Lowe's music is awesome. I went there to buy accessories for my kids for Christmas (A Double Kick my 8 year old drummer and an effects board for my 10 year old guitar player) I know little to nothing about music or instruments, this has gotten me treated poorly or indifferently by employees at both guitar center and also world music. In this case I was treated with respect, like a paying customer should be, by the owner. He took the time to answer questions and explain options and various price ranges. He then looked up the price of the items online and undercut those prices to make me a great deal.
I STRONGLY disagree with one negative review on here and sincerely suspect that it is from someone with a vested interest at World Music. I know that when I have been in World Music I have found that at times they will have as many as 3 employees more interested in playing the drums and talking to each other than they are in answering my questions. I HIGHLY recommend Lowe's for both purchases and for lessons. Buy locally!