My name is Gary Berdinski. In the 60s I was in a band called the Poorboys. we played our Junior High dances
and in my opinion we were pretty good. Mostly Mitch Ryder and the detroit wheels, and the Stones.
anyway i owned a Silvertone 4 pickup electric with a Silvertone twin 12. I owned the guitar and amp from 63 to 69. I lost interest and sold it to my cousin and dont have a clue what happened to the guitar from that point on.
About three years ago i got the bug to try and find a guitar that matched mine and refinish it to what my guitar looked like. Mine was yellow and very retro looking.
I went on Ebay and found 1. It was sunburst and very ugly. but everything worked. I ended up getting the guitar for 325.00.
i tried to get the paint right but it fought me. I put it up till this year. I decided to just paint it and put it on the wall.
as I was putting the final chrome on it I noticed under the whammy bar cover were the initials gB. this is how i signed things in junior high. I remember scratching this on the whammy bar cover shortly after i bought it.I checked the volome control knob for a chip i put in it as i was cleaning it. it was there. This is the guitar that I owned in the sixties. Im still in shock.
attached is a pick of the finished product that not going anywhere. -Gary, Michigan
I found this Hofner CT that I figured I must have. I had a great buying experience with great service. The bass arrived quickly and on time, and plays great! Thank you guys at Cedar Rapids Iowa! -Gage, Illinois
Hey Team........I have been searching for a JBL TR-105 FLOOR MONITOR......If anyone can help.....let me know!
Here's to a properous 2013.......TY......C -Chuck, New Mexico
I bought a Gibson Les Paul Classic last summer from you guys from a Colorado store. It was to replace one I got rid of after suffering from a stroke. I was looking for amps and while looking at a 5150 head I saw in the picture an amp I had when I was in high school 20 years ago. I made the 3.5 hour drive there(the Davenport location-I live near Chicago), after calling and putting a hold on it. The amp was everything I remembered, and they had a decent 5150 4x12 cabinet I snatched up as well. My dad plays guitar also and he made the trip with me. One of these days we will stop at the local one. -Jon, Illinois
Havn't purchased anything yet, only known about this place 1 day. I'm just happy that there is somewhere to look online other than guitar center!! -Ry, indiana
Music Go Round is indeed the best music store I have ever been to. I often get equipment that I dont need or want so I take it to music go round and either trade in for something i do want or get some cash and eat some pizza. It doesn't get much better than that. -Spencer, georgia
Searching around for a good quality quinto (conga) and didn't find much used. Found a like-new Charlie Chavez (?) LP at the Cedar Rapids store for less than one half of cheapest price on the net. Delivered in several days, perfect condition - great deal. -Daniel, CA
So , i wanted a PRS guitar and only had a certain amount to work with. I tried everywhere locally where i live... Nothing...So i started to scour the United States ...I called and i looked everywhere. Till i called Brian at the Cedar Rapids store... and Guess what he had one ...now i told him how much i had to spend ... he went over the guitar with me and even took the time to send me pictures of it ... then he made me a deal i could not pass up ...but this Guitar was half of the US away .. and we have all had horror stories of purchases afar...So i went for it ... payment was made ...and a few days later the Guitar showed up ... The Packaging was the best i have ever seen ... i opened the package and the case.... DAMN ... it was perfect better than i ever expected. Brian and his crew are the best of the best ... i have made new friends and i have a great place to buy from ...Even at this time he is helping me find some more items .... All i can say is THANK YOU SO MUCH -Jody, Washington State
I've been looking for a Danelectro 59 DC for a long time. But not only are they difficult to find in the configuration I wanted, but if I did, the prices were far too high.
But my search is over. Lawrence at the Orland Park, IL store hooked me up with a great Dano DC for a great price. It arrived on my doorstep today. What a great player!!
On top of that, he was extremely courteous and even though I live in Florida, made me feel like I was dealing with a local store. Thank you so much, Lawrence! Somebody should give you a medal. -Rob, FL
I have wanted the Dixon 13" Rosewood Snare for a while since it won 1st place in the Not So Modern Drummer Snare Drum Olympics in 2009. I found one on-line at the Cedar Rapids store. It was a pleasure working with Brian on the transaction. He expressed great customer service by offering a fair price and going the extra mile by finding the Cordura case and original box to ship. The paypal checkout was a smooth as the Rosewood Shell.The shipping was immediate and tracking number provided. I live in Tulsa and shop locally when I can but gurantee I will be calling on the Cedar Rapids store to deal with Brian and Dave. Thanks Guys! John -John, Oklahoma
Went to Music go round in Monroeville for the first time yesterday. It was amazing. The staff was really nice, and information we needed was given. The prices were amazing as well. The staff was really really nice and didn't seem like they wanted your money, they just wanted you to have the best instrument for you. A++++++ -Fred, PA
I was first told about MGR by a coworker last year and by now, I'm sure the guys at the Troy, MI location are sick of seeing me. :)
I rarely have the cash to upgrade my gear and have been trading on and off for quite some time before coming here. Needless to say, I am in heaven every time. The prices are great, the gear is unique, and the service is fantastic. The guys are always looking to help me out no matter what the circumstance and have shown me nothing but the utmost respect that I give them. I've never been offered a trade-in price that I thought was unfair and am always eager to spend even just a little to help support the business when agreements cannot be met.
My only gripe is that I don't have more gear to trade! :)
Seriously one of my favorite places and I look forward to all future transactions. Thanks, MGR! -Adam, MI
Music Go Round is my favorite music shop ever. I recently got a 12-string "Mirage" acoustic guitar for 180 dollars. It turns out to be worth over $3000. Yeah. Thanks for the great deal, Music Go Round, you rock! -Will, Maryland
I want to let everyone know u need to go to the mgr in fort worth Texas. Every time I go in there i get treated like royalty!!! Everybody there is so friendly and very helpful. Great job guys!!! Troy -Troy, texas
there, -Steve, WI
I am somewhat
new to playing the guitar, and I went into your Southridge strip mall/plaza
location on 74th Street in Greenfield, WI to buy some new strings. Dominic was
working and helped me re-string my guitar, as well as help me clean it and put
oil on it so it wouldn't dry. I never knew any of this, and his attitude and
friendliness was phenomenal! He was patient and willing to answer any and all
questions, and explained the whats and whys as to taking care of my instrument.
I am definitely going to be coming back to this store! A+++ service :)
I have been to Music go Round in Fort Worth Texas and have had a great experience every time i have gone there. Just last week went and needed to restring my guitar wasn't sure how to do that and David took the time to restring my guitar and in the process also showed how its done. Great store!!! Great people!!! Troy -Troy, Texas
Hey guys ... don't get me wrong but I can't let the word get out about Music Go Round. I can't let other gear heads in on my secret on where to get great vintage gear. Call me selfish but I want all that gear for myself. I mean, the prices are right, everything gets packed up to survive the shippers in Cleveland and the gear is in great shape and even gets inspected (with proof of inspection included). I can't even tell anyone about how friendly and helpful and knowledgeable all the sale people are. Try and get Guitar Center to do something like that and they will literally ban you from all their stores! I wish the rest of you would quit giving away my secret! I want all this gear to myself! :>) -Pete (Dance of the Druids), Ohio
I just found out about mgr yesterday, looked on the site and found this amazing dean z. Although its an hour away from me, its beyond worth the trip. I appreciated the fact that i was told what price they thought they could get, and explained the reason I was getting what I was for a trade in. i think the price was fair and we made a deal. I will definitely be making that trip again -bob, Indiana
The guys at this store really know their stuff when it comes to music, and the equipment. they are friendly, and knowledgeable. I will keep going to this store for all my musical needs. Thank you.
Dennis -Dennis, New Mexico
happened across mgr in monroeville, pa in '90s and saw custom bass by pgh. luthier w/barts& neckthru fretless for $700! snapped it up, took to luthier that built and found its value around $3k orig. but $5k at today's prices! I've been mgr believer since and paul and crew treat me like guest of honor and i send everyone there! best music store on planet!! aaaaaa satisfaction! -dan, pa
It was on a Friday heading into a long holiday (New Years' Eve) weekend, and I had been looking for just the right stereo direct box to feed my stereo keyboard monitors for an upcoming gig the following weekend. I had already checked my local M-G-R store in St. Paul but found nothing. Then a quick internet search led me to just what I was looking for at the store in Cedar Rapids.
I emailed to ask about shipping, got my answer and told Brian the store manager that I would indeed like to purchase this unit. By now it was getting into the late morning and Brian mentioned how the daily pickup would be there soon. Then I ran into a small hiccup on my end trying to get my PayPal to go through and time was running out. Brian reassured me that he already had my purchase in the box and he was finishing the packing as we spoke. He told me to relax and he would hold it for me until the payment went through, and even if I missed the daily pickup, he said he would run my package over directly to the Post Office himself so my shipment could get out that same day.
I was delighted when I got home from work the following Tuesday, the first day of resumed mail delivery after the holiday and there was my package sitting on the doorstep. Great service, friendly communication, all I can add is "Thanks, Brian!" for helping make sure I got what I needed on time. That to me is 5-star customer service. -Tim, Minnesota
I had heard about MGR from a very respected friend who I played dozens of shows with, so when I made the 1.5 hour voyage south for lilburn I was sure to check it out. I had previously been used to Guitar Center's inexperienced salesmen (because that's what they are - just salesmen) and they would rip you a new one on buying, selling, or trading used gear. However, something was different with MGR. As soon as i walked in I noticed how friendly the staff was, specifically the owner. He was very helpful and nice. I was overwhelmed with the experience and did not buy anything that day, but I came back the very next week.
When I walked in the second time, it was the same story. The owner was so friendly - he even remembered my name and remembered what item I told him I was bringing in! Anyways, MGR gave me a jam-up deal on a trade and I took it.
I now refer all my friends to MGR and they love it too. :) Thanks MGR -Caleb, Georgia
Just found Music Go Round recently, saw an Ibanez RG340 i wanted at the Cary, NC store, so i ordered it, got it today, i really like it ,shipping was fast and reasonable. I called the store before ordering and the person i talked to was very courteous and informative, Very satisfied, will be checking back often to look at you're huge inventory. -Walter, Ohio
Music Go Round is The number One Choice in Northern California for all Serious Musicians needs. January 22nd 2012 In Citrus Heights California We will be Shooting a MUSIC VIDEO Featuring Brandon Martin and George Romonsky Doing Original and 90's Cover Acoustic Songs. Video will be done by Nicole Miller and Sound Engineer will be Will Veiga and possession records. Come Join us for an Amazing Show and Chill Session. -Brandon Martin Unplugged, California
I came across music go round a long time ago (highschool years) and i basically never left... the crew at the troy music go round in michigan is EPIC. Chris Wilson, Chris benette, ryan, todd and i forgot the one dudes name now...but i support music go round and its goal to provide great used gear for an even better price. music go round means so much to me...I GOT THE MUSIC GO ROUND LOGO TATTOOED ON MY FOREARM!!!!! ROCK OUT OR DIE OUT...BILLY LISK! -Billy, michigan
I recently bought a Ibanez TCM60 from Louisville Ky. They shipped it fast and inexpensively. Very good customer service & they even put it in a soft case for me even though it didn't specify that in the ad. The guitar got to me in out of the box new quality with new strings. It is the ONLY one I found anywhere in the country for sale so I am super stoked. I recently became disabled so guitar is my new and only hobby, so this was a BIG deal for me! It plays like a hot knife thru butter and I couldn't be happier about it. I must say that the guys there in Louisville went above and beyond to make sure that I got the guitar I wanted. So Thanks again for making this girls dream come true! -Paula Anne, New Mexico
I love, love, love MGR!! They have helped make my recording studio dreams a reality at a heck of a price. They have helped me save hundreds of dollars. I think we are close to or over a thousand at this point. I love the staff, they help with all of my questions and then some. The sales staff at Woodbury have made my decisions and experience so much easier and much more gratifying because of their experience and knowledge. I will always shop there first!! -Ken, MN
I bought a Mitchell 12 string from the Orland Park store last year for $50. It need some headstock work, but for $75 I got that repaired AND had the guitar strobed and re-strung. It sounds fantastic. I love stopping by and asking the staff which guitar is the best value of the day, which is how I found the Mitchell. Thanks for the great sound at a great price. -Karl, Illinois
I love music go round!! I have had great luck with the sales and service. I have been to the Duluth store, but have ordered online from many others. I enjoy how when you look at the website, find something you are interested in, the staff on the phone will go grab it, and give you their opinion of it. Now, their opinion may be different than yours, but they will use general comparisons to make it easy to determine. I will continue to shop at MGR, as I surf the site every night. Its almost a fun game to think about something bizarre and search for it. Because 90 percent of the time they have it! I could sit and write all day but I've got some web shoppin to do!! -Paul, MN
This Summer, I purchased a used Martin acoustic from Music-Go-Round, Lewisville. The customer service was probably the best I've experienced from a musical instrument dealer. The purchase was hassle free and easier to deal with in comparison to Guitar Center just down the street.
I would, without a doubt, recommend to anyone who is looking into making a new or used purchase to head to Music-Go-Round! -Jordan, Texas
I recently visited the Natick store. It is hard to put into words how absolutely wonderful of an experience I had. I tried to shop at an unnamed big chain store the day before with no success. Your staff was exceptional, the service was unmatched, especially Joe. It has been some time since I have been so satisfied with a shopping experience. Every question was answered, and I was treated with patience and respect. I own and operate a recording studio and publishing business, my time is important to me, and it's obvious that the staff cared about my needs. I am looking forward to doing more business with Music Go Round, and I encourage everyone to do the same. Thank you all so much for what yo do, it is far too rare these days. I'll be dropping of my most treasured Stratocaster for a tune up next week. Thanks again! -davide, MA
I am always looking for left handed stringed instruments, saxophones, flutes, clarinets, keyboards, and amplifiers. I have several instruments now, and always like to search for more, because it's my hobby to collect musical instruments. I don't like to buy new, and this is why I like MGR's concept. -Gary, Michigan
Well I spend a lot of time at MGR. I'm there almost every three days and everybody at Lilburn MGR are SSOOO nice. I always get the best gear for the best price at my local shop MGR. I take lessons there and buy all my instruments there. The thing that I love about music go round the most is that you have no idea whats about to walk through the door, there's always something new to pickup and strum on in there. I also like to sell my gear here, they'll give you a fair price on almost anything from a trombone, to a tambourine. MGR will always be my #1 guitar store to be at. - Lucas -Lucas, Georgia
I am so glad that I found Music Go Round in Lilburn, GA. Their prices are better and more affordable then their competitors. Customer service is genuine and I haven't had any problem finding or ordering equipment. The wishlist is also a plus(they will actually call you when items arrive).Keep up the good work. -Sampson, GA
Harry and the entire staff at MGR in Wilkes Barre, PA have always been friendly, treat me like family, and they've always got a great selection of gear for very reasonable prices prices. I have been dealing with them for over 10 years. Recently, I was in need of a new bass rig. I love GK amps, and have wanted an RB series rig for a while now. I was very excited when I found out they had a 700RB/112 combo in stock. I am now the proud owner of this amp. Thank you MGR Wilkes Barre, and I'll be in again soon!!! -Scott, Pennsylvania
My mandolin broke I was so upset I was in tears! I took it To Music Go Round, Natick and they fixed it! I was so happy they worked hard for me to have it back. Your instrument is so important to you
sometimes that it's hard to for it to be the "same" one again after a mishap.
I am so Thankful to Music Go Round Natick, Massachusetts. Your friend,
Cindy, Hall of Fame Country Music Massachusetts. -Cindy, Massachusetts
Ive been playing bass now for 3 years. Self taught. But I was looking for an amp one day and I found a really nice 50 watt crate with distortion I wanted. So since I didnt have the money my mother bought it for my birthday. Turns out the distortion was shot and we didnt know it. So we brought the amp back to the store and was looking for new amps. The manager comes over. Picks a 100 watt Fender Rumble since that was the closest to what we bought, and gave us a &60 discount and gave it to us for the price we bought the crate for. Great place, Great selection, Great managers, I will use this place as long as I play music. -Mitchel, Iowa
I have been in music for 24 years...a drummer and live sound/lighting tech. I have been to every store out there (SA, GC, Daddy’s...etc.) Recently went to your Wilkes-Barre, PA store but first spoke to Teddy via phone. Teddy was a great guy not just a sales person. He really cared that I was getting what I wanted and that everything worked as per spec before purchase. All of the staff at this location is top-notch. Real musicians and real people, not those young snotty kids I used to deal with at the major stores. The atmosphere the selection and the great people in WB’s Music Go Round will keep me going back all the time! I am going there today to get another amazing deal. Thank you for a GREAT place to buy all my gear at very fair prices and from real people (the reason any business is worth anything is by having great people on staff). I love my vintage and late model gear and this is the ONLY place to get the best of it all.
~Jason -Jason, PA
I have been taking lessons there for a year now. What started as a Christmas gift last year has turned into a true love and passion. I may not be very good at playing the guitar, but 12 months ago I was at zero. Thanks to Jim Cunningham and the supportive and helpful Music Go Round staff at the Bethel Road store in Columbus, Ohio, I can call myself a fellow musician. Rock on! -Genaro, OH
I want to thank all the guys at MusicGoRound at Commons at Willowbrook in Houston TX. I live in Asheville North Carolina and not only were they very helpful on the phone with me ($1200 purchase), but they packaged and shipped my guitar very nicely. It arrived in perfect condition and I couldn't be more pleased with my experience with this store, and my new beautiful Jackson SL-1 :)
Thanks guys for everything,
-Brian, North Carolina
I ordered a Cort guitar over the phone for my son for Christmas from online at the Cary, NC store and Jeff was so polite and helpful. He packaged the guitar and sent it immediately. It came in wonderful condition, and my 21 year old son absolutely loves it!!! the only problem is getting him to keep his hands off until Christmas. I'll have to hide it. Great quality, great service and a great price. Thank you! Jeff was wonderful to deal with and everything was professionally done. Will definitely buy more items from Music Go Round in North Carolina. Great job! -Sophie, Florida
One day i walked into a music go round for the very first time, knowing that a willis music that has to many over-priced items was right down the road and i had always gone there before i had heard of MGR. i walked in there expecting to look for a 18" sabian aa crash or ride. instead as i was walking out a tama, rockstar snare drum caught my eye and i thought it was the best thing i had ever seen. it was only 60 bucks! a deal i couldn't pass up. i bought it and when i got home o put it on my snare stand and threw my crappy excel drum to the side and played for hours. this snare drum wasn't comparing to my excel kit which only cost me 80 bucks. it sounds so good it blows me away. now instead of going to any other music shop i've been to that same MGR 3 times in the past week i just went there today and bought a remo clear diplomat drum head and it sounds like the heavens. now i'm never going to buy from any other music store. -Nic, Kentucky
After learning guitar on my own with equipment that I
purchased from Music Go Round in Duluth MN, I decided to
trade-up my little 15watt VOX 15R Pathfinder amp. So,
I traveled the 65 miles to Duluth and the usual sales
staff were excellent again to me. This time they gave
me sage advice on guitar amps. I wanted a tube like
sound, or close to it but solid state only. I did not
want to have tube maintenance. So the staff helped me
find my new USED PEAVEY BANDIT 112 SHEFFIELD TRANSTUBE
80watt amp. That is a very fine sounding amp. I am once
again very pleased with Music Go Round's expert and sound
advice. It should be no surprise for those folks to
see me there at least once a year... hopefully more
times ! Tom - Silver Bay, Minnesota U.S.A. -Tom, Minnesota
53 year old machinist in search of a hobby, read in a aarp magazine about a mechanic in same situation , bought an old fender strat and began to pound on it,every where- today he is one of the biggist blues players in memphis.
I ALWAYS LIKED MUSIC, WAS A JAZZ KEYBOARDIST IN SCHOOL, BUT LIFE GOT IN THE WAY.
AS AN ITEM ON MY BUCKET LIST, DECIDED TO TRY PLAYING GUITAR, PICKED UP A MIM FENDER STRAT, A G-DEC JR AMP
AND A 60 SOMETHING GUITAR TEACHER,SKIPP OF MILWAUKEE. AM NOW WORKING ON THE PENTATONIC SCALES AND 12 BARBLUES HAVING THE TIME OF MY LIFE.
I MIGHT NOT BE NO Daddy Mack Orr but for a old guy he's quite an inspiration. Fortunately I have a wife who is a blues nut, and zepplin nut
with me. -ray, wisconsin
hey music go round,was able to find my dream bass rig with you guys. an american made ampeg classic 2-10, and classic 1-15 cabinet in beautiful condition. amazing sound,portability and looks. thank you so much for having such a great selection. -mike, pa
I walked into MGR as a guitar noob. All I owned was a Kona Acoustic, given to me by my grandma. I went to MGR in search of an electric guitar. I originally planned to ask one of the employees about a guitar/amp combo under a certain price, but strayed from it (because I am shy like that). I am sorry to this day that I didn't ask someone. I got a crappy guitar (my own fault), and a decent amp, though for a great price ($30 can't be beaten!). I went back there for a new electric to take the place of my first crappy one, and I could not be more pleased. I am extremely happy with my 1984 Memphis LP copy ($130), and my little 10-buck amp. I love it. Even though there aren't really any other guitar stores in my area, I would still go to MGR, even if there were other stores. I hope to get my first job there when I am able to. I would love to help out another guitarist like I was. -David, Kentucky
It goes like this. We travel the country and show up in public parks to educate people about job creation. www.jobcreation.us. At these parks we invite people to play original music. They rely on the PA system that you sold us. Not being a musician your people in Wilkes Barre sold us the equipment and taught us how to ready ourselves with for the musicians with full directions. It has been a god send. -Mark, NEW YORK CITY
I have owned an epiphone strat style guitar for over 10 years and love the guitar to death, but due to its age there was a lot going wrong with this guitar. i stopped by my local music go round just to take a look around, and figured i would ask if they could give me a hand replacing some parts on my axe. in a few short days they had replaced my volume and tone potentiometers, and rewired my self-installed kill switch, this guitar is like new again and i cant get over how much better this guitar is now! the tone range is honestly a million times larger now and has allowed me to really dial in the tone i need. GREAT JOB! -Tyler, MA
You guys are the best. I got a Walden cherry wood acoustic about 1 year back, and its been working ever since. I bought an electric Squier strat before that and it was crap. probably because I did'nt buy it from you. I'm going to buy an explorer or sg from you once I get the money. -Harrison, michigan
Whenever I've walked into a local music store, I've walked out disappointed because of 2 things. 1) They usually don't have any sweet gear I'm looking for or would like, and 2) the employees act like they couldn't care less about their customers. On the other hand, whenever I've finally resorted to the internet to find what I need, Music Go Round's site always pops up with the gear I need and at a GREAT price to boot! When I was finally ready to get my FBV Shortboard, I was blown away at their customer service. Gary was as polite as could be in all communication and did a great job of getting me my new gear ASAP. I intend to do business with Music Go Round many more times. It's my new favorite music store. Thanks Gary, and thanks Music Go Round! -Kyle, Arizona
I sold some gear to them a few times and walked away with a fair price. There are a bunch of good guys at Music Go Round. -Brandon, NC
I've lived my life absolutely obsessed with music. Most of my friends growing up played instruments and were in bands, but I could never afford an instrument. After moving down here I decided to swing into Music Go Round near my apartment so I could look at all of the cool instruments I would never be able to afford. Little did I know that Music Go Round would have none of that! The entire staff at MGR in Cary are *the* best people I have ever met when attempting to make any sort of purchase. I didn't feel pushed in any direction, and they let me choose what I wanted and offered little suggestions along the way to get me going off right. My first time there Jeff hooked me up with a Schecter Damien 6 and all of the fixings. He even played it for me so I could hear it, and helped me understand exactly what I was buying. I went back shortly after to purchase a 7-string and once again I was giving a great deal on an amazing Ibanez RG7620RB. Kevin even went so far as to scour his personal collection to find me a tremolo for it. Talk about going out of your way for someone! I've made it a routine to go back and visit to see how everyone is doing. Every time I step into the store they all ask me how I'm doing and how each of my guitars are. I truly feel like a welcomed friend. Today I went in just to say "Hi" and they happened to have a lot of great deals going on. Wouldn't you know that they happened to have an amazing Schecter Stiletto Custom-4 in Vampyre Red Satin, brand new, sitting on the counter! Kevin had something in mind for it, and instead offered to send it my way if I wanted. Obvious I took it! I really can't express in words how absolutely amazing these guys are. I will *never* purchase any music equipment from anyone else. I am a lifetime MGR customer, and friend! You guys rock! -Mike, NC
I first discovered Music Go Round in Severna Park Md. now gone. I frequent the Monroeville, Pa location now. Two things that always impressed me at any location I've been too is the 1st the attitude of the many staffs. Just a great supportive lot of musicians that have always given outstanding & knowledgeable service. 2'd, when you couple that with the eclectic & varied selection of gear: I'm like a kid in a candy store. M.G.R is a refreshing alternative to the big gear Marts I won't mention by name. Thanks guys, Marvin Player -Marvin, Md. & Pa.
in 1997 i bought a 1994 klassic 440 amp and years later i got the cab to match...a 1967 kustom by bud 2x15 cab.
and during the years i have learned alot about kustom and klassic...where they are the same company just different owners.. all 100% usa -andy, wi
The store in Woodbury MN. had the drum kit I have been looking for. I had a kit that I wanted to part with so I went there to make that transaction. The guys were great to work with. So much that a couple of weeks later I bought a guitar from them as well. I purchased a used guitar from one other store. It was an on-line purchase but was so easy. Showed up three days later. No hassles. I love this store! -Ben, Wisconsin
I was turned on to Music Go Round through some friends of mine here in Aurora, CO. I have a 1980 G&L Series 2 guitar that I needed the neck adjusted. When I came into the store I was greeted by a sales Rep asking what he could do for me. I told him what I needed and he said let me take a look. When I pulled the guitar out his eyes lit up and he couldn't believe that I had this guitar. He proceeded to adjust the neck and then asked if he could play it and I said sure.He couldn't believe the sound of the guitar and asked if I wanted to sell it and I said no I have had the guitar since 1981 and have continued to play it since. When he was done I asked how much do I owe you and he said nothing it was a pleasure to play such a classic guitar. I have since gone back and purchased a bass and amp and will soon be purchasing a new Dean Acoustic/Electris guitar. I highly recommend the Aurora, CO. store to everyone who is a musician or wants to become one. -Sylvia, Colorado
Okay heres my Story! I have been wanting a Jim Root Fender Telecaster signature series for a year now but every time I would check MF, AMS, and Music123 they would be on backorder. One day on a hunch I was driving past MUSICGOROUND in Wilkebarre,PA and decided to stop in and there it was in black the guitar I wanted for a year now for $769 Musicgoround beat the other companies to the punch because they had it for $700 less then the other places and best of all they had in stock now. Better then paying $1499 and waiting to see if I got one or not online. Musicgoround is a good place to shop, save serious $$$$$ and get a great instrument in the process. Plus the original purchaser never registered it so I got the factory registration with it great deal all around. -Justin P, PA
After talking myself into another guitar, I decided it should be a MIJ strat. I had been into the Duluth, MN store before, but never with a specific quest. I stopped in with a guitar to trade and a dollar amount in mind that I was willing to pay in addition to walk out with the strat. Oddly enough, they had a huge selection, and I found one in, well, literally new condition, not even a scratch on the pick guard, for the price another shop wanted for one in "well used" condition. The trade and $$$ to boot were in line with my expectations. Not only that, but Eric offered a free set up for the guitar next time I was in the area. (I live 2 hrs away) I called him yesterday, brought the strat by, and for the couple hours I was in town they put new strings on it and gave it a good set up, even dressing the frets as needed! I ended up paying for the strings and no more. That kind of rabid devotion to service after the sale and a satisfied customer at all costs will keep me coming back. Funny, when I'm in the shop, he seems to know everyone who comes thru the door on a first name basis. I travel alot for work, and see plenty of pawn shops along the way. If I find a diamond in the rough for re-sale, I'll buy it there. When I'm looking for something for ME, the MGR in Duluth is my first stop. I know I'll get good advice and a fair deal from Eric. -David, MN
I had been saving up for a field recorder and I wanted to get the Fostex FR-2LE. Well I was searching on Google and it pulled up Music Go Round. I have bought and sold to Music Go Round Locally. Well I was able to get the Fostex FR-2LE(very shocked/surprised) from Thomas Donovan at the Music Go Round in Downtown Farmington Center
23330 Farmington Road (at Grand River Ave.)
Farmington, MI 48336 I got it for an amazing price and it came with a ton of accessories. I was able to use it this weekend on a film shoot and everything worked like a charm. Thanks so much for the great deal Thomas!! You totally rock. -Nicole H, Georgia
Hey, I just got a great deal on a Godin Detour from you guys. The guitar came double boxed and well packed. The guitar itself and the gig bag are pristine and I got a geat deal. Communication was easy and shipping was fast. This is a LOT of guitar for the money, and I've had American made Gibsons and Fenders that I didn't like as much. Thank you!
Dave in SF -Dave, CA
I've been buying great stuff locally from Music Go Round for years. About two weeks ago, I searched for a piece of gear that I've been looking forever for...typical story. Much to my surprise I found one(Rane AP13) at your KY store. Within LESS THAN 24 hours it was at my door step. Jason at the KY location did a fantastic job of packing and I still can't believe how fast it arrived. Thanks so very much!
Q.....upright bassplayer for the Crown Vics and Rhythm Rockets. -Q, Illinois
Well, I got some extra money during Christmas, and had some money in my bank account. I needed a drum set since I've been a percussionist since 6th grade, and I'm in jazz band at my school. Anyway, I needed a cheap practice set, that could last a while. I only had around $230 to spare (not a lot for a drum set!) Anyway, I had bought my beginning percussion kit at Music go Round in 6th grade, and I knew they had GREAT prices and options. So I went, and a really nice guy helped me out. He looked with me, and he showed a drum set that came with all the drums (5 piece), hi-hats, a crash, bass drum pedal and the rest of the hardware (except crash/ride cymbal stands). So I bought it, along with an almost brand new Meinl HCS ride, for $220 flat. Also I learned a week later my sunday-school teacher was the owner of this Maple Grove Music go Round. GO TIM HUENEMANN! -mark, Minnesota
I recently purchased a Boss DR-3 drum machine from you guys. I was shocked at how cheap the machine was selling for and I was fully braced to receive a clunker for the cost. After speaking with Alex on the phone and via email, I placed my order and received my machine in very little time. It was just as described -- aesthetically a 6, but in use, a 10! Great condition and the price was perfect. -Will, MA
So here’s the deal. Although most of us musicians would like to be making big bucks in some well know act, for most working musicians the pay is minimal and the gigs not so grandiose. Unfortunately, we still need quality and dependable gear at a reasonable price, like it set up our way and that’s exactly what the Music Go Round (MGR) in Woodbury, MN helps with. Instead of walking into some large chain store with gear stacked up to look cool and a few 13 year olds attempting to have band practice in the guitar section, MGR in Woodbury meets the musician at the crossroads of price and functionality.
What does this mean using real examples? A complementary tweaking of a guitars action while you wait so the guitar can be used that night, rather than the $95 and have to leave it for two weeks that’s customary with most places. Or how about a guitar tune up including action, intonation and fret work for about $50. One time they even let me try out an amp, at a gig, to make sure it was what I wanted before I paid for it.
I just had to share my extremely positive experience with this store. These guys at the Woodbury MGR are truly the best. -Dean, MN
TO BE HONEST I HAVE NEVER CARED MUCH FOR MUSIC GO ROUND. I HAD A BAD DEALING WITH THEM ABOUT 10YRS AGO. A FEW DAYS AGO JUST TO KILL TIME I WENT TO THE ONE IN LINCOLN WHERE I LIVE. NOT EXPECTING TO FIND ANYTHING THAT WOULD CATCH MY EYE, I WAS SURPRISED AS HELL GO FIND A 1971 AIRLINE COMBO AMP THAT HAD BEEN TOTALLY RE-BUILT. THE SOUND WAS AMAZING. I HAVE IT ON LAY-AWAY NOW AND I PLAY IN A BAND THAT PERFORMS SEVERAL TIMES A MONTH LOCALLY. I CANT WAIT TO GET IT AND PLAY IT FOR THE NEXT 40 YEARS OF MY PLAYING CAREER.
THANKS MUSIC GO ROUND AND THANK YOU IAN FOR POINTING IT OUT TO ME!
GO HOMEWRECKERS AND SONS OF THE SOIL!!!!! -possum, nebraska
I had been wanting a Fender American Mahogany HSS Strat, but the $1400 price tag put me off. Just tooling around one day in my local MGR I laid hands on a Godin Exit 22 - mahogany body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard, HSS configuration - that not only looked great but had great sounding single coils. With a 15% discount for signing up for the MGR e-mail newsletter and I walked out with the Godin for $298 plus sales tax. Both the MF and GC price on the Exit 22 was $498. After replacing the bridge humbucker, the sound rivaled the Mahogany Strat but for about $1000 less. -Stephen, Texas
Ann,Jeff & staff,
I was one of the first 25 customers to enter the doors of Music Go Round in Lilburn,GA about 10 years ago. I was immediately struck by the honesty & integrity of the owners (Ann & Jeff). Usually, businesses reselling used musical equipment are not the most ethical people you want to meet. I am a drummer and was in the market for a vintage drum set. I visited the store one day (about 10 years ago) and there was the drum set of my dreams. A 4-piece 1962 Ludwig gold sparkle set with supraphonic snare drum in original & excellent condition. I was lucky to be one of the first customers to do business with Ann & Jeff, they are very fair & honest - they sold the drum set to me for $400.(10 years ago) Thanks Ann & Jeff! Love you guys! Tom -Tom, Georgia
I went to Music Go Round not looking for an instrument, but for strings. The staff at Music Go Round I go to are very friendly. You have questions? They have answers. Need a pick to play in store? They have you covered. They have very affordable pricing. For example: I go around looking through their guitars and I find an Ibanez S Series (with the Trem Bar still on it!). So I just picked it up, plugged it in, loved it. It was in pretty good shape for a used guitar. It only had one chip on it but I still wanted it. I got it at a very good deal, $216.XX total. I now play with it all the way. Hasn't given me any problems (which i expected). I would continue to shop Music Go Round because of the service. -Antonio, Texas
I just checked out your site to compare prices on a Fender I have to sell and noticed Alexx won your latest B.O.M competition! I want to be accepted into your next competition! How do I do that?
I just finished my 4th record (1st full length), wrapped my first music video shoot this weekend, and recently opened for Paula Cole, Meiko and Serena Ryder!
I hope you check out my stuff and if nothing else...maybe you find a new singer/songwriter that you like;)
P.S. the photo attached relates to my story b/c it's a still from a video taken at yesterday's shoot -Alyssa, California
My son just took up the bass for his school band. I played bass in high school and I wanted to get a cheap bass so I could re-learn along with my son. The father/son owned franchise in San Jose Ca was one of the best experiences I have ever had when shopping for music equipment. They have a great staff that were very helpful and I got a GREAT bass for a really great price. Thank you for the great service! -Chuck, California
I came into my local, Lincoln NE Music-Go-Round while on a search for a pedal which i was getting for my 16th birthday, and I spotted a beautiful Digitech Jimi Hendrix Experience pedal, brand new condition for only around $120 after playing it, I was amazed, because it played as if I ordered it brand new for $200, I then bought it, and spent about a week just jamming in my room, probably my favorite birthday gift in recent memory, thanks Music Go Round! -Jason, Nebraska
Since the 80's i've dreamed of a Cort effector - at 42 my mom finally got one from y'all - it is a gem a true classic. Though there's no Musicgoround were i live, i know that my next dream is only a mouse click and phone call away. I will definitely pick y'all for my guitar needs with fast and freindly, reliable and dependable service - what musician could go wrong? -Neal, kansas
Harry and the crew at Music Go Round in Wilkes Barre Pa are always very helpful and knowledgable. I've both purchased and sold many things there! -Adam, PA
Just wanted to give a compliment to the store in Woodbury, MN - they were nice enough to accept a money order as payment for a BBE sonic maximizer (Thank you!). I wanted to acknowledge the kindness and flexibility of someone who may understand that some people aren't comfortable with giving credit card info to anyone, and that sometimes they prefer a more secure method of transaction. :-) -Steve, Nevada
Earlier this year, I was trying guitars out at Music Go Round in San Jose. I had no intention of buying a guitar, just fooling around. The salesman was friendly and we talked about some of the guitars. As I was about to leave, I looked back at the guitar wall and saw a 'Gibson' headstock. I picked it up and she played like a dream. It was a '96 all mahogany 'firebrand' and only $500 including a hardshell case. I go back now and then, and I see stuff there just as nice as my deal. -Jose, CA
At over 60 I enjoy doing my music shopping at Music Go Round in Duluth MN. It's aways fun to see the latest stock in the store. So far, I have saved a lot of money buying perfect condition used items. A VOX 15w guitar amp, a Epiphone Les Paul sunburst electric guitar, Korg guitar tuner new, two guitar floor stands, guitar cables, and i always get prompt alert service there! I saved $50 on the VOX amp, at least $50 on the Epiphone electric guitar. I even called the store which is over 50 miles away and had the store send me some acoustic guitar parts I needed. Once again fast service. The acoustic parts were for this beat up circa 1938 May Bell SLIDE guitar which I bought at a garage sale for only $15. -Tom, MN
On 10/10/09 I traded my 12 String Guitar for a Electric Fender Strat, and I must say it is the best guitar I have ever had. I also bought a Micro Cube, and it works great. I have had 3 guitars before this one and it is by far the best. -Noah, WI
The store in Farmington Mi is a great store the people that work there are very smart on the items that they have. I have bought three guitars from them and I plan on going back for more they have great prices. -John, Mi
Thanks Music Go Round. ELCTRIKCHAIR (pronounced-electric chair) began its music journey in 2003 on a drum kit purchased from Scott at the Lakewood, CO Music Go Round. Both Scott and Bryan have been invaluable to us. Their expertise and courtesy are unsurpassed. ELCTRIKCHAIR'S drummer is now recognized as one of the best drummer percussionists in the world. We want all your customers to know MUSIC GO ROUND has had a huge role in our successes. Again, thanks. HAYLS FROM THE CHAIR, METAL FOREVER!!! www.elctrikchair.com or myspace.com/elctrikchair -Doug, Kansas
I bought my first drum kit there. Now i have added a couple cymbals and new drum sticks and i have mastered some basic beats and a couple of songs. thanks music go round!!!!!!! -ian, minnesota
I have been purchasing items from Music Go Round for the last 10 years when thier first store in Illinois opened on the South Side of Chicago. Since then I have bought and sold too much to remember, but I can tell you this; Music Go Round is my "go to" place for the best deal on buying and selling gear. -Ralph, Illinois
They had a 98 Mexican Fender Stratocaster on sale after my trade in I end up getting a sweet Strat for less than 500 bucks. -harold, Georgia
Music Go Round was like a second home for 10 great years. A comfortable environment, great employees....good friends. -Medavon, Wi
Music go round just saved me $100 on a footswitch I was looking for forever, way to kill it... -Garrett, Ohio
ive sold alot of gear and purchased gear from here and the service is great the only regret i have is the fact that i dont have my gibson v or randal i miss these as they were apart of my tone i trust you gave them a good home lol -torrey, ca
I started my music carrer in 5th grade by joining choir and acting in plays. My brother picked up the guitar around then and got really good. (He made a few purchases at music go round. I began singing while he played guitar! -Alex, CO
I spend a lot of time browsing Musician's Friend and Guitar Center for a good amp at a good price, having thought I had found the one I wanted, I found out it was a one channel Peavey Windsor half stack. I was going to buy it, but decided to browse Music Go Round instead and found a Line 6 Spider III HD150 half stack for $399, about $100 less than the Peavey. I was convinced something had to be wrong with the equipment, but it worked beautifully, and it is now my amp when I jam out. Thanks, Music Go Round! -Gabe, New Mexico
I grew up with Rogers drums, had an aunt that worked at both the Covington, OH and Fullerton CA, factories. I sold my last Rogers set in 1980, when I needed rent money. The company went out of business, I got married, bought other drums and kept playing. I really missed those old Rogers though. About 10 years ago, every time I would go into a music store I would ask about them. Then about 6 years ago, I walked into the Louisville Music Go Round, and there it was, the exact same model of set I used to have! When I saw the Rogers logo I ran out of the store in tears. It took me a minute to compose myself, then I went back in where my stunned wife was waiting. We bought that set the next day. Since then I've added a few more Music Go Round goodies, like an Acrolite snare, a couple of odds and ends, and now do clinics playing actual melodic songs on a tuned set. Thank you Music Go Round! -JIm, Kentucky
What a great line of stores. I have ordered a couple of items through them using the internet and they were great in shipping the items quick. Keep up the great work and I will keep spending my hard earned cash at Music Go Round. Great prices too. -Kirk, IL
Last year when my husband was trying to sell his classical guitar we went to many different music stores in the Raleigh area. It was during this time that I got interested in playing the bass. I have never played anything before. I ended up getting my bass from Music Go Round with a case and small practice amp. I have since been receiving lessons & my husband got a new guitar from there as well. I recommend this location to everyone!! There are several big company music stores in the area but we never go to them anymore. Cary Music Go Round rocks!! Everyone is always nice upfront and honest and I would never go to anyone else. -Jenny, NC
I got my first Squier at my local Music Go Round. After that,I fell in love with guitar playing. They have had some incredible gear for musicians such as myself that are on a budget, but still want high quality equipment. I now own an ESP Alexi-Sythe, an LTD F-250,a Schecter Omen-7,and a Peavey Vyper 120 and 9 pedals all from Music Go Round. -Steve, PA
It was a couple of months ago, two days before school started, and I was in Chicago. I was there for a Scorpions concert, it was amazing. My dad went to high school with the drummer James Kottak and we go backstage passes any everything. We got to go on stage, and he showed us his drum set and it was amazing. Right then and there i knew exactly I wanted I wanted to do with my life. I wanted to be a drummer, so that's what I did. I found this guy that worked with my dad at Nortan Hospital that plays the drums, and so a couple month's later I'm a drummer, and right now I have a 2009 Pearl Forum 5 Piece. -Chad, Kentucky
I was 13 I started playing a first act me501 for 4 years but on my 14th birthday it was a Sunday I went to this music store a-major music all they had was Ibanez guitars but I wanted something even better than that. Luckily a Music Go Round in Kenosha was open and I walked inside and fell in love with all the guitars that I saw. I looked at a bunch of Rhodes models then the Dean ml's the V guitars and settled on a Jackson Kelly, and best of all it was very affordable. A 14 year old kids dream of having one came true thanks to Music Go Round for making a dream come true. If you live near the Kenosha, stop in u wont regret it. -ken, illinois
Music Go Round desn't just have the same five guitars the other stores carry - you can usually find something unique (and inexpensive) & if that doesn't work for your needs, they'll buy it back. (Plus, where else can you buy and E String on Sunday??) -Jarvis, Houston, TX
Being for the most part a self-taught guitarist, Music Go Round was one of my biggest influences & pushes to stick wtih practicing, even though I was not very "good" right away. In addition to the EXTREMELY helpful staff at the Kenosha store, which I found to be rather uncommon at other stores. Ohh and Music Go Round supplied me with my first amp! -Devin, WI
When I was about 15 I got a few guitars passed down to me by my grandfather. I have been playing for about a years now and began knowing nothing. Never had time nor money for guitar lessons. The electric is a 1989 SWG Stinger, The acoustic is an Indiana, not sure of the year but im in the market for a new guitar finally and I am beginning to write my own music and it has never been better. I will be checking out Music Go Round. -Tyler, Pennsylvania
Well when I was about 13 or 14 I was told by a friend that there was a website for used guitars. So I checked it out. I found a Mexican Fender p-bass with the hardshell case for $280 bucks. The baby was mint. I played it for 3 years. Then I was checking out the store listings and I saw that there was a store opening in Maple Grove. Living in Elk River, that was a heck of a lot closer than the other stores. So I went the first week it was open. I ended up buying an 80's Mesa Mark 412. The one with the Black shadows and EVs. Killer cab, wish I would have never sold it. I then started bugging the owner of the store to hire me. After a year and a half and $12,000 worth of gear bought I had a job. i worked there for about a year and a half. I still visit the store often and shop there all the time, recently buying a mid 70's Slingerland Concert set and putting bottom hoops on it. I am around $15,000 I think now and I don't plan on stopping any time soon. I love Music Go Round! -Kyle, Minnesota
Music Go Round has a great selection of new and used equipment. Everything is priced to move, and I always feel like I've never spent too much! Plus Music Go Round has the frendliest staff out of all of the music stores that I have visited. -Tim, Minnesota
Whenever I need something unique for my band I stop at Music Go Round first. If anyone has what I need they would. At an affordable price! Okay, they up with my crazy personality too! -Carl, WI
If you are either shopping seriously for any instrument, just looking around, need advice/repair, lessons or anything else- no other musical instrument retailer in the area (furthermore the US) is as helpful, knowledgeable and just down right fun. This is from over 25 years of visiting every known dealer from here in Pheonix, AZ. If you are doubting my claimes ask my physician. -Brandon, AZ
Being for the most part a self taught guitarist, Music Go Round was one of my biggest influences & pushes to stick with practicing, even though I was not "good" right away. In addition to the EXTREMELY helpful staff, which I have found to be rather uncommon in other stores... Music Go Round supplied me with my first amp! -Bearach, Iowa
I've been a loyal Music Go Round customer ever since I was a child. Despite first entering the store at the tender age of 12, I am able to recall every detail of my first visit to the store. This place put Will Wonka to shame it was amazing! My anxiety quickly found its end as the manager pointed out a guitar on the wall. A Washburn six-string, which looked like it could've been straight from a Motley Crew music video, found its way into my hands. I left the store with a grin from ear-to-ear; the same grin I make whenever I leave Music Go Round to this day! -Marissa, NC