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- House of Guitars
645 Titus Ave. | 585-544-3500
House of Guitars isn’t just a Rochester institution. It’s a national landmark of sorts for touring musicians. Jon Bon Jovi, Weird Al, Run-DMC, Metallica, and Tyler the Creator have all made the pilgrimage there. If you’re a musician passing through town, it seems you’re required to stop at this shrine to rock ‘n’ roll. Bruce and Armand Schaubroeck’s store lives up to its name, with thousands of vintage guitars in its holdings. If you can make it past the main showroom and resist buying a new axe, a quick jaunt downstairs at the back of the house leads to an impressive trove of CDs, vinyl records, and T-shirts, plus music memorabilia adorning the walls. House of Guitars is a must-visit for any music lover.
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