Best Mom-and-Pop Guitar Shop (2011)

Rockit Music

The problem with shopping at a big-box music-instrument retailer happens when, within three minutes of grabbing your dream axe from the wall display and strumming a few licks, you're pounced on by a salivating floorman who immediately refers to you as "bro." As in "I see you got your eye on that axe, bro." The beauty of shopping at a spot such as Rockit Music is it's devoid of a high-pressure sales crew. It's stocked with tons of musical goodies focusing on Fender and Gibson electrics, as well as Fender and Mesa Boogie amps and a large selection of acoustic guitars. Operated by a core group of guys with more than a century of combined musical experience and run by the same owner for the past two decades, it also has a diverse range of drum, bass and guitar teachers capable of taking students in any direction they want to go. Best of all, they shred.

Location Details

1039 E. Imperial Highway
Brea CA 92821


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