Guitar Store in Denver?

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by drmilktruck, Jan 15, 2022 at 9:52 AM.

  1. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    My son and I are taking our annual sports trip to Denver tomorrow. We're going to see both the Nuggets and the Avalanche. Any guitar stores to check out near downtown?
     
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  2. Winnie Thomas

    Winnie Thomas Synchromatic

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  3. BobbyMac

    BobbyMac Electromatic

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    Mar 13, 2016
    Texas Panhandle
    Wildwood is in Louisville, just minutes from Denver, but it isn't all that easy to get into the showroom. The store front is a tiny office like place with a few guitars on the wall. If you've seen their youtube videos and their inventory, you know they definitely have another space for "preferred" customers. You should probably call and make an appointment, but they seem to discourage look-e-loos.

    Edited to add: The website now says the "showroom" is temporarily closed.
     
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  4. Glaw

    Glaw Gretschie

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    The demo guy in the videos is awesome. It’s one of the sites I check out when I’m thinking of buying a guitar.
     
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  5. ishtar

    ishtar Country Gent

    I think there might be a store in Englewood, a Denver suburb... Synchro brought me there a decade ago.... I believe it was called Elite Light and Sound, but think it is now listed as Harvest Guitars. Google that. I was there with Synchro and they had a left handed crossover nylon solid wood guitar... I almost bought it... The Guitars are a line of acoustics that are interesting. The owner, Gordon Close had/has a museum of really amazing gear and a lot of stories about music. Synchro had worked with Gordon back in the day. So had Bill Frisell... Denver Folk Lore Center is a mostly acoustic shop... I liked it when I was there quite a while ago. I think there are some good used gear stores around Denver... But I know not of them. Boulder has some good shops.... It is still not a great place for lefties... Once, a decade ago, Wildwood had some absurd number of left handed custom Joe Bonamassa Les Pauls in Gold and Sunburst... And they had a couple lefty Martin Customs, like a Laurence Juber model that was really awesome.... But, I digress... But don't you have a left handed child?[​IMG]
     
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  6. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Good memory!~ Yes, I do and while he doesn't play as much any more, he does complain when I drag him into a store that there's nothing for him.
     
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  7. ishtar

    ishtar Country Gent

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  8. ishtar

    ishtar Country Gent

    One of the specimens seen/heard at that visit ... the tuningmachines/levers were amazing!....

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  9. nightbird

    nightbird Electromatic

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    May 4, 2013
    arizona
    Haven't been to Harvest but use to go to Elite and before that, Melody Music. Gordon's a great guy!
    Victor Guitars has some nice acoustics. On S. Broadway.
    Olde Town Pickin Parlor in Old Town Arvada has alot of acoustics and some archtops.
    Spampinato guitars. Haven't been there website looks like they have some nice guitars.
    Unfortunately, Colorado doesn't have much to offer anymore.
     
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  10. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Enjoy the time with your son Jim
     
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  11. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck I Bleed Orange

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    Thanks, Rich. We missed our trip in 2021.
     
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  12. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I hear that .........
     
  13. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
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    Gordon has moved now to S Federal Blvd, just south of Hampden Ave, but I haven’t visited his new locale, so I don’t know how he’s setup. Rockley’s closed a while back and most of the classic stores of my youth are history. Drum City/Guitarland is a good store, and they are still wit’ us, and seem to carry a good stock. They are at 9225 W. 44th Ave, out in Wheatridge.

    From what I’ve heard, Wildwood does not encourage visitors and I had heard rumblings that they were abandoning the old storefront altogether, but I haven’t been there in at least 4 years. Sadly, as with so many places, the brick & mortar music stores in music are sparse, except for the ubiquitous GCs.
     
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  14. Egyptian tuning buttons?
     
  15. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
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    Little pop-out cranks.
     
  16. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

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    Feb 10, 2010
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    Is that a bass?
     
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  17. Synchro

    Synchro The artist formerly known as: Synchro Staff Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tucson
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    I believe it’s a bass mandolin.
     
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  18. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

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    Feb 10, 2010
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    Interesting instrument, nonetheless. Reminded me of a bass balalaika or the Loar round bass.
     
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  19. So many jokes, so little time…
     
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