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McCabe's Guitar Shop

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Address: 3101 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2005
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+1 310-828-4497
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12:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

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McCabes....best music store around and great concerts

I've been going there since I was in my 20's (some time ago) and it has great musical instruments to buy, does repair work and has wonderful concerts that you won't see anywhere... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 June 2016
glassartist4
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los angeles, CA
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los angeles, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

I've been going there since I was in my 20's (some time ago) and it has great musical instruments to buy, does repair work and has wonderful concerts that you won't see anywhere else. nice people working there also. Music lessons are also offered plus sheet music.. a real special place. it's hard to find a place like this that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

Great concerts and so much character to this venue/shop. They have every kind of guitar you can think of, and all of them decorate the walls of this unique place. It's a musicians dream. Great vibes and good tune-age.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

We were visiting because it was recommended in the guide book. Obviously we couldn't buy much as we were getting a flight back to England. These guys made us feel really welcome. When they discovered we were from England they introduced us to their colleague who it turns out comes from the same part of the U.K. as me! There... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015

We unknowingly were in Santa Monica when Paul Stookey (of Peter, Paul & Mary) performed here, so we got tickets and were part of a very small audience (25-30?!) who enjoyed hearing him sing, play guitar, and answer our questions. It was wonderful!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2014

Just over the road from TravelLodge Santa Monica a convenient place to have a looksee. Coffee is available which is a plus and I don't think I have ever seen so many guitars in one place in my life. The 1st floor is rich with memorabilia and has numerous sound studios. Intimate concerts are held in the back room and... More 

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phoenix az
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013

This little venue is almost like watching a show in someone's basement. Good little venue that holds about 100 people. Nice staff. NO ALCOHOL. Comfortable, nice little place.

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orange county CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2012 via mobile

McCabes is a legendary concert venue. Small enough that there is not a bad seat in the house. They book quality acts and the ticket prices are good. Cookies and tea are a dollar each.

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2009

I went into McCabe's for some bass guitar strings. I just started learning how to play, so I didn't know what kind to buy, but assumed they could help me. I brought in my guitar to show them what I had, and they told me there was only one kind of set that would work, and it cost $65. I... More 

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Oakland, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2006

If you like acoustic music, if you want to go to a store where you can go to the back room and try out the guitars that are hanging on the walls, or if you just want to look at the unusual instruments that are hanging on the walls I suggest you check them out. You'll get a sense of... More 

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