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I've only been to this store twice to drool over banjo's (don't have one of my own yet), but each time I was greeted quickly and made to feel at home. The guys there don't mind just chatting with me even though I haven't bought anything. This last time, Klaus sat me down and gave me an impromptu lesson even though he was obviously involved in other work he needed to do. I'll certainly be returning here when I have enough money to buy a banjo which will hopefully be soon.
Overall Rating: 10
The Acoustic Musician in Sandy Utah has got to be the funnest place in the valley. I've been to the other stores around and they are fine but there is a difference. Every time I enter the store Mike the owner greets me by name and makes me feel like one of his cherished personal friends. The atmosphere is friendly and casual and all are welcome to come and pick and hang out and discuss all things bluegrass or other genres if your so inclined. Everything is out and available to try out with no pressure or sales person hanging over your shoulder.
Every Thursday there is a bluegrass jam with beginners to pros showing up for a good time and sharing ideas and licks. I've never been excluded for my inexperience and I always get positive comments, even when I know they aren't deserved.
The store just moved and expanded so there is more to enjoy and the coffee is always hot and ready.
I take lessons there and I have my choice of some of the best pickers in the state to learn from. All of them are state picking champions.
If you ever find yourself in Utah and don't stop by The Acoustic Musician you'll have missed one of our great landmarks.
Overall Rating: 10
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