Blues City Music in Memphis Tennessee is the best place to find boutique guitars, amplifiers, effects, cables, stage lighting, and more.

Blues City Music sells Soldano, Diamond, Friedman, Diezel, and Matchless guitar amplifiers as well as Zemaitis, Diamond, and Traveler guitars; Lava Cables, Solid Cables, and George L's instrument, speaker, and effects cables, and American DJ LED stage lighting.

Hello from Memphis, Tennessee, the home of Blues City Music, Rock and Roll, and Delta Blues. 

We are so glad you stopped by for a visit.  So take your time, do your research and notice right off the bat that you are dealing with a company totally dedicated to a customer service initiative unlike any other music store you've ever encountered, so enjoy yourself.  Then when you are ready, give us a call, email, tweet, Face Book message, text, or come by our storefront and we'll be glad to answer any questions you may have. 

Blues City Music has been solely owned and operated by James L. Burke III since its inception in 2005.  BCM is a proud NAMM member, A+ rated Better Business Bureau member, and a Trustwave member in regards to the security of online sales transactions.  James is also a full time Boeing 777 Captain/Check Airman with FedEx Express, but Blues City Music is his passion.  This means you will get the products YOU want and not just what we may have in stock.  Noble concept right?  That's just the way we do business, the old fashioned way, based upon a handshake and good quality customer service. 

Blues City Music has a very good online presence, but we also have an historic store front.  We operate out of the legendary American Recording Studio, in downtown Memphis.  Elvis Presley, Duck Dunn, Jeff Buckley, Sonic Youth, Loretta Lynn, Joe Perry, The Wilcos, The Barkays, etc. have all recorded here in the past.  You will have the opportunity to play any amplifiers etc. we may have as LOUD and as LONG as you like.  Remember, in the end it is all about YOUR TONE that matters.  So let us help you find it. 

Blues City Music is the world's largest stocking dealer for Soldano Custom Amplification.  We also carry Diamond Amplification Custom Shop and Vanguard series amplifiers, products from Diezel Amplification, Louis Electric Amplifiers, Splawn Amplification, Zemaitis Guitars, Diamond Guitars, Traveler Guitars, Diamond Tactical MOLLE system gig bags and attachment pouches, Solid Cables custom shop Dynamic Arc Ultra, Dynamic Arc Beta, ELEPH, and GT instrument and speaker cables, George L's cables, American DJ professional stage lighting, PM Valves, JJ, Sovtek, Ruby, Tung Sol, and Gold Lion replacement vacuum tubes etc., a large supply of out of production Fat Tone Pickups, as well as a host of other high quality products.  

We really appreciate your patronage as we know you have a choice.  You've come to the right place.

Welcome to Blues City Music.

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Blues City Music News

Matchless Amplifiers, Speaker Cabinets, and Covers IN STOCK NOW !!!

January 05, 2016

Blues City Music is proud to announce that our first shipment of Matchless amplifiers, 2x12" extension cabinets, and factory custom made slip covers are all IN STOCK right now:   DC-30R, 2x12" combo with REVERB, black tolex, black face plate, silver grille, and silver piping. Clubman 35, head, with matching 2x12" semi open speaker cabinet in black tolex, black face plate, silver grille, and silver piping. Independence 35, head, with matching 2x12" semi open speaker cabinet in dark burgundy tolex, dark burgundy face plate, gold grille, and gold piping. Matchless made custom padded slip covers with Matchless logo for 2x12" combos, head, and 2x12" ESD speaker cabinets. Give us a call, or buy here.  Thanks, Lynn Burke - BCM Owner...

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Blues City Music is now an authorized stocking dealer for Lava Cables

December 11, 2015

Blues City Music is now proud to offer our customers the world renowned Lava Cables brand.  Lava Cables owner, Mark Stoddard, is a former US Army Officer, so naturally with me having been a USAF and Tennessee Air National Guard C-130 Aircraft Commander, we speak the same language.  For you our valued customer, this means you can expect an extremely well made product and a fantastic customer service.  Case in point, I wanted to see how fast their service was before taking them on as a new dealer.  I needed a very customized Stereo Y cable for the effects loop of my own 1994 Matchless DC-30 combo guitar amplifier.  This cable had to have both mono and stereo/TRS male 1/4"...

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Blues City Music is now an authorized Matchless Amplifiers dealer.

November 16, 2015

Blues City Music is proud to announce that we have received approval as an authorized Matchless Amplifiers dealer. Matchless Amplifiers was founded in 1989 with a simple philosophy: Build the best, most versatile amplifier possible. Built and designed by professional musicians for professional musicians, Matchless amplifiers live up to their name. Their mission is and has always been to build the best sounding, most durable amp on the market.Matchless amplifiers and extension cabinets are all point-to-point hand wired by their staff in Los Angeles, California using the best materials available. Cathode biased means it's a simple remove and replace when it comes to output tubes.  Blues City Music will stock the following items, but ANY amplifier, cabinet, or pedal in...

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Blues City Music terminates dealership with Splawn Amplification

September 09, 2015

As of today, 9 September 2015, Blues City Music has terminated its dealership with Splawn Amplification in Dallas, North Carolina.  This occured because of irreconcilable differences beyond our control.  No hard feelings and no ill will as Scott is a fabulous guy and makes a really nice Marhshallesque type EL 34 amp.  We wish them nothing but the best. We will be liquidating our remaining 8 pieces of Splawn equipment.  IN STOCK, UNTOUCHED, and NEVER OPENED are 3 different 4x12" cabinets and 1 Quick Rod 100 watt amplifier.  We will also be selling the demo products in our studio/store front including a Quick Rod with )Mullard EL 34's), Nitro with (JJ KT88's), and a 4x12" slant cabinet with Eminence Big...

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