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South Beach Music Exchange: A 12-Photo Tour of Miami's Best Night Owl Guitar Store

The South Beach Music Exchange won Miami New Times' award for Best Musical Instrument Store in 2010. And if you're drunk and wanna buy a guitar at 2 a.m. on a Tuesday, it's still the city's top all-hours music store.

Marty, who runs the place, is a night owl. And whether the Deaf Poets need to borrow a bass or an out-of-town band needs guitar strings minutes before a show, he's the man they go to.

Wondering what the shop looks like? Just See the cut for a 12-photo tour.

When you walk in, Marty might be jamming behind the counter.

South Beach Music Exchange: A 12-Photo Tour of Miami's Best Night Owl Guitar Store

There are guitars, basses, mandolins, ukuleles.

South Beach Music Exchange: A 12-Photo Tour of Miami's Best Night Owl Guitar Store

The Exchange has even got instruments we've never heard of.

South Beach Music Exchange: A 12-Photo Tour of Miami's Best Night Owl Guitar Store

There are lap steels and amps.

South Beach Music Exchange: A 12-Photo Tour of Miami's Best Night Owl Guitar Store
South Beach Music Exchange: A 12-Photo Tour of Miami's Best Night Owl Guitar Store

The walls are full of electrics.

South Beach Music Exchange: A 12-Photo Tour of Miami's Best Night Owl Guitar Store

 

And a Rhodes organ.

South Beach Music Exchange: A 12-Photo Tour of Miami's Best Night Owl Guitar Store

Marty also does instrument repair. Here he is fixing a violin.

South Beach Music Exchange: A 12-Photo Tour of Miami's Best Night Owl Guitar Store

This is his workshop.

South Beach Music Exchange: A 12-Photo Tour of Miami's Best Night Owl Guitar Store
South Beach Music Exchange: A 12-Photo Tour of Miami's Best Night Owl Guitar Store
South Beach Music Exchange: A 12-Photo Tour of Miami's Best Night Owl Guitar Store

The shop is located next door to Purdy Lounge. So go have a couple brews and check it out.

South Beach Music Exchange: A 12-Photo Tour of Miami's Best Night Owl Guitar Store

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South Beach Music Exchange

1771 Purdy Ave.
Miami Beach, FL 33139

305-538-1771


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