Gruhn Guitars has moved to 2120 8th Ave. S. in the up-and-coming 8th Ave. S. corridor of Nashville TN. The company began renovations on the new space early this year and reopened in its new location on June 15. The store remained open at 400 Broadway until June 8. A grand reopening celebration featuring a number of instrument and accessories vendors, a re-stringing clinic and several giveaways is scheduled to take place from July 11 to 13, with the store open for extended hours during those three days.
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’ renowned repair shop, shipping and receiving, and a photography studio. Ample customer parking is available on site.
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 had been doing business in its former location at 400 Broadway since 1993. 2120 8th Ave. S. formerly housed the alternative weekly publication Nashville Scene and was most recently occupied by Emma, a local e-mail marketing firm.