Best Of Tucson®

Best Musical Instrument Store

The Chicago Store

A historic landmark on Congress Street for six years shy of a century, the Chicago Store is the go-to music shop for musicians, schools and studios. People come from across the country and even Mexico to have their gear needs met by a staff now in its third generation of family ownership. The greatest thing is that you never know what hidden treasures are awaiting you there—it could be an electric guitar from 1965 with the same factory strings on it when the Chicago Store got it in 1965. Or it could be the latest in state-of-the-art sound equipment. And who really knows what transpires on the mysterious top floor? 

Runners up:

2. Rainbow Guitars

2550 N. Campbell Ave.


3. The Folk Shop

2525 N. Campbell Ave.