Cintioli's Music Ctr

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If We Don't Have It. You Don't Need It
  • 5349 Oxford Ave

    Philadelphia, PA 19124

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  • 215-533-2053

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Mon-Fri: 01:00 PM-08:00 PM;Sun 10:00 AM-04:00 PM

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Say what you will about the guys who he has hired over the years, but if you know what you want, you can't get a better deal than from Benny Cintioli. He's an incredible older man who will always sell high-quality products at a great

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Say what you will about the guys who he has hired over the years, but if you know what you want, you can't get a better deal than from Benny Cintioli. He's an incredible older man who will always sell high-quality products at a great

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An old store with huge inventory, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. I purchased a new Fender Blues Junior amp and used Stratocaster. I had already done some research on the internet to see what price to pay. Cintioli matched the internet price (even with sales tax!)

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An old store with huge inventory, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. I purchased a new Fender Blues Junior amp and used Stratocaster. I had already done some research on the internet to see what price to pay. Cintioli matched the internet price (even with sales tax!)

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I have been dealing with Benny since 1965 when I was 6. That is a long time.
The thing people have to remember is this: It's not a chain store.
Maybe the sales people aren't textbook, but can other local chain store guys really cut you a break?? Answer, NO. For me, at least I have picked up some great stuff over the years, both new and used.
Obviously like other stores, you have be comfortable with where you shop. Guitar Center have some great equipment as far as home recording and price wise are low. But the tradeoff is the guys in there usually know less than I do about the equipment. So I have bought some digital recorders and microphones and saved $$$ But again their knowledge of microphones is minimal. So I have to read up on it.
At Cintioli's at least they know the products they sell. If you can deal with Benny direct, that would be the best thing to do. Because in reality you can make out with some great bargains.
I have friends who have had bad experiences there and never went back. But that's on them. It doesn't stop me.
Bottom line is if you don't mind waiting around for help it will be worth the wait. Like one other reviewer said, it's old time business.
If you want a bag and a smile when you leave then shop at the chain stores. If you want a deal and know what you want then Cintioli's is where you should shop.

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★★★★★

I have been dealing with Benny since 1965 when I was 6. That is a long time.
The thing people have to remember is this: It's not a chain store.
Maybe the sales people aren't textbook, but can other local chain store guys really cut you a break?? Answer, NO. For me, at least I have picked up some great stuff over the years, both new and used.
Obviously like other stores, you have be comfortable with where you shop. Guitar Center have some great equipment as far as home recording and price wise are low. But the tradeoff is the guys in there usually know less than I do about the equipment. So I have bought some digital recorders and microphones and saved $$$ But again their knowledge of microphones is minimal. So I have to read up on it.
At Cintioli's at least they know the products they sell. If you can deal with Benny direct, that would be the best thing to do. Because in reality you can make out with some great bargains.
I have friends who have had bad experiences there and never went back. But that's on them. It doesn't stop me.
Bottom line is if you don't mind waiting around for help it will be worth the wait. Like one other reviewer said, it's old time business.
If you want a bag and a smile when you leave then shop at the chain stores. If you want a deal and know what you want then Cintioli's is where you should shop.

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I've been dealing with Benny since the late 1960's. It's refreshing to see business done in the old time way. You are never rushed there, you are allowed to make your decision, without any pressure. He is unlike the other music stores, he allows you to handle the instruments without pressure to buy. There is no gimmics,no bait and switch tactics, just honest business dealings. His customer service is excellent. Should there be a problem with an instrument, he always tries to make the customer happy. He stands behind the equipment he sells. His staff is very knowledgable about all the equipment they sell. His prices are very competitive, with one of the biggest and best sellections available anywhere. Cintioli's is a world class place for both the professional, and amateur musician. Kudos for a job well done! Tell them Jim the fisherman sent ya!

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I've been dealing with Benny since the late 1960's. It's refreshing to see business done in the old time way. You are never rushed there, you are allowed to make your decision, without any pressure. He is unlike the other music stores, he allows you to handle the instruments without pressure to buy. There is no gimmics,no bait and switch tactics, just honest business dealings. His customer service is excellent. Should there be a problem with an instrument, he always tries to make the customer happy. He stands behind the equipment he sells. His staff is very knowledgable about all the equipment they sell. His prices are very competitive, with one of the biggest and best sellections available anywhere. Cintioli's is a world class place for both the professional, and amateur musician. Kudos for a job well done! Tell them Jim the fisherman sent ya!

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I've been doing business with Cintioli's since 1974. Everything everybody is saying here is true. The staff sux out loud! I once spent $660 there, and the a$$hole at the counter didn't want to give me a bag to put my stuff in! (this guy has been there AT LEAST since the '70's) So why do I keep going back? The inventory is great! And I make it a point to ONLY do business with Benny (that's Benny Cintioli, old Italian guy that owns the place.) Benny always treats me right, gets me what I need, and doesn't try to rob me. Now if only Benny worked the counter too...

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I've been doing business with Cintioli's since 1974. Everything everybody is saying here is true. The staff sux out loud! I once spent $660 there, and the a$$hole at the counter didn't want to give me a bag to put my stuff in! (this guy has been there AT LEAST since the '70's) So why do I keep going back? The inventory is great! And I make it a point to ONLY do business with Benny (that's Benny Cintioli, old Italian guy that owns the place.) Benny always treats me right, gets me what I need, and doesn't try to rob me. Now if only Benny worked the counter too...

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I have been to their main store in olney, and I wasn't really impressed with their customer service much at all, they were just crowded around, playing blues guitar. Which is all fine and good, but, they do have a huge selection of guitars and other goods and on top of that, they have really good customer service at their other store, which is in fox chase. Unfortunately, the Fox Chase store doesn't have the huge selection that their main store has. Maybe they should pass some more over to their Fox Chase store?

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I have been to their main store in olney, and I wasn't really impressed with their customer service much at all, they were just crowded around, playing blues guitar. Which is all fine and good, but, they do have a huge selection of guitars and other goods and on top of that, they have really good customer service at their other store, which is in fox chase. Unfortunately, the Fox Chase store doesn't have the huge selection that their main store has. Maybe they should pass some more over to their Fox Chase store?

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So I take my cheap Squire Strat in to get set up and adjusted. When I go to pick it up 4 days later, I ask, "Is there anything wrong with the guitar that you would recommend changing?" To which the rude bastard who fixed my guitar

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So I take my cheap Squire Strat in to get set up and adjusted. When I go to pick it up 4 days later, I ask, "Is there anything wrong with the guitar that you would recommend changing?" To which the rude bastard who fixed my guitar

Pros: Awesome Inventory

Cons: Treat customers like garbage,

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I really wouldn't suggest this place unless you really needed it.

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I really wouldn't suggest this place unless you really needed it.

Pros: cheap

Cons: bad service not worth it

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The other review is 100 percent true. They are rude. They just ignore you. They seem to be having the best of times just chatting it up, but your not invited. Go to there web site and it's just pictures of them. They think they're rock

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The other review is 100 percent true. They are rude. They just ignore you. They seem to be having the best of times just chatting it up, but your not invited. Go to there web site and it's just pictures of them. They think they're rock

Pros: Lots of stuff

Cons: Rude, no price, I think I turn invisible

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This place has such potential. They have a room chock full of guitars, basses, and amps, and a good selection of strings and other necessities when it comes to music. The exterior (or interior for that matter) isn't anything special, but

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This place has such potential. They have a room chock full of guitars, basses, and amps, and a good selection of strings and other necessities when it comes to music. The exterior (or interior for that matter) isn't anything special, but

Pros: a lot of good music supplies, scads of guitars and amps

Cons: dirty, unbelievably rude staff, nothing special price-wise

 

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