Sims Music

★★★★☆
  • 1110 St Andrews Rd

    Columbia, SC 29210

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  • 803-772-1185

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Mon-Thu 10am-8pm, Fri-Sat 10am-6pm
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The people at Sims have always been great to me, even when I was a little kid who couldn't buy much of anything. I've gotten two drumsets from them, a full set of cymbals, oodles of sticks, and other odd percussion trinkets. Every time I go in I am treated with respect, and I get all of my questions answered. I find their prices to be fair considering the quality service and set-up you get from them. All in all, this is a great store.

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★★★★★

The people at Sims have always been great to me, even when I was a little kid who couldn't buy much of anything. I've gotten two drumsets from them, a full set of cymbals, oodles of sticks, and other odd percussion trinkets. Every time I go in I am treated with respect, and I get all of my questions answered. I find their prices to be fair considering the quality service and set-up you get from them. All in all, this is a great store.

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Howard H,
Come back to Sims. Ask for Justin with the dreads. I promise you will be taken care of.

-Justin (with the dreads) Sims

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★★★★★

Howard H,
Come back to Sims. Ask for Justin with the dreads. I promise you will be taken care of.

-Justin (with the dreads) Sims

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I want to address the people that frequent Sim's Music to "try out" the store's instruments before they buy them on-line, it is my opinion that you are doing yourself and the store a disservice. You're complaining about prices, yet you're not contributing to their bottom line; if everyone that visited the store were to buy from them, it would be easier for them to afford to offer discounts.
To the guy that has been going in for eleven years and has never bought anything, don't you think they know that. If I were they I would ignore you too; you're a user. In your case, since you never intend to buy anything, any of the employees' time that you take is stealing from the store.
Some on-line prices are a little less than what you may find in brick and mortar stores, but you also do not get the service that is expected from a store. I've never seen an instrument that came from an on-line store that had a proper setup and to those of you that bought there, I suppose I should say thank you, because I'm one of the guys that made a little extra money fixing the problems.
When you buy from a professional retailer you may pay a little more but you save in the end by buying an instrument guaranteed to play the way it was intended to by the manufacturer.

5
★★★★★

I want to address the people that frequent Sim's Music to "try out" the store's instruments before they buy them on-line, it is my opinion that you are doing yourself and the store a disservice. You're complaining about prices, yet you're not contributing to their bottom line; if everyone that visited the store were to buy from them, it would be easier for them to afford to offer discounts.
To the guy that has been going in for eleven years and has never bought anything, don't you think they know that. If I were they I would ignore you too; you're a user. In your case, since you never intend to buy anything, any of the employees' time that you take is stealing from the store.
Some on-line prices are a little less than what you may find in brick and mortar stores, but you also do not get the service that is expected from a store. I've never seen an instrument that came from an on-line store that had a proper setup and to those of you that bought there, I suppose I should say thank you, because I'm one of the guys that made a little extra money fixing the problems.
When you buy from a professional retailer you may pay a little more but you save in the end by buying an instrument guaranteed to play the way it was intended to by the manufacturer.

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I read through a few reviews before I ran over to this store to look for something I needed. And I concur with the post on disappointing prices, even on Black Friday. They do have a large product selection but the price I paid yesterday was almost twice what its going for online. Unfortunately Columbia only has one store like this that I was able to find on short notice. If you can wait, order your stuff online and get it overnighted, you still might save a few bucks.

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★★☆☆☆

I read through a few reviews before I ran over to this store to look for something I needed. And I concur with the post on disappointing prices, even on Black Friday. They do have a large product selection but the price I paid yesterday was almost twice what its going for online. Unfortunately Columbia only has one store like this that I was able to find on short notice. If you can wait, order your stuff online and get it overnighted, you still might save a few bucks.

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Sims is a decent place. They definitely have the best layout in Columbia. The staff is also pretty cool. With that being said, the only thing that is a turn off to me is the prices. They are not competitive in the least. It's worth the drive to Guitar Center or Sam Ash in order to get a decent price. For me, I go in there to see and test what I want; then I buy it somewhere else (if the price is ridiculous). I hate to do it because I like the guys, but the reality is that the markup is, in some cases, extraordinary.

2
★★☆☆☆

Sims is a decent place. They definitely have the best layout in Columbia. The staff is also pretty cool. With that being said, the only thing that is a turn off to me is the prices. They are not competitive in the least. It's worth the drive to Guitar Center or Sam Ash in order to get a decent price. For me, I go in there to see and test what I want; then I buy it somewhere else (if the price is ridiculous). I hate to do it because I like the guys, but the reality is that the markup is, in some cases, extraordinary.

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I have purchased multiple guitars from sims music over a four year period. I actually purchased my first guitar from sims. I grew up in Columbia and chose to make my instrument purchases from sims because of their longstanding reputation in the Columbia area of being a business based on integrity and an indepth knowledge of instruments and the music industry dating back to atleast the 1970s. They have been
instrumental in helping me make smart choices in the instruments I have bought, from helping me get
the right starter guitar, that I still have and enjoy playing today, to the more expensive instruments that will give many years of enjoyment. The knowledge and trustworthiness you get from every sims representative is invaluable. Sims music offers the beginner and the seasoned professional the products, instruction and customer support that form the foundation for a life long relationship. The icing on the cake for me is the fact that sims has a full time technician on hand should my instrument need repaired or
just adjusted. I have good reason to put a lot of trust in sims music. They have been very good to many musicians for many years.

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★★★★★

I have purchased multiple guitars from sims music over a four year period. I actually purchased my first guitar from sims. I grew up in Columbia and chose to make my instrument purchases from sims because of their longstanding reputation in the Columbia area of being a business based on integrity and an indepth knowledge of instruments and the music industry dating back to atleast the 1970s. They have been
instrumental in helping me make smart choices in the instruments I have bought, from helping me get
the right starter guitar, that I still have and enjoy playing today, to the more expensive instruments that will give many years of enjoyment. The knowledge and trustworthiness you get from every sims representative is invaluable. Sims music offers the beginner and the seasoned professional the products, instruction and customer support that form the foundation for a life long relationship. The icing on the cake for me is the fact that sims has a full time technician on hand should my instrument need repaired or
just adjusted. I have good reason to put a lot of trust in sims music. They have been very good to many musicians for many years.

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I've been dropping by Sims Music for around eleven years now (ever since I came back to Columbia), and it's a good place to have a look at the latest things. But I've never bought any instruments from them for a couple of reasons. First, their prices are higher than other stores in the area, and second, it takes me standing on my head to get someones attention and help me. Every time I've been there they have three to five salespeople who seem to be running to-and-fro doing. . .what are they doing? And when you catch someones eye or call them for help, they don't seem to light up or warm up to you. I get the feeling that they have regular people who come in, and they seem to cater to them, but I've come close to purchasing a 335, and SG, and a Strat a few times, and if someone would have taken the time to spend with me and "sell" me, they would have made a sale. I did deal with Jerry himself once, and he was wonderful. I believe the place would easily be ten times the store that it is if Jerry were the salesperson. Anyhow, I've purchased thousands of dollars in musical equipment elsewhere in the city over the past eleven years--mostly at STAR music and over the Internet. I'll keep going to Sims to look around, and would love to purchase my first guitar or keyboard from them. . .one of these days. That's up to them, though.

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★★★☆☆

I've been dropping by Sims Music for around eleven years now (ever since I came back to Columbia), and it's a good place to have a look at the latest things. But I've never bought any instruments from them for a couple of reasons. First, their prices are higher than other stores in the area, and second, it takes me standing on my head to get someones attention and help me. Every time I've been there they have three to five salespeople who seem to be running to-and-fro doing. . .what are they doing? And when you catch someones eye or call them for help, they don't seem to light up or warm up to you. I get the feeling that they have regular people who come in, and they seem to cater to them, but I've come close to purchasing a 335, and SG, and a Strat a few times, and if someone would have taken the time to spend with me and "sell" me, they would have made a sale. I did deal with Jerry himself once, and he was wonderful. I believe the place would easily be ten times the store that it is if Jerry were the salesperson. Anyhow, I've purchased thousands of dollars in musical equipment elsewhere in the city over the past eleven years--mostly at STAR music and over the Internet. I'll keep going to Sims to look around, and would love to purchase my first guitar or keyboard from them. . .one of these days. That's up to them, though.

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Sims Music has a very extensive collection of musical instruments and services that pertain to music instruction and development. Of all the music stores I have been to in Columbia, Sims has the best collection and layout of musical instruments. However, because it is so large, you may not get the attention from the employees that you might get at a smaller music store.

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★★★☆☆

Sims Music has a very extensive collection of musical instruments and services that pertain to music instruction and development. Of all the music stores I have been to in Columbia, Sims has the best collection and layout of musical instruments. However, because it is so large, you may not get the attention from the employees that you might get at a smaller music store.

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