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Address: 2120 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204-2204
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Specializing in new, used and vintage guitars, basses, banjos, mandolins,...

Specializing in new, used and vintage guitars, basses, banjos, mandolins, ukuleles, and amps since 1970. Gruhn Guitars buys, sells, consigns, trades and appraises fretted instruments and houses one of the world's premier vintage and used collections including classic Martin, Fender, Gibson, Epiphone, Gretsch and National instruments as well as a wide selection of new instruments from Martin, Taylor, Collings, Larrivee, McPherson and many independent builders.

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If you are into guitars, this is a must visit

I'm not a guitar player, but my kids are and we visited twice during our vacation. Most impressive collection of new and vintage guitars, from affordable to crazy expensive... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Northwest
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46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not a guitar player, but my kids are and we visited twice during our vacation. Most impressive collection of new and vintage guitars, from affordable to crazy expensive. Just listening to the music being played was impressive.

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Amherst, New Hampshire
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108 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

If you are in Nashville and a player you have to visit Gruhn Guitars. Plenty of works of art to choose from $800-195,000. Staff seems chill to let you explore and play. No matter what your style is they have the tools.

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Sarah J, Manager at Gruhn Guitars, responded to this review

We appreciate the kind words, James, and hope to see you again soon! More 

Long Beach, California
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Love this store Wouldn't expect what you see when u get in here ,basically I wanted whole store ! Giant candy store for me. Now as far as staff, they were extreamly helpfully if you ask them , It was nice though that they don't bomb bard you let you move at ur own pace very Grateful . I'm back... More 

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Sarah J, Manager at Gruhn Guitars, responded to this review

We appreciate the kind words, Diane and look forward to seeing or hearing from you again soon! More 

Bel Air, Maryland
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36 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

For guitar geeks, especially ones with an interest in guitar history and collecting, there is no better place to visit IN THE WORLD than Gruhn's Guitars. George Gruhn has written the definitive books on history, identification, and collecting guitars and has created the best place to see these treasures in his store. Mind you, it's a regular working guitar store... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa
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7 reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I live in the upper Midwest and was in Nashville for a quick visit with friends. This was my second visit to Gruhn Guitars.. Last week (December 30) I stopped in to drop off a guitar for repair (this is the second time I’ve taken something for repairs- excellent work). The staff members were very friendly and engaged me in... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 December 2016

I stopped here during a trip through Nashville as a concession to my 11-year old son. He's been taking lessons at our local SoR for a couple of years and is actually quite good. He was in awe of the shop's amazing selection of guitars...I was in awe of the prices! These are some high-end, quality guitars, regularly nearing 20K.... More 

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Sarah J, Manager at Gruhn Guitars, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate the kind words. Almost everyone on the Gruhn Guitars staff picked up a guitar, banjo, or bass as a young person and our collective passion for these fine fretted instruments definitely hasn't waned (You hit the nail on the head!). We hope to see you and your son again next time you're in town. Thanks for visiting... More 

Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

For me, this place is all about Calvin, one of the friendliest and most knowledgeable instrument specialists I've ever spoken with. I was lucky enough to be there during their legendary tent sale. This place is really more like an experience than a shopping trip. Superb selection of banjos as well as every other acoustic instrument I could think of.... More 

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Sarah J, Manager at Gruhn Guitars, responded to this review

Guy, We appreciate the kind words and are so pleased you were able to visit during our tent sale - definitely a unique experience! Calvin truly is one of a kind and we've been fortunate to spend our days with him since 1988. We'll pass along your message and know it will brighten his day. Hope to see you again... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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319 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Went to their tent sale and saw Vincent Gill shopping! What an awesome treat! Such a nice guy! Gruhn has a great selection and is reasonably priced! Worth a visit if you are looking for a guitar or stringed instrument.

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Thank Terry T
Sarah J, Manager at Gruhn Guitars, responded to this review

We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit to the shop as well as our tent sale (which was our first!). Thank you for the kind review, too. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Oviedo, Florida
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56 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This was the first time I've been to Gruhn's since they moved from downtown. A great array of vintage instruments - Mostly Martin guitars. Casual enough to stroll and pick up an instrument and play a bit - also a couple of music rooms to really hear an instrument's tone and voice. Friendly, helpful staff. I'll be back.

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Sarah J, Manager at Gruhn Guitars, responded to this review

Jon, We appreciate you visiting the shop and taking the time to leave such a thoughtful review. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Crowley, Louisiana
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66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2016

This was my first visit to Gruhn's. I had seen a Gibson banjo on the website and went to look at it. Calvin was such a help to me. Knowledgeable and professional. These people know their music and the instruments. I bought that banjo. They gave me a great price and shipped it to my home in Louisiana, no cost.... More 

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Thank davidy394
Sarah J, Manager at Gruhn Guitars, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate you visiting the shop and taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. We'll pass your kind words along to Calvin and are so pleased this banjo has found such a happy home with you. Hope to see you again soon! More 

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