Born, raised and still live (for all of my 44 years as of next Friday) in Kansas City, MO. The best music store in this area, for my money, is a place called The Guitar Syndicate, which nicely enough just moved to a location 2 blocks from my house. If I'm on the lam, the cop that gave me a speeding ticket a few weeks ago missed that information.
On and off newbie player for about 20 years.
'10 Washburn WMJ11S
'09 Cherry Epiphone Dot