Check out Valentine Guitars, a great music store between Hagerstown and Carlisle!

Now located inside the doors of Thought Lot at 37 E Garfield St, Shippensburg, PA 17257, Valentine Guitars got its start in 2010 out of Newville, PA and with the mind of Sara Valentine. Soon after her husband Nick Valentine would come to join her side in running the business. With their love of music and quest for knowledge on the subject directed them to the common goal of maintaining the business for the sake musical individuals within the community. Sara Valentine stated, “We want to exist more as a service center than a retail store”. This commitment is supported by their business statement, “Love what you play”.

Valentine guitars has committed itself to providing trustworthy expertise and services in the world of music stores. Nick, who is a talented and professionally trained bassist and guitarist, believes in giving customers the insight and opinions that they need. This includes dissuading instrument buyers from buying certain instruments. This is not for the purpose upselling a customer, but with the intent to provide them with the instrument that is right for that particular individual. Both Sara and Nick would rather some one leave their establishment knowing they made the right choice on their purchase. They also strive to stay current with trends in the music market further providing up-to-date information on products. If there is a question on equipment, accessories, instruments, or a how-to question, both Sara and Nick are ready to provide an answer.

Valentine guitars offers a variety of services and items for sale. Nick Valentine provides both in-person and virtual guitar and bass lessons for those seeking to learn or improve their playing abilities. He also can perform limited instrument repairs, equipment installations, and instrument setup and maintenance. Valentine Guitars also sells a variety of guitar and bass strings from Ernie Ball, D’Addario, DR, and more. Customers can also find plenty of guitar related accessories such as picks, capos, stands, etc. Most importantly, Valentine Guitars has plenty of amplifiers and instruments on consignment.

In the midst of COVID, Valentine Guitars offers curbside pickup at the customers preference. Payments can also be carried out through a security safe link. Nick Valentine has also created a helpful vlog on the store’s YouTube page called “Average guitar for average people”. It addresses many common topics and questions with an entertaining yet informative nature.

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For more information or questions contact Valentine Guitars via their Facebook page or by phone at (717) 776-1094. Their hours are 12pm to 7pm Tuesday to Saturday, closed Sundays, and open by appointment on Mondays.

Contributed by Evan Crider