Staff members of The String Shoppe in Columbus,
The String Shoppe in Columbus, Ohio has been in business
since 1969. Originally located in Delaware, Ohio, owner Gary Wolf eventually
moved the store to Columbus where it is now located, across the street from
Ohio State University. As you would guess, many of String Shoppe's customers
are students but they also have a large customer base of seasoned musicians
and have a significant lessons program as well.
Gary had this to say, "Lessons have always been a part
of what we do. In the early days, my first income was generated from giving
guitar lessons. The funny thing is that I was giving beginner lessons while
I was taking beginner lessons! That meant I had to stay at least one week
ahead of my best student! Now days we require our teachers to be playing
guitar longer than three weeks before they teach for us!”
Gary continued, "We love Epiphone because it's the best
quality instrument we can offer for the price, and comes with a great warranty.
We have customers who own both Epiphone and Gibson guitars that speak very
highly about their Epi’s... as they do their Gibson’s, and that’s
the truth! The new Masterbilts are phenomenal! The only problem we have seen
is that they are killing sales of higher-end acoustics! People come in looking
for Taylors and leave with an Epiphone Masterbilt."
Gary Wolf accepts the Featured
The String Shoppe
1710 N. High St.
Columbus, OH. 43201