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McCabes Guitar Shop

3101 Pico Boulevard

McCabe's is a musical instrument store in Santa Monica, California, opened in 1958. We specialize in acoustic and folk instruments: guitars, banjos, mandolins, dulcimers (both hammered and plucked), fiddles,psaltries, bouzoukis, sitars, ouds, ethnic percussion ... you get the idea. Also electrics and amps

All significant brands usually in stock. We sell, fix and teach, and have all the stuff that anyone would need to go with, including thousands of books and recordings. It's a nice, comfortable place to visit and try things out. Come by if you're in the area browsers and itinerant musicians welcome.


John V

Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Never heard of these guys before, but their 50 year history seemed to preceed them so...tried to set something up with them. I was interested in ordering a Guild and putting it on layaway for maybe 2 months. Louis is not very friendly. He wouldn't return my calls and claimed he was the only one there...blah blah. Real jackwagon. Make long story short, gave my local Guitar Center a call. Next morning the manager returned my call and told me that he took care of everything. New M20 would be in within 4 to 5 days. I could come in anytime and plop down 10%. I did that right there over the phone. Interesting thing is...Guitar Center doesn't carry Guild...and McCabes does. I'd avoid McCabes. They pretty much blow chunks in the customer service dept, which in this day and age is my humble opinion. Way to go Louis.

Fabien Curto Millet

Sunday, April 1, 2018
We came to this guitar shop for a show and left loving it. The staff were super friendly and the show was great - nice room for it and good sound. There was a very local and authentic feel to it all.

Elek Bacsic

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Their concerts have been one of the saving graces of living in LA for the past 40 years. We have never walked out of there disappointed. In fact, we walk out of there lit up. McCabes is a religion for many aging, progressive baby boomers. It won't get them into heaven, but it will make them happy for a while.

Ultima Rpgfaker

Thursday, March 8, 2018
McCabe's is great! I stopped in at 9pm and checked out some really nice Martin acoustic guitars. They have a great selection and they even have an open mic. Don't forget to purloin a pick on your way out the door.

Lawrence Chiu

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Bought a great ukulele here. I've always loved this place though. Friendly and knowledgeable dudes.

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