At South Shore Guitar Boutique we work directly with some of the worlds greatest and most innovative guitar, amp and effect pedal builders.
We are a small shop on Long Island New York, dedicated to giving some of the best small Luthiers of our time and the people who are interested in their work; a place to try, play and buy custom instruments especially electric guitars, as that is our primary focus. We will still carry some very beautiful acoustic instruments from guitars to banjos though, from time to time.
Many of the manufacturers we represent in our store have large underground followings, so you might have to get on a lengthy wait list and pay for half of the total price of the guitar upfront to even get that instrument started. This is not the builders fault and shouldn’t be the only way that you are able to try a brand new instrument from any particular Luthier or Amp builder you’ve had your eye on, but unfortunately for both you and the builder it is. This is usually due to the fact that most of these instrument companies are either made up of small groups of two to three people and many are just one person operations.
We at South Shore Guitar Boutique look to give our customers an intimate and comfortable experience where they can try out the gear of their dreams and discuss gear with like minded individuals who can steer you in the right direction and even help you custom order an instrument from any of the extraordinary builders we work with!
Each great guitar, amp and effect can work in tandem. Each player is different by large in style, pick attack and musical expression. Whatever their needs are to achieve and speak their most sincere form of the musical-language may be very different than yours or ours.
Every guitar has its own voice as does every amp, for better or for worse. When you play a single coil or hum-bucking pickup through an El84 driven amp you are certainly not going to get a carbon copy of that tone by plugging the same guitar into an old 1960's Blackface amplifier.
We never cared if an instrument was vintage or new. We just care for old-world craftsmanship and quality.
Accessories and pedals will also be a reason to make SSGB your go to shop for Strings, guitar cases, straps, cables, pedalboards, custom pedalboard builds/cleanups and much more. We will be open on a regular week long basis and are always here to answer your questions via phone or email.
SSGB are proud dealers of: BilT Guitars, Island Instrument Manufacture, Ronin Guitars, Hahn Guitars, Nashguitars USA, RevelatorGuitars.Com, Benson Amps, MIRABELLA GUITARS,Deimel GuitarworksRivolta Guitars,Eastwood Guitars And Airline Guitars and more! We’re always adding great builders to our shop. So keep an eye out for the latest from SSGB.