Check out the best independent music stores in Enmore and the Inner West

Unlike the usual chain stores, independent music shops in the Inner West are something special, each store has its own unique vibe

In the Inner West, the local scene hums along with the rhythm of drums and the buzz of amps firing up at 5 in the afternoon.  This is when bands come together for their jam sessions, and when they need strings, drumsticks, amps, and more, they head to the go-to spot: Dr Gear.

Picture vintage instruments with stories to tell from the rock legends of yesteryear and the sleek beats of electronic dreams.  So, here’s a low-key guide to the best independent music stores in the Inner West and Enmore, because it’s not nicknamed ROCK Enmore for nothing.

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Dr Gear

Nestled in Enmore, Dr Gear is your go-to spot for all things musical. Whether you’re into drumming, tinkering with keyboards, or spinning tracks as a DJ, Dr Gear’s got your back.

More than just a store, Dr Gear is your haven for all things musical, offering retail therapy, music lessons, and instrument care.

Positioned just across the road from the iconic Enmore Theatre, Dr Gear is your go-to resource for last-minute needs during gigs or impromptu jam sessions.

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What sets Dr Gear apart is its diverse inventory, ranging from new and used gear to unique vintage finds like the coveted Roland Space Echo RE201.

Beyond sales, Dr Gear takes pride in its fixing business, handling repairs for guitars, amps, synths, and more.

But Dr Gear is not just about the gear – it’s about building a community. Inclusivity is at the forefront, welcoming musicians of all skill levels and backgrounds.

Swing by any day between 12 PM and 7 PM to chat tunes with Six, the friendliest music store owner this side of the city.

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And if you’re exploring other music stores in the area, consider these noteworthy options:

Downtown Music: A family-owned guitar haven in Annandale, offering a wide selection of guitars, basses, amps, pedals, and accessories. Open seven days a week at 141 Parramatta Road, Annandale, NSW 2038.

The Guitar Lounge: Specializing in Fender guitars, amps, and Gretsch guitars, located at 275 Clarence Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000. Exclusive Fender store in Australia with over 100 different Fender guitars.

Sax & Woodwind: Located in Camperdown, specializing in wind instruments like clarinets, saxophones, oboes, bassoons, flutes, trumpets, trombones, French horns, baritone horns, euphoniums, and tubas. Open six days a week at 158 Parramatta Rd Shop 3, Cnr of Mallett St, Camperdown, NSW 2050.