Guitar Center

7620 Rivers Ave. #140. North Charleston

(843) 572-9063

Aspiring rock stars and band geeks count on Guitar Center for a big selection of affordable drums, guitars, keyboards, and PA gear.

Local Runner Up

Ye Olde Music Shop

1276 Yeamans Hall Road. Hanahan

(843) 747-0014

Popular among veteran Charleston musicians, this independent music shop in Hanahan survived the arrival of the big box store a few years ago. Owner Mike Davis and his staff handle a variety of instruments and accessories.