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Best Place to Buy a Musical Instrument


Williamsburg music mecca Main Drag Music is a veritable wonderland of vintage gear. Boutique effects pedals, weird old amps, drool-worthy guitars — throw in a friendly, knowledgeable staff and soundproofed audition rooms, and you’ve hit upon any music nerd’s dream. Its repair shop and generous consignment policies are of particular note, as well as its generous hours (open seven days a week). The shop has a warm, welcoming feel, and unlike Guitar Center, you won’t have to suffer through four different versions of “Stairway to Heaven” and a drum clinic before you hit the checkout. You need not go anywhere else.