Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Sat.
If your axe need some work, this is the place to take it. The few times we've strolled into the store, we've always been met by a friendly and, here's the key, knowledgeable sales staff. Saied sells a lot of band instruments to local high schools and the store now boasts quite a selection of Steinway pianos, but if you're looking to get started playing the guitar, or if you have an old one that needs a bit of a tune-up, you'll find what you're looking for here. When our ukulele needed strings — and when we didn't know how to put them on — we took it to guitar tech and salesman Scott Longino. He's been working at Saied for six years and he's not your typical jerk-guitar-store guy. He knows what he's talking about and doesn't mind giving customers lessons on how to take care of their instruments. "There are no secrets here," he said as he gave a mini-lesson on how to string a ukulele. "I don't mind showing people how to do this stuff at all." There are beginner-level guitars available here. Electrics are mostly Squire, but there are some Fenders in the bunch. Saied has a pretty nice selection of Seagull guitars, which sound great for the money (usually between $400 and $600). They also have guitars by Godin and Dean.