i am currently travelling in America and am in New York for a few weeks and am looking to find a decent cheap acoustic guitar (happy with second hand).does any one know of anywhere that i could get hold of one - looking to play a few small gigs etc. with it (pickup therefore useful)...any info on suitable guitars and shops would be v. useful - sooner the better (i'm haven't played a guitar for about 2-3 days now).
thanks in advance
In New York? Most the the big music shops like Mannies and Sam Ash or on the street running parallel to Broadway about 2 blocks from Time Square (can't remember the name - 48th Street?) There's a bunch of others their but, to be honest, they're not that cheap.
Duh! Not parallel to, at right angles to - all the 'streets' go left to right and all the 'avenues' go up and down.
It's E48th street.
They're bound to have cheaper Xmas stock in.
Also check Matt Umanov's store in Greenwich Village 273 Bleecker Street New York, N.Y. 10014
Sorry - W48th Street.
thanks - i'l try and check them out.
There are very few cheap guitars in NY. The guitar shops in W48th Street are worth a visit because of the wide range of accessories at good prices, but they are generally more expensive than outside Manhatten, and with NY state and city sales taxes to pay (+VAT & duty on the whole amount when you bring them back into the UK) you will be lucky to get a bargain. Plus in Manny's and Sam Ash you will never get a chance to try a guitar in peace and quiet because of the twenty other people trying out guitars at the same time.
OTOH the last few times that I have been there I bought many sets of strings and lots of CD's which were much better value.
my mom doesnt like the idea of me geting a guitar so she thinks its waste of money so I am trying to find a cheap guitar does any ody know where can i get it from new york please help
Go to http://www.craigslist.org/about/sites <<this link and find NY area where you are there is an instrument section under for sale section. Enjoy and good luck. Bob
hey i have six guitars if you want you could have them for free no charge because im going to get new ones please feel free to get them
Well I Can Take Them Off Your Hands Plenty
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