Guitar Solo store in San Francisco

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Guitar Solo store in San Francisco

Post by bogdan » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:56 am

After the visit to Kenny Hill's workshop, that I have wrote about in another post, I went on to visit the Guitar Solo shop on Townsend St. in San Francisco.
(Just transitioning from one Guitar Paradise to another, I guess. :D )

I am not sure if anyone has posted about this store on Delcamp before.
It's an unbelievable place. They have so many classical and flamenco books and scores that I have never seen before, so many recordings...
And they also have many great vintage guitars that you can try! :-)

Highly recommended if you happen to visit San Francisco.

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Re: Guitar Solo store in San Francisco

Post by oski79 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:44 am

I've bought a lot of sheet music there. BTW, if you play in cash, they'll often give you a discount.
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Re: Guitar Solo store in San Francisco

Post by bogdan » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:12 am

Indeed, I have bought two books, paid in cash and got an almost 20% discount because I paid cash and because one of the books had a minor issue.
The books I've got are:
"Bill Piburn plays Antonio Carlos Jobim", and
"Victor Monge (Serranito) - Libro de Partituras".
Victor Monge is my favorite flamenco player, I can't believe I have found this book!
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Post by Jeffrey Armbruster » Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:25 pm

However if you play Johnny Cash they add a surcharge.

this is where I bought my Paul Weaver spruce guitar. They were great to work with. And they do have lots of new and used classical guitars.

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Re: Guitar Solo store in San Francisco

Post by CliffK » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:53 pm

I buy through their website. Great selection and service. Items come well packed and quickly.
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Re: Guitar Solo store in San Francisco

Post by Kent » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:04 pm

And they will special order the hard to find compositions!

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Re: Guitar Solo store in San Francisco

Post by Peter Frary » Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:49 pm

GSP, their house brand publication, is rich in wonderful original compositions for guitar and nicely presented and edited.
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Re: Guitar Solo store in San Francisco

Post by Guitarhancock » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:38 am

I visited several times in the 80's however they are struggling now. Look at their website. They have a Go Fund Me page for donations to improve their website and their store hours seem limited. Brick and mortar stores...trouble. Too bad . Hope they make it.

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Re: Guitar Solo store in San Francisco

Post by albert-canuck » Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:31 am

I tried to get to their website but I could not connect. I was going to check them out and possibly purchase some music or strings as I would like to support stores that carry classical and flamenco guitars. No such luck.
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Re: Guitar Solo store in San Francisco

Post by soltirefa » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:24 am

albert-canuck wrote:
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:31 am
I tried to get to their website but I could not connect. I was going to check them out and possibly purchase some music or strings as I would like to support stores that carry classical and flamenco guitars. No such luck.
I just connected. Sure you're trying the right site? Google, "Guitar Solo Publications."

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Re: Guitar Solo store in San Francisco

Post by mverive » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:42 am

I just tried to connect, but also couldn't. ISP problems, perhaps?
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Re: Guitar Solo store in San Francisco

Post by albert-canuck » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:53 am

I googled Guitar Solo Publications again and connected but it was slow. Thanks.
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Re: Guitar Solo store in San Francisco

Post by mverive » Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:55 am

Just tried again, and got in. Wonder what the issue was...
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Re: Guitar Solo store in San Francisco

Post by MarkInLA » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:16 am

I'd venture to guess some 82% of serious players know about GSP. I've bought lots of sheets from them on-line. They're great. Lots of material but not the cheapest either..

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Re: Guitar Solo store in San Francisco

Post by Altophile » Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:02 pm

I've also purchased dozens of items from GSP over the years, though much more in the early years, before I had to take a 20-year hiatus due to hand problems.

To vent a little, let me say that, as of today, I'm done with online merchants when it comes to obtaining sheet music and anthologies (and books, for that matter). It seems that about 80% of the sheet music and music anthologies I order arrive in unsatisfactory condition, either due to poor packaging, or careless handling by customers or staff during or prior to shipping. Amazon is by far the worst offender, and I only resort to them when I can't get a hit at another merchant's sites, but the problem appears to be ubiquitous. I've received damaged goods from nearly every online merchant with whom I've done business, including (as of yesterday) GSP.

It seems that merchants no longer value the merchandize they sell or the customers they sell it to. The prevailing attitude seems to be: Get the crap out the door and the profits in the cash-drawer FAST.

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