Photo of bone, horn, ivory and wood picks

Solid Bone, Horn, & Wood Picks Are In

We’ve just received a collection of beautiful new hand-crafted guitar and bass picks made from exotic natural materials, such as bone, ivory, ebony, and buffalo and deer horn. These picks, available in different shapes and sizes (see photo) are made by American Masters, a local northern Virginia business. These are serious picks for serious players, with a very noticeable difference in articulation and sound projection from standard synthetic picks. No two are exactly alike, so you need to try these before you buy and find one that suits your playing needs best. Because these picks can be re-sharpened over time, each is a long-term instrument, not a disposable accessory. Prices range from $25-$35, based on the material. We’re offering a free wood storage box with the purchase of any four picks (also pictured), and that’s a serious offer. We love these so much, we’re thinking about no longer carrying synthetic picks (actually, we’re not serious about that).

Photo of Crossroads Guitar Shop interior

New Website for a New Year

Welcome to our new website!

What better way to ring in the new year than to do it with a completely new site for our new store location?

Now, you can find out so much more about Crossroads Guitar Shop, including everything about the guitars and basses we carry, amps and accessories, and our awesome repair and maintenance services based on the world-class PLEK PRO system. We’re also launching our new blog and will be updating the site regularly with news, tips, and a variety of guitar and bass topics. Highlights of the site include:

Our latest news right on the homepage

Profiles of each new manufacturer carried at CGS

Detailed information about our  repair and maintenance services

A complete description of the PLEK PRO and how it works

A gallery of notable repair jobs completed at CGS

Our news blog

Profiles of our great team

Easy to use contact and location information, and sign-ups for our email list and Facebook page
We hope you enjoy the new website. And if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please use our new contact form to let us know.

Happy browsing!


We’re Now Open in Falls Church

It’s official! Crossroads Guitar Shop has relocated to Falls Church, conveniently located at the intersection of Route 50/Arlington Blvd. and Annandale Road in the historic Jefferson Village Shopping Center, home to JV’s Restaurant. We now have an expanded guitar and bass show room, more inventory, an audition studio, a larger repair and maintenance shop, and world’s best guitar and bass repair system, the PLEK PRO.

Come in and see us, look around, play some cool guitars and basses, ask us questions about our services, and let the music ring!

We hope to see you soon.

Steve Lauri, of The Hollies, playing one of CGS’s new Sublime Acoustic Guitars at JV’s Restaurant

Steve Lauri, of The Hollies, playing one of CGS's new Sublime Acoustic Guitars at JV's Restaurant

Steve Lauri, of The Hollies, playing one of CGS’s new Sublime Acoustic Guitars at JV’s Restaurant

In December, The Hollies guitarist Steve Lauri, played a gig at the legendary JV’s Restaurant, our new neighbor in Falls Church. Steve stopped by Crossroads Guitar shop to check out our wares and borrowed this dreadnaught cutaway acoustic-electric from Sublime to try out at the show.