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Vacation on Europe - advice on cool guitar stores?

Post by enricoromanielo » Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:55 pm

Hey all,

I am off in vaction to Europe next week. First time there. Will be in Amsterdamn, Paris and London. So excited!

Any cool guitar stores to look for in these cities??

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Re: Vacation on Europe - advice on cool guitar stores?

Post by Dunky » Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:27 pm

In London there are great shops on Denmark Street. Amsterdam, Rebel Relic is always worth a visit.
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Re: Vacation on Europe - advice on cool guitar stores?

Post by Ronnie Robinson » Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:37 pm

Your spoilt for choice.....I'd check out the big guitar stores of Guitar Guitar ......
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Re: Vacation on Europe - advice on cool guitar stores?

Post by bclaire » Wed Sep 14, 2016 6:47 pm

If you can get down to Brighton, GAK is one of the best music stores on the planet....

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Post by Les Paul Lover » Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:03 pm

bclaire wrote:If you can get down to Brighton, GAK is one of the best music stores on the planet....
I agree. I wish I could recommend a good shop in Paris, but despite being French, my guitat hero life has been spent in England.
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Re: Vacation on Europe - advice on cool guitar stores?

Post by bclaire » Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:10 pm

Having been to Paris a number of times I can safely say, there aren't any guitar shops in Paris worth checking out...

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Re: Vacation on Europe - advice on cool guitar stores?

Post by Ronnie Robinson » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:44 am

bclaire wrote:If you can get down to Brighton, GAK is one of the best music stores on the planet....
Definitely GAK if u you can get down there.
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Re: Vacation on Europe - advice on cool guitar stores?

Post by enricoromanielo » Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:51 pm

Thanks a lot guys!
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Re: Vacation on Europe - advice on cool guitar stores?

Post by PBA » Thu Sep 15, 2016 4:42 pm

I'm guessing you'll be limited to public transport? If so, venturing out of the main cities could be expensive for all and will certainly be for London! Brighton however is worth a visit regardless of guitar shops and is an easy train journey. You can find out the costs of train journeys at http://www.nationalrail.co.uk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. In London the music shops are located around Denmark Street as stated above but they spill out on to Tottenham Court Road, Oxford Street, Soho Square and a few other streets in the area. All are easy walking distance from Tottenham Court Road underground station.

Brighton is a good day trip with an excellent music shop. If you only wanted to go to a music shop, I'd also suggest Anderton's in Guildford but Guildford is hideous!

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Re: Vacation on Europe - advice on cool guitar stores

Post by misterfolkertsma » Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:15 pm

Rebel Relic in Amsterdam! The String, Palm Guitars, De Plug, Dirk Witte. Havent been to all of them but they are well regarded stores.

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Re: Vacation on Europe - advice on cool guitar stores?

Post by Rozz » Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:41 pm

I have found Wunjo in Denmark Street to be a good, friendly shop. It is a bit "chaotic" in there, but I like that. Also, as has been said, GuitarGuitar in Epsom which is a shortish train ride from London Victoria Station and isn't too expensive. They are pretty good too.
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Re: Vacation on Europe - advice on cool guitar stores?

Post by Les Paul Lover » Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:57 pm

PBA wrote:I'm guessing you'll be limited to public transport? If so, venturing out of the main cities could be expensive for all and will certainly be for London! Brighton however is worth a visit regardless of guitar shops and is an easy train journey. You can find out the costs of train journeys at http://www.nationalrail.co.uk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;. In London the music shops are located around Denmark Street as stated above but they spill out on to Tottenham Court Road, Oxford Street, Soho Square and a few other streets in the area. All are easy walking distance from Tottenham Court Road underground station.

Brighton is a good day trip with an excellent music shop. If you only wanted to go to a music shop, I'd also suggest Anderton's in Guildford but Guildford is hideous!
Yes, Brighton is really lovely. Well worth spending a day or two there.
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Re: Vacation on Europe - advice on cool guitar stores?

Post by enricoromanielo » Sun Sep 18, 2016 11:58 pm

Thanks guys, I will try to go to Brighton!

I've seen the Max Guitar Store, it is close to Amsterdam. Seems awesome! Anyone visited yet?

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