Clearly, the only thing standing between you and rock ’n’ roll stardom is your lack of a proper axe. Here, the best places to buy a guitar in Montreal.
Dealing with notoriously snobby staff is a small price for the city’s widest range of well priced guitars, from the Ibanez G200E classical to the ridiculous Dean USA Dixie Rebel electric V. 51 St-Antoine St. W., 514-878-2216.
The other big daddy boasts dozens of brands, including Yamaha, Epiphone, Takamine, Washburn and Gibson. Speaking of which, get a free Gibson t-shirt on the last Saturday of every month just for trying a Gibson guitar. 274 Jean-Talon St. E., 514-273-3224.
This small West End store packs in loads of Gibsons, Godins and Fenders, plus amps and accessories too. Jimi’s staff also offers inexpensive repairs, lessons and serious expertise. 5776 Sherbrooke St. W., 514-488-4207.
Specialists in digital gear for DJs and electronic musicians, Moog is new to the guitar game, but with dozens of boutique six-strings (including the MIX Foundation TEC Award-winning Moog Guitar by Paul Vo), it’s a must-see. 3828 St. Laurent Blvd., 514-284-7434.
Sell your used goods by consignment, have your baby repaired or get your hands on new Fenders and Gibsons, amps and accessories at this high-end Plateau boutique. 4292 St. Laurent Blvd., 514-287-9009. Kitt’s Buy new, buy used or trade at this mostly-second-hand guitar shop, where Fender and Marshall dealers are at your service, and new treasures appear monthly. 5350 Jean-Talon St. E., 514-725-7473.
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