View Full Version : Any decent Uke/music stores in Long Beach Calif

02-16-2012, 02:26 AM
Looking for some strings for my ukes, pass the time etc. Will be staying in the downtown area. Thanks

02-16-2012, 02:30 AM
Go to McCabes in Santa Monica, it's worth renting a car for! cheers, g2

02-16-2012, 03:15 AM
Yeah, my thoughts exactly. McCabes rocks! Take a bus.

02-16-2012, 04:05 AM
Wanted something in Long Bch area. Did not want to go to Santa Monica. Appreciate the suggestions though !

02-16-2012, 04:41 AM
Haven't been to either but have often wondered about Gilmore Music (http://www.gilmoremusicstore.com/index.htm) and World of Strings (http://www.worldofstrings.net/). If you do go, please report back and let us know what you think!

02-16-2012, 05:16 AM

From LBC it's 30 miles to McCabe's but just 13 to Island Bazaar in Huntington Beach.
Feasible by bike if you are car-less and in good health.
They carry things McCabe's doesn't: Worth strings for example. And Kanile'as.
I make a point of stopping in when I'm down there.
Good BBQ across the street too.

I would imagine there is a good general music store in Long Beach, let us know what you find..
Janeray's suggestions look great, and they are only a couple of hundred yards from each other.

02-16-2012, 07:16 AM
2nd for Island Bazaar.
Shirley has a nice store and a big part of the ukulele community.

02-16-2012, 08:15 AM
Dave's Island Instruments in Lakewood:


There's a kanikapila jam in Long Beach, too. I'll research the days and location. Ric