Gruhn Guitars is open for business at 2120 8th Avenue South in the up-and-coming Eighth Avenue South corridor and will celebrate their new location Thursday, July 11th through Saturday, July 13th with a Grand Reopening featuring a number of instrument and accessories vendors and several exciting giveaways from Taylor Guitars, Martin Guitars, Cooperstands, DR Strings, and Gruhn Guitars. The store will be open for extended hours during these three days from 9:00am – 7:30pm (Regular store hours are Monday through Saturday from 9:30am to 6:00pm).
The company began renovations on the new space in early 2013. The 2120 Building has been renovated to suit the specific needs of Gruhn Guitars. The ground floor of the new store features a larger showroom allowing the store to display its full inventory of vintage, used and new instruments and providing additional space for instrument trial rooms and an appraisal inspection area. The 2nd floor includes a high-end showroom, administrative offices, and instrument case storage. The top level houses Gruhn Guitars’ world renowned repair shop, shipping and receiving, and a photography studio. Ample customer parking is available onsite.
“Moving away from Lower Broadway after 43 1Ž2 years operating within a 100 foot radius was not an easy decision, but our new location at 2120 8th Ave S is less than 10 minutes from downtown, has easy interstate access, is on a major thoroughfare, has ample parking, and is in an up and coming neighborhood near Music Row and numerous music businesses. This is the type location I dreamed of but couldn’t afford when I first decided I wanted to operate a vintage fretted instrument business. We have been open at the new shop for less than a month, but business has already improved and it feels like home.”
George Gruhn opened his first downtown location on 4th Avenue in January 1970, moved the store to its second location at 410 Broadway six years later and became a familiar landmark at 400 Broadway from 1993 to 2013. Gruhn Guitars reopened at 2120 8th Avenue South on June 15, 2013. This space formerly housed the alternative weekly publication Nashville Scene and was most recently occupied by Emma, a local email marketing firm.