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Santa Monica - 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.


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.

Stefanosis Hansraj Singh

Monday, Feb. 26, 2018
You can pick exotic instruments from the wall and play them, and store employees won't haggle you. This place specializes in all kinds of string instruments, especially unusual stuff. I'd give 5 stars but they're kind of pricey compared to buying online.

Charles White

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Very chill music shop. Super knowledgeable too. Stop in, get a free cup of coffee, and play anything on the wall. It's awesome.

Bryan H

Monday, Jan. 8, 2018
Great place, awesome selection, horrible prices. I love supporting local shops like this one, and don't mind paying 10-20% markup. Unfortunately, McCabe's markup is more like 80-100%, so I can't justify paying $250 for an instrument that retails for $90, no matter how much I love the store.

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