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McCabe's Guitar Shop

3101 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2005
+1 310-828-4497
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Amazing place

This is an amazing place. Celebrating it's sixtieth anniversary in 2018, it is home to American... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2017
Jane C
Willits, CA
via mobile
McCabes....best music store around and great concerts

I've been going there since I was in my 20's (some time ago) and it has great musical instruments... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2016
los angeles, CA
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“folk music” (2 reviews)
“instruments” (2 reviews)
“lessons” (2 reviews)
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3101 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405-2005
Santa Monica
+1 310-828-4497
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

This is an amazing place. Celebrating it's sixtieth anniversary in 2018, it is home to American folk music and has helped many a career of artists I enjoy. It sells just about every instrument known, I bought an intricately carved didgeridoo, and has weekend concerts....More

Thank Jane C
Reviewed 18 June 2016

I've been going there since I was in my 20's (some time ago) and it has great musical instruments to buy, does repair work and has wonderful concerts that you won't see anywhere else. nice people working there also. Music lessons are also offered plus...More

Thank glassartist4
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Great concerts and so much character to this venue/shop. They have every kind of guitar you can think of, and all of them decorate the walls of this unique place. It's a musicians dream. Great vibes and good tune-age.

Thank DanaNizAsnatch
Reviewed 20 October 2015 via mobile

We were visiting because it was recommended in the guide book. Obviously we couldn't buy much as we were getting a flight back to England. These guys made us feel really welcome. When they discovered we were from England they introduced us to their colleague...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 23 April 2015

We unknowingly were in Santa Monica when Paul Stookey (of Peter, Paul & Mary) performed here, so we got tickets and were part of a very small audience (25-30?!) who enjoyed hearing him sing, play guitar, and answer our questions. It was wonderful!

Thank 625Susan
Reviewed 26 November 2014

Just over the road from TravelLodge Santa Monica a convenient place to have a looksee. Coffee is available which is a plus and I don't think I have ever seen so many guitars in one place in my life. The 1st floor is rich with...More

1  Thank miket8888
Reviewed 5 August 2013

This little venue is almost like watching a show in someone's basement. Good little venue that holds about 100 people. Nice staff. NO ALCOHOL. Comfortable, nice little place.

Thank i_heart_roadtrips
Reviewed 7 October 2012 via mobile

McCabes is a legendary concert venue. Small enough that there is not a bad seat in the house. They book quality acts and the ticket prices are good. Cookies and tea are a dollar each.

Thank Sammy9999
Reviewed 19 January 2009

I went into McCabe's for some bass guitar strings. I just started learning how to play, so I didn't know what kind to buy, but assumed they could help me. I brought in my guitar to show them what I had, and they told me...More

1  Thank treehugger99
Reviewed 30 July 2006

If you like acoustic music, if you want to go to a store where you can go to the back room and try out the guitars that are hanging on the walls, or if you just want to look at the unusual instruments that are...More

2  Thank Rashi
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