Capitalizing on his love and vast knowledge of musical instruments, Grammy nominee and No. 1 hit singer/songwriter, Brady Seals launched Music City Pickers in 2010, a music store company specializing in the buying and reselling of vintage and newer high-end musical instruments. What initially started as a vintage guitar hobby for Seals, a founding member of legendary country group Little Texas grew into an investment opportunity for him when he combined his experience and passion to buy and sell vintage and high-end musical instruments. His guitar shop is located in Franklin, TN- just 25 miles south of Nashville.
"If you’re wanting to sell your instrument, our gear experts will give you the market value for your instrument and then make a fair offer where both Music City Pickers and the seller feel good about the purchase”, comments Seals. “We buy guitars from all over the US and make the process painless".
Brady and his staff specializes in vintage guitars, basses and amplifiers, but his shop also carries new guitars like Reverend, Alvarez, Recording King, Eastwood and Airline guitars. New manufactures like Tyler Amps and Supro Amps can also be found lining the walls of the store. Kemper profiling amplifiers are one of the newest editions to their inventory. If you’re shopping for effect pedals Music City Pickers has a nice stock pile of those as well. They have a first class website that is geared for easy yet secure online shopping.
"Music City Pickers has had the opportunity to be apart of country music history”, Seals explains. "I was lucky enough to stumble upon Keith Whitley’s personal touring guitar, a Martin Sigma, which was later purchased from us by Chris Young". "Chris performed Keith’s classic hit, “Don’t Close Your Eyes” with Keith's guitar on the Grand Ole Opry". "It was classic"!
Some of Seals' latest clients include Dave Haywood of “Lady Antebellum”, John Prine, Kasey Musgraves (feature article in AcousticGuitar.com), Sam Palladio from the cast of “Nashville”, Bucky Baxter (steel player for Bob Dylan), and CCM band "Reliant K”. The store even had mega-star Taylor Swift use the store for one of her photo shoots. Music City Pickers is proud to have also brokered instruments for friends such as John Oates of Hall & Oates, Rodney Crowell, and world renowned musician, songwriter and collector Gordon Kennedy. Reverb.com recently featured the store on their site as one of Reverb's top performing preferred sellers.
If you’re ever in the Nashville area please make sure to visit Music City Pickers! You can also visit them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!