and we hope to see you again soon.

Jason Mendelson: Fantastic shop. I've bought from them a few times and they are super friendly, knowledgeable, have good quality gear (even the used stuff), pack safely and ship quickly.

Dilara Orer: What an amazing place! I brought in my 92 year old father's ud (oud) to be repaired and restrung. He hasn’t been able to play in years, and also he wanted a somewhat unusual tuning his mother had taught him. Alexander called me personally to double check everything, which I really appreciated. As if that wasn’t enough, they delivered it directly to my parent’s home so they wouldn’t have to drive out to Takoma Park, which blew me away. I will be taking another Turkish instrument to them soon. These guys are amazing, and the staff and owner are super friendly. Cannot recommend enough.
Response: Thanks so much for the nice review, Dilara! We were glad to help with this very special instrument.

Greg O: I am the type of person who goes into a music shop and likes to try a lot of instruments for a while before I buy and in many big chain music stores such as Chuck Levins, Guitar Center and music and arts I usually get very impatient, VERY PUSHY and rude service from the sales staff. I was so delighted to not experience that at all from your sales staff and this lack of pressure MADE ME BUY. I will definitely be back.
Response: Thanks so much for this positive review, Greg! We aim for a low-pressure atmosphere in the store and we're glad to hear you appreciate that. Hope to see you again!

Daniel Meltzer: A wonderfully overwhelming array of instruments in this shop. Very nice folks. I am glad we have this place in the Baltimore/DC area.
Response: Thanks so much for your positive feedback and support, Daniel!

Ben Havilland: This is the place to go for acoustic guitars, new and 2nd hand. I had an excellent experience, spent a lot of time there making my choice and they let me do it while helping me with zero pressure. Make sure to see the room upstairs where many amazing gems live. I ended up getting a Tanglewood that had clarity and projection I've not heard in that price range. (Paid $699). Did i mention the staff was super nice? I'd recommend these kind folk to anybody looking for a good deal on an amazing instrument. I'll be back again next time I'm looking for another acoustic. Best experience I've had trying and buying, hands down.

Dan Armstrong: I had rated this place two stars when I left my lap steel to be repaired and it took a couple of months to even get the status. Turns out the guy who does repairs only comes by every couple of weeks and decided to skip a visit. Then when he did pick it up, my instrument was last in line behind a big backlog. Despite being assured of a call, I never got one. When I called House of Musical Traditions to see what was going on, they had no idea. So I got the number of the repair guy and called him directly. Once the middleman was out of the picture, the process went smoothly. He did a great job replacing the pegs and the price was reasonable. I upgraded the review to three stars because I'm over my annoyance and love the cool instruments and laid-back atmosphere of this shop. There is no place like it in the DC area that I know of. Or anywhere in the world that I've come across, for that matter. The guys who run it are super nice. Generous about letting you fool around with the instruments. Just don't expect prompt or attentive service if you leave something to be repaired.
Response: Thank you for your feedback! It sounds like you may have had a negative experience at our shop. If that is the case, we would love to hear from you directly about what happened so that we can work to resolve it. We want all of our customers to have a positive experience with House of Musical Traditions and value your feedback. Please feel free to email or call anytime. - HMT Management

El desinformador Informador: This store repairs accordion microphone inputs since I have a condenser microphone, it is two microphones in one but when you connect the tip or plug as is normally done, only one microphone sounds the one on the grill but the one with the bass does not if I take it out in the middle more or less work the two microphones can repair this or what would be the problem in advance I hope your help thanks
Response: Hello! It sounds like you are asking if we repair electronics/microphones on accordions. Currently, we do not have a repair person in our network with that specialty. You are welcome to call us at 301-270-9090 for more information. If you have not yet done business with our store, we would respectfully ask that you remove your review since a 2-star rating negatively impacts us. Please feel free to contact us directly for any further information or assistance, thanks!

5. Foxes Music Co.

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392 reviews
Foxes Music Co.
Prices
4.6
Product Quality
4.5
Services
4.5
Customer service
4.5
Product Variety
4.5

Address: 416 S Washington St, Falls Church, VA 22046

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (703) 533-7393

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Freddie Dunn: First rate old-school music store. Foxes has all of your music and music education needs, equipment, accessories, method books, and scores. I'm glad a store like this exists nearby. They have a tremendous inventory of folios, scores, books and sheet music for anyone from beginner to seasoned pro. They rent instruments at reasonable rates. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. Stores like this are a treasure!

Vassilios Vassiliadis-Laouto Lobby: Fantastic local music store. Customer service is awesome and the manager Dave Belazis always goes above and beyond to help you get the best deal. They also offer musical classes and sell any type of musical instrument, accessories and equipment. I rather support this nice store than other online or other real music shops.

Dale Dean: Extremely professional service allowed me to find the right edition of sheet music that I wanted. And we conferred back and forth by text messages before I even entered the store to pick up the edition. Outstanding and responsive treatment.

Heather Paul: Went looking for a guitar for my bf's birthday; I know nothing about music or guitar shopping, but they helped me pick one out, talked me through pros and cons of each, played samples for me to hear the sound, even tossed in a free pack of strings! And my bf loved the guitar <3 Highly highly HIGHLY recommend

T King: Very cool old school music shop, lotta different instruments, sheet music etc. Not sure how competitive prices on guitar amps are. Fun to browse. Looks like the do lessons and repairs, too.

Eric Henri: Great for lessons, service and equipment. They can order what they don't have in stock. Also love to look at the music books!

Billy Billy: Why you got to be so weird with your comments every time I come in the store with my children. I get that your band geeks or something, but don’t be so creepy and learn how to interact with humans. @Bernard and others need to stop with weird offhand remarks to customers and children in the store. No one needs it and we will take personal insult next time.

Spot Wms: Foxes Music Co has one of the largest selection of music books for all instruments and ALL learning levels. Nice novelty items (socks, tote bags, mouse pads and etc). Music books are competitively priced. Foxes Music Co offers other services as well (lessons, instruments rental/sales). I'm a beginning adult piano player (learned to read music in high school band class). The Essential Elements Piano Theory seems to be the perfect purchase for my current knowledge and playing ability. A family member is learning music also, so I'll be able to pass the music books along! I purchased a lot of music books because I'm trying to discover what works best for my independent learning (supllemented w/ YOUTUBE videos).

aria moshrefi: Came in just to exchange the rental violin for my son. Brian A was so helpful. He showed us the problem was was not the size of the violin but the locations of the tape was not correct. Excellent free assistance by such a nice employee Thank you you so much !

Christine Hill: I went to Foxes music just to come see and admire the store cause of all the instruments. It was my first time going there and usually i’m a anxious mess kind of a person. I was immediately greated by good ol Dave! (Welcoming and friendly) He showed me some books, amps, intruments, etc. demoed some pedals. Not once was there a pressure to buy or anything which was super nice! No sales pitch and I thoroughly appreciated that. I saw this mustang and he showed it to me and all was history! I walked out with a slammin deal and stand in top of that! Thanks so much Dave! Will definitely be coming back!
Response: Thanks for the review! We value your opinion and look forward to working with you again. See you soon!

6. Brobst Violin Shop

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108 reviews
Brobst Violin Shop
Prices
4.5
Product Quality
4.6
Services
4.5
Customer service
4.5
Product Variety
4.5

Address: 5584 General Washington Dr, Alexandria, VA 22312

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 9:30AM Thu

Telephone: (703) 256-0566

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Nikos Muslim Demetriou: I bought a Lillo Salerno (LBS Sicilian violin maker) made in Germany (Guarneri, 2020 model) violin, from Brobst Violin Shop and I couldn't be any happier. Unbeknownst to me, the violin certificate, which is actually a small booklet, came with photos of the finished violin from LBS' workshop and every corner of each photo has the maker's embossed stamp - really spectacular! My purchase from Brobst also came with a certificate of purchase on high quality paper. The extremely warm and professional pair at Brobst met all my extended questions and requests before I decided to proceed with my dream purchase of owning a professional violin. The shop owners even agreed to a (long) Zoom call without hesitation and I fired away all additional questions I had. I never felt that the couple were edgy or in a rush, rather they held their full attention to my needs. They later assisted me with choosing a violin case (Pure Gewa), which is smaller and lighter than I expected, by asking me what expectations I was looking for: waterproof, music sheet pouch and have thick shoulder straps. Graydon supported me further with organising my purchase to the United Kingdom (England), which ONLY took two days from leaving the shop to my home address, via DHL. If I did not have this dream violin, I would certainly trust to buy from Brobst again! Graydon and family - you are warm and trusting professional people. Thank you. M. Nikos Demetriou

Daniel L: I got the feeling that no one wanted to deal with me because I was doing a rental. I was told that that the rental fee would be prorated if I returned my instrument early. I just returned the cello after 6 months of rental. And no prorate was given when I returned it a good half a month before the end of my lease renewal date.
Response: Hello Daniel, we never want a customer to walk away feeling unappreciated. So sorry to hear this! We serve hundreds of valued rental customers and are grateful for each and every person who chooses to patronize our business. Please phone us so that we can look into the matter and issue you the correct refund. I am sure it was done in error. You are always welcome to follow up with us directly as we are most happy to rectify any mistake on our part.

Bob Wise: I brought in a 1917 violin to have a chip repaired. You cannot tell where the chip happened, the workmanship is top notch

Robert Ames: Do you ever walk into a place and feel a negative energy? That's what I felt here. My gut feel was proven to me in the way they dealt with price negotiation. It just doesn't feel like they love the instruments or value building relationships with the musicians. Just not my cup of tea.

CJ Hill: I purchased my first full-sized fiddle here in 2003 with the help of Mr. Brobst. Nineteen years later, David helped me find my second fiddle a couple of weeks ago. Can't recommend this place enough.

James Gestrich: Great service, my son bought a viola which is now a part of him, Brobst made this possible... thank you

Aik Khim Tan: Even though I had many many questions, David and Sharon patiently helped me through the entire process of purchasing a fine violin. They were friendly and very clear in communication. I highly recommend Brobst Violin Shop for their excellent customer service and diverse range of fine instruments!

Zackery Harper: Utilizing their home trial, I was able to find a vintage instrument that I fell in love with. I was able to negotiate a nice trade in on my prior instrument. I will definitely come back to Brobst in the future for my strings needs. The customer service was great and Sharon was so helpful throughout my experience. Thank you! :)

dmarm339: Great service and deals. I trust them with all my string instruments. David gave us a fantastic deal at our school for two violas. They were high quality instruments and setup correctly. Additionally, he repaired out string bass. We are grateful for their quality services at affordable prices.

Uncle Deuce: I've had a number of set up jobs done by this violin shop. They are knowledgeable, professional, and courteous. Their prices are standard and the craftsmanship is very good. So good that I will drive 500 miles round trip for their skill and value provided and another 500 miles round trip to pick up. I have always been very pleased with their work.

7. Alexandria Music Company

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33 reviews
Alexandria Music Company
Prices
4.8
Product Quality
4.8
Services
4.9
Customer service
4.8
Product Variety
4.8

Address: 1502 Belle View Blvd, Alexandria, VA 22307

Schedule: Closes soon ⋅ 9PM ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (703) 660-6025

Guy: Musical instrument store


Review: "It is a great place for musical instruments, lessons, music and music gear."

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Elizabeth Hines: Wonderful shop, with great employees! They had a harp come in and were very accommodating to allow us to come, look at it, and purchase it on the same day. They also included several harp teaching books, extra strings, and a case for the harp! I am very grateful to have found such a great shop, and will definitely be returning for my various other instrument needs (guitar, etc). Highly recommend!
Response: Hi Elizabeth Hines, Thanks for taking the time to share your opinion on Alexandria Music Co. We take pride in giving outstanding service to every customer and we're overjoyed to receive your compliments and appreciation. We are looking forward to working with you again in the future!

Robert Ryder: Very cool store in Alexandria. While its not the biggest music store, they have some really nice stuff in there so its worth checking out. Prices are very good, I bought a Boss DS-1 and the price was the lowest you can get for a new pedal. Very impressed with some of the Fender stuff they had in stock. Real nice American strats and teles which is their specialty. Definitely the kind of special order stuff you won't find at other stores. They also had a beautiful orange telecaster custom for a good price, about $300 cheaper than most internet listings. Very impressed with this store, I'll be stopping back in to see the new guitars they get in stock.
Response: Hi Robert Ryder, We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us this note. Our company values put customer satisfaction as the top priority and we are committed to our customers. Its customers like you that make our job wonderful. We look forward to serving you again.

Jon Peabody: Excellent and friendly service. They have pretty much anything and everything you could need and will order it if they do not have it in stock. Prices are reasonable, but not cheap as they carry quality products and not knock-offs of good equipment. My daughter and son have taken trumpet, violin, and piano lessons here which is quite convenient as we live in the area. The rental program is great when one's daughter decides after a few lesson she doesn't want to play anymore, money saved with gracious rental and return policies. One stop shopping!

B Ray: If you are a musician , student, or recording engineer from beginner to pro. I strongly encourage you to support our neighbors at Alexandria Music. They offer friendly interactions, instruments and lessons to our community. In my experience they take time to get to know you and are happy to recomend products based on what you need and not just what has the highest pricetag. If what you need isn't in stock they will order it for you! So many locally owned businesses are now gone along with the unique approach to customer service you can't find at the big named chains that replaced them . I'm grateful to have the opportunity to experience the "local music store" and purchase everything from strings and pics to instruments and amps as well as recording accessories. Thanks for keeping your doors open, really. I hope to continue shopping here for years to come.
Response: We're grateful to serve customers like you! We love the community that comes in and out of our doors. If there's anything specific we can ever do for you, just let us know! -Roger K., Owner

Ryan Grover: The owner Roger is exceptional at his job and sold me a wonderful violin bow. He let me try out multiple bows without pressure to buy any of them. When I chose one to purchase he gave me an amazing deal that I wasn't expecting. Definitely coming here again! Wonderful music shop!

Phoenix Wright: I previously ordered an E-Kit from Guitar center, except it was on back order at the time. Two months later, still on back order. I cancelled my order from them. So I called Alexandria Music and asked if they were distributors of Roland products (The kit I was trying to get was the Roland TD-25KV) and they confirmed that they were. 3 minutes later, they've made me a deal that's 10% off the original price ($250 save) with the drum throne, all stands and pedals completely free, and gave the estimate date of arrival to be about 1 week. In a week, they delivered what a large company couldn't do in 3 months, and at a significantly cheaper price. Top quality store, friendly staff. Will be returning again.

AVI Entertainment DJ Services (Dj-Zx): I have been dealing with them for years very good people that tend to your need and help you find what you want. If its not in the store usually he can order it for you so you will have it by the time it is needed. I bought all my Dj equipment there and anytime i need something such as lighting etc... I call AMC and I get top quality help. I send all my contacts and friends there if they need to rent equipment or buy anything!!!!!!

Judith Bayliss: With two children who have played various instruments from elementary school into high school, we have relied on Alexandria Music for instruments, supplies, and advice for almost 10 years. Excellent customer service, excellent advice, and a source of local knowledge without parallel.
Response: Judith, your continued support and years of being a valued customer are much appreciated! We're so happy we can be there for you and your children. Thanks for choosing us to be your go-to spot! Your words are too kind -- thank you! We're always here for you whenever you need us. -Roger K., Owner

Laura Coker: I like this place. They are always welcoming and easy to talk to when you have questions. My daughter takes cello lesson with Erin and she is really good. She gives quality lessons and is patient with my daughter who was a beginner. I would recommend this place
Response: Laura, we're glad you enjoy our conversations when you stop by, and we're really happy that your daughter has enjoyed her lessons with Erin! Hope to see you again soon. -Roger K., Owner

Michael Meehan: I got my Floyd Rose setup and it is in the best state it has ever been in for a great price and a short drive!
Response: Hi Michael Meehan, Thank you for the review. We appreciate when our customers take time to leave a note about us! We hope to see you again. Thanks! Alexandria Music Co

8. Guitar Center

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Guitar Center
Prices
4.4
Product Quality
4.3
Services
4.3
Customer service
4.3
Product Variety
4.3

Address: 3155 Duke St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Schedule: Closes soon ⋅ 9PM ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (703) 370-6240

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Irish Car Bomb: This particular store is an embarrassment to the music community, and Guitar Center alike. Everything is cluttered, off shelves, out of place. The floors are absolutely filthy. There are broken instruments just laying around. There are items out of packages. You can tell staff doesn’t take pride in their store. I visit guitar centers around the country frequently, as I’m represented by a pro rep, via guitar center professional. I am a drummer, so I will include the photos I took of this establishment in my area only, I didn’t venture into the other areas as they were just as bad from afar. The used selection is just in piles all over the floor. Who would want to spend money here? The employees seem nice when you’re paying but there was absolutely no engagement with me until I was at the counter.

Sahil A: I would give this Guitar Center 0 stars if I could. Ben and all the other employees seem nice over the phone but in person they give you smart answers especially Ben, when you ask about the return policy Ben gets very offended. I asked for the return policy cause I was buying a used controller without it being tested. Ben then says if your gonna return it then don’t buy it, then why the hell do u guys have a return policy. Never shopping at this store again and I don’t recommend it to anyone!
Response: Hello Sahil, Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I would like to apologize, we want our customers to not only feel comfortable in our store, but also receive the assistance they need so we take instances like this very seriously. I would like to get this to a member of management for them to look into and reach back out to you to address. Please email your preferred method of contact to YourVoice@GuitarCenter.com and we can have them reach out.

Chris Scuderi: Warning. This guitar center is selling used items as new. Purchased 2 “new” KRK 8 inch studio monitors at almost $300 each. When grabbing them off the shelf I noticed one of them looked like the box was retaped. I asked if this unit was used and the salesman Zack assured me it wasn’t. When I got home (after 2 hour round trip) the unit that I thought was opened was certainly opened because the power cable was missing. I immediately called the store and the manager was prompt to tell me he would over night the power cord. I raised my concern about the item being used and he assured me it wasn’t. Well, it’s used. There is a white scuff on bottom left (like it was hit on a white wall) and there are what appears to be soda that has dried on bottom. Now I get to spend another 2 hours swapping out this unit with a new one. A complete waste of my time and money.

Michael Fortenberry: Great location close to a lot of attractions and other shopping areas. They have a wonderful selection of music equipment bass, electric, and acoustic guitars. I think what a lot of people don’t know is Guitar Center also has a great selections of equipment keyboards, sound, lighting and turntable equipment. The staff here is superb, helpful and provided a lot of great recommendations I didn’t initially considered. I highly recommend this location to anyone passing through this area or are visiting.

Quentin Workman: After a mixup in shipping, and UPS losing my guitar, I was refunded for the price of mine and sent a new one on them. They are a great company that I will continue to frequent!
Response: Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate your comments and are glad to hear you were pleased with the service you received.

Hasan ibn-Sabah: Decent stock, helpful and friendly employees who seem to like what they do. Minus 9ne star for the horrible parking lot situation.
Response: Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate your time and letting us know about your experience Please let us know if we can ever be of any service in the future. Thanks again!

Ken Pierce: I bought a new Álvarez guitar is it place so good in the Customer satisfaction is excellent I love shopping at this place
Response: Thanks for the review!

Travis Roland: I brought my martin custom X guitar here to have the bridge re glued down, and have a neck adjustment. My first issue was that i was told the total cost was going to be 150$ which included putting elixer strings back on. When i went to pick up the guitar I was charged extra for strings and they didnt put elixers back on. Not too big of a deal to me. When I got home and proceeded to inspect the repair I was immediately shocked by the lack of attention to detail, the bridge was crooked and not flush against the body. I returned the guitar to have this corrected, when I went to pick it up, I inspected it in the store, there was glue all around the bridge and looked even worse than the first time! I spoke with Steven H. Who conducted the repair and he said he would address the issue. Im thinking third time is a charm, wrong! I picked it up 20 minutes ago and it still looks like garbage. At this point my guitar has spent almost 3 weeks at guitar center and I have lost all patience so I brought the guitar home.

MOHAMMED DALOWAR HOSSAIN: This an amazing place to buy a guitar and necessity of the music world instrument

She Fancy: These folks are just AWESOME. The young lady (the only young lady- pardon me for being absent minded) educated me on my desired purchase and went above and beyond to select the very best electric drum set available. She helped me prank surprise my husband with the drum set for his bday. She purchased balloons for him at zero cost to me. I can’t say enough. Extremely satisfied with the value AND service.

9. Action Music Ltd

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Action Music Ltd
Prices
4.6
Product Quality
4.7
Services
4.6
Customer service
4.6
Product Variety
4.6

Address: 111 Park Ave, Falls Church, VA 22046

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 12PM Thu

Telephone: (703) 534-4801

Guy: Musical instrument store


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TJ Sanner: I love guitars. I love visiting awesome shops that have amazing inventory and amazing staff that are excited to be in that environment. Action did not disappoint today. Hands down the best inventory of Huss & Dalton, Collings, and vintage Martin. They even spur of the moment fit me in and made a quick truss rod adjustment while I waited. Totally unbelievable. I am a small business owner myself and only hope these guys know how awesome they are! Thanks for an amazing visit, truly a 6star experience! We traveled from Annapolis just to see their shop and will be back 100%.
Response: Thank You TJ It was really nice to meet You! Thank You for Your kind review. Matt

Everett DeLuca: This is an incredibly wonderful place. Incredibly reasonable pricing on repairs, done with impeccable quality. The gentlemen who run the shop are a riot and you'll leave with an excellent lesson in guitar maintenance. Also a wild collection of vintage amps and pedals. This is heaven for any guitarist.
Response: Thank You for the kind review Everett!

Matt Lyttle: The greatest guitar shop around, no question. Incredible selection of new and vintage instruments. All sorts of pedals and gear. Extremely knowledgeable staff. And they are as welcoming as can be. Just be respectful of their stuff and they will treat you like family - no matter how deep (or empty) your pockets are!
Response: Thank You Matt!

Elisa: Great store! The staff are so friendly, kind, and willing to share advice. I always have a pleasant experience taking my guitars in for work or browsing for new gear.
Response: Thank You for the kind words Elisa!

Matthew Morgan: This place is the best guitar shop in the DMV and it’s not even close. The guys know their stuff and they care about what they do. I came in with a California strat a few months ago and the owner took time to walk me through the history of the guitar, the value, and helped me weigh pros and cons of investing in some repairs. They’ve set up 4 of my guitars and have done A+ work on each one. Love these guys!
Response: Wow Thank You Matthew-we appreciate Your kind review.

Cameron Quinn: Music shops like this are a dying bread and thankfully we still have killer shops like Action. Super knowledgeable about all things music and guitars. Best and most eclectic selection of vintage guitars in the area. Thanks Action!
Response: Thank You Cameron!

Harrison Z: I found a guitar on their website listed as in stock, called to buy it and they explained their website is out of date by about 5 years. Ok. They mentioned they have a Mustang Bass for sale though so I was interested. Rob told me he had to check with his boss on how to do the sale but the best way would be to mail a check. I accepted the terms and asked to please place a hold tag. They said they could put the tag on for me. I called them the next day to ask for the pictures they promised me, they were “slammed; call back later no time to put a hold tag on”. I called back later. “The shop is closing now but we can make a reverb listing for you tomorrow and you’ll just buy it first as it goes up.” I told them, Saturday on reverb, it’s very possible someone will buy it in those seconds before me. They said it’s never happened and won’t be a problem. I call back the next day to remind them of the deal, they said call a little later. I did. They say 3,2,1 the listing is up, Reverb wanted my CVV code (which doesn’t usually happen) which I scrambled to get, then someone else bought the bass in those seconds. Apparently the other buyer is a returning customer so they sold the bass to him. After all the calls I made and the changing of terms I accepted, they simply sold it out from under me. This is the number one worst experience I’ve had buying a guitar. They cant accept a credit card over the phone? The reverb listing wouldn’t have even been created if it weren’t for me and they sell it to this other guy who is apparently on the way to pick it up 30 seconds after purchasing? Come on. Who do you think would have been inconvenienced more; him or me? After all the phone calls I made and patience I had after reminding them several times about the sale, obviously me!! they didn’t seem to mind at all selling it out from under me. Almost proud of their decision. A simple explanation to the other buyer and I’m sure everyone would understand that the bass should have been sold to me. And a bonus complaint, I asked them at the end of the call if they have anymore vintage fenders in stock and they told me I was already told what they have in stock the day before. As if somehow I was inconveniencing them! Absolutely unbelievable and extremely unprofessional. “We’ve been doing the same thing for 25 years buddy “. Is what I heard many times. What??? Reverbs been around for about 6 years. And you’d think they’d know how to honor a deal after all their years as a shop! Extremely disappointed and so much of my time and energy wasted for nothing.
Response: The item was listed on Reverb specifically for You and we notified You and were on the phone with You as we went live with the listing so You could grab it. We specifically asked You, if You were ready to proceed, after you said Yes we listed, But then You continued to haggle and were told that the item was in two other peoples carts. Then someone bought it out from under you. I'm sorry but we tried very hard to work with You, and patiently explained our policies multiple times. We tried, sometimes things just don't work out. Thank You Matt

Christopher Frakes: Great selection of instruments, equipment, and accessories. Matt and co. are knowledgeable, kind, and a delight to chat with. Hands down the best music store in the area!
Response: Thank You Chris!

muscle man: action music is a really good store. the people that work there are all super nice and welcoming. i gotta come back here one day. also the location is very nice considering its right next to a record store and a recording studio
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Shawn Hatfield: Always a good time. Thank you guys for the Orange cab this time. I usually get vintage fuzz pedals here. Great selection of instruments, amps, fx, and other music goodies!

10. Atomic Music

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628 reviews
Atomic Music
Prices
4.7
Product Quality
4.7
Services
4.8
Customer service
4.7
Product Variety
4.7

Address: 11011 Baltimore Ave, Beltsville, MD 20705

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 12PM Thu

Telephone: (301) 595-4190

Guy: Guitar store


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Linda Neuman: One of our favorite places! We come here just to soak in the fun atmosphere. It is like a funky museum of used guitars, amps, drums, and keyboards, with an emphasis on guitars. Stunning collection. Have bought both acoustics and electrics here. They also have lots of both acoustic and electric bass guitars.The staff is super friendly and helpful. They will always give you a good deal. You can stay as long as you like and browse the warehouse-like premises that also include rock memorabilia and posters, really fun to look at. Come see the Kiss action figures and amazing rock artwork, like the main characters from Star Wars jamming out to a live audience. This place is a one of a kind gem, a must-see for rock music buffs of all ages with all budgets.

Colin: More than I could ask for in a Music Store experience. Everyone was friendly and helpful. I brought a guitar to trade in and put the money towards the purchase of another expecting to haggle on the price. Instead I was given a great deal off the bat and they threw in a free hard shell case. Any time I’m back in this area I’ll be paying this place a visit.

Mike Workman: I was considering to buy this g-400 epi Toni Iommi edition. I was skeptical at first ,the set up was horrible like it never was played. One of the tuners had a bad screw. They had their tech fix it up and it was like a different guitar. I was very pleased at the results and the price was fair for the condition and they even gave me a nice case for it. This is one of the old school misic stores left around .Nice helpful staff I RATE AT 100%

Josh Hess: I visited for my first time today and traded a few guitars I didn’t play for a really nice guitar. I couldn’t have asked for a more helpful people and satisfying experience. They were extremely fair on my trades and they have great prices on the gear in the store. Although I’m about 90 minutes away, they’ve earned a customer for life. 🤘

Mike Morse: I highly recommend this business. All the employees are polite and they are conscientious about making sure everyone is being helped. I brought gear in to sell and I was happy with the pricing of what I brought in. If I was still actively playing music , Atomic Music would be a good place to check out. I don't live in the area ,so it is a long drive for me but seems worth the drive. One more thing. Every time I have called them, people answering the phone are super helpful. A+ service A+ value A+ overall. !!!!

Tj Tj: My favorite place!They are the absolute best.Whatever u want, They make it happen

Kathryn Medland: I can't say enough good things. Lots of inventory, incredibly helpful and friendly staff. I see why everyone I asked recommended this place!

Daniel Tana: I’ve been shopping for guitars and other gear at Atomic music for 20 years now, and they’ve never let me down. If you want a guitar, bass, amp, etc. and don’t want to spend a fortune on something new, you absolutely can’t beat them for used gear. They guarantee everything they sell used so if you have a problem with it, they’ll take it back within 30 days. They also have a great buy back policy so if you’re someone like me who’s slowly upgraded to nicer instruments over the years, you know you’ll get a good price selling back a guitar that you bought there if you want to upgrade it a few years later. I recently found what would have been a 400ish dollar Marshall combo amp there tagged at $219, played it in store, and walked out with it for an even better price. Unbelievable. I’m just saying, it’s worth a trip or a call/email to them if you’re looking for something specific, and you can find some great stuff if you have time to browse around their inventory. So before you go to Guitar Center or whatever, check them out. You’ll be supporting an awesome and vital local/regional business and you’ll probably find a really good deal too!

Ed Gallagher: Great Store and team. Brought in a bunch of lefty Guitars and Helix Floor. Got a great and fair price! They are the best!

J C: I visited to sell some music gears. They’re pretty big and had lots of varieties at the store! Staff were so kind and friendly. If you’re looking into buying instruments or selling them, you should definitely check Atomic Music for sure!!:)

11. Ludwick's House Of Violin

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92 reviews
Ludwick's House Of Violin
Prices
5
Product Quality
5
Services
5
Customer service
5
Product Variety
5

Address: 11201 Healy St, Silver Spring, MD 20902

Schedule: Closes soon ⋅ 9PM ⋅ Opens 9AM Thu

Telephone: (301) 412-3758

Guy: Musical instrument store


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Nick Spak: I brought my grandfather's cello in for complete refurbishing. It hadn't been played (or playable) in decades. This special instrument was built in the late 1800s and traveled all around the world. Thanks to Zev, it's fully restored and playing beautifull again. He did a fantastic job and for a good price. Highly recommend.
Response: Thanks so much for your kind words and for trusting me with your Grandfather's Cello! May it bring you many years of Joy and wonderful memories! Please don't hesitate to keep in touch, all the best, Z.Z. Ludwick

John K: This review is long overdue. First, ZZ responded promptly to a panicked call from a new customer when our son's cello broke a string just before his first lesson with a new private instructor. He arranged a pre-class appointment on a Sunday morning, replaced the strings, and worked twenty minutes of magic on a ¾ size rented cello. Months later, as our son grew and improved, ZZ worked with us on the purchase of a beautiful full-size instrument, bow, and hardcase. His workshop and his obvious joy and pride in his work are amazing. ZZ is great and we wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone who will listen. Thank you!
Response: Thanks so much John for your kindness, I know I told you but it is very special how you as a parent are so supportive of your child’s musical journey! May you all reap many rewards from your support! Please don’t hesitate to keep in touch, all the best, Z.Z. Ludwick

Jim and Katie Coolbaugh: Arriving from Malaysia for a long COVID-delayed visit to the U.S., one of my priorities was to get my old cello assessed and repaired. Based on both location (Silver Spring) and others' reviews, I landed on Ludwick's House of Violin and it proved to be a good decision. Mr. Ludwick tapped and prodded the cello and quickly diagnosed its repair needs (open seams, a crack in the wood, new bridge, etc.). He discussed my options, their pros and cons, and prices and laid out a workplan, calling me twice as new issues emerged to discuss options once again. Amazingly, the lengthy list was accomplished in 72 hours and I was off with a revived cello and brand new case (to replace the 1960s vintage dinosaur I arrived with). I highly recommend him for your luthier needs.
Response: Thanks so much for your kindness and trust! It’s been an honor working on your vintage Cello, and please don’t hesitate to keep in touch! All the best, Z.Z. Ludwick

Gloria Plawner: I needed a local violin pro STAT so my daughter could have her lessons! I found ZZ and he fixed our violin so quickly and thoroughly. He even found an issue that was making it difficult for my daughter to learn and play her violin that no one else had told us. As he fixed it right on the spot, he even taught us about the violin and helped us to understand and respect it much more! Now I want to learn how to play!!!! I can't wait to go back! Highly recommend!
Response: Thanks Gloria for your kindness! It is my pleasure to be of help and let me know when you are ready for YOUR special Violin! All the best, Z.Z. Ludwick

Robert Woodburn: Meeting Ludwick was a treat. A luthier artist is hard to find. I needed an emergency repair for my son’s cello with a broken neck. (The cello not the son). Ludwick met me spur of the moment late in the evening and did a full evaluation on the spot. He pointed out seams, the nut and bridge that all needed work and he also recommended cleaning the whole instrument. Also added a set of spirocore strings and made it a new sound post. It was ready for pickup in only a few days. Enough time for some practice before his lesson. Everything was done meticulously. What an incredible difference. The sound is gorgeous and doubled in volume. The sound post added huge resonance. Truly a masterwork. These photos don’t do justice. And I wish I had the before pictures. It looks 20 years younger, not dark and dingy anymore. (The cello, not the son)
Response: Thanks so much for your kindness! I am so happy to have been a help to your son and his Cello! Please don’t hesitate to keep in touch, all the best, Z.Z. Ludwick

Christian Aquino: Came in to get some work done on my violin during Memorial Day. I had no prior knowledge of having to make an appointment and Z.Z. still took me in and took care of my violin. Despite unfortunate events that delayed me from picking up my violin at the scheduled time (later the same day), he was very understanding and adaptable to my situation. Very knowledgeable and taught me a few things as well. Would 100% recommend and come back for future repairs/services.
Response: Thanks so much for your kindness! I am so glad I was able to be of help.. please don’t hesitate to keep in touch, all the best and enjoy your Violin, Z.Z.

Timothy Hong: I stopped by to get a set of replacement strings for my cello. ZZ identified several major issues with my cello and fixed them all very quickly, while still working within my limited budget. I was amazed how different my cello sounded after I got it back, it rings so much more clearly and sounds like a much more youthful version of itself. I really appreciated ZZ’s down to earth nature and willingness to work with me. I’ll definitely be back for any future needs!
Response: Thanks so much Timothy for your trust in me and I am so pleased with the results! Please don’t hesitate to keep in touch, all the best, Z.Z. Ludwick

Heather Tolson: I can’t say enough about the excellent service we received from ZZ!! My daughter had an upcoming recital and the strings on her student viola broke about 5 days before. Not only was he open on a Sunday he was able to accommodate us quickly and with such kindness. We contacted him late on Saturday and had the viola repaired before noon on Sunday. He is truly passionate about what he does and I feel very fortunate that we found him. If she sticks with it, and I really hope she does, we will definitely be back for an upgrade. Thank you again ZZ!!
Response: My pleasure to be of help! Thanks so much for your kind words and for letting me be a part of your Daughter’s musical journey! Please don’t hesitate to keep in touch, all the best, Z.Z. Ludwick

Rachel Pike: We had my spouse’s violin worked on by Z.Z. Ludwick and he did a fantastic job. He was very professional, informative and got the job done very quickly. The location of his house of violin is amazing as well. You can tell Z.Z. puts a lot of care and love into every task he takes on. My spouse and I highly recommend Ludwick’s House of Violin.
Response: Thanks so much Rachel for your kind words and for trusting me with the Violin! I absolutely am blessed and love what I do, and I am so grateful that shows!Please don’t hesitate to keep in touch, all the best, Z.Z. Ludwick

Maria Cowen: Beautiful source of violins, if you're looking to buy from beginner instruments to advanced. I bought mine recently and I absolutely love it! If you need repairs or upgrades for any stringed instrument, this is also the place to do it, as ZZ (the owner) is very very skilled and knowledgeable.
Response: Thanks so much Maria for your kindness! I hope you have many amazing experiences with your new Violin! Please don’t hesitate to keep in touch, all the best, Z.Z. Ludwick

12. Guitar Center

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472 reviews
Guitar Center
Prices
4.2
Product Quality
4.3
Services
4.2
Customer service
4.2
Product Variety
4.2

Address: 6272 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22044

Schedule: Closes soon ⋅ 9PM ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (703) 533-8500

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S Tuck: I'm a musician that plays drums, keys, guitar, DJs, and does music production. I literally went to ALL departments there and was in the store 3 hours. NO ONE asked if I needed any assistance. The employees are very lazy here and just relaxing the whole time doing nothing. The keyboard room had one amp (used at that)...what a joke. They definitely lack equipment. I usually buy my equipment from Guitar Center, just not this location. Somebody just missed out on a huge commission as I had to buy a bunch of stuff for a church.
Response: Hello, Thank you for messaging us. I apologize for the inconvenience and the poor service you experienced at the Seven Corners store. We will look into this to correct these problems and to see that the necessary improvements are made. It is important to know, that we appreciate your business. Please email us at yourvoice@guitarcenter.com if you need any further assistance and we will reach out to see that you are properly taken care of. Thanks!

Nate Fields: Spencer did a good job giving me all the info I needed over the phone. Came in the next day found what I was looking for I think it was even less than Spencer mentioned. Dennis hooked me up with what I needed and there was no snickering, drama, or stress. Guitar center seems different now.

Steve Williams: Rented amp [Hot Rod] for the 2nd time for Kidd Funkadelic. Crew there were polite and courteous. the amp performed well but most of all they were quick

Mike Clemens: Wouldn't throw in a whammy bar and pick up selector knob from a scratch and dent guitar missing those items. Also refused to negotiate price after telling me I'd have to buy the bar & knob separately. This is why people rag on corporate. My local shop owner would've happily included the missing items.
Response: Mike, Thank you for messaging us. I apologize for the inconvenience and the poor service you experienced at this location. We will look into this to get this problem corrected and try to see that the necessary improvements are made. It is important to know, we really appreciate your business. Please email us at yourvoice@guitarcenter.com if you need any further assistance and we will follow up to see that you are properly taken care of. Thanks!

Jason R.: Awesome store. Very courteous staff. I had pick ups installed in my guitar. Excellent work & they were completed before the estimated time.

Emily Reid Campbell: This place is huge. Pictures don’t do it justice. There is a large open “main” area devoted primarily to guitars and accessories and sound systems and sheet music and whatnot. Off this main area there are many additional spaces with all sorts of cool stuff in various adjoining rooms, halls, alcoves, and other curious display areas of varying size and shape. Acoustic gets its own special room with a door and everything that you can access at the back of the main area—I didn’t go inside because it looked a bit too exclusive for me and too dangerous for my little kids to go near of course, but if you’re looking for acoustic stuff you’ll probably love it. You’ll also look really cool going inside. Other areas and offerings: a huge drum section filled with drums and drum stuff and related accessories and all sorts of things that I have never even seen or heard of because I do not play drums, all located in a large room/additional area just to the right of the entrance as you walk in the store from the parking lot (with potentially more spaces located off of that first “drum area,”—I didn’t venture that far in). Another several adjoining areas off the main space are similarly dedicated to pianos, keyboards, and synthesizer type stuff. Further back into the distant corners adjoining piano land, you’ll find another room or two full of speakers, amps, and all sorts of sound systems and devices for DJs and sound engineers and audiophiles of any sort. I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a secret entrance to another realm entirely back there, with dancing elves playing trumpets and harps and accordions and other strange creatures of that sort, given how many corners and alcoves and sections they had there already. It’s pretty cool. On the other side of the store I saw additional rooms and areas for music lessons and rentals and a few other doors to miscellaneous realms of musical store excitement. I’ll have to check that side out next time. You get the idea. This place is BIG. In fact, the “main” area alone is as large or larger than the entire square footage of the few other guitar center locations I’ve seen before. Granted: size is not the primary determinant of quality, especially not for specialty stores of this sort. But if you need music equipment, this is a good bet. It’s a cool place overall and makes me want to learn more about everything there and maybe learn to play a few more instruments in the future. I don’t have enough experience to comment extensively on the quality of their actual stock or their prices in comparison to other stores. But they have a TON of stuff there for musicians and DJs and sound engineers and audiophiles and anyone else seeking musical instruments and music related goods. And they do price match other stores, so if you find something cheaper at another store they’ll give you that price (up to 45 days after purchase, with some exceptions of course). As for customer service and sales and whatnot: I have only purchased one thing from them thus far, but my experience was positive and the sales process was smooth and nicely handled. Overall, the sales associates are nice and unobtrusive. They’re not necessarily going to greet you enthusiastically when you walk in, or even greet you at all. They’re probably not going to ask you if you need help right away either, or perhaps at any point, and they’re almost certainly NOT going to follow you around the store just to see if you need help later. If you need or want all that, this might not be your type of place. Personally, I prefer this approach. They’re there and quite helpful if you need them, but otherwise they’ll let you explore and do your thing. If/when you do need them, they’re happy to help. Just ask. It works. I’m a fan.
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Todd L: I like the store a lot it has percussion and the staff is friendly got a decent choice of ancillary services and boxes and supplies and you got a national system behind you
Response: Thank you for your feedback. We really appreciate your comments and are glad to hear you were pleased with the service you received.

Luan Nguyen: I stopped by this store to purchase 2 bose L1 pro 8, the first one is ok but the second one when I open everything very dirty and the power cord is already opened, look like they sold the open box for me with the price of the new one.

Alice Hawkins (Alice Queen): Ordered a guitar, came broken. No problem Ordered it again, came broken and late. No problem. Ordered a 3rd time, the guitar never came, no one called me to tell me anything, management was aware but didn't offer anything to make up for it. I had to ask.. Nothing. Will not do business with Guitar Center again. Amazon from now on. On the bright side everyone was polite.

Jacob Ferguson: This place has *excellent* customer service. I had somewhat of an emergency and needed a small tan windscreen for my Countryman mic. Jim Hodges called almost every music store in town and finally we figured something out. Thank you so much to Jim Hodges and Guitar Center.

13. Black Notes LLC

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Black Notes LLC
Prices
2.9
Product Quality
2.9
Services
3
Customer service
2.9
Product Variety
2.9

Address: 2205 Taylor St NE, Washington, DC 20018

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM Thu

Telephone: (202) 635-7176

Guy: Music store


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teddy misganaw: Dope.These guys have everything you need for a creative session or a full on recording. Comfortable atmosphere, almost like your working in your room, but professional enough to master your sound.

14. Music & Arts

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54 reviews
Music & Arts
Prices
4.2
Product Quality
4.1
Services
4.1
Customer service
4.1
Product Variety
4.1

Address: 12274 Rockville Pike Suite K, Rockville, MD 20852

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 12PM Thu

Telephone: (301) 881-6440

Guy: Music store


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Sean O'Brien: They were happy to take my money for an online order for an "in stock" item. Five days later, wondering why my item hasn't shipped, I call to find out it's on backorder, and has been the entire time. Now it will take up to a week to get my money returned to me. I hope. The call center rep I spoke to had no idea about musical instruments at all, which says to me it's just a contractor in another country, and hopefully the rep's word about cancelling my order is better than the website's inventory counter. This has been a very sketchy and discouraging first and last transaction with this company. Luckily my credit card company will make sure this is taken care of, but I would avoid any online purchases with this vendor.
Response: Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. We are sorry to hear you did not have a good experience at this location. We would like to get a better understanding of how we can improve. Please give us a call at 888-731-5396.

Kyle Chang: Ordered a Kawai digital piano here in March and was told the piano would be delivered in May. Called the customer service several times in June and July and was told there would be additional delay and in early August, we were told the order was cancelled. Nobody contacted us when the order was cancelled. If we had not called, we would have not known that. The store said there is a new model and promised it would be delivered in 2-3 weeks so I placed a new order. We called them today to check the status but were told we need to wait another 2 months. We were also told there is nothing they can do and there is no manager that can address the issue. Very disappointed with the business.

Roy Kaufmann: The in-store staff is good. Responsive and knowledgeable. But, do not enter into any contracts that involve monthly payments. Their accounting and posting are terrible and you end up spending time helping them do their own bookkeeping. We were on a monthly rental and went into upgrade. At the store, we paid our current monthly payment. The person at the store, Jessie, processed the payment but mentioned that her point-of-sale system couldn't generate a receipt. But, no problem. The payment was reflected on our credit card statement. We started getting letters about that missed payment. We even went back to the store, in person, and Jessie remembered the earlier scenario and she was kind enough to telephone their accounting department, in our presence, and tell them we were all paid up. But, more letters came. Then they referred us to a Collections agency (this was a $37 payment). We called their customer service and they gave us a separate number to speak with their accounting department. We were sternly told to email them proof of payment, which we did immediately. No word back. To this day. No apology. No confirmation that they reversed their erroneous credit reporting. Just abysmal.

Gabby Perez: This store is FANTASTIC, excellent customer service received by Daniel, Brett, and Morgan! They helped me find everything I needed to get my ukulele and all its necessary accessories. Also, very impressive selection of books-- ready to play Christmas songs for the family this year :)

TKM: I’m adult that is learning piano — Kathy is such a GREAT piano teacher. Knowledgeable, extremely nice, explains everything (and I need it, knew next to nothing), and teach much more then playing the piano- she explains about composers, interesting facts, music composing. I enjoy her classes a lot. Class goes by so fast. I am always learning something new- piano and music in general. I will listen to music differently now (also during movies;)). She feels how you need to be teached. Lots of experience

Monica Faucette: Although this is a chain, it is a welcoming and reliable music store. They have an excellent rental/rent to own program for school band students. The staff is generally knowledgeable and always helpful and friendly. They have a nice selection of sheet music and books for different instruments. If this review was helpful, please "like."

Troy Raines: Elizabeth was wonderful, she helped my daughter with trading her 1/4 size cello for a 1/2 cello. She went as far as finding a song in a book my knew, to help her practice and get used to the new cello. She spent a fair amount of time with my daughter, and then afterwords helped my daughter with a bass guitar and helped her try one out. After we decided to purchase one, she helped us find the right amp and cord for our needs. The store staff has always been pleasant, and is why we decided to go to that store again. However Elizabeth went above and beyond expectations and when we left there was a smile on my daughters face.

Judith Davis: I got excellent advice and service about restringing my guitar. Everyone was friendly, helpful, and the job was done quickly and was ready on time.

Lambent Dawn: Been taking classes here for a few weeks. I really enjoy learning guitar! Don't let age stop you :)

Lisa Federer: I have been taking lessons here for almost a year. My teacher is great and I’ve learned a lot but I cannot believe how badly their billing is run. My teacher frequently misses lessons so over the course of the year there have been about 15 times I’ve not had a lesson I was scheduled for. I was still charged for all of these lessons and now they owe me over $600 that I paid for lessons I never had. I’ve talked to people in the store multiple times and they’ve said they’re working on it, but it’s been nearly a month. I’ve written to their corporate help desk and my email was ignored. Honestly I don’t know what else to do at this point besides maybe legal action? Anyway, while I really like my teacher, I would advise anyone else to avoid this place like the plague because of their super shady billing practices

15. Potter Violins

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197 reviews
Potter Violins
Prices
4.7
Product Quality
4.8
Services
4.7
Customer service
4.7
Product Variety
4.7

Address: 7711 Eastern Ave NW, Takoma Park, MD 20912

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Tue

Telephone: (301) 652-7070

Guy: Violin shop


Review: "A suberb music shop for all your stringed instrument needs."

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Raquel Duran: I took my son and his violin tutor to Potter Violins in July, and we were so pleased with their service. Our appointment started on time, and the young man that took care of us was extremely informative and kind. He even posed for a photo with my son. To top it all off, we received a thank you note in the mail and an itemized receipt for the violin we purchased, so we could insure it properly. This is hands down the best place to buy an instrument, and I will definitely be patronizing this business again.
Response: Thanks for your review, Raquel!! We are so glad you and your son had a great experience. Please let us know if you ever need anything, and we look forward to your next visit!

Kimberly Orrico: We had a wonderful experience purchasing a violin here - Yan was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable and really took the time to help our son find the right violin for him. We're so pleased with both the violin and the entire process. We would definitely recommend this shop to anyone.
Response: Thanks so much for your review, Kimberly! So glad you found the perfect violin.

Lisa De Vasquez: Been in and out off Potter for more than a 10+years. Always great customer service, great violin and cello selections+ and reasonable pricing and rental options. Great place!
Response: Hi Lisa! We're so thankful to have you as a client! Looking forward to seeing you again soon, and thanks for your review!

Jihea Choi: Potter Violins consistently exceeds expectations in every way. The sales staff is professional, immensely knowledgeable and always guides me to the right solution for both my own professional performance needs, and those of my students. The repair staff is masterful in their work, and I have never had a single bad experience. I am also grateful for all of the behind-the-scenes work that Potter Violins have provided in bridging the gap on equity issues. I fully recommend this shop to all of my friends and colleagues.
Response: Thanks so much, Jihea!! We really appreciate your review and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Cathy Stewart: Rob Wood once again worked his magic on one of my instruments. My teaching violin was making some horrible sounds and Rob found the problem, fixed it, as well as tweaked a few other things. The violin sounds great and plays better than it ever has. I am delighted to be able to take my instruments to a repairman I can completely trust. I highly recommend Rob and Potters. Many thanks to Dalton Potter, his wonderful shop, and his commitment to excellence.

Alanah Cunningham: I am always very pleased with the service here! I purchased my professional viola here three years ago and I am extremely happy with it! I get complements all the time and I love the sound I am able to produce. Jim Kelly was extremely helpful in the process of finding the right instrument for me. I purchased a bow last year that I am very happy with aswell. Rehairs are very quick if you call ahead to schedule in advance. Only takes an hour or so. Just brought my viola in to fix a buz that came from normal wear and tear on my older instrument. They were very helpful in glueing the crack that came open. My viola sounds great... No more buzz! You can tell everyone at Potters is very passionate about instruments and they work hard to find the right match for you as an individual. In addition to great service and selection they are located in a beautiful historic house. I would recommend Potters to all levels of string players!!

Antonio Robles: There is no better place for string instrument purchase or rentals than Potter’s! Everyone is extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly! The instrument quality is outstanding. My daughter has been playing for a long time and I’ve had nothing but amazing service. Thank you!!!
Response: Thanks so much, Antonio! Glad to be of service! Hope to see you both in again soon.

Tanya Anisimova: I am always delighted to come back here for my students' needs. The staff is very welcoming and very knowledgeable. I like the way they take care of our needs. Recommend Potter Violins with full assuredness.
Response: Thank you so much, Tanya! Always glad to assist!

Anna Seitzer: A suberb music shop for all your stringed instrument needs. Very knowledgeable staff and good selection of quality instruments to suit spectrum of budgets. >
Response: Thank you so much, Anna!

Margaret Keefe: I’m a senior who returned to playing violin a few years ago after a 50 year hiatus! I feel ready to upgrade my student violin so today I met with Yan at Potter’s rentals department. I’m so pleased with Yan’s great help in securing the exact right upgrade for me. I highly recommend Yan and Potters rental plan. It’s a no pressure honest environment. I’m hoping to purchase an instrument but I have to evaluate a trigger finger issue that I have before making the buying plunge. I’m very happy to share my great experience. Thank you Yan.
Response: Thanks so much for your review, Margaret! We are so glad Yan found a great violin for you. Please feel free to reach out any time if you need anything!

16. Jordan Kitt's Music

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174 reviews
Jordan Kitt's Music
Prices
4.7
Product Quality
4.7
Services
4.8
Customer service
4.7
Product Variety
4.7

Address: 8500 Lee Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22031

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (703) 573-6070

Guy: Piano store


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Eric Kelley: An opportunity came up in my life to have the piano I wanted. The Yamaha C-3 grand piano. I inquired with Jordan Kitts Music. They advised me that they had a C-3 and gave me an overview of the instrument. I decided to look at the instrument in the store. Brad, the store manager and associate Kenny both greeted me and showed me the instrument. As I was introducing myself to the instrument, they answered all my questions about the instrument, the store, their service and technicians, and also offered suggestions due to the model of the instrument of what I could do with it in the future. They allowed me to spend time by myself with the instrument where I was able to sit and play to get a real sense of the instrument. Naturally, we talked about music and pianos, where they showed me some new instruments. While outside my ability to afford, this allowed me to experience instruments I’ve never played before and gave me a lot of appreciated knowledge and insight about these new instruments. They had a wealth of information and knowledge about pianos, their inventory, and music generally. It was clear that they understood pianists. This gave me confidence about purchasing the C-3 from Jordan Kitts. They spent a lot of time and attention to what I wanted. They also understood how important this purchase was for me. After about a week of preparation of the piano, it was delivered promptly at 11am. The delivery was seamless, and the movers took great care bringing the instrument in the house and setting it up. I have to say that I am extremely satisfied working with Jordan Kitts to find the instrument I wanted. It is also clear to me that they have a strong relationship with the community which, as a musician, is also important for me. Outstanding experience!

J M: Kenny at JKM Fairfax Store has my highest recommendation! I met Kenny first at JKM piano roadshow at Costco before the pandemic, then again when I resumed my piano search at JKM Fairfax early 2022. As a classically trained pianist, Kenny demonstrated and shared his view of different pianos. He patiently answered my questions and gave me time to evaluate options. When I narrowed down to 2 options, he and manager Brad checked availability and best pricing to help me with my decision. I never felt rushed in my decision. They are more my trusted advisors than sales. The piano was ready for delivery in 1 months instead of 3 months as originally expected. The crew lead Vick confirmed a 2hr time frame the day before delivery. The crew (Vick+2) was on time even with rain and set the piano up in 30mins. Thanks to Kenny, Brad, Vick and JKM for making my piano search journey memorable. You have delivered happiness to many homes, kids and parents that would be appreciated for a lifetime.

Morgan Witthoft: Super friendly and knowledgeable staff. Absolutely gorgeous pianos. If for some un fathomable reason your home doesn’t yet have a premium piano you must have a look at the pianos at J Kitt’s Music.

Vickie Carlson: Manager Brad Prentice at the Fairfax location graciously helped me choose a new digital piano to replace an old one. He showed me the features of many models and guided me to just the right one for my needs. I am very happy with it and glad to be playing again on my new Roland HP702. Thank you Jordan Kitts Music.

MrDcrules: Brad Prentice and the Jordan Kitts Fairfax store are world class. They let the client experience the different models on their own, but also are very helpful in guiding the purchase decision and can help people understand the intricacies and capabilities of the various pianos. Highly recommended!

Jay Song: Akeem was incredibly helpful and followed up with us multiple times after our first inquiry. We were originally planning to purchase from another competitor but ended up going with Akeem as he was much more responsive. When JKM's delivery partners couldn't schedule a time for us, Brad single handedly came and hand delivered us a the Yamaha Piano (and it was heavy af) Overall, nice guys and great service.

Dana Varona: We had a wonderful experience buying our new Yamaha baby grand piano from Brad at the Fairfax location! I’m a local music teacher, and since piano isn’t my main instrument, we couldn’t justify spending an large amount of money on this purchase. Brad was extremely respectful of my budget and offered a substantial music teacher discount on a great instrument. Where other stores told me my budget was too low or didn’t return my inquiry, Brad was in touch right away with several options. He was also extremely accommodating of my schedule and limitations with a baby in tow. In the end, we were able to purchase the instrument we wanted for a reasonable price and with tremendous ease. The delivery crew was spectacular and set up the piano quickly and with utmost care, which was very much appreciated. Can’t recommend highly enough - this is a wonderful company deserving of your business!

Kyle Buschbacher: Very professional every step of the way. Brad took very good care of me by giving me time to try the different pianos out in the showroom, showing the different grand piano options for my budget, and giving me thorough explanations and answers to my questions. Very easy process for buying and the delivery team was awesome! They got my 5'8" baby grand piano up 3 flights of stairs and ensured they put it exactly where I wanted it. I definitely recommend to anyone looking to buy a new or used piano.

John Mastarone: I recently purchased a digital piano, a CLP-685 from the Fairfax location, with Meera's help. I came in knowing that I wanted to make some kind of purchase, with two basic ideas of what I might want---one being what Wirecutter recommended, a Yamaha model the store didn't carry, and the other being what Simone Dinnerstein recommended in the WSJ in 2013, an AvantGrand N2. Meera pointed me towards the CLP line, and I decided I wanted to try the higher-end 685, which Meera said felt / sounded in some ways obviously better than other CLP models. I didn't try lesser models, but was very happy with the sound and touch of the 685. I also tried two different AvantGrand models, which did not to me seem enormously better than the 685. The AvantGrand models were more expensive than the CLP, and I decided to purchase it after that first visit to the store. Before the visit, Meera was very responsive over email and accommodating of my requested appt times. I felt safe while in the store due to the virus precautions that were being made, and during the tryouts, Meera was helpful in describing the differences between any piano I asked about / tried out. Since the model I requested was in stock I was able to then get it delivered quickly, and have had no problems with the piano since.

Lisa Brackenbury: I definitely recommend Jordan Kitt's if you're interested in purchasing a piano. They have a wonderful selection and Brad Prentice is super knowledgeable, friendly, and super responsive via texts and e-mail. (He'll even let you sit and play for a few hours while you decide.) I ended up going with the Yamaha AvantGrand Hybrid N3X and it's incredible. I LOVE mine! You won't be sorry you visited Jordan Kitt's. Just put a bug in their ear to open a location closer to Ashburn/Herndon/Leesburg! (The location in Fairfax is fairly painful to drive to.)

17. Jordan Kitt's Music

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Jordan Kitt's Music
Prices
5
Product Quality
5
Services
5
Customer service
5
Product Variety
5

Address: 11726 Parklawn Dr, Rockville, MD 20852

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10AM Thu

Telephone: (301) 770-9081

Guy: Piano store


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Julie Pertman: We had a wonderful experience at Jordan Kitt's. Tom helped us to select the right piano for our family. We were so pleased to get a newer "used" piano that will be in our family for many more years.

Nicole Kim: I was looking for a specific Yamaha piano and called Jordan Kitt’s music, because I remembered my parents buying a piano from them seventeen years ago. Fortunately, the Rockville location had the exact piano that arrived a day before my call. This felt meant to be! I came in the next day and met with Tom Grace. Tom answered all my questions and gave me a great price. Now my daughter and I get to enjoy our beautiful piano for many years to come. Thank you Tom and Jordan Kitt’s Music!

Stefanie Miller: Wonderful experience and wonderful piano!! Our family lives in Washington, DC and recently decided to get a piano for our home with two little kiddos. I perused the inventory online and reached out to the shop to inquire about a piano I saw that looked like it might be just the right fit for our needs. Tom responded to my inquiry very quickly, and we were able to set up an in-person appointment that upcoming weekend. Tom showed us the piano I first inquired about and a few others. We ended up purchasing the piano I saw online - a beautiful, used Kawai baby grand - which was promptly delivered to our home a few days later. All in all a wonderful experience. And our house has been filled with music - and some toddler key slamming - ever since!

Victoria Ou: A super friendly, informative, and easy experience! I went into the store knowing I'd be looking at digital pianos, but had no idea about the brands or the differences between them. Tom showed me around and told me about which ones are most popular and who tends to buy which types, which was super helpful :) They also delivered the piano very quickly and were able to accommodate my restricted schedule, so I was very pleased with the experience. I would definitely recommend!

Dave: We bought a beautiful digital piano for a great price. We are excited to embark on the path of learning to play. After my interactions with the staff at Jordan Kitt's I have the impression that this is a business and a place of music that has integrity.

Mengchuan Li: If you are looking for a place to purchase a piano, look no further. I have played acoustic piano for over twenty years and recently moved to this area, needing a digital piano to meet my specific needs. The pianos here are of high quality, and with a great variety of selections. I enjoyed as much time as I needed to try the different pianos. Mr. Andy Carignan was extremely knowledgable and resourceful, and went out of the way to make sure I find the exact right one. He patiently answered all my questions in detail, without any pressure. I was so much more educated about digital piano than before I walked into the store. I can't thank you enough! Did I mention that Andy plays the piano so beautifully and gracefully? Be sure to hear it.

Teresa Bowers: My new Clavinova 765GP is wonderful - amazing like playing an acoustic grand! Tom was very helpful throughout the process, answering all my questions promptly and arranging delivery. Victor and his partner were thorough and experienced in setting up the piano. I highly recommend Jordan Kitt's - very professional and great to work with.

Elizabeth Christian: Love my new Roland Digital piano and the excellent service provided by my sales consultant, Andy Carignan and the gentlemen who delivered it and set it up. Jordan Kitt's Music is an excellent place to buy a piano!

Mary Linda Mills: My husband and I own and Yamaha Conservatory Grand and we wanted a new Disklavier ENSPIRE system installed so we called Andy at Jordan Kitts Music and he ordered it but the supply chain broke down what with COVID-19 and we had to wait a year on it! Well, as soon as it came in, Andy called and Jeremy came to install it and 'what a wonder he was!!!" so professional and knowledgeable about Yamaha piano's and Disklavier systems and how to operate them in the home with computers for videos and audio equipment included. He explained how to set up our phones, and we did, he explained how I could rehearse with earphones and not disturb the family (I'm a pianist) and he made the whole overall processes seem simple. What a delightful wizard! We are 'happy like birds' with our experience and will stay with Jordan Kitt's Music for all our piano and entertainment needs. Thank You!

Jonathan Walker: I wanted to go with a local vendor since I needed to verify some details about the newest line of Yamaha Clavinovas. Thomas was extremely helpful, researched some facts I needed, and was always very staightforward, honest, and professional. Delivery was smooth. Highly recommend this shop.

18. Music & Arts

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33 reviews
Music & Arts
Prices
4.1
Product Quality
4.2
Services
4.1
Customer service
4.1
Product Variety
4.1

Address: 6418 Springfield Plaza, Springfield, VA 22150

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM Thu

Telephone: (703) 451-0875

Guy: Music store


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Chris Simpson: I was only stopping by so my son could try different electric guitars to figure out which one he liked. Clay (store manager) was very helpful, knowledgeable, and congenial talking about all of the different makes and sounds. He pulled a couple of guitars down and let my son try them out. No pressure tactics was a relief here. Clay is great person to deal with if you are interested in purchasing a musical instrument. Definitely a 5 star referral in the future. Thank you, Clay! My son is very happy with his guitar.

Angeline Ignacio: i went in hoping to buy some guitar strings, and i got so much more. i’m new to playing guitar so i don’t know anything about buying strings. there was a guy there (i’m so sad i didn’t catch his name!) who gave me the run down and told me so many things about guitar strings without giving off “salesman” vibes. it was a genuine sharing of information to a newbie and it was so kind. thanks so much y’all!

Mélanie BLAKELY: Went there to buy new strings for my guitar and received great advice from Logan. He also explained me how to change them myself. Highly recommend this store.

Francis L.: I’ve had 3 guitars re-strung at this M&A and this place is always on point every time. Logan did a very good job. Very reliable and the work is pro level. Highly recommend this place for your guitar needs. See Logan.

Lloyd Smith: If you rent and instrument and say it's for your child, then it's one price. If you say it's for an adult, it's different price. There's no way for them to verify or enforce this. I refuse to support such an asinine policy, thus I'll give them this 1 star review. All I'm asking for is common sense. 🤷‍♂️🤣

Justin Paschalides: The staff are so diverse here and able to handle everything. There is so many instruments, rental policies, and sales methods they are aware of. Every time I have come in knowing of a certain product or service I would need, they would respond right away! The piano lessons are are also amazing!

Antonio Jackson: Visited the store on 12/28/18 to inquire about the cost of setting up a new violin that I purchased elsewhere for my son. As soon as I walked in the store I was greeted by Shane willingness to assist. I was informed that sometimes the instrument would have to sent out depending on the repair (oh no) but he would take a look. After fully making an assessment of the new violin, Shane commented that it only needed to be tuned, and that it would be at no cost. In addition, Shane fully walked me through the process (fine tuner, I had no clue—lol) of tunning it just right. I want to say that I appreciate the great customer service, and will be patronizing the store in the near future!

oZ wizard of: I came in with my BB RICH electric guitar and Logan helped me fix my guitar. He demonstrated a level of expertise and mastery in guitar knowledge that appeared unmatched. I showed my guitar to other stores and they couldn't figure out how to fix this complex piece of machinery, but Logan was a genius and fixed my problem and was very patient . I can't think of any other store I would go to for my guitars . I can only wish I could give more than 5 stars .

Andrew Dollar: I took my guitar in because the input jack and a knob were loose. They were really friendly and fixed the input jack while I was there, and took my guitar to another store to get the knob fixed, and took it back to the Springfield store. They called a couple times to update me. I didn't have to do any traveling from store to store. And when I picked it up after a couple weeks, they didn't charge me anything.

Nathaniel Lee: Great resource for children and beginning instrumentalists. Easy to find affordable parts and the store has a knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff. The selection of quality products is lacking, however, for serious or skilled musicians.

19. Gailes Violin Shop Inc

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195 reviews
Gailes Violin Shop Inc
Prices
4.7
Product Quality
4.7
Services
4.8
Customer service
4.7
Product Variety
4.7

Address: 10013 Rhode Island Ave, College Park, MD 20740

Schedule: Closed ⋅ Opens 10:30AM Thu

Telephone: (301) 474-4300

Guy: Violin shop


Review: "They have a types of musical equipment gor rental and supplies"

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Nathanael Bray (Yoshi): I had my sound post and bridge reset. Very competent, gracious and helpful staff, quick service, and a fine selection of goods, instruments, and displays all within a space that is truly inspirational.

Gautam Ramani: Amazingly helpful! They looked atOur 2 old violins and gave recommendations toHave them serviced. They let is trial a violin. Very professional. Highly recommended.

Maria Selden: Love it. When I got there a sweet lady open the door for me and immediately offer me hand sanitizer and took my temperature and welcome, after I get in another sweet young lady took care of me and my daughter's violin 🎻 and said no worries we will take care of it. Excellent service 👍. Thank You so much Gailes Violin Shop.

Sean Padden: Fantastic service. The store handled our request promptly. The instrument we rented was in great condition. I will recommend this business to any violin enthusiast.

Ann Faust: Always, wonderful service, with great quality instruments.We have been their customer for nearly a decade and always very happy with the shop and the staff.

Lisa Magnas: Very knowledgeable staff who even perform on their instruments if you ask while you wait for repairs! Mark is the best (for repairs) and helpful with instruction for best care. Fabulous staff all around! Also nice selection of items for purchase!

Jenny Cheung: Wow, I have to say I m so impressed with their customer service. Mr. Gailes is super nice and knowledgable. He was very detail in examining the violins that I asked for repair. He explained to me about all the problems with the violins and he gave me his honest professional opinion on my old violins. I was very impressed with his knowledge and professionalism. He didn't try to make money or sell me anything at all. Everyone in the shop w super nice too. I highly recommend this violin shop.

Michael Roberts: It's a shame I can only give them a 5. During corona it's by appointment only, but I was able to order (and pay) over the phone. When I went to pick up my order it had started pouring rain...but they were at the door waiting for me and ran out to my car to give me my merchandise, keeping me completely dry. Above and beyond. Wow! (All my other dealings with the store have also been excellent.)

Sandra Guzman: PLEASE, PLEASE be ware of this place! I am being taken to court foe violin that was rented, paid and return for more than eight years ago. I kept the receipt for two years and got rid of. Now I have a court date for a violin that was long retuned and is now my word against there. STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE! or keep your receipt forever.

md1234 account: Honestly the best experience I have ever had at any store. Bill is an expert luthier who wants music to be affordable and attainable, the team their could not be kinder. I talked to a number of luthiers to fix up an old cello, Bill was the only one who made sure I understood what needed to be done and made every effort to save me money. In midst of a pandemic, Gailes Violin Shop was a fresh reminder about the goodness of humans. I know that sounds dramatic for a music store but I can not say enough good things.

20. Metro Guitar Service

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Metro Guitar Service
Prices
5
Product Quality
5
Services
5
Customer service
5
Product Variety
5

Address: 775 23rd St S, Arlington, VA 22202

Telephone: (703) 371-7589

Guy: Musical instrument repair shop


Review: "Best guitar shop in Nova."

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John Cochran: Greg does a great job and has a quick turnaround time. One of the things I appreciated was how much care he took with my kids' starter guitar and bass: These were not expensive instruments ... and I can imagine some shops out there wouldn't think them worth their time ... but Greg gave them his attention and improved the playability. My kids could immediately tell the difference.

Natascha Adams: Greg did a fantastic job of fixing my guitar - the fret board was pretty badly warped, and he managed to fix it completely within 6 hours. Fairly priced, amazing service, and my guitar sounds better than it had done in years. I’ll be coming back for all guitar needs.

Brandon Kennedy: Positive: Professionalism, QualityBeen using this guy for years. Very responsive to emails and phone calls. He’s fixed my guitars on the spot multiple times while I waited. Fair prices and easy to work with. Has been and will continue to be my go to for guitar repairs, this one is a no brainer.

Dillon Rodriguez: Greg was fantastic! I had purchased a used PRS and I just couldn't solve a bad fret buzz issue on my own. Greg was responsive, and when I took it to him for a setup, he had it done in a day. The end product was incredible. My guitar now plays like it's brand new. He even aligned my volume knobs! Just a great guy and a very talented technician. Trust your guitar with Greg.

justin Dobak: Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, ValueGreg is the best guitar tech in the DMV. I have brought several high end and low end guitars to have everything from repairs to general setups. His work is always top notch. Quick and very affordable as well.

Brigid DeTreux: Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, ValueGreg is awesome! Could not recommend Metro Guitar enough. I brought in my Epiphone Les Paul Standard and J.B. Player for a string change and setup. Both feel like new! Great service and turnaround time. Will definitely be back with my other instruments.

Lord Theodore: excellent service... I had my fender strat changed with all new hardware, strings, neck straighten and retuned. Greg gave me constants updates on the progress of my guitar. Metro Guitar has very fair pricing, great experience and excellent service....

Delane Rouse: I just spent 3 hours jamming on my Ibanez (last played about 9 years ago...been sitting in my basement storage) that Greg fixed up for me. This guy just totally made my week and gave me something to do alllllll weekend. He's responsive, provides an exceptional level of hands-on service and is a top notch professional. I won't take my guitars to anyone else and that's a fact.

Steve Downs: Absolute pro. Brought my beginner guitar in for a basic setup, unsure how much difference it could make. Greg finished the work same day and at a reasonable price. When I got it home it felt like a different instrument. Will be much more enjoyable to learn with. Can't recommend highly enough.

Steven Sharp: It was easy to arrange a drop off/pick up with Greg and he made my cheap Yamaha sound much better than when I brought it in. Easy to park at the business. My guitar must have been seriously out of wack because not only does it sound much better, the adjustments made it much easier to play as well. Stopped in a second time for a quick look/setup of a brand new Fender Strat. Based on a few questions he did it while I waited and charged a very reasonable price for a basic setup. Again, Greg does excellent work and is very recommended.