I was out christmas shopping today with my wife when I drove by the largest music store in my area, and unfortunately the only one with a guitar tech (that I'm aware of). I love seeing the words "SALE!" plastered on music store windows, but not when there is "Going Out Of Business!" above it. This makes me quite concerned for the future of local music stores. Once my favorite store went out of business about 4 years ago, this was the only "major" one left. There are now only 2 that are in my area that are really quite small and don't stock much in the way of any decent accessories or equipment, although they have good intentions. The rest are well over an hour long drive at best. Not only that but as I said, should I need a guitar tech, this store had the last one that I'm aware of, and Jack Read isn't doing repairs anymore so there isn't any place else to turn, should I need one. Has anyone else noticed the decline in number or quality of music stores in your area, especially if those stores seemingly did well?