Last month, we discussed Gruhn Guitars having opened at its new location at 2120 8th Ave. S. in the up-and-coming 8th Ave. S. corridor of Nashville. Here, we present some more details about the iconic vintage instrument store and its new location. A grand reopening celebration featuring a number of instrument and accessories vendors, a restringing clinic and several exciting giveaways took place July 11 to 13. The store is typically open Monday through Saturday from 9:30am to 6pm, but, during those days, it was open for extended hours.
Gruhn Guitars began renovations on the new space early this year. The 2120 Building has been renovated to suit the specific needs of the company. 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 second floor includes a high-end showroom, administrative offices and instrument case storage. The top level houses Gruhn Guitars’ famous repair shop, shipping and receiving, and a photography studio. Plenty of parking is available on site for customers.
“Moving away from Lower Broadway after 43½ years operating within a 100-foot radius was not an easy decision,” said George Gruhn, “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 of location I dreamed of but couldn’t afford when I first decided I wanted to operate a vintage fretted instrument business.”