Kickaxe Guitars is an independent guitar store, originally opened in 2004 in Inglewood, we moved to the Beltline area in early 2013. We are open 7 days/week (closed Statutory Holidays) Our hours are 11 am to 6 pm Our goal is to be the guitar players' first last and best choice for sales, service, repairs and lessons. We serve all guitar players from beginner to expert. Specialties: Acoustic Guitars by Norman Luna Ovation Breedlove Stagg Beavercreek and Denver Electric guitars by Godin Teye Gadow Reverend Stagg Dean Vox and Turner Bass Guitars (electric and Acoustic) by Warwick Beavercreek Gadow and Stagg And check out our Ukuleles, Cigar Box Guitars and Banjos Amplifiers by Vox Traynor Genz Benz and Stagg We offer onsite service: setups, restrings, fret dressing, pickup installation, custom electronics and amp repair Need to brush up your skills or learn to play? Lessons times available (one on one -Student and Instructor) We look forward to meeting you or seeing you againmore...
When Kickaxe Guitars opened in the summer of 2004, owner Jay Kee had a mission: to bring new and unique product lines into the Calgary market while providing the best possible experience to customers. “There are a lot of musicians who are well aware of these brands, even though they’re not mainstream,” Jay says. “We thought it would be nice for them to have a source to get this kind of gear.”
Kickaxe Guitars carries unique brands like Aria, Breedlove, Dean, Hagstrom and Ovation, as well as Canadian-based brands such as Norman and Godin. They have acoustic, electric and bass guitars as well as a variety of amplifiers. While not everything they carry is exclusive to Kickaxe Guitars, Jay says there are definitely some that are, like Teye, Gadow, Rick Turner, Quebec’s Daddy Mojo Cigar Box guitars and Reverend Guitars from Detroit. “We don’t just sell gear, though,” he says. “We also offer a full suite of lessons for guitar, bass, ukulele, banjo, vocals and drums as well as complete instrument and amplifier repairs.”
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3 ratings & 3 reviews
April 3, 2017
My guitar gently weeps no more!
Jay fixed and did a set-up on my Epiphone Casino (a re-make of the Gibson John Lennon Casino, seen in the Beatles' rooftop concert) and I got it back today. It had some tuning issues, bridge problems and the intonation was a bit off, but now it plays like a dream! I am happy I live so close to this awesome shop in Calgary downtown and I highly recommend them for friendly service and professional guitar expertise.
My vintage Garnet bass amp was fading and sounding funny so I brought it into Kick-Axe Music in Inglewood. To my surprise, the technician, Nick, knew so much about this amp and music equipment in general I knew it would be in good hands. Less than one week later the amp was ready for pickup. I've been plaing on it for days now and it sounds great! Nick showed me what it can do on his bass guitar and shook the very foundations of the building. After all the work I was charged about half of what I expected to pay. If anyone has a guitar or guitar equipment purchase to make, shop here for the best service you'll get in Calgary!
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great review! We have moved to Beltline now, we'd like to invite you to visit our store at 1409A - 11 Street SW and let us know how you like our new location!
April 28, 2011
Open minded and professional
I love my guitars!! Calgary's Kick Axe Guitars in Inglewood on 9th is noteworthy. An awesome place to experience open minded professionalism. I will be back.
Thank you for your great review! We look forward to seeing you at our new location: 1409A 11 Street SW. We believe in going the extra mile for our customers, which is why we offer a free set up on any guitar or bass that you purchase at Kickaxe Guitars! We appreciate your business!
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