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Griffen Guitar Shop, My new Career
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Jul 15 2007, 07:41 PM
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QUOTE (Smikey2006 @ Jul 15 2007, 02:48 AM) *
well guys, i am attempting to live everyone on this sites dream job here biggrin.gif. i have Gotten a business permit in the city of London to open a shop called Griffen Guitars or the Griffen Guitar Shop.. tell me which sounds better.. I deal with Guitars (Jackson,Schecter,Fender,Gibson, EMG,Dean and Ibanez) Amps (Line 6, Marshall, EMG, Peevey, Vox, Krank, Fender, Mesa,Hughes & Kettner, Madison and Behringer). Some Accustic stuff and soon Pedals, Strings, T-shirts, Picks, Magazines and Books. Any Purchases over 50$ come with a free patch cord and anyone buying a opening level guitars gets 3 free picks a patch cord and a A-Z guitar Book. We do shipping across North America. Site will be up in 3 days and that includes emails for now if you have any questions contact me at [email protected] Thanks for listening GMC and im offering discounts for GMCers who help get me started by buying their next git from me !:D. Shop will be opening in London (ontario, as soon as i get money biggrin.gif)

Good job mate I'll come down from Cambridge and buy a new amp. wink.gif

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Jul 16 2007, 01:16 AM
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QUOTE (fkalich @ Jul 15 2007, 02:59 PM) *
Smikey....I like the guitar shop version, more formal, sounds more professional to me.


I agree with fkalich on this one. It does sound more professional and not like a guitar brand.

By the way how are you shipping your orders? (ie: canada post, UPS, FedX)...I may need to place one very soon?

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Smikey2006
Jul 16 2007, 06:11 AM
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If the order is from inside canada i will use canadian Post, simplist, ill package it myself so most likly ull get a guitar in a epiphone box tongue.gif weither its an epiphone or not. If its outside of Canada ill use Fed Ex just because they are simple smile.gif

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Hemlok
Jul 16 2007, 08:04 AM
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What is the reason for the name Griffen?

Now that I think about it, if I was walking down the street and seen a store with the title Griffen Guitars, I might think it is a brand. This would attract me more to go in and check it out tongue.gif but not everyone.

Griffen's Music... would be good, but you are just selling guitars and amps so I guess that couldnt work.

Otherwise Griffen's Guitar Shop is a good name. smile.gif so maybe you should stick with that.

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Jul 16 2007, 09:01 AM
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QUOTE (Pavel @ Jul 15 2007, 06:40 PM) *
Give us a website link when you get it! smile.gif

Yes! You must do that!
I will definatly visit your store when I ever get to London.

Good luck. Live your dream.

And I would go for Griffen Guitars

/edit: Oh. Wrong London I guess. Not as likely I can drop in then :/

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Congratulations - and every success as well you lucky person! If you ever get set up to ship to Europe I'll be waiting...

Are you going to ban peeps playing SOTW or STH etc biggrin.gif ?

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Smikey2006
Jul 16 2007, 05:03 PM
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Just because its called Griffen Guitars i should go off and make my own brand ohmy.gif ill just make it another fender knockoff biggrin.gif jk Thanks alot everyone for the well wishings, no banning music in my store tongue.gif ill just make a soundproof room as my office so i don't have to hear it biggrin.gif or just put on headphones and ignore the customers..... probably a bad idea eh biggrin.gif

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QUOTE (Smikey2006 @ Jul 16 2007, 06:03 PM) *
Just because its called Griffen Guitars i should go off and make my own brand ohmy.gif ill just make it another fender knockoff biggrin.gif jk Thanks alot everyone for the well wishings, no banning music in my store tongue.gif ill just make a soundproof room as my office so i don't have to hear it biggrin.gif or just put on headphones and ignore the customers..... probably a bad idea eh biggrin.gif

And seriously you should make a sound proof room for gear testing. Not all stores here have em and to me they are worth a lot! For one you can play whatever you like and not be bothered about playing cool riffs for the other customers and you can play LOUD which is neccessary in order to get to know an amp. Well you got a 100W Krank so you know.
Worst I heard when I was told, while playing in the store, "Lower the volume please, we're not allowed to play so loud since we're disturbing them at the mental institution next door". blink.gif

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Yeah when i was trying out my JEM and Carvin Legacy 100Watt amp in a HUGE store in Italy - it looks like a warehouse actually, they told me to lower the volume because i might disturb people in the store! I was like: "Hey, it's a music store, and people came here to buy instruments so how the hell can they be disturbed by a guy trying out an amp???"


Btw. when i was trying JEM in Russia, i was in a pretty small music store but it had 2 sound proof testing rooms! It was really cool!

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blindwillie
Jul 17 2007, 09:18 AM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Jul 16 2007, 08:39 PM) *
Worst I heard when I was told, while playing in the store, "Lower the volume please, we're not allowed to play so loud since we're disturbing them at the mental institution next door". blink.gif

Haha! Mental? I would've gone postal!
Maybe they should reconsider their location. Or you should just scream "I don't care! This is a METAL INSTITUTION!"

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Jul 17 2007, 07:41 PM
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QUOTE (Pavel @ Jul 16 2007, 12:43 PM) *
Yeah when i was trying out my JEM and Carvin Legacy 100Watt amp in a HUGE store in Italy - it looks like a warehouse actually, they told me to lower the volume because i might disturb people in the store! I was like: "Hey, it's a music store, and people came here to buy instruments so how the hell can they be disturbed by a guy trying out an amp???"
Btw. when i was trying JEM in Russia, i was in a pretty small music store but it had 2 sound proof testing rooms! It was really cool!


Yeah when you do get a storefront, I think it would be totally worth it to invest in sound proof rooms! I'd love to have that at a shop.

QUOTE (blindwillie @ Jul 17 2007, 02:18 AM) *
This is a METAL INSTITUTION!"


Classic line, but it would get you kicked out so fast tongue.gif

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