329 W. Pierpont Ave. STE 100, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

CROSSROADS GUITAR SHOP, SALT LAKE CITY – NOW OPEN!

Crossroads Guitar Shop has been newly located from Falls Church, Virginia to Salt Lake City, Utah in the historic Pierpont building!

Crossroads has a very unique tool called a PLEK Pro. The PLEK allows us to create extremely accurate, 0.00004" to be exact, custom fret dressing, fingerboard radiusing/planing, fret slots, nuts, and much more. We also sell/buy/trade new and used gear and customer satisfaction with our services and sales is our top priority. Soundproof lesson/rehearsal rooms are also available to rent out at very affordable rates.

Thank you D.C. for the past 10 years!

  • Very talented bass player, Steve Cook, stopped by the shop yesterday before his tour bus headed out for Vegas. Check out his demos at: https://www.premierguitar.com/authors/224-steve-cook

    June 16

  • It was great to see Vince and Rich again. Thanks for coming out and getting down to work and whipping this place in shape.

    June 16

  • CGS Open! Come check us out!

    June 14

  • June 13

  • June 13

  • June 10

  • Nice treat getting to hear some of the guys from Lewis Del Mar jam in the shop before their show at the Venue

    Rockaway Beach, a working class neighborhood in the shadows of New York City on the periphery of Queens, is a community that sits within earshot of both the crashing surf of the Atlantic and the rumbling whir of New York City’s “A” train. A sublime intertwining of the industrial and natural exists, an environment that fully embodies Lewis Del Mar’s sonic landscape. Lewis Del Mar is two lifelong friends, Danny Miller and Max Harwood. Inseparable creative companions filled with zeal and confidence, recently epiphanic twenty-somethings. The two have been on a continual musical journey together, a DIY mission that found them ingloriously wading against the current for years. Through a tireless pursuit including self-booked tours and uncomfortable nights on friend’s couches and floors, they have now arrived at the destination they’ve unknowingly sought for years; a 400 square foot bungalow. A humble and unimposing shanty isn’t the haven of most artistic dreams, but it is significant in the amalgamation of this duo’s years of trial-and-error self discovery. Relocating from the outskirts of Washington, D.C. in search of something new Danny and Max side-stepped the hallowed indie grounds of Brooklyn and found refuge in Rockaway’s desolate, gritty beaches. “Originally,” explains Danny, “we were just coming out here to surf. But, we fell in love. We realized that it personified the vision we had for our music.” “We had to live it to make it come to life,” says Max. The two did little else other than live, write, and record in the tiny living room of their dusty bungalow, a half block from passing ocean-freighters. Lewis Del Mar’s music is complex and challenging all the while refreshing and comforting. A difficult achievement but one the band seems to do effortlessly without regard for genre. “To be a mix, is still to be,” says Harwood, a statement that resonates in every crevice of Lewis Del Mar’s hybrid creations. An outlook that packs their music with an ever present confluence of inspirations, resulting in riveting tension. The guys proudly crafted a decade of self-taught knowledge into bedroom-recordings of live drums and acoustic guitars cascading against sharp Latin percussion samples and synthesizers; a tug of war seemingly one pull away from spinning into chaos. With parents that relocated often for careers in global health care and community development, Max learned to play the drums in Ukraine and studied music in Panama and Chile. He and Danny, whose father is Nicaraguan, found common ground in their global panorama. Of their musical upbringing, Danny says “we are the composite of our surroundings. Growing up I always played acoustic guitar because a radio tower near my house interfered with the signal of my guitar amp.” Max adds “We played in basements with friends. As kids we just wanted to jam and play live. It wasn't until later that we got into producing and self recording.” A sonic contrast was introduced when they discovered the seminal Beastie Boys album Paul’s Boutique and artists like J Dilla and Madlib; innovators of sampling. What started as experimenting with samples of latin percussion tones evolved into hours spent capturing the rhythms of daily life in NYC; iPhone voice notes of subway sounds, the crank of a turnstile or even laughter bellowing onto the street from a nearby pub. A collision of formative influence and present-day environment, they found a cohesion uniquely their own. In July of 2015, after almost two years of meticulous collaboration in a vacuum, Lewis Del Mar was catapulted onto the blogosphere with the independent release of their first single “Loud(y).” The reaction was instantaneous and overwhelmingly positive. Indie Shuffle, Pigeons & Planes, Consequence of Sound, KCRW and CMJ all hailed the song as one of the best of the year. “Loud(y)” made iTunes “Best Songs of 2015” after only two weeks on the platform and landed top 5 on the Spotify Viral charts. Of the band’s very first live performance, The New York Times gave a glowing preview claiming “Loud(y)” was a “clattering profane mixed-media anthem” and questioned if the band’s debut performance could possibly stand up to the veracity of the recordings. A sold out performance that left a line of people around the block provided a resounding answer. An impressive feat for a band that didn’t publicly exist 6 months prior. There are many layers beneath the headline of “Band To Watch.” An often unseen process of incredible hard work, countless dead end pursuits, and the occasional self doubt. Humility and passion are brimming in Lewis Del Mar’s music, there is a uniquely human element to their sound and message. Undeniably relatable while it continues to keep you guessing, peering curiously around the corner to get a glimpse of what’s next. Tickets: $15

    June 08

  • June 07

  • June 07

  • Crossroads Guitar Shop is finally OPEN!

    June 07

  • R.I.P. Gregg Allman

    May 28

  • May 20

  • Starting to look like a guitar shop again!

    May 19

  • Say Hello to Heaven Chris, RIP

    RIP Chris Cornell Incredibly Talented Incredibly Young Incredibly Missed.

    May 18

  • May 17

  • This neck turned 60 this year!

    May 17

  • Hey everybody, finally getting close to starting our new chapter in Salt Lake City! Quick look at the showroom before things start to get real in here. The hardest part of getting this far was having to move into the space before renovations. Now it's time to get guitars on the bench, up on the wall and open the doors!

    May 16

  • 2017 Premier Spalt! 24 3/4" scale length, crescent neck joint for better access to the top of the fingerboard, solid 3/4" spalted maple top, solid mahogany body, TonePros bridge and tailpiece, Grover Tuners and Seymour Duncan '59/JB combo.

    April 24

  • Goodbye Mr. Holdsworth

    'We are undeniably still in shock with his unexpected death,' the family states

    April 16

  • Check out this great review and demo from Guitar Interactive on the Reverend 20th Anniversary Double Agent W! (click the link for the video) https://www.guitarinteractivemagazine.com/videoplayer?issue=48&umbracourlname=lt_reverend_20th_anniversary_double_agent_review

    March 25

  • March 24

  • Paying respects to the first King of Rock N' Roll

    March 19

  • Horrible thing to happen to a great luthier and nice guy

    #Repost @destroyallguitars Charles Whitfill Kentucky Luthier, maker of Whitfill Custom Guitars has suffered a devastating loss due to a fire in his warehouse that included all machinery, wood, and tools needed to continue his craft, and trade. www.gofundme.com/charles-whitfill-guitars-burn-resq

    February 20

  • Some before pics

    February 20

  • Made friends with a crowbar today

    February 20

  • February 18

  • February 13

  • Joe Glaser in today getting the PLEK ready to rock

    February 12

  • February 11

  • February 10

  • February 10

  • February 10

  • Flashback Friday! Good times......

    January 27

  • December 24

  • December 24

  • Thanks to these most amazing FRIENDS! They are truly the reason Crossroads Guitar Shop was the inviting, helpful, fun and professional place for the ten years we share. Loves these people ! Vince Nettuno said that!

    December 24

  • December 24

  • Summer of 2014, after months of watching review videos and deciding I needed a Reverend guitar, I curiously walked into CGS having no idea that my life would be forever changed (better said, I had no idea what I was getting myself into). That following winter I started helping out around the shop and I thought it would be a fun way to learn more about guitars. What I didn't know at the time was that this Saturday gig would become one of my favorite things about my life. "You've gotta be okay with 'guy humor'" I was told by Richard Delos Reyes, who makes me laugh so hard my cheeks hurt. He and Aaron Keener have become like brothers to me, poking fun at me when I have my moments and call magnets "metal-picker-uppers"...but they've taught me invaluable things about music and I'm constantly impressed and blown away when I watch them perform. Vince Nettuno probably made a mistake by bringing me on, thinking that I was a 'young person' and could help with social media, not knowing that I like to keep off the grid...but he probably didn't realize the value he was bringing into my life, being much more like a father and best friend than a boss to me and giving this little loner a special spot in a tight-knit family of goofy, loveable, talented, good-hearted people. I love you guys at CGS, and I love every single customer that I've had the opportunity to chat with and hang out with. It'll be weird and sad for a little while but I know that it'll all work out. Thanks to everyone who has supported CGS & Happy Holidays, -Elizabeth <3

    December 23

  • Nessie is done!

    December 23

  • Crossroads Guitar Shop will close for the final time at 3:00 on Saturday, December 24th. It has truly been a pleasure! I wish a Very Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Years to ALL!

    December 22

  • December 10

  • Breaking NEWS! It is with mixed emotions that I am announcing, my retirement. It has been a fun run, but it is time.... I want to thank all of our loyal customers for your support in the ten years of Crossroads Guitar Shop. We have had the privilege of working with you, the best in the DC area. I also could not have done any of the great things, we have, without, the best crew anyone could ask for. Thanks you to; Aaron Keener, Richard Delos Reyes and Elizabeth Rains. There a closeout deals to be had......so, check us out soon! December 24th will be our last open for business day.

    December 07

  • December 03

  • November 26

  • 20% off! Come and get em !

    November 26

  • November 19

  • Troy Robertson takes home his new Merida DG16-MPGACES. Welcome to the CGS Family!

    November 19

  • Mike Provenzano ...lovin' his new Reverend Pete Anderson Signature RT in Satin Rock Orange. His fifth Reverend from CGS! Enjoy

    November 19

  • ..a little different..hopefully we made you smile..

    November 12

  • November 05

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