Wade Starck opened Wade’s Guitar Shop across the street from their current location in June of 1989. For five years it grew inside of that little 500 sq. ft. shop, selling and repairing only guitars. At that time they sold mostly used and vintage guitars. In May of 1994, Wade bought the building they am currently in at 3490 N. Oakland Avenue, on Milwaukee’s East Side, just blocks from the shores of Lake Michigan. This building has given them the room to grow and expand their selection, but stay small enough to be personal. They still carry a lot of used and vintage gear, but are also proud dealers of C.F. Martin, Rickenbacker, Alvarez, National, Regal, and now Eastwood Guitars. They also carry lots of parts, accessories, and effects pedals.
In the shop are Wade, Alex Ballard, and Dan Hinz, and they all share in the responsibilities of sales, repairs, and ordering. They are all guitar geeks, so you can be sure that they are into what they do. They will soon be online @ wadesguitarshop.com
-Owner, Wade’s Guitar Shop
Contact: Wade Starck
Wade’s Guitar Shop
3490 N Oakland Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211
Cross Street: Near intersection of E Providence Ave and N Oakland Ave