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Brian Hull
· March 28, 2018
These folks are the best.......known them for a long time. Walter, Christie, Adam and everyone. Just had a set up done on my Preston Thompson. Gerald did it in one day and it was perfect. Went from wa...nting to sell guitar to not wanting to put it down. Everyone has different needs and desires in a shop like Carter’s but I just always enjoy the experience of visiting ........�����Doc See More
Dave Gibbs
· November 21, 2017
Today my wife Melinda and I went to your amazing store for the first time. Life long player and I have always dreamed of visiting when in Nashville. We stopped in today and I feel in love with a lefty... Les Paul Studio. I was assisted by Paul, an amazing and thoughtful man. Blown away by the service and of course the inventory of instruments, amps, and pedals. I now understand their well deserved international fame. Thanks to everyone for making it a very special day for Melinda and I. See More
Deano Graham
· November 22, 2017
My favorite guitar shop in all the world. It feels like home. No one rushes you or looks over our shoulder. I love the quality of all their guitars and mandolins, etc. Cater is usually my first st...op when I get to town. It’s guitar Heaven! See More
Garrett Droege
· September 21, 2017
The selection is amazing. Seriously one of the best I've ever seen. But, more than anything, the service was second to none. Walter the owner helped me surprise my wife for her birthday and his person...al attention to detail helped make it perfect. Highly recommend if you're in the market for a new instrument. See More
Ollie Cooley
· April 5, 2018
I really enjoyed my dealing's with Carter's Vintage Guitar. Kristy hooked me with a really cool 56 P90 Gold Top. And a 1982 58 reissu Korina Flying V. I was treat fair with the price and was treated ...right on the shipping. Kristy herself and her sales staff treated me nicely and professionally.
Carter vintage guitars!!! , Walter and Kristy, I give you 5 Stars 👍
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Linda Drummey
· December 30, 2017
Our son lives in East Nashville, while visiting recently, we went to Carter Vintage guitars, it’s freedom to play any guitar regardless of price. Such a treat for a struggling guitar/bass player try t...o make it in Nashville❣️🎸🎶 See More
Joscha Wittschell
· 13 hours ago
Hey there folks,
this shop is awesome. A great selection of stunning vintage guitars, great service, nice atmosphere. Highly recommended!
Bea Sawyer
· February 22, 2018
John took great care of my Guild guitar. I got it back in one day! Excellent service. I will use Carter Vintage Guitars 🎸 for all my instrument needs.
Paul Pez Zukowski
· March 28, 2018
Great place for high end or rare guitars and mania. Staff very friendly and helpful.
Michael Spiegel
· November 11, 2017
Stopped by yesterday looking for a maple neck Gibson. Ended up leaving with a PRS Swamp Ash Special 25th anniversary 10 top. Drew Smithers was great. Fantastic vintage shop! I will be back!
Tyler Underkoffler
· March 7, 2018
Oh my Lord. Can’t wait To come back to Nashville and visit this place again!!! Super friendly staff too.
Matthew Gordon
· November 14, 2017
The widest and best selection of new and used and vintage guitars in the universe, at fair prices, in the most welcoming atmosphere!
Patti Guinn Heinisch
· September 16, 2017
The BEST store in the country to buy a vintage instrument! Friendly and very relaxed atmosphere. One thing really great is that they are very fair and do not take advantage when somebody has an inst...rument to sell of value. See More
Christian Gann
· November 23, 2017
Very professional and courteous staff. Really let’s the customers check out the instruments unlike several vintage guitar shops. I’ll be back as much as I can. Thanks Carter!!
George Matthew Snow
· November 25, 2017
Although my first - a D-35, was from Gruhn, if I was going to consider anyone else in Nashville, I would also look into Carter, as far as service and reputability goes.
William Doval
· June 27, 2017
Fantastic guitar shop!! Wish they had one like it in my town! Friendly atmosphere, great vibe and one serious collection of rare beauties. They even have a Dumble! I found a very rare Gibson Zoot Suit... SG in Black and Natural. Got a great deal and they went the extra mile to make me happy. Absolutely love this store and my newest edition to the collection. Will certainly check Carters inventory next time I'm in the markets for something vintage or rare. See More
George Manno
· April 5, 2018
Honest folks with some of the best inventory in the world.
Andy Allen
· April 13, 2017
I bought a Les Paul from you guys a couple of weeks ago. You were kind enough to swap out the brass string nut for a bone nut, and were willing to work a good deal on the pricing. I alway said if I e...ver bought a guitar in Nashville on one of my many visits to Music City that I would buy it from Carter's. Your customer service is A1- something you don't get from other vintage guitar stores there, and you actually want folks to play the instruments instead of being scared that someone might damage it. By far my favorite guitar store, hands down!!!!! ����� See More
Collin Aaron Mills
· March 3, 2018
If heaven were a guitar shop..........it would buy its stock from Carter Vintage!!!
Jeffrey Scott
· December 19, 2017
Not too friendly on the customer service side. Not one employee said a word to me. Kind of a bad experience. I give it a three because I liked the gear there.
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Here's one for #weirdasswednesday! A 1965 Gibson J-160E Custom with a cutaway and a second pickup!
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This '61 is as good as it looks... and that's saying something!
https://cartervintage.com/products/gibson-es-335-1961

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