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Laun Braithwaite

laun-bI was born in 1967 and exposed to my parent’s 50’s rock and roll records at an early age. I loved my Dad’s Bo Diddley and Buddy Holly records, and my Mom’s Ricky Nelson and Elvis records. By high school I had picked up the guitar and got in to the Stones and Chess Blues. In college I discovered Memphis Soul, and rediscovered Bakersfield Country.

I currently play on the weekends in a ’50’s and ’60’s cover band. My favorite guitar players are Keith Richards, Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Steve Cropper, Bo Diddley, James Burton, Don Rich, Roy Nichols, and Poison Ivy. My favorite guitars are the Fender Tele and Strat, the Gibson Les Paul Custom, the Gretsch Duo Jet, the Gibson J-200, the Gretsch 6120, and the Rickenbacker 330/12.

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Goodbye 2016!
December 31, 2016 by Justin Zeman photo

We would like to thank all of our customers for an amazing 2016. We wouldn’t exist without such a solid customer base. Happy New Years from Dave’s Guitar Shop! We… READ MORE

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    Shop Talk in Guitar World
    December 30, 2016 by Tylor

    We are excited to be featured in the newest issue of Guitar World in “Shop Talk” featuring the coolest guitar shops in the nation! Check it out:

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    Closed Christmas Eve
    December 23, 2016 by Tylor

    We will be closed Christmas Eve to Celebrate the Holidays. We will be opened on Monday Dec. 26th. We will you all a Safe and Happy Holiday! Thanks for all… READ MORE

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    Welcome Coalition Drum Shop!
    October 12, 2016 by Tylor

    We are excited to welcome Coalition Drum Shop into our building! We are excited to be able to offer a one-stop location for Guitar Players and Drummers alike! Due to… READ MORE