This isn't dire at all: needing musical equipment and finding yourself inside this venerable emporium of all things artfully sonic. A helpful, knowledgeable staff, a fine selection of and service for whatever strings or keyboards or winds or percussives you're looking for (as well as the electronics to amplify them with), and - instead of just another list-generated customer base - an entire thriving community of musicians as patrons and clerks. This is no national chain here. Strait is a local store supporting local music since 1963; and doing a better job, too, say our readers.
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