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Sam Ash

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Address: 160 W. 48th St, New York City, NY 10036
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Way better than Guitar Center

Amazing service, good selection. To me, knowledgable and patient guidance is key in a music store these days. You can get practically anything for about as good a price as you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 November 2016
jinzoningen
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing service, good selection. To me, knowledgable and patient guidance is key in a music store these days. You can get practically anything for about as good a price as you want, but to actually talk to a live salesperson who actually has an idea of your particular needs (and that can vary greatly in this business) is invaluable. A... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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407 reviews
184 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Wonderful place to walk around and look at all of the musical instruments and tools. Anything musical - can be found here or can be ordered. The staff is professional and knowledgeable - they were so helpful about placing an order, they made sure it arrives within our stay in NYC, they called us on schedule and we were very... More 

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Miami, Florida
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334 reviews
240 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Is not just a shop, is a big place to find all that you need in musical instruments, all kind of and the new and modern instruments, so good deals, please dont miss this awesome place.

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Thank Juanito49
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

Dear God, where do I start? Knowing the actual Sam & Paul Ash personally, you can get discounts left and right and easy financing. This is the store where I actually got my Yamaha PSR-S950, and where I might get my Motif XF8 if Yamaha doesn't put out a new model yet...

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Thank Jonathan G
Montreal, Canada
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

Amazing selection of guitars, amps, everything. The staff is very helpful and let you try any equipment you want. Great service as well. Check for their special prices

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Thank drj132014
Somerset, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

As soon as we got off the bus to NYC my boyfriend saw this store and we had to go. They had a huge variety of all musical equipment, the staff was extremely helpful and accommodating. You can try all the equipment before you make a purchase.

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Thank Monica D
New York City, New York
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71 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2015

Picked up a new Soprano Sax. Knowledgeable sales staff and co petite pricing. What more can you ask for.

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Thank john-hana
London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2015

I went here to buy a new electric guitar. I have used "Guitar Centre" shops in Manhattan and Queens before and been satisfied. But I read that Sam Ash gives you better service, so as a visitor I tried it out. I was not over impressed. I had telephoned them prior and enquired about the guitar I was interested in,... More 

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Thank Robert H
New York
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2014

Went to buy a violin and the people at Sam Ash were so patient and accomodating. Not giving 5 stars because I don't think I got expert help, but rather was left to rummage myself. I appreciate low pressure sales, but this might be too low.

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Thank Heather C
North Bergen, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

I mean everything! You need, they have it. I went there many times looking for some mouth piece for my cousin in Brazil. They are very attentive, great service.

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This is the iconic New York that so many visitors imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the affordable to the ultra-fancy. Visit the Rockefeller Center to experience towering Art Deco grandeur, and foodies will love the busy restaurants that stay open late in Koreatown. After dark, Midtown calms down a bit, but at any time of day or night it still feels 100% New York.
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