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McCabe's Guitar Shop

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Intimate music experience

McCabes is the best intimate music experience in LA . From a friendly helpful staff to a top notch... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Great little concert venue + every guitar imaginable.

Wife and I have been to a few concerts that they host in the back room. Very cozy fun environment... read more

Reviewed March 1, 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

McCabes is the best intimate music experience in LA . From a friendly helpful staff to a top notch sound person you can't beat it .The artists that appear here are sometimes legends and sometimes new up and coming talents . It's almost like a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed March 1, 2018

Wife and I have been to a few concerts that they host in the back room. Very cozy fun environment. I also love the amount of unique, hard to find instruments (got my didjeridoo here). I would recommend stopping by even if you don't play...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed December 3, 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

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Jane C
Reviewed June 18, 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

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank glassartist4
Reviewed October 21, 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.

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank DanaNizAsnatch
Reviewed October 20, 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

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank RobertS2558
Reviewed April 23, 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!

Date of experience: April 2015
Thank 625Susan
Reviewed November 26, 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

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank miket8888
Reviewed August 5, 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.

Date of experience: August 2013
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Reviewed October 7, 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.

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