This place reminds me of the local music store where I grew up. You can browse without being "sold" equipment like the big box stores. It's been my go to shop since I walked in and got a great deal on a gorgeous used Martin HD-28. They're quite friendly, courteous, and always have a good rotation of great vintage gear. Keep it local and buy from this guy!
Loy M. - 10/15/18 - 5 Stars on Google
Amazing Service! Great Deals & Prices with Amazing inventory in it! This is the best local music store around the midlands. Guitar center is extremely pricy and overrated. Here everything is high-end with low prices. Every time I come in with high standards that are met every single visit here at The Music Store!
Trey W. - 8/21/18 - 5 Stars on Google
Love my man over at The Music Store. He has everything I need for my banjo and I can get stuff for my guitar there too. Lot of cool gear inside- every time I go in there’s something new. Thankful for this little local business!
Kera - 8/19/18 - 5 Stars on Google
In and out...the guy at the counter was really nice.
Mark S. - 7/15/18 - 5 Stars on Google
Awesome music shop in the heart of Columbia! Great selection of used gear, friendly service and no nonsense advice when you are looking for some guidance.
Ronnie D. - 6/1/18 - 5 Stars on Google
The owner seemed to be a straight forward, honest, and friendly guy. Enjoyed my visit.
Kevin R. - 4/16/18 - 5 Stars - (Online Sale)
Awesome seller. Shipped quickly, packaged great. Item exactly as described. Seller offered updates often throughout the already short process. Highly recommend!
Michael C. - 4/2/18 - 5 Stars - (Online Sale)
Awesome store!!! Quick response and even quicker shipping. Constantly keeps you updated and informed about the transaction. 10/10
Jeff T. - 3/1/18 - 5 Stars - (Online Sale)
A+++++ seller fast shipping
James M. - 2/14/18 - 5 Stars - (Online Sale)
Very nice amp and terrific seller!
Kenneth B. - 1/30/18 - 5 Stars - (Online Sale)
Very good communication, and lots of detailed photos so I could see exact condition of the guitar. Ex dealer to work with.
Robbie Hall - 01/11/18 - 5 Stars on Google
The guy knew his stuff. He answered any and all questions I had and then some. Highly recommend
122sniperwf - 12/22/17 - 5 Stars on Google
Honest and polite owner! Great little music store for all your guitar needs, fixing things, and guiding you in your music needs! Great prices too!
Andrew D. - 8/22/17 - 5 Stars - (Online Sale)
Steinberger GR4 - Great company to do business with. Highly recommended 👍
Todd K. - 7/29/17 - 5 Stars - (Online Sale)
Fender American Special Telecaster. Great shipping, guitar is just as advertised, terrific!
Chris B. - 5/19/17 - 5 Stars on Google
Small business - great for used guitars and amps. Friendly honest owner
Curt L. - 3/26/17 - 5 Stars on Google
Great place to find bargains on new and used gear! Excellent customer support!
Tim F. - 1/20/17 - 5 Stars - (Online Sale)
Boss Noisegate. Great communication, price, and product. Very pleased.
Darren F. - 1/10/17 - 5 Stars - (Online Sale)
Great guys. Kept me in the loop the entire time. Would happily purchase another instrument in a heartbeat.
Tim M. - 1/9/17 - 5 Stars - (Online Sale) - Michigan
1967 Fender Deluxe Reverb. Great !!!!
Anthony R. - 12/2/16 - 5 Stars - (Online Sale) - New York
1982 Fender USA Strat. Great doing business with... highly recommend A+
Gibson Les Paul Premium Plus. Super fast delivery. Impeccable packing job. Perfect condition. Couldn't be happier. 6 stars!!!!!!
Matt H. - 9/15/16 - 5 Stars - (Online Sale) - Georgia
1963 Reissue Fender Vibroverb. Super fast shipping, and EXCELLENT packing job. Everything arrived in excellent shape, and the amp is absolutely awesome
Becky G. - 6/8/16 - 5 Stars on Google
Cool vibe with a wall of autographed guitars. Gotta love a store that has used Fenders and Gibsons.
Tim P. - 6/1/16 - 5 Stars on Google
Bought a matched set of 12 and 6 string, Dean Quilted Ash, and earlier bought a Seagull. All have proved wonderful
instruments. He is a very friendly and knowledgeable. I'll def return for my music needs.
Aaron O. - 3/24/16 - 5 Stars - (Online Sale) - Virginia
Rickenback 4003 Bass. 5 Stars
Andy R. - 3/17/16 - 5 Stars - (Online Sale) - Pennsylvania
Terrific communication on guitar and fast shipment....great packaging on Danelectro
Buy with confidence from The Music Store in one of my favorite cities! AAA+++
Christopher W. - 1/21/16 5 Stars - (Online Sale) - Arizona
I got a good deal.
Dave M. - 12/23/15 - 5 Stars - (Online Sale) - Illinois
The guitar was packed very well and was just as described in the post. Very fast shipping.....
Thanks Music Store
Toby S. - 6/27/15 - 5 Stars on Google I've been here several times. The owner is always very friendly and genuinely concerned with what's best FOR YOU.
Michael G. - 1/7/15 - 5 Stars on Facebook
I shop here a lot, I love the store, I've bought 4 of my previous guitars here. I just have one question about the website, Why not take pictures of the instruments you have on the wall and post on the website They don't have to be individual pictures either just full wall pictures? Just an idea really, but people this is a great place and there are great people here to help with your musical interest.
Katie R. - 11/15/14 - 5 Stars - on Google What a wonderful store! I just bought a beautiful Oscar Schmidt (by Washburn) guitar. It was my first time in the store. The owners (I forgot to catch their names) were very kind, very helpful, and overall nice to be around. It is a great store with a lot of selection and a lot of history. They let you play the guitar.
Jh Jh - 9/9/14 - 5 Stars on Google
What a wonderful store! I just bought a beautiful Oscar Schmidt (by Washburn) guitar. It was my first time in the store. The owners (I forgot to catch their names) were very kind, very helpful, and overall nice to be around. It is a great store with a lot of selection and a lot of history. They let you play the guitars to test them out, which is very welcoming. I would strongly recommend visiting this local, family owned store.
More Foxes - 8/13/14 - 5 Stars on Google
I just bought another used Fender USA Telecaster here. The service at this store is first rate. I have bought several high end used guitars from Trip over the years, and really appreciate the one on one personal attention. The prices are extremely fair, and the condition of the used gear is always clean.
Scott J. - 7/9/14 - 5 Stars on Facebook
Been dealing with these folks since 1983, they are good people and Trip wants to see you walk away with a good deal in ...hand and a smile on your face. I have bought my last 4 guitars from them and have had nothing but satisfaction......they will even "horse trade" with you. Support small business, it is what makes America great!
John E. - 7/4/14 - 5 Stars on Facebook
These ARE the good guys !
John F. - 6/9/14 - 5 Stars on Google
I have known The Music Store owner John, about 37 yrs, and have shopped there on and off that long. His son Trip is the store manager. There is no other music store in the Columbia area that can offer the price or service, that The Music Store can. Just don't take my word, try them for yourself. You will be very pleased. A former Dj by the name of Mr. Klean, intruded me to the owner John about 37yrs ago. ( My name is John Faden/aka Dj Smoker )
Dee L. - 3/9/14 - 5 Stars on Facebook
Great deals and great people to work with!
Email from Phil D. - 10/26/13
Thanks so much for going out of your way to help me especially knowing there is no business transaction (other than small purchases of strings, slides, etc.. made by me in your store a few times). It is things like this that make small business work! Through something just this small and simple, I see a world in which my grandfather speaks of on a regular basis. A time where family business and a handshake overweighs that of a corporation of masses! You have helped teach me valuable information on what business is suppose to be about in the first place. I live in Charleston and have only been in your shop twice, however my other guitar player goes to USC and we practice up there every weekend. I promise to do my part (regardless if its spending a few more cents) to keep what your family is doing alive, especially in this day and time! The few times I have been to your shop it was more than warming and I felt welcomed by educated unjudgemental people. (pretty sure it was a mom and pop) Either way, with full body covered in tattoos, green hair, and all other things frowned upon by most I was treated with the up most respect in every area possible. Thanks so much! Keep doing what you guys are doing, PLEASE!!!!! And I look forward to seeing as well as doing business with yall in the very near future!!!!
Caleb - 9/17/13 - 5 Stars on Google
Im a student at the University of South Carolina and for one of my courses i needed a harmonica. When i called, the man working was very helpful and got me what i needed. Their prices were very reasonable and i will go back for any future business.
Kevin - 8/25/13 - 5 Stars - Google
I just bought my Breedlove acoustic guitar from Trip at The Music Store. Trip set me up with exactly the guitar I had been searching for. The prices are very reasonable, and business is straight forward. Very satisfied customer.
David - 8/19/13 - 5 Stars on Google
Just stopped by this store today and got a Seagull. Went all over Columbia and got the run around on price. These guys had the internet price in stock !!! Easy transaction with quality service. +++
Liz - 8/15/13 - 5 Stars on Google
I was looking for a used Taylor and got to try a few used ones here. I saved $600 by shopping at this store. Got a nice 310ce, and couldn't be happier.
Straty - 8/06/13 - 5 Stars on Yahoo
I have always loved the service this family run business offers. Their prices are right with the internet, and they offer lay-a-way which helped me recently when I was looking for a used Gibson. Give them a shot, you will be happy with the service and love the prices.
Amber - 12/05/12 - 5 Stars on Yahoo
Read the reviews for this place and decided to give it a try. My husband and I drove over an hour to get there and were NOT disappointed. The owners of Music Store Inc. were very helpful, informed, and didn t try to sell us more than we were shopping for. I will definitely be shopping there again.
Steve - 10/05/12 - 5 Stars on Repair My Guitar
Have had my Fender Strat Set up several times over the years by these guys and they always
dial it in just right. Quick turn around at a fair price.
Cole - 7/05/12 -5 Stars on Repair My Guitar
I have been going to this store for years. Have had my neck adjusted on my acoustic and full set up on
both my electrics. Fast service and very affordable. Nice people
User - 4/17/12 -5 Stars on Yellow Pages
I have been to every guitar store in town, and have always had a great experience here. This store also buys guitars and basses which is a huge plus. There in stock prices are really good too. A++++ Hope this helps somebody out there
Samantha - 12/19/11 -5 Stars on Twitter
Praise the Lord! thank you @themusicstoresc for my beautiful Seagull guitar! You truly are the best! :)
Cathy - 12/18/11 -5 Stars on Google
After reading the other reviews on this store , I decided to give these guys a try too. What a difference it is to deal with nice people. I live on the other side of town from these guys but discovered a 20 minute drive not only saved me over 50% on the new drum set I got for my son, but it also was refreshing to deal with patient and nice people. I have always shopped where I live in Irmo, but after being treated rudely on 2 occasions, I just tried something else. Give these guys a try, because it turns out this is a family run store, and it shows.
Elizabeth - 12/16/11 -5 Stars on Google
I am so grateful that places like this still exist. Knowing very little about nice guitars I called this store and was treated very well. The person that answered the phone asked me a series of questions to help me narrow down what I needed as a suprise gift for my husband, who is an advanced guitar player. Thank you for the honest and friendly approach. I will be back.
Dee - 12/07/11 - 5 Stars on Yahoo
I went to this store for a guitar string. The guy that worked the counter was so much help. He not only got the guitar string but put it on as well. Treated me as though I was buying a big ticket item. I'm new to the world of music and he did not financially take advantage of my music ignorance by trying to sell me more than what my situation was worth. I note this because the store I had contacted prior to this store recognized my newness at guitar knowledge and gave me a cost that was about literally "20" times more than what this store charged. I like the personal touch and honesty. Keep it real!
Hendrix - 6/09/11 - 5 Stars on Yahoo
EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE !!!!!!! Super nice people to deal with. I have played guitar for years, and these guys have some of the best turn over of quality pre-owned guitars and amps. A+++++ ATMOSPHERE, NO PRESSURE. They have been around for a long time in Columbia.
Guitar Czar- 12/17/10 - 5 Stars on Yahoo
I love this place !!!!!! Lots of used guitars at fair prices. They even buy guitars and amps.
Guitar Buff- 3/28/10 - 5 Stars on Yahoo
I am a beginner, and needed a cheap electric guitar package. Went in and got a used electric guitar,
small amp, cord, strap, and picks for $149. Guitar plays great !!! Awesome Store !!!