In Nashville TN, Gruhn Guitars has announced its upcoming move to 2120 8th Ave. S. in the up-and-coming 8th Ave. S. corridor. The company, which will begin renovations on the new space early this year, plans to open in late spring. The store will remain open at 400 Broadway until moving to the new location.
The ground floor of the new store will feature a larger showroom, allowing the store to display its full inventory of vintage, used and new instruments, as well as providing additional space for instrument trial rooms and an appraisal inspection area. The 2nd floor will include a high-end showroom, administrative offices and instrument case storage. The top level will house Gruhn Guitars’ repair shop, shipping and receiving, and a photography studio. Ample customer parking will be available on site.
“We are looking forward to moving to a larger building with a better floor layout and ample parking to permit us to provide a better environment for our customers to view and play our fine selection of vintage, used and new instruments,” said George Gruhn. “This is an exciting time for us. We will miss being next door to the Ryman Auditorium and other downtown landmarks, but our new location puts us within minutes of all these attractions, and is much closer to Music Row and numerous other music business enterprises. It will be a great new home for Gruhn Guitars.”
George Gruhn opened his first downtown location on 4th Ave. in January 1970 and moved the store to its second location at 410 Broadway six years later. Gruhn Guitars has been doing business in its current location at 400 Broadway since 1993.