I had already asked a couple of locals about where I'd find a good music store with some vintage gear, apparently Consignment Music was the way to go.
So I crusied out there late in the afternoon and had a look around. It's pretty cool. Not as big, by half, as the other music stores I've seen though, unlike the others, very real. It gave me a sense of what Maken Music would have been like, given about $500,000 worth of funding and all the other stuff that makes a business work. Don't get me wrong though, this place was still pretty loose, and the same kinda jack-ass customers hanging around trying to get shit for free.
What can one say - tight-arse, stingy, financially inept musicians are universal. ;-)