Harry's Guitar Shop

Harry's Guitar Shop opened in 1985 in Raleigh. Since then, they have consistently provided top notch gear, service, and instruction to all types of musicians, from professionals to first-time buyers.

In addition to their extensive selection of instruments, they keep a wide variety of strings, straps, tubes, pickups and other accessories on hand.

They also offer a variety of instructional books, including popular artists songbooks and guides for the entire range of instruments they sell.

They are also a full service guitar shop. They keep a full inventory of guitar parts in stock, and their resident guitar-tech provides expert repair and service, ensuring structural integrity and proper playability for your instrument.

556 Pylon Dr Raleigh NC 27606
Phone: 
919-828-4888

PineCone Beginners Bluegrass Jam

This month's featured tune is "The Clinch Mountain Backstep," an instrumental tune written by banjo legend Ralph Stanley in the key of A. The unusual thing about this tune is the “backstep” in the B part: an extra half-measure (one extra “Boom-chick”) played each time through the B part. Once you become familiar with this tune, it might be easier to hear/feel that extra beat than it is to count it out. 

Men and women of varying ages sit in a large circle on chairs or stools; Jef Walter stands with his bass. Two walls of guitars are visible behind the musicians, and there's a worn rug in the middle of the circle that the participants are seated around. Photo credit: Spencer Mobley
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