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Best Musical Instrument Store

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Creative Loafing has been presenting Atlanta's Best People, Places and Events since 1972. These are some of the past winners for this category:

Best Musical Instrument Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Critics

Best Musical Instrument Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers

Best musical instruments BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
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Best musical instruments BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
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Guitar Center
And other metro Atlanta locations.

Best musical instruments BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
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Best musical instruments BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
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Best musical instruments BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
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Best musical instruments BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
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Best musical instruments BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
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Runner-up: Firehouse Guitars & Music


2520 N. Decatur Road, 404-929-0012, www.guitarsatlanta.com

Best musical instruments BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers

Runner-up
Guitar Center
1485 Northeast Expressway, 404-320-7253, www.guitarcenteratlanta.com

Best Musical Instruments BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers

Best Musical Instruments BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
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Guitar Center
Multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best Musical Instruments BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Guitar Center
And other metro area locations.

Best Musical Instruments BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Guitar Center
1485 Northeast Expressway 404-320-7253; and other locations www.guitarcenter.com

Best Musical Instrument Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Readers
Even the most hip and independent musicians shop here sooner or later. Some never admit it. Some go to their favorite local store, get a price and then head off to the "musicians planet" to make their purchase. Why? It's the unmistakable force of gravity — created by cheaper prices and huge volume.more...
Even the most hip and independent musicians shop here sooner or later. Some never admit it. Some go to their favorite local store, get a price and then head off to the "musicians planet" to make their purchase. Why? It's the unmistakable force of gravity — created by cheaper prices and huge volume. It's Wal-Mart for rock stars. The hipsters slide in and slide out and hope nobody recognizes them, until their cover is blown when they realize that the salesman was the drummer in their first band and the guy behind the counter is a former employee of the place where they used to buy all their stuff. less...

Best Musical Instrument Store BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Consumer Culture
Picked By » Critics
Guitar Center
Sure, it's a big corporate chain store, but it scores major coolness points for putting a classic image of Duane Eddy on its giveaway postcard/coupons. Guitar Center's selection and buy-in-bulk prices are mighty hard to beat, even if some of those deep-discounted Fenders are cheap imports from Southmore...
Sure, it's a big corporate chain store, but it scores major coolness points for putting a classic image of Duane Eddy on its giveaway postcard/coupons. Guitar Center's selection and buy-in-bulk prices are mighty hard to beat, even if some of those deep-discounted Fenders are cheap imports from South of the Border. Besides, we love seeing those giant images of Brian Setzer and Jeff Beck on their outside walls as we drive past. less...

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