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Albuquerque Music Store

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Sadowsky, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. Sadowsky

    Sadowsky Commercial User

    Nov 1, 2000
    New York City
    Owner: Sadowsky Guitars Ltd.
    Does anyone have any opinions of Grandma's Music in Albuquerque, NM?
    They are interested in becoming a Metro dealer but I do not know anything about them.


  2. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    I could give you my opinion, but I am not familar with the store. ;)
  3. eaaa410


    Jun 20, 2008
    New Mexico
    I have always had good experiences with them. Very nice store, bigger than the local GC. Knowledgeable staff. They are pretty much always busy and packed on weekends. I would guess they are the local favorite.
  4. jacochops


    Jul 2, 2000
    Bryan, TX
    Hi Roger,
    I used to deal with them years ago when I was repping for a bass manufacturer. They were always busy, professional and timely, but this was at least 10 years ago. IIRC, they had quite a large store.
    I hope it works out for you!
  5. Rob Martinez

    Rob Martinez

    Sep 14, 2005
    I do a lot of business with Grandma's. I have purchased basses, guitars, amps, and other gear, and have always been happy with the transactions.
  6. Another Dave

    Another Dave

    May 11, 2007
    It's been about 3 years since I've been in their store, but they have a long history in the area (20+ years) and the orginazation has progressively grown during that time.

    Current location is on a major road on the newer (growing) side of town. decent layout and pretty well stocked.

    They've always had a loyal following in the area.

    Hope it helps, and good luck!
  7. Grandma's is one of the few "good" stores around, at least in Albuquerque. They have a great reputation in town, and fairly knowledgeable staff. The go-to guy for bass is Mike Olivola - a well known/respected bassist with tons of experience in NYC and San Francisco (and a former Sadowsky player - he mostly plays upright now). Fantastic, knowledgeable player.

    The owner is a jazz bassist/guitarist, as well. They have a pretty vested interest in the community, and they are one of the biggest/busiest music stores within 300 miles, if not more. Some of their sales people are career employees, so they actually know their clients and have a long history here in New Mexico.

    Personally, I'd be really excited to get some nicer gear like the Metros in town. I might even buy one!

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