It would be hard to find two guys anywhere who know more about the value, quality and condition of used musical gear than 2nd Gear proprietors Tom Bukovac and Rick Reith, who’ve been friends since their childhood days in Cleveland, Ohio. Bukovac is one of the most prolific session guitarists in town, and has recorded with everyone from Taylor Swift, Garth Brooks, Toby Keith and Faith Hill to Joe Cocker, Chicago and Sheryl Crow. Reith is a veteran sound engineer who has toured with countless rock, pop and country acts. Their store is crammed with a huge selection of amps, guitars, basses and pedals — from very affordable gear to rare vintage instruments worth thousands of dollars.

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