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Best Place to Buy That Marimba You've Always Wanted

Andy's Music

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Music stores are kind of like the hipsters of commerce—the more obscure their inventory, the more legit they probably are. Andy's Music can wear its straw fedora and slightly too-short pants with pride. The Roscoe Village storefront is stocked with instruments you've never seen or knew existed, and certainly can't pronounce. It's not just a store, though—it's more of a musical tabernacle, and the friendly employees are happy to share the spoils. The breadth of options is exhausting, but you'll surely walk out with that concertina (as if an accordion wasn't quirky enough) or sitar (for those days when you just wanna rock out like Ravi Shankar) that you didn't even know you needed until you walked through the door.

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