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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

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


  • Best of Milwaukee 2018 – Cast Your Vote!
    September 20, 2018 by Ben Meine

    Dave’s Guitar Shop came to the greater Milwaukee area in June of 2017. It has been a fantastic fifteen months being able to assist so many more people in finding the instrument… READ MORE

  • ’56 Gretsch Silverjet Gets the Works! – Phil’s Repair Feature
    August 18, 2018 by Ben Meine

    Phil’s back at it again with this beautiful vintage Silverjet. Holy moly, what a breathtaking instrument. It needed the works, though, so here’s Phil to give you the inside scoop!

  • Thriving in Madison!
    August 6, 2018 by Phil Kirst

    To say that the city of Madison, Wisconsin has been nice to Dave’s Guitar Shop would be an understatement by a large margin. Wisconsin has always been a nice home… READ MORE