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, Diezel, Friedman, Louis Electric, and Splawn guitar amplifiers as well as Zemaitis, Diamond, and Traveler guitars, along with Solid Cables and George L's instrument and speaker custom 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

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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NEW 2015 Diamond Guitars shipment NOW in stock !!!

August 17, 2015

2015 Diamond Guitars models are now in stock and almost ready for shipping from Houston, Texas.  There are plenty of new models to choose from with this order including Monarchs, Renegades, Halcyons, you name it, but hurry up and give us a call as a lot of these guitars were ordered in advance.  If you are looking for the FINEST guitar you can find for under $1,000 USD, then you definitely want to get on board with Diamond Guitars.  I personally have 3 that I use on a routine basis and I've never had any problems with any of them.  Grover tuners, custom Seymour Duncan MADE IN CALIFORNIA pickups, original Floyd Rose tremolo systems, etc. are used when building these...

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Blues City Music celebrates 10th year anniversary and relaunches the Soldano 44 1x12" combo amp.

August 06, 2015

Hey guys/gals, Thanks for stopping by this blog post. Blues City Music celebrates it's 10 year anniversary this November 2015, and with that relaunches the legendary Soldano 44 1x12" combo guitar amplifier.  For a limited time, coming soon, you can get a Soldano 44 1x12" combo at 10% off street price (saves $235.00), have it SHIPPED for FREE, all within a 10 day window.  How's that?  We call it our 10 - 10 - 10 limited run special and we will let you know ASAP when we are ready, but it will be very soon. James Burke, owner of Blues City Music, came up with the idea of a 50 watt small combo amp and within 2 years, he, Bill...

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GREAT NEWS: Blues City Music is an authorized dealer for Friedman Amplification

August 03, 2015

Blues City Music has recently added Friedman Amplification to its line of guitar amplifiers. We will add the flagship BE-100 head and Small Box head as our initial order.  Friedman Amplification was founded by legendary amp builder and owner of Rack Systems Ltd., Dave Friedman.  His work over 25 years includes signature models with Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains, Steve Stevens of Billy Idol, and Phil X, seasoned touring guitarist and session player.  All of Dave's amps are voiced for the individual player so whether you pick a full size head and 4x12" cabinet or a 1x12" combo, you will get the tone you want for the venue you play.  Friedman Amplifiers use EL34's and 12AX7's as it's choice...

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