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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

Buy, Sell, Trade: A Guitar’s Journey Back Home
May 8, 2019 by Ben Koshick

Buying, selling and trading gear is part of the fun of being a guitar player. With the announcement of Gibson’s new product line for 2019, guitarists around the world may… READ MORE


  • Understanding Gretsch Electronics
    April 1, 2019 by Ben Koshick

    “That Great Gretsch Sound” Gretsch has a long storied history dating back to 1883, when Friedrich Gretsch first set up shop in Brooklyn, New York. Their guitars are celebrated pieces of… READ MORE

  • Dave’s in the Community
    February 28, 2019 by Phil Kirst

    About a month ago, the team at Dave’s Milwaukee were approached by local musician, Victor Manuel Campos, about making a bulk order for acoustic guitars. Campos volunteers at Faith/Santa Fe… READ MORE

  • 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