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***** Texas Music Emporium is rated 5.0 out of 5 stars, based on 61 reviews!

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    I have been going to TME for 20 plus years and have spent literally thousands of dollars on guitars, amps, PA gear, lights etc. I have never had a bad experience there. The staff is knowledgeable and will steer you in the right direction, The equipment they stock is top shelf and I found the prices to be consistently lower then other music stores selling the same equipment. Thanks for everything over the years guys! I'll be back.

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    Deanna is very helpful

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    My son turned me on to this place, within minutes of walking in I could see why Music Emporium is the place to go! Very knowledgeable, experienced and super easy to talk to! A haven for any passionate musician!

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    Awesome music store. The staff is knowledgeable and no pressure. They have the best prices in town.

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    I went to the Texas Music Emporium today because I was in the Houston area. Being without a guitar for 4 days really had my fingers itching to play. The good people of the Texas Music Emporium welcomed me with an oustanding level of hospitality. Letting me play their prestine guitars and amps and giving me the brodest smile on my face when I left the place. If you have the time to visit just one place for your music needs in the Houston area make that place the Texas Music Emporium. This place rules!

    Raimo, the Swede

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    Called in for a look about. Made to feel very welcome by the staff. Great place great people and great prices. Thanks to Hugh and the crew. Carl and Tony from the UK.

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    Have spent a lot of money in the past on guitars and TME is the only place where I actually had fun buying a guitar! Great service and the set-up on the new Martin D-18 was exactly what I asked for.
    Can’t beat Hugh and the rest of the staff for a great experience. If you’re taking a young and shy kid in there for a first instrument there’s just a vibe in that store that will build confidence in learning and playing out. Having said that, I’m 70 and can say that 70 is the new 16!
    Go to this store for a great experience…

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    buenas tardes estoy interesados en sus productos me encantaria comprar el hohner 114 acordeon les dejo mi correo en caso que me puedan responder eduardo.leon@correo.policia.gov.co gracias por su atencion

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    These guys are the best. Hugh and all his staff treats their customs with top shelf service. Just a fun place to go. No one has ever beat their prices on any items I’ve purchased. Robert is one of the best Luthiers I’ve ever used. He has many years of experience and knows what he’s doing. I will only use him on any of my guitars for repairs, excellent restring work and just a professional guy. Give em a chance I know they will please you on a purchase of any music items.

    RB

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    This place is smaller but has so much more to offer. The staff is very helpful and will let you know the lowdown. Price might be a little bit more expensive (not by much) but they make it up with great customer service. Bought a Yamaha guitar from them, and talked about tone over name brands. The guitar sounds beautiful. Very knowledgeable staff and willing to help. Damn the man, shop local, help these guys put bread on the table!

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    Have spent over 7 grand here, and one of my favorite guitarists of all time was a teacher there and still comes in every now and then (Rusty) I love this place. Recommended highly

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    I have been buying from TME since the late 80's. They are the only shop I buy equipment from. I've had Jim make repairs to my guitars here, purchased guitars, drums, keyboards, amps and processors, and more than I could list. I go here because I know they will treat me fairly and I'll get the best deal I can get. Hugh is great and will help with questions, suggestions, and work with your budget, and will make you a good deal. Their guitar repair and set up guy is Robert Hampton (Robert was my first guitar instructor almost 30 years ago) and he's the best. TME is simply the best place around for any musical equipment needs.

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    Amazing place and amazing people that work there

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    Best guitar store and lowest prices and knowledgeable people anywhere...

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    Great friendly service by Billy. Very knowledgeable and willing to take the time to help answer questions I had.

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    Great selection and prices! Friendly, knowledgeable staff and the best customer service around, and expert repairs. I highly recommend TME to anyone looking for top brands, good prices, honest and helpful customer service. Love this store!

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    Came in not having researched any good beginner guitars for myself, but Billy helped us tremendously and immediately. He was honest with his recommendations and feedback. He was not pushy and did not take advantage of my lack of guitar knowledge by trying to upsell me. I got a Yamaha F325D acoustic guitar (which included a bag, tuner, some strings and picks) for an exceptional price.

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    Awesome shop!

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    Nice service! 10/10

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    Best guitar store around! I've been a customer since 2007, bought several guitars, and have never been disappointed. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and eager to help you find exactly what you need. Deanna helped me pick out the perfect Martin 12 string as my gift from my husband. Great prices and selection. They even threw in a free T-shirt for Xmas! As the big box stores seem to be in it for the $, TME really does care about their customers.

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    Stepped in on Christmas Eve with our 16 year old son looking for a bass. We were made at home immediately. We ended up with a Ibanez left handed bass and Fender amp without breaking the bank. Our son has played his bass everyday and night since. I would recommend these guys to anyone wanting to experience as music store that cares. Bravo guys and Happy New Year!

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    Wonderful experience my fathers bajosexto is sounding outstanding recommend it here over all music stores nice people

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    This is my go-to place for whatever I need! Deanna is awesome as are the rest of the sales staff. Forget Guitar Center, these guys will either meet or beat their prices and provide excellent service and support as well! You simply cannot get this at your typical online music store! SUPPORT LOCAL LIVE MUSIC AND SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL MOM AND POP MUSIC STORE!

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    I like reading reviews. It helps me get a feeling for people's experiences with different places. I'm 39 years old and this is the first time I've felt compelled to write a review ever, for any kind of business. I admit I went to the big box store down the road first to look for a guitar for my son. While the selection was impressive the service was horrible. After standing around for 40 min (after receiving a one sec, be right with you multiple times from multiple people; and we were 2 out of 5 customers in the store) my son and I bailed. We then went to Texas Music Emporium. Right off the bat theres a different vibe. Greeted as soon as we came in and was given the option to either look around or asked if they could help; our choice. Polite, respectful, and knowledgeable. Not only did they work with us on the price, but made sure everything was tuned up the correct way. They didnt know that wed been to the other store either, so this wasnt a way to keep us from going back to a competitor. Everyone was nice and friendly. Billy was the rep we dealt with and he was nothing but professional. Even calling them up on the phone later for a few questions after the sale they were eager to help and give advice. My son went from the first store discouraged and left TME with a desire to play; that to me was worth every dime!

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    Went in there the other and purchased my first acoustic guitar. It was a wonderful experience, the staff was super friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this shop to any who is looking for great service and awesome products. Thanks again for the awesome experience guys.

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    The Music Store That Ate My BRAIN! These guys just keep getting BETTER! Just picked up my G&L ASAT and 77' Les Paul Standard from TME yesterday. Robert did a great (magnificent) job setting these up for me! I'm talkin good man! Thanks Robert! I bought the G&L back in 96' from TME when Jim and Hugh were at the old store location (before we all had short grey hair). I've been dealing with TME since the early 90's. I've purchased lots of gear & stuff from these guys over the years. Its always FIVE STARS! Thanks again guys and Deanna! This is powerful stuff.

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    Coolest place on the planet. Great service, great guitar repairman, I highly recommend the store, great people!

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    I've been on the hunt for a place that had a few different Martin 15 series guitars to play for awhile. After a few months of going to the usual places inside the loop, I stopped by Texas Music Emporium. Much to my surprise, they had all three of the models that I wanted to play back to back. I played each of them for awhile, and, while I was one of the only customers in the store that early, the staff let me play and checked on me occasionally. It was a nice and refreshing experience when compared to the pushy "let me play you a riff to hurry your decision" approach at some of the other places around town. The other thing I enjoyed was the honest feedback I got from Billy when I asked him what he thought about the guitars when I was trying to make my final decision. He told me they were both good guitars but he personally would choose one over the other because it fit his personality.

    One thing to note is they say they price lower than GC and some of the online stores. I would strongly recommend calling them before placing an order and being at the mercy of the USPS to see what they'll offer you. I, personally, got the best deal I've heard of in awhile.

    I can't say enough good things about the experience I had at Texas Music Emporium today. Even though it's a drive for me, I'll definitely be coming back when I'm looking for new gear.

    Thank you guys.

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    Really impressed by the quality of service...not the best selection but the guys there are very helpful and have very fair pricing (not trying to rip you off). I'll be going back for sure!

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    Real sweet people! Didn't buy anything but the lady at the desk and the gentlemen chatted with me for about 20 minutes about gear. That's what you gotta love about a mom and pop music shop.

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    I just had my GE 1937 Martin 000-18 setup at Texas Music Emporium. The action was substantially improved and this service was performed within two hours for a very reasonable price. I live in The Woodlands, and had been driving to west Houston for luthier service for a couple of years now. Jim and the crew at Texas Music were very friendly and courteous and I am now planning on bringing in my other Martins for set-up. This is an outstanding group and I highly recommend them. The store has an excellent selection of guitars and other music supplies. Definitely my go to luthier/guitar service center.

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    Came in for a ukulele do my daughter and worked with Hugh. Great selection in a little shop - no bullshit. These folks will set you up right.

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    Hi Jim,
    Just wanted to tell you I have spent a couple hours now with the 000-18 and the setup you performed is awesome. It plays beautifully and I couldn't be happier. I especially like the 3rd string substitution you did for me. Thanks again for performing this excellent service. I will definitely be bringing my other Martins in for setup and will refer others to your store.
    Greg

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    After several bad deals with Guitar Center I took my friends advice and went to Texas Music Emporium and I'm glad I did. I purchased a new guitar and amp and J Rod helped me dial it in, The best time ever. Thanks TME!

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    The ultimate guitar shop!

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    I recently was looking for a n...
    I recently was looking for a new amp and actually had my heart set on one from Guitar Center when I stumbled into the Texas Music Emp. The people there were great and showed me an amp that would perfectly meet my needs and to top it off their prices are the best I have seen, so I bought it. But this is not the end of the story. Upon purchasing the amp and several other items I brought it home plugged it in and the amp was, in my opinion, excessively noisy. After having a rough last few days I was not too happy and with an attitude took everything back to the store. To my surprise, they bent over backwards to find a way to fix the situation; more so than any other music store I have ever heard of. The end result is that they sent for a new amp and it works great!
    If you are in the market for music equipment this is the place to go; I know I would not go anywhere else!!!

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    Best Little Music Store in Houston!
    I am totally sold on these guys! They treat you like family and are extremely knowleable not only about gear but also the local music scene. They want your business so they do their best to match prices from the mega discount stores on the Web. However, they will not let you leave without your gear set up exactly how you want it! Sales, service, and even lessons are all top notch. They don't have the inventory of GC or Fullers, but they more than make up for it by the way they treat you and their prices. Great Fender, Marshall, and Martin dealer! Highly recommend!

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    This store rocks!!! Prices lower than Amazon.

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    Great place man. Took my guitar in there to get some wiring fixed and they told me everything that was wrong and helped me with a setup. Would recommend

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    After my bad experience at guitar center these guys made me enjoy buying a new fender amp for my 8 year old very knowledgeable excellent customer service and great price will forever spend my money here good job guys.

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    Guitar Tech was out on vacation at the GC near here so I came to TME to get a setup done on a new Tele as well as install new strings and a pick-up. Got my guitar back in tip top shape with a great setup, clean install of pickups, and strings that were in-tune and seemed to not even fall out of tune for being freshly installed (guessing Robert, the tech, broke them in a bit for me). Also got a GREAT deal on a Fender case for my guitar. These people are warm and welcoming. Will be coming back for my future guitar needs. Felt weird and wonderful not being guilted or pushed to buy extra warranty coverage at the checkout *cough* Pro Coverage *cough*.

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    (Additional comment: we bought the guitar and two hours later, the string broke. We brought it in and it was repaired in no time at all, and got a great intro lesson to boot.... We're very happy so far.)

    I never noticed this store in the ten years I've lived in this area. Maybe it's because I'm sometimes oblivious to my surroundings, or maybe because I've never been in the market for instruments....

    Anyways, found this place after searching for a music store online to purchase a guitar for my baby boy :,).

    I was reviewing prices online for a beginner's acoustic guitar, then decided to actually take a look at the store's inventory. The employees treated us very nicely, and were very informative. This store has a big selection of guitars and they also offer guitar lessons.

    Now, Guitar Center down the road has lower prices, but this store will try to beat or match their prices to earn your business. I loved that! I'm all for supporting small businesses, but I also have to manage my bottom line.

    The manager offered us the same guitar for a better price than the Guitar Center. Ultimately, we offered to pay their sticker price and asked them to include the guitar pack. I think it was a win win situation. I'm glad he was willing to negotiate, makes me want to come back for future transactions.

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    This the best music store in North Houston/Spring (possibly all of Houston). They're always cheaper than Guitar Center a.k.a. musical Wal-Mart, and much more professional. They don't try to rush or sell you. I bought a Jazzmaster late in 2014 and it was set up perfectly and cheaper than anywhere else. My next guitar purchase will be from here as well. If you want to be ignored or hassled and lied to, please go to guitar center. If you want to buy good gear, without any bullshit, go to Texas Music Emporium.

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    I should preface this by saying that I worked for TME in college and I help them with their website today, but, even so, I buy virtually everything from the guys at the little music store on the north side of town because they have great deals and are good guys.

    Jim, the owner, is a good friend, but also a fantastic guitar repair person. Honestly, he is WAY under the radar in a town where guitar repair guys are a dime a dozen. He worked on my guitar player's 1960's era Gibson 355 that was given to him by his father. It is an amazing guitar that had serious intonation and wiring issues. When Jim was done with it, my buddy told me it had never played better as long as he'd had it and it sounded like a million bucks.

    The only drawback to the store is, because of its size, you won't find every brand under the sun. If you want something obscure or some high end pro audio/recording gear, this is not the place to get it. But, if they have what you want, I doubt you'll get a better deal anywhere in Houston.

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    Great shop, great pricing and great shop! I highly recommend it!

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    I recommend this company highly and Jim the owner took really good care of my instrument. Thank you again

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    There's other guitar/music shops in the area, but who cares?

    Jim, Hugh and co. always take care of me. Heck, they take care of everyone.
    The way they do business is how every establishment should.

    TME is MY guitar shop.

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    This the best music store in North Houston/Spring (possibly all of Houston). They're always cheaper than Guitar Center a.k.a. musical Wal-Mart, and much more professional. They don't try to rush or sell you. I bought a Jazzmaster late in 2014 and it was set up perfectly and cheaper than anywhere else. My next guitar purchase will be from here as well. If you want to be ignored or hassled and lied to, please go to guitar center. If you want to buy good gear, without any bullshit, go to Texas Music Emporium.

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    Hands down my favorite music store in Houston. Great service , prices, and they even do set ups.

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    Took it to TME off a friend's recommendation and they saved my guitar. I can't thank them enough. I committed the cardinal sin of leaving my dad's guitar on a chair and it slid off, cracked the neck in half and I was devastated. Replacing a guitar is easy. Keeping one that meant a lot to your dad before he passed and to me after? Not so much. Friendly, courteous and couldn't be happier with them. Jim and his crew are the best at what they do! :)

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    Jim and Hugh are great guys, I always go to them first, prices and service are the best! Free T-Shirts too was a nice touch. You will not regret shopping here!!!

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    This store has quite the selection despite its small size. They have wall to wall guitars and amps at competitive prices. You will also get friendly, personalized service. Whether you're a novice or expert musician, if you need something they probably have it, if not, they will help you find it.

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    This the best music store in North Houston/Spring (possibly all of Houston). They're always cheaper than Guitar Center a.k.a. musical Wal-Mart, and much more professional. They don't try to rush or sell you. I bought a Jazzmaster late in 2014 and it was set up perfectly and cheaper than anywhere else. My next guitar purchase will be from here as well. If you want to be ignored or hassled and lied to, please go to guitar center. If you want to buy good gear, without any bullshit, go to Texas Music Emporium. • • • This the best music store in North Houston/Spring (possibly all of Houston). They're always cheaper than Guitar Center a.k.a. musical Wal-Mart, and much more professional. They don't try to rush or sell you. I bought a Jazzmaster late in 2014 and it was set up perfectly and cheaper than anywhere else. My next guitar purchase will be from here as well. If you want to be ignored or hassled and lied to, please go to guitar center. If you want to buy good gear, without any bullshit, go to Texas Music Emporium. • • •

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    The store is so awesome. GREAT Prices and GREAT Guitar repair and Rusty Cooley teaches guitar lessons 10 star rating

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    Have purchased from TME since 1989 and have always received great service and outstanding deals! The TME team know their business better than the 'box store' music stores and offer a personal touch with every deal. The owner works in the store and is committed to providing quality service at unbeatable prices!

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    This store has my custom bass 7 string set!
    Liked: Price deals for church misicians

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    Fish was awesome. He told us about lessons, ordered a left handed strat for my husband and gave us a good price. We had been everywhere. I bought my first guitar and got the great advise for free!

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    Great service, Great Store. The store is on I-45 at FM 1960 not in Humble, TX

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    Liked: Price deals for church misicians

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    Handsdown, great shop. They will gladly go the extra mile for you, regardless of what you're buying.

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    Great Store. I bought a Martin Guitar from Hugh Meyer and paid hundreds less than Guitar Centers best deal! Two Thumbs up!

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