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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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    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.

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    Specialists and love what they do

    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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    Merchant Reply January 9, 2014

    We appreciate our customers and thank you especially for sending us a 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!


    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.

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    Merchant Reply November 17, 2015

    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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