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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Matt Umanov Guitars, on Bleecker Street

Matt Umanov, NYC
Photo by myself at Bleecker and Morton Streets, in the village.

Above, one of the many specialty shops in the village. Matt Umanov Guitars has been selling vintage guitars since 1965.

I'm not too familiar with guitars, but a brief survey of their shop window and website was impressive. Umanov stocks banjos, electric guitars, basses, mandolins, and acoustic and classical guitars.

Prices range from $1,500 up to $9,000 per instrument. Above, what looks like a figure in blue toward the left is actually a cardboard cutout in the shape of Elvis Presley.

Matt Umanov, NYC
Guitar enthusiasts ogle at some of the electric guitars on display.

I happened to pass by the other day as the sun was setting and a few days before that in the daytime.

The front window is not as impressive during the day. The window is covered with a yellow film that protects the instruments from sunlight.

You can check out the Matt Umanov website here.

Related posts: Crazy Fantasy, Anyone?, Outside Three Lives, in the Village and Downtown, 24/7.


Anonymous said...

I really do like that window display and it looks like it attracts attention too.

Pierre said...

I al found of guitar. I play regulary and buy a lot of fuitar. To much if i believe my wife.

I am hypnotized with guitar shop. Tht's the impression your photos made.

Leif Hagen said...

I especially like the top photo with all the guitars in the window and one can see a big line of displayed guitars in the background! Now as for us, we're a violin family - our two younger daughters just started Suzuki violin lessons and I did so as a child.

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