Funny Guitar Shop Stories (From a former Manager/Sales Dude)

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by chazsundance, Jan 20, 2017.

  1. I spent over 16 years working in local guitar shops. I managed a store, was a top sales rep for a territory, and then worked with my good friends in a smaller shop. I've experienced some pretty hilarious and ridiculous things working in music retail.

    I'd love to hear some stories or annoying customer types you've encountered.
    Also, if anyone has questions about working in guitar shops, feel free to ask :)

    Here's a few funny things I always got a kick out of:
    Customers asking for Reavey (Peavey) and Jazz Meanie (Jasmine) guitars. This was like a daily norm.
    Had a women with 3 children (One baby) just pull out her boob and breast feed in front me while I was trying to sell her on a Ukulele for her eldest son.

    Had a customer try and pay for a guitar with frozen meat. ***? hahaha

    ok go......
  2. Old Blastard

    Old Blastard

    Aug 18, 2013
    I thought I'd be the customer about whom stories are told but I have neither meat nor milk.
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  3. There are a lot of one-liners in there, but I will let them alone.
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