1305 E. Carson St., South Side
412-431-0700 or www.pittsburghguitars.com
Avoiding the big-box chains is but one of the great reasons to shop at Pittsburgh Guitars. Offering a range of new and used gear, the shop — which has been around since 1979 — also provides repairs and lessons, and boasts an attentive, knowledgeable staff.
2nd: N Stuff Music
3rd: Backstage Guitars