A brief history of the Thin Man String Company:
Family owned and operated Alameda business since 1979.
My father started the store out of our apartment on Santa Clara Ave, selling strings, instruments, cases and accessories on the weekends at the Alameda Flea Market before he secured a Webster St store front in the early 80's, sub-leasing from Leo - owner of The Record Gallery. And thus the business was born.
The business grew steadily bigger and bigger, and required more space. We moved a door down to a space that had been a Democratic party HQ for the area. Some say 10 years later, maybe less, the Navy left town and later still some "improvements" to Webster were made.... (streetside park benches for local drunk R***ie to sit on at the cost of much needed street parking... - by the way there's a City lot with meters around back by the Lucky Ju-Ju)
Fast forward to 2008, and we're doing better than ever. The store has been featured in several news papers, even making the cover of the Alameda Journal in the late 90's as well as being featured in a large article in the Oakland Tribune.
We Sell and offer repairs for STRINGED instruments of most varieties, including but not limited to: Guitar, Ukulele (Uke's of all sizes - LOTS IN STOCK ALWAYS), Bass (upright and electric), Banjo, Mandolin, Violin, Guitarrone, Baja Sexto, and many more (sometimes unusual) folk instruments from around the world.
For brass and woodwinds we recommend John's music (467 19th St near Broadway, Downtown Oakland) or Best music for Piano, Percussion and Drums, also downtown on Broadway.