McCabe's Guitar Shop

3101 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405


  • Sun 12pm-5pm, Mon-Thu 10am-10pm, Fri-Sat 10am-6pm
  • Reservations Accepted
Wander through the gee-tars and other stringed things in this one-of-a-kind li'l shrine to live music. The music store opened in 1958 and has been hosting concerts in its back room since the late 1960s, featuring such stellar performers as Lucinda Williams, Sun Ra, They Might Be Giants, Gil Scott-Heron, Ralph Stanley, Linda Ronstadt, Neil Innes, Les Paul, Hubert Selby, Jackie DeShannon, Ali Farka Toure, Tom Waits, Linda & Richard Thompson, Alex Chilton and Emmylou Harris, among many others. Coffee and sweets available; no alcohol. All ages.


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >