Any Stores Near Los Angeles?


I am just starting out in shamisen but if that grows anywhere close to my love for classical guitar or ukulele, then I’ll likely be buying things for it. But I had a difficult time finding any store in Southern California much less Los Angeles.

Does anyone know of a store that carries gear and stuff for shamisen players in the area? Doesn’t even have to be shamisen instruments but just books, strings, etc. Thanks.


Very occasionally, you’ll see people posting find stuff in used instrument stores. Often, you’ll see folks talking about adhoc replacements.

To the best of my knowledge, the only reliable source for gear is the Bachido store and similar internet options.