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"Great music shop, hundreds and hundreds of guitars of every variety and interesting one-offs. Depression era guitars, some that would be the cost of a house in my home state of Pennsylvania down to affordable but well made items. Friendly staff that would just allow you to play and browse at a whim. Will check out this place again when I have some real cash to lay down."
"These guys are AMAZING!!! Every single employee is friendly, intelligent, and phenomenal musicians in their own right. I recently purchased a high end ukulele from Sylvan Music. I was very indecisive with my purchase and they were very, very patient with me after multiple exchanges. They never ceased to make sure I was satisfied. No matter what!!! If you're looking for a new instrument or need a setup done, you MUST go to Sylvan Music. They are the best!!! All-star crew of employees!!! Ask for Albert, Mike, Alex, McCoy, or Alan and you are in great hands!!!!!"
"This one of the finest music shops around. So many beautiful guitars from small makers. Love the Goodall's and the Santa Cruz!"
"This store is breathtaking. You walk in and you see a lot of great gear and kind store staff right off the hop. String selection is fantastic. I was amazed at the ukulele classical guitar room. I've never played 2000 dollar ukulele's before. There's a lot of amazing National guitars along the wall in the main room. Some really fantastic small shop boutique guitars in the second room towards the back. There's a smaller room from here where you can find some amazing electric guitars, and a smaller vintage acoustic room (my fave) with old electrics, Martin, Gibson, Mandolins, Banjos and ukes. Hard to go wrong with selection like this - if you're out looking for a keeper that's in good repair and set up for the long haul go to this store. You'll find your holy grail (new or used) at this place."
"From the friendly staff to the incredible inventory to the hard-to-find items to the skilled craftsmen in the repair shop, Sylvan Music is one of those unique gems in the musical instrument business."
"It's been 11 years since I've been here and I was super happy and not shocked to see them still here at the same location. As a singing teacher in Santa Cruz I need a place that has sight singing books and pitch pipes for my vocal students and I found this place to be the perfect location for it."