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Dave’s Guitar Shop – Milwaukee, Wisconsin

2479 S. Howell Ave

Milwaukee, WI 53207

Phone: 608-790-9816

About Dave’s Guitar Shop

After 35 years of business in La Crosse, Dave branched out and opened his second store located in Milwaukee WI.  Our beautiful 1400 square foot late 1800’s building (2479 S. Howell Ave) houses an expansive selection of new and used guitars Dave’s has become known for, in the artistic and up and coming neighborhood of Bay View just south of Downtown Milwaukee.  After opening in May of 2017, DGS Milwaukee has already become a staple of the community serving local musicians as well as people all over the world continuing our long history as one of the finest online dealers.

Milwaukee’s Own DGS
Dave’s Milwaukee is a dealer for many of the major guitar brands including; Paul Reed Smith, Collings, Rickenbacker, Martin, Taylor, Gibson, Gretsch, Charvel, Jackson, EVH, Tyler, JHS, MXR, Dunlop, Earthquaker, Way Huge, Walrus Audio, and many more!  From beginner guitars up to collector’s pieces, our inventory is ever expanding with access to any and all inventory of the La Crosse and Madison stores, available to you right here in Milwaukee.

Our expert sales staff not only works to supply our customers with the highest level of customer service when it comes to buying or selling an instrument, but works with you every step of the way with a full service repair shop. From basic restrings and setups to complete vintage restoration, we use our expert knowledge to repair your guitar at highly competitive rates and the quickest turn around time in Milwaukee.

Store Hours

  • M-F: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sat: 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sun: Closed

Recent News

Favorites from Winter NAMM 2019
February 1, 2019 by Phil Kirst

If you’ve been playing guitar for a while, you know there is always a new piece of gear you just “gotta have.” Winter NAMM comes and goes, and some guitar… READ MORE


  • Start the New Year with New Strings
    January 1, 2019 by Phil Kirst

        Happy New Year! The ball dropped and the champagne popped, and now we look forward to the future. We’ve all made resolutions in years past, and maybe one… READ MORE

  • Four Tips for Buying Someone Their First Guitar
    December 19, 2018 by Phil Kirst

    It is a tricky business buying someone’s first guitar. Music is inherently subjective, and there is no “one size fits all” guitar. Perhaps you’ve heard the colloquial ‘guitarisms’ from your… READ MORE

  • Best of Milwaukee – Final Voting!
    November 1, 2018 by Ben Meine

    Ladies and gentlemen, we need your help one last time! Earlier on, we posted about entering our Milwaukee location in the Shepherd Express “Best of Milwaukee” competition for “Best Musical… READ MORE