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Pearl City Guitar Center. #2992806 06/05/19 11:27 PM
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Life has changed we now have a GC in Pearl City. Some how I missed it until today. Now I can try what ever I want when ever I want. I don't read the paper or watch the news and except for school I haven't to Honolulu in about 2 months, so I completely missed the opening till it just showed up in my inbox.


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Re: Pearl City Guitar Center. [Re: surfergirl] #2992809 06/05/19 11:38 PM
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Re: Pearl City Guitar Center. [Re: Dannyalcatraz] #2992810 06/05/19 11:48 PM
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Does not mean I will leave my favorite music store my family has been doing business there for over 40 years and they treat everyone like family.


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Re: Pearl City Guitar Center. [Re: surfergirl] #2992820 06/06/19 01:10 AM
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We had a new huge Guitar Center open up last year in Daytona Beach. They can be useful. I found a great guitar tech there that serviced 3 of my guitars recently and while I was there I tried out and bought a new Epi ES-335 vintage sunburst on sale for $379. Next week they were back up to $499.

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Re: Pearl City Guitar Center. [Re: Delta] #2992843 06/06/19 08:11 AM
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@Delta,

I would be very interested in your opinion of the Epi 335 after you've played it for a couple of weeks. Especially, build quality, playability and of couse, Tone.


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Re: Pearl City Guitar Center. [Re: surfergirl] #2992854 06/06/19 09:09 AM
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Originally Posted By: surfergirl
Life has changed we now have a GC in Pearl City. Some how I missed it until today. Now I can try what ever I want when ever I want. I don't read the paper or watch the news and except for school I haven't to Honolulu in about 2 months, so I completely missed the opening till it just showed up in my inbox.


That's awesome!

I wish that they had location-specific website info, I was excited to look at what pedals- particularly used pedals- that they might have at your GC in Pearl City; but, that doesn't seem to work that way... Still, I'm glad for you.

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Does not mean I will leave my favorite music store my family has been doing business there for over 40 years and they treat everyone like family.


I know what you mean!


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Re: Pearl City Guitar Center. [Re: Caevan O'Shite] #2992856 06/06/19 09:48 AM
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Originally Posted By: Caevan O'Shite
I wish that they had location-specific website info, I was excited to look at what pedals- particularly used pedals- that they might have at your GC in Pearl City; but, that doesn't seem to work that way... Still, I'm glad for you.


Caevan, there's a workaround. Go to the GC website, click on the USED listings, then type in a Zip Code. I've been able to help friends find used gear near them by that method.

Quick edit: right now, it's showing no stores with matching products? Could be the store is too new, and they're either just setting up the link, or they haven't stocked any Used Gear yet. FWIW, when they open a new GC right in my neighborhood, they'd clearly shipped in some Used Gear from other stores, to fill out inventory: there were Used Guitars on the rack the day it opened.

@surfergirl - One thing to look into is whether you can get used gear shipped in from other Guitar Centers? Almost any pedal you might want will show up Used at some GC, somewhere. Here, within the continental U.S., they'll ship from store to store, but I'm less sure about shipping to Hawaii.

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Re: Pearl City Guitar Center. [Re: Winston Psmith] #2992898 06/06/19 02:34 PM
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I just fund out GC does not carry Mesa Boogie. I was hoping to be able to try out the Mark 35. I will try out some others tho.
I have some concerns about GC. Will they swallow up the guitar and ukulele stores on Oahu. I am not sure where they will find enough new customers, unless they clone customers like Starbucks apparently does every time they open a new shop LOL.
By the way this my local music store

www.easymusiccenter.com

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Re: Pearl City Guitar Center. [Re: Fred_C] #2993009 06/06/19 11:13 PM
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@Delta,

I would be very interested in your opinion of the Epi 335 after you've played it for a couple of weeks. Especially, build quality, playability and of couse, Tone.


I've had it for a couple of months. I'm quite happy with it. It's immaculate, no imperfections. Solid build for a Chinese built guitar. Stays in tune with 10G strings. Wonderful playability and the buckers put out sweet tones. The coil split option is nice. I've always upgraded pickups on my guitars. I may do so with this guitar eventually, but not anytime soon, they're that good. Probably the best deal I've ever scored with a guitar.


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Re: Pearl City Guitar Center. [Re: Delta] #2993026 06/07/19 12:34 AM
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Glad you're happy with it. If you score a good Epi they're great values.

I agree with you. Over the past few years, I have become a big believer in pickup upgrades. Do you know what pickups are on the guitar?

I suppose the ultimate question is: Does it sound like an ES-335?


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Originally Posted By: Fred_C
Glad you're happy with it. If you score a good Epi they're great values.

I agree with you. Over the past few years, I have become a big believer in pickup upgrades. Do you know what pickups are on the guitar?

I suppose the ultimate question is: Does it sound like an ES-335?


It absolutely sounds like the real deal as I've been fortunate enough to play a Gibson version in the past. The pickups are Epiphone Alnico Classic Pros.


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Re: Pearl City Guitar Center. [Re: surfergirl] #2993039 06/07/19 02:15 AM
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Originally Posted By: surfergirl
By the way this my local music store

www.easymusiccenter.com


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Re: Pearl City Guitar Center. [Re: Delta] #2993057 06/07/19 08:27 AM
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Glad you're happy with it. If you score a good Epi they're great values.

I agree with you. Over the past few years, I have become a big believer in pickup upgrades. Do you know what pickups are on the guitar?

I suppose the ultimate question is: Does it sound like an ES-335?


It absolutely sounds like the real deal as I've been fortunate enough to play a Gibson version in the past. The pickups are Epiphone Alnico Classic Pros.


@Delta:

Thanks for the info. Enjoy playing her.


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Re: Pearl City Guitar Center. [Re: surfergirl] #2993087 06/07/19 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted By: surfergirl
I just fund out GC does not carry Mesa Boogie. I was hoping to be able to try out the Mark 35. I will try out some others tho.
I have some concerns about GC. Will they swallow up the guitar and ukulele stores on Oahu. I am not sure where they will find enough new customers, unless they clone customers like Starbucks apparently does every time they open a new shop LOL.
By the way this my local music store

www.easymusiccenter.com


It's nice and handy to have a local mom and pop music store. I don't mind paying a buck or two more on the small stuff and I like supporting their business. I get all my picks that I like best at a local store and they have the best techs around for set ups and repairs. They sell books, strings and cords for the same price as GC.

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Originally Posted By: surfergirl
Does not mean I will leave my favorite music store my family has been doing business there for over 40 years and they treat everyone like family.


I buy very little from Guitar Center, sometimes I go there to try stuff out as well. But I usually buy from Sweetwater Sound because of the free shipping and no tax. https://www.sweetwater.com/


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Originally Posted By: surfergirl
Does not mean I will leave my favorite music store my family has been doing business there for over 40 years and they treat everyone like family.


I buy very little from Guitar Center, sometimes I go there to try stuff out as well. But I usually buy from Sweetwater Sound because of the free shipping and no tax. https://www.sweetwater.com/


I think a new federal law may have eliminated that tax advantage.


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Originally Posted By: Scott Fraser
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Originally Posted By: surfergirl
Does not mean I will leave my favorite music store my family has been doing business there for over 40 years and they treat everyone like family.


I buy very little from Guitar Center, sometimes I go there to try stuff out as well. But I usually buy from Sweetwater Sound because of the free shipping and no tax. https://www.sweetwater.com/


I think a new federal law may have eliminated that tax advantage.


Yeah... on my last pedal-purchase from Sweetwater, I was surprised to be hit with sales tax. Shipping was still free, though, and as usual, service and support were excellent...


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