Yes, you’ll find a lot of record stores here in Music City, so what follows is only a partial list of record stores and instrument shops close to Vanderbilt.

Corner Music

Equipment for purchase, music lessons, and repairs can all be found at this store.

2705 12th Ave S.

Cotten Music Center

Be sure to check their website because they update inventory daily and also have a “backroom bargains” link where deals are listed.

Hillsboro: 1815 21st Ave S.

The Great Escape

Collectors’ and used albums, tapes, and CDs. Comics, too.

5400 Charlotte Avenue


Very hip and indie music store where you will locate the hard-to-find music you’ve been looking for.

1604 8th Ave S.

Gruhn Guitars

Gruhn’s gets a special mention as Nashville’s finest guitar store. Nationally known, Gruhn’s specializes in vintage guitars, banjos, mandolins, etc. If you act like you want to spend a lot, you might get to go to the upstairs room, where everything is generally $10,000 and up.

Downtown: 400 Broadway

Guitar Center

Sells new and used instruments and equipment. Also, Guitar Center will buy your unwanted items.

721 Thompson Ln.

(615) 297-7770

Sam Ash Music

Tennessee’s largest musical instrument store, which also offers music lessons. They guarantee to beat any price on identical musical merchandise.

Rivergate: 1647 Gallatin Pike N.