Located in Nashville, Tennessee, Retro Gear Shop carries a unique selection of high-end music instruments, recording equipment and audio gear. We specialize in all things synthesizers, drum machines, samplers, effects and have a serious passion for vintage & used equipment. Contact us to demo any items found on our site!
We started with an obsession for vintage gear, real hardware that was made to last and had that sound. While we don’t sell exclusively vintage equipment, we do focus on vintage, used and modern equipment that harks back to an era where quality and sound came above all else, before digital existed and before we had a computer and mouse to change values on a screen.
We don’t strive to carry every piece of gear under the sun. All the gear in our shop is hand-selected for its quality of build and sound, pieces of gear we’d be happy to own and use in our studio. We won’t talk anything up just for the sake of a sale and we won’t sell you “hot items” of the day just because it’s the “newest-latest-greatest”. We only sell items we really believe in, pieces meant to make great music, and everything we sell we’ve had first hand experience using in the studio. If there is a must-have item or piece of gear you need that isn’t in our shop, please contact us and we’ll do our best to accommodate and secure the item for you.
As fellow musicians, recording engineers and performers with a specialty in hiphop, electronic, pop, R&B, soul and jazz, we have years of experience to guide you in your quest. So if you need recommendations just ask and we’ll be happy to help steer you in the right direction and get you the equipment you need from day one to be successful in building up your studio.
We’ve been selling high-end music gear for the past decade to thousands of happy musicians & collectors worldwide. Past clients include Pete Townshend, Daft Punk, Depeche Mode, Kings of Leon, Wu-Tang Clan, Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins, Aphex Twin, Chemical Brothers, Death Cab For Cutie, Arcade Fire, Wilco, Paramore, Panic! at the Disco, Ray Lamontagne and many more. Check out the hundreds of 5 star reviews from satisfied customers on our Ebay and Reverb store pages.We are now located Nashville, TN. If you are interested in demoing some gear in person, please contact us to schedule an appointment!
As of October 2019 we have moved to a new location. Our demo showroom is now located in the Wedgewood/Houston neighborhood.
Update: In August 2020 we launched a Marketplace, read more here!