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Music Swop Shop

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Music Swop Shop

This musician’s haunt on the corners of Lygon and Elgin Streets has been accumulating vintage, collectable and rare musical treats for nigh-on 25 years, which is why so many bands pay a visit when in town. As the name suggests, it specialises in second-hand stock – and not just electric gear; you can pick up brass and woodwind instruments, not to mention mandolins, banjos, accordions and fiddles. The staff are also pretty nifty with repair jobs, so you can take along that three-stringed, busted acoustic that’s been languishing in the corner of your room for eons.

By: Penni Pappas


Venue name: Music Swop Shop
Address: 145–147 Elgin St
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am-6pm; Sat-Sun 11am-3pm
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