About Us

Welcome to Blues City Music located in the Memphis, Tennessee area, which is the birthplace of Rock and Roll and Delta Blues. We are so glad to have you stop by for a visit, and sincerely appreciate your time and patronage.

Blues City Music's boutique store front is located in the heart of Cordova, Tennessee, an eastern suburb of Memphis, at 8014 Club Center Drive, Suite 12, Cordova, Tennessee, 38016.  We have flexible hours so be sure to give us a call in advance.  We will gladly make every effort to satisfy your needs. 

Here is a picture of our store front, so look for the Blues City Music logo and come on in.  If the black out shades are down, more than likely I'm not open and am probably in the jet (FedEx Boeing 777) somewhere in Asia or Europe, so send us a message via the chat button on the bottom of each web site page, or give us a call where we can set up a private appointment for you, or see if you can find what you need right here.  All of our products are listed for sale on this encrypted web store.


We are also partnered as well with legendary American Recording Studio in the heart of Memphis, Tennessee.

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We only sell what we consider to be the VERY BEST products money can buy from manufacturer’s such as Mesa Boogie/Mesa Engineering, Diamond Amplification, Mezzabarba Custom Amplification, Matchless Amplifiers, and Quilter Performance amplifiers;  Knaggs Guitars, Dean Guitars, Ventura County Vintage Guitars, Diamond Guitars, and Traveler electric guitars; MacMillan, Furch, and Seagull Acoustic Guitars; Oscar-Schmidt (by Washburn) Ukeleles; Lakland USA custom shop and Skyline bass guitars; Rattlesnake Cable Company, Valor Audio, Inc., Cables, Lava Cables, Solid Cables, and George L’s instrument, microphone, and speaker cables; ZVEX, LunaStone, Diamond, and Creation Audio Labs effects pedals; Bare Knuckle Pickups; Calton ATA flight cases, Guitar Straps by Jodi Head, Levy's and Perry's custom leather guitar straps; Diamond Tactical guitar and bass gig bags; Kyser Capos; Vic Firth Drum Sticks; V-Picks; Dunlop slides, and American DJ LED stage lighting, as well as various other guitar and amplifier parts.

Blues City Music is a proud NAMM member as well as an A+ rated Better Business Bureau company so when you buy from us, you are receiving a customer service unlike anything you have seen from online, brick and mortar, or big box chains. This applies before, during, and after the sale, as our goal is making sure you get exactly what you need, not what we may have in stock. It also applies to customers just calling in with questions or concerns with their current rigs or potential purchases, so give us a call and find out for yourself. You’ll be glad you did.

James has been a guitar player since 1976 and like many of you, makes his primary living outside of the music business. He is currently a Boeing 777 Captain/Check Airman for FedEx Express, and has been employed there since 1981. When not flying or running Blues City Music, he is also very active with his Southern Rock band in Memphis, Tennessee, called  the "House of Melody Band", so he totally understands what you are trying to do with your own product needs.

Lynn Burke in one of FedEx Express's Boeing 777F aircraft.

General Electric's GE90-115B 777F engine produces 127,900 foot pounds of thrust.  This engine is 135 inches in diameter. 

Lynn with his original one owner January 1961 Gibson Les Paul in the BCM shop.

 Lynn gigging with Gary Usher Jr's "Black Canyon Band" in Simi Valley, CA.

Lynn's one off Soldano SLO-100 head built exactly like the first 10 SLO's in late 1987 with only a Crunch and Overdrive channel.  No shared Clean channel.  It is equipped with hard nickel chrome transformer bell covers and Cinch preamp tube shields, DC heaters, one off Regency blue powder coated chassis with custom labeling, Diamond Amplification Spec Op blue LED light system, clear coated hardware, white elephant tolex and hand laid University of Alabama "A" logo on top right and left side.


Lynn's one off Mesa Boogie Custom Shop Triple Crown 100 head in red leather crocodile and matching traditional 4x12" cabinet.


Lynn's one off Diamond Amplification Spitfire II 100 watt head in AAAA flame maple head shell.  Dean B. Zelinsky, former CEO of Dean Guitars and DBZ, built this head shell for Lynn.  This amp was a center piece for the Diamond Amplification NAMM booth several years ago. 

Lynn's Knaggs Guitars Kenai in Scarlett Red with Bare Knuckle Black Dogs:

Back Line at Blues City Music for my band's practice or customer use.

American Recording Studios, in the heart of downtown Memphis, Tennessee.