To love and play guitar and own a music shop is a dream come true. I’m sure I’m the envy of most guitarists. But running a shop is not all fun and games – it requires dedication and commitment. I started Perfect Pitch in 1993 having spent nearly 30 years selling guitars for somebody else. The old saying of the customer is always right is my first rule of thumb. For without YOU, we wouldn’t exist.
I keep in touch with the practical side of the business by being an active musician, playing guitar and singing, doing charity work, fundraising etc. But I like a good western or horror movie as much as the next guy. The business was founded on the genuine belief of giving good service and advice to the customer and offering a friendly and relaxed atmosphere/environment in which to shop and I still train staff in this way and it pays off tenfold.
You’ll see from our website the range of guitars including about 25-30 Martin guitars, the largest stock in the world. If you visit Perfect Pitch you will be shown around this great selection of guitars and you will no doubt experience the reason they are still regarded as the number 1 guitar brand worldwide.
During my time in retail I have mixed with the rich and famous including Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Rory Gallagher, Christy Moore, Damien Dempsey and many more.
I even have the dubious honour of ejecting Gary Moore and Phil Lynott out of a very famous music shop many years ago. We are still honorary members of the Roisin Dubh trust Ltd in honour of the great Phil Lynott.
Interesting facts: I was one of the first people Phil talked to about his new group Thin Lizzy in 1971! I even sold Mel Gibson a Jews Harp in exchange for his autograph.
Duff Mc Kagan of Guns N Roses also made an appearance at Perfect Pitch when he came in and chose a guitar for a friend and calmly paid with card and made his leave. I also had the pleasure of selling Neil Jordan a beautiful guitar one Christmas Eve a few years ago, and delivering it out to him in Dalkey.
Why not pop into Perfect Pitch today!
Gerry Crowe – Owner of Perfect Pitch
Address: 35 Exchequer Street, Dublin 2.
Ph: 01 677 1553