Best Of 2009

Best Musical Instrument Store: Skip Goez Stringed Instrument Sales and Restoration

Skip Goez isn't your typical music store in the sense of vast selection, screaming deals on shimmery new merchandise or the sound of novice ax-wielders hammering out their latest guitar-tab conquests. It is, however, a terrific little store boasting hard-to-find gems in the form of vintage electric and acoustic guitars and classic tube amplifiers. But not even that tells the whole story. Goez's shop really shines with its service department (which, fittingly, takes up about 75 percent of the small space). Great guitar players from all over the city know that Skip's is the place to take their beloved six-strings for tender loving care at a very reasonable rate.

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