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

Blues City Music, LLC,. sells Mesa Boogie, Diamond, Mezzabarba, Matchless, and Quilter Performance guitar and bass amplifiers; Knaggs, Ventura County Vintage, Diamond, and Traveler electric guitars; MacMillan, Furch, and Seagull acoustic guitars; Lakland Bass guitars; Oscar-Schmidt Ukelele's (by Washburn); Mesa Boogie, ZVex, LunaStone, Diezel, and Friedman effects pedals; Rattlesnake Cable Company, Lava Cables, Solid Cables, and George L's instrument, speaker, and effects cables; Bare Knuckle pickups; Calton ATA flight cases, Levy's and Perry's custom leather guitar straps; Tube Amp Doctor etc., vacuum tubes; American DJ LED stage lighting; parts, and more.

Hello from Memphis, Tennessee, the home of Blues City Music, LLC., 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, LLC., has been solely owned and operated by James L. Burke III since its inception in 2005.   We are a proud NAMM member, A+ rated Better Business Bureau member, a Trustwave member in regards to the security of online sales transactions, and our web store/website is a verified and encrypted https platform.

James is also a full time Boeing 777 Captain/Check Airman with FedEx Express, but Blues City Music, LLC., 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's boutique retail sales floor and live performance store front is located at 8014 Club Center Drive, Suite 12, Cordova, Tennessee, 38016, which is an eastern suburb of Memphis, Tennessee. 

We are also partnered with 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, LLC., is one of the largest stocking Custom Shop dealers for Mesa Boogie.  We have over $120,000.00 worth of their guitar amplifier heads and/or combo amps, speaker cabinets, pedals, parts and more in stock.  We also carry guitar and bass amplifiers by Diamond Amplification, Mezzabarba Custom Amplification, Louis Electric Amplifiers, Matchless Amplifiers, and Quilter Performance amplifiers; Knaggs Guitars, Ventura County Vintage, Diamond, and Traveler electric guitars; MacMillan, Furch, and Seagull acoustic guitars; Oscar-Schmidt Ukelele's (by Washburn); Lakland USA custom shop and Skyline basses; Calton ATA flight cases; Diamond Tactical MOLLE system gig bags and attachment pouches; Bare Knuckle pickups; Levy's and Perry's custom leather guitar straps; Rattlesnake Cable Company, Lava Cables, Solid Cables custom shop and GT instrument and speaker cables, George L's cables; Mesa Boogie, ZVEX, Soldano, Diamond, Diezel, Friedman, and Creation Audio Labs effects pedals; V-Picks; American DJ professional stage lighting; Kyser capos; Vic Firth drum sticks; replacement vacuum tubes etc., as well as a host of other high quality products.  

For those looking for a fantastic option for customer financing or instrument insurance, Blues City Music, LLC., utilizes the services of Lending USA and Anderson Insurance Company.  All details are enclosed, and you will really appreciate the ease of applying, gaining approval, and acquiring the funds you desire. 

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

Mesa Boogie / Gibson Guitars acquisition

January 07, 2021

Hey guys/gals, Hope all is well.  For those that may have heard or seen information about Gibson Guitars buying Mesa Boogie, RELAX.  This IS NOT CBS buying Fender in January 1965.  That was a disaster.  Mesa Boogie has been owned by the same group since its inception in 1969.  Randy Smith, CEO of Mesa Boogie is 75 now.  He doesn't want to work for ever, but still very much enjoys doing new products like the Badlander that just launched.  Mesa's shortest tenured employee in Petaluma, California, is 20-22 years employment.  These are family members to Randy, and make no doubt about it, Randy will have complete control of Mesa Boogie. So, did you know Fiat owns Ferrari and Lambo both? ...

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Mesa Boogie Badlander amplifiers on the way !!!

November 17, 2020

Great news !!! Mesa Boogie's latest electric guitar amplifier the Badlander is shipping NOW to Blues City Music LLC.  We have 1 - 100 watt head, 2 - 50 watt heads, and 1 - 1x12" combo with a Celestion 65 watt Creamback speaker coming very soon.  Look for the 100 watt head by end of November 2020 and the remaining Badlanders coming first week of December 2020. You want this amp.  It is the finest recreation of the original 2 channel Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier, but with a new twist and lots of new options. Lynn Burke BCM LLC / Owner

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Knaggs Guitars in STOCK NOW !!!

November 07, 2020

Blues City Music LLC is proud to announce that we now have a very large selection of Knaggs Guitars in stock.  Everything from Choptank, Severn, Chena, various Kenai's including Eric Steckel models, Keya J, Kenai J, Honga, and SSC.  We are a private showroom so give us a call at 901-485-8250 or it us up here for a private showing.  We'd love to have you come by the shop where you can play as LOUD and as LONG as you like. Blues City Music LLC.  Memphis's only true boutique musical instrument shop.

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Big News at Blues City Music LLC.

October 05, 2020

Hello from Memphis.  Just reaching out to let you know Furch Guitars are really hot right now.  Unlike most companies in this post C-19 era, Blues City Music LLC and Furch Guitars has a LARGE supply of acoustic guitars for you IN STOCK.  NO WAIT.  I sold several over the weekend and have replacements delivering to us today.  We can even drop ship STRAIGHT from the Nashville Tennessee distributor if we don't have it in stock.  Bare Knuckle Pickups arrive 6 October.  I have 22 sets of amazing sounding humbuckers on this order.  You can cover everything from weddings to funerals with these pickups.  They rip.  Give us a call or check our web store within the next few weeks...

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