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Guitar shop in Zurich?

Hi folks,

I'm looking for a good electric guitar shop in Zurich. Any place you'd recommend?

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Old 17.07.2008, 15:17
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Re: Guitar shop in Zurich?

There's one in Altstetten (right across the station at the bus stop), but they're specialized in Bass Guitars. It might be a good start tho.
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Old 17.07.2008, 15:21
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Re: Guitar shop in Zurich?

There is one upstairs in the music shop at the helmhaus or rathaus tram stop.......I can never remember which is which but you'll see it.
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Old 17.07.2008, 15:30
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Re: Guitar shop in Zurich?

There's quite a good one in Baden (ok not Zürich but close enough)

You'll find it on Bruggerstrasse (main road from Zürich to Brugg/ Aarau)
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Old 17.07.2008, 15:38
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Re: Guitar shop in Zurich?

I bought an acoustic guitar a few weeks ago, but the shop had easily as much electric equipment as acoustic...really helpful service. I live in Baden and visited the music store here which is nice, but the prices were higher than at the other shop. Also, something I didn't expect--I was able to haggle down the price of my guitar by about 100 francs--maybe this is normal, maybe abnormal--I'm not sure but glad I tried...oh yeah, I also got them to throw in a soft case for free. The shop is Music Kuhn at Brunngasse 18, about a ten minute walk from the main station in Zurich. Phone number 044 252 21 48. I wish you luck in your quest and if you are looking for people to play with let me know.
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Re: Guitar shop in Zurich?

There's a guitar shop in Aemtlerstrasse 15, Kreis 3, off Birmensdorferstrasse, "Gitarren Total", advertising as "best axes in town".

Bus 33/32 stops right in front of it (stop Zwinglihaus), or take trams 9/14 to Schmiede Wiedikon, then walk Birmensdorfer uphill to the sidestreet with the orthopaedic shop on the corner. (Incidentally, that's a kosher butcher across the street from GT )

Fun bit on their website: go to Service (the broken guitar at the bottom) and click on the ON/OFF switch of the amp. Duncan James, their repair man, does Hochdeutsch

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Re: Guitar shop in Zurich?

I would also recommend Musik-Kuhn in Niederdorf http://www.musik-kuhn.ch/, it's a friendly shop and they speak English Avoid Music Hug if you can, they tend to be a tad expensive.

There is a small very small shop just up from Starbucks at Bellvue, if you walk up to City Disc you will walk right past, there is also Jecklin at Kunsthaus where the shop right on the cross roads has acoustics (and other string instruments), if you carry on up the hill their second shop has electrics, drums, keyboards etc. Near central there is also CentralMusik on the street parallel to Niederdorf behind Starbucks.

If you have a car you could get out to Musik-Productiv near Lenzberg (I just bought a new Les Paul from them at the weekend, nice shop) or there is a large shop in Liestal near the train station (As with Ben I paid cash here and after haggling ended up paying around CHF350 less).

I have most of the Zurich shops linked on my del.icio.us page - http://del.icio.us/Zenistar/Guitar%2BShopping

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Re: Guitar shop in Zurich?

Thanks for the recommendations, folks. I'll check those places out and see whether they've got the type of gear that I want.
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Guitar/pawn shop in Zurich?

Hey, I'm going to be in Zurich next week & would like to buy a cheap (bizarre if possible) electric guitar. Can anyone point me towards the best music store or pawn shop for this?

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Re: Guitar/pawn shop in Zurich?

Something in Luzern would be nice too!
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Re: Guitar shop in Zurich?

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Thanks for the recommendations, folks. I'll check those places out and see whether they've got the type of gear that I want.
As someone else has posted you can try "gitarren total" in Aemtlerstrasse, Wiedikon. They have the best selection but specialize in top end guitars. They are always helpful, friendly and speak good english.

For more mid price guitars you can try "pro music" in Sihlfeldstrasse near the locherhut tram stop (trams 2/3). They have a good selection of electric guitars for all styles of music.

The "bass centre" in Alstetten has started to stock more guitars but has a limited choice, I think is worth a visit.

Personally I would avoid Music Hug (Expensive and not a good selection), Music Kuhn (Very limited selection) and Central Music (not much to choose from).

Just my opinion based on what I look for in a guitar shop, depends what you need I guess.
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Re: Guitar shop in Zurich?

I know I am late to the party but that Bass shop across from the train station in Altstetten sucks. If you know what you want or are just browsing then it's ok.

Gitarren Total AG Aemtlerstrasse 15, 8003 Zürich
044 463 16 16

The best I've run across in a long time.
Amazing selection
Amazing sales people
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Amazing sales people
But sometimes (often?) slow to attend to customers.
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Re: Guitar shop in Zurich?

I saw an electric guitar, bag, leads,picks, small amp (all in one type box) for CHF179 in aldi of all places. Various choices of colours as well.


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Re: Guitar shop in Zurich?

Check these guitars out. It is a friend of mine's company:

http://www.dbzguitars.com/
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But sometimes (often?) slow to attend to customers.
That wasn't my experience. I guess I caught them at a good time.
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Re: Guitar shop in Zurich?

Im selling an acoustic guitar and a starter electric guitar if your interested. Pm me for more details.
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Re: Guitar shop in Zurich?

This is a pretty cool shop
http://www.gitarrentotal.ch/store
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Re: Guitar shop in Zurich?

I LOVE my brand new hole frequency range guitar cable made in Switzerland by VOVOX® Sonorus http://www.vovox.ch/ This amazing Swiss cable makes my guitars sound soooo much more colorful & VIVID !! The people at Musik Kuhn are always helpful ;and really positive...! Vielen danke,merci villll mals VOVOX und Musik-Kuhn in Zürich http://www.musik-kuhn.ch/ from Los Angeles/San Diego guitarist Dale im Lozärn !

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Re: Guitar shop in Zurich?

I like Promusig near Hardplatz. Good selection. Some guys speak english too.

www.promusig.ch
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