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Address: 2120 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204-2204
Phone Number: +1 615-256-2033
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Specializing in new, used and vintage guitars, basses, banjos, mandolins,...

Specializing in new, used and vintage guitars, basses, banjos, mandolins, ukuleles, and amps since 1970. Gruhn Guitars buys, sells, consigns, trades and appraises fretted instruments and houses one of the world's premier vintage and used collections including classic Martin, Fender, Gibson, Epiphone, Gretsch and National instruments as well as a wide selection of new instruments from Martin, Taylor, Collings, Larrivee, McPherson and many independent builders.

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If you can't find it here, you can't find it........

For me, this place is all about Calvin, one of the friendliest and most knowledgeable instrument specialists I've ever spoken with. I was lucky enough to be there during their... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 October 2016
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Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

For me, this place is all about Calvin, one of the friendliest and most knowledgeable instrument specialists I've ever spoken with. I was lucky enough to be there during their legendary tent sale. This place is really more like an experience than a shopping trip. Superb selection of banjos as well as every other acoustic instrument I could think of.... More 

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Sarah J, Manager at Gruhn Guitars, responded to this review

Guy, We appreciate the kind words and are so pleased you were able to visit during our tent sale - definitely a unique experience! Calvin truly is one of a kind and we've been fortunate to spend our days with him since 1988. We'll pass along your message and know it will brighten his day. Hope to see you again... More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Went to their tent sale and saw Vincent Gill shopping! What an awesome treat! Such a nice guy! Gruhn has a great selection and is reasonably priced! Worth a visit if you are looking for a guitar or stringed instrument.

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Thank Terry T
Sarah J, Manager at Gruhn Guitars, responded to this review

We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit to the shop as well as our tent sale (which was our first!). Thank you for the kind review, too. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Oviedo, Florida
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This was the first time I've been to Gruhn's since they moved from downtown. A great array of vintage instruments - Mostly Martin guitars. Casual enough to stroll and pick up an instrument and play a bit - also a couple of music rooms to really hear an instrument's tone and voice. Friendly, helpful staff. I'll be back.

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Thank Jon D
Sarah J, Manager at Gruhn Guitars, responded to this review

Jon, We appreciate you visiting the shop and taking the time to leave such a thoughtful review. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Crowley, Louisiana
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

This was my first visit to Gruhn's. I had seen a Gibson banjo on the website and went to look at it. Calvin was such a help to me. Knowledgeable and professional. These people know their music and the instruments. I bought that banjo. They gave me a great price and shipped it to my home in Louisiana, no cost.... More 

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Sarah J, Manager at Gruhn Guitars, responded to this review

We greatly appreciate you visiting the shop and taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. We'll pass your kind words along to Calvin and are so pleased this banjo has found such a happy home with you. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Versailles, France
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

This place is one of the few canonical stores in the world for antique guitars. The staff is very knowledgeable, the boss issues several of the reference books for antique guitars, and the various assortments of old and new guitars, ukuleles, bass ans mandolins is really impressive. Also, they are always happy to chat and inform customers, so that shopping... More 

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Sarah J, Manager at Gruhn Guitars, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words. We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit to the shop and are always pleased to meet folks who share our love of fine fretted instruments. Hope to see you again soon! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The place to visit and find rare and collectible guitars. They have new as well. Both acoustic and electric. Small selection of bass guitars.

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Sarah J, Manager at Gruhn Guitars, responded to this review

Kimberly - Thank you for visiting the shop! We appreciate the kind words and hope to see you again soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Took my daughter here because she is a player and it was recommended to us by my father, who also plays. I was stunned by the quality and quantity of stringed instruments! Not for the faint hearted, these are NOT for beginners, but when you are ready to make an investment, this is definitely the place to go!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Go here for world's most acclaimed Guitar Guru Mr. George Gruhn himself. I bought my First Electronic one from him. Also Gregory is great 2 has a Superb Knowledge of All instruments. So be here or be playing a Axe that isn't worth it's Snuff. Love this Spot. Go George Gruhn

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Denver, Colorado
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71 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

I went here out of curiosity because of my interest in looking at vintage instruments. The selection was outstanding. Not bargain priced, but professional quality throughout. I found the staff to be friendly and helpful, even as I said I was not going to be a buyer. The ultra expensive and rare Martin in the showcase was a sight to... More 

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Sarah J, Manager at Gruhn Guitars, responded to this review

We appreciate the kind words and are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to the shop. Thanks for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review, too. We look forward to seeing you next time you're in Nashville. More 

St. Louis
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24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016

We stopped by yesterday while in Nashville. The inventory and selection of vintage instruments is terrific. However, the customer service was deplorable. I asked Rob Ruff a question about one of the guitars. First he didn't respond at all. Then I repeated my question. Without lifting his head from the material he was reading he mumbled a sarcastic 6 word... More 

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Thank bluesmanw
Sarah J, Manager at Gruhn Guitars, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts and are very sorry to hear your visit to our shop was anything other than a positive experience. I will speak with Rob and our sales team about this issue and hope you will accept our sincere apologies. We strongly value excellent customer service and strive to make every visitor... More 

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