August 23, 2016, Tampa, FL – Replay Guitar Exchange, an independently owned store that specializes in selling new, pre-owned and vintage guitars, amplifiers, and related pro-audio gear, is now open in the Britton Plaza Shopping Center in South Tampa. Located in a completely renovated 6,000 sq. ft. space next to Burlington Coat Factory, the store, and its emphasis on pre-owned gear, is the concept of Tampa resident, Kyle Bailey.
“When my 10-year-old son started playing guitar, we bought him an inexpensive, beginner guitar. He stuck with it and eventually wanted to trade up to a nicer model. When it was time to upgrade, there wasn’t a clear option for what to do with his first guitar. I didn’t want the hassle of selling it myself, and there wasn’t a store in Tampa where we could trade up to the next guitar he wanted. I knew his guitar would still be a great guitar for a beginner to learn on.”
Trading up is a departure from the typical musical instrument buying experience. Most big-box and on-line music stores sell a few high-end, previously owned guitars, but they mainly focus on pushing the latest new merchandise.
“I want to provide a way for people to upgrade their musical instruments without feeling like they are losing all the value of the instruments they played in the past. Or, if they have a guitar they seldom play, we will give them cash for it and make it available to someone who wants it. At Replay Guitar Exchange, we are happy to see people walking in the door with instruments they want to sell or trade for a new or gently used instrument,” he said recently. “We want customers for life. Accepting trades helps us develop long-term relationships with musicians of all abilities. We want people to come back to see what’s new in the store, hang out and stay in touch.”
Replay Guitar Exchange features new, used, and vintage acoustic, electric, and bass guitars as well as amplifiers, pedals, accessories and related pro-audio equipment. They carry everything a guitarist needs to learn, play, practice, perform, and record in one convenient location.
In addition to their extensive pre-owned inventory, Replay Guitar Exchange carries all major new guitar brands including Fender, Gibson, Martin, Taylor, and many more. They feature new amp brands such as Marshall, Vox, Blackstar, and several boutique brands including Dr. Z, Supro, and Bogner. Pro-audio brands include Mackie, Behringer, Turbo-Sound and Shure.
Their stunning, new facility features over 110 linear feet of electric guitars & bass on the main walls plus a humidity-controlled acoustic room with rich wood paneling. Dedicated amp & pro-audio demo rooms are heavily sound-insulated spaces where customers can crank up the volume and put gear to the test. The pro-audio room has several fully-functional recording workstations set up to demonstrate how to perform digital recording.
Replay Guitar Exchange offers guitar, bass, drums, and piano lessons for children and adults in their four state-of-the-art, sound-insulated lesson rooms. Each room is equipped with a Mac computer for viewing lesson materials, taking notes, and recording progress. Group lessons, music camps, and rock-band style programs will also be offered.
Replay Guitar Exchange has an expert luthier on staff who can perform services such as string changes, set-ups, structural repairs, and everything in between. They have the specialized tools and knowledge to keep guitars playing their best.
On Saturday, August 27, Replay Guitar Exchange will have their grand opening celebration from 11 am to 7 pm. Guests can register to win one of several brand new guitars including a Fender American Stratocaster, Dean Colt Flame Top and Gretsch Hollow Body. Live music will top off the event featuring John Wesley, a touring member of the progressive rock band, Porcupine Tree. Admission is free, but space is limited. You don’t want to miss this event!
About Replay Guitar Exchange
Replay Guitar Exchange is a locally owned and operated guitar store in South Tampa offering new, pre-owned and vintage guitars, amplifiers, and related pro-audio gear. Instruments are accepted daily for cash or upgrades. Also offered are acoustic, electric guitar and electric bass guitar lessons to students of all ages. Their full-service repair shop can handle any type of adjustment or repair. Replay carries all of the top guitar, amp, and audio brands such as Fender, Gibson, Martin, Taylor, Marshall, Vox, Dr. Z, Supro, Mackie, Behringer, Turbo-Sound, Shure, and many more. For more information, visit: www.ReplayGuitar.com
Kyle Bailey, President & Owner
Replay Guitar Exchange
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