Rumble Seat Music
There are some legendary guitar shops in Nashville for sure. Top of the list for me has to be Rumble Seat Music. Eliot Michael and his crew really know how to make you feel right at home. Heck, they’d probably even let you play Stairway to Heaven! I recently had the pleasure of visiting the shop to deliver a few amps. It’s an honor to have a presence in this iconic Music City shop. Next time you find yourself in Nashville, be sure to stop in; you can thank me later!
Emerald City Guitars
I’ve been a fan of this amazing shop in downtown Seattle for a few years now. Proprietors Jay and Trevor Boone always seem to have the coolest vintage pieces, not to mention killer new and pre-owned gear. I mean, how many shops might have several 1958/59/60 Bursts to choose from? I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jay and Trevor on several amps now, and hope to do more in the future. Be sure to check out their YouTube Channel; their “Pick of the Day” episodes are just plain addictive. Be sure to check out the one where Jay demos the Down Brownie with a 1952/57 Goldtop conversion!
River City Guitars
These guys always have the coolest gear in town here in the Spokane, WA/Coeur d’Alene area. They’ve been a great friend to us here at Cutthroat Audio and we appreciate it! Bobby and his sage Tom are always ready with a smile and a warm hello. Not to mention they are a couple of genuinely funny (and yes, knowledgeable) guys. Next time you’e in the Inland Northwest, be sure to put RCG on your list.
Sammy’s a well-known bluesman up here in the beautiful Northwest. If you’re ever in the Spokane/Coeur d’Alene area, don’t miss the chance to check out his band. He’s a talented player, gifted tunesmith and has a set of pipes that never fails to impress. An early adopter of our instrument and patch cables, I’m proud to call him a friend. Be sure to check out his new album Sugar Me at the iTunes Store.
The World Famous Jim Gibson is a talented singer/songwriter/player that never disappoints. Based in my hometown of San Diego, Jim is another early adopter of Cutthroat’s cables. And did I mention he’s witty, too? His 2nd album Storm Warning is just…well…fantastic! I really miss this guy; if you see him, give him a hug for me. Love you man!
Grinning Elk Music Company
I bought my 2007 Yamano Murphy Aged R9 Les Paul from Ray Mauldin a couple of years ago. What a fantastic experience! Ray and his partner Lee Jackson are in the “good guys” category when it comes to purveyors of fine, pre-owned gits and amps. They also write some of the funniest ad copy you’ll ever read…