Being from Montreal, it's not a long drive to NYC. So I've been 4-5 times in that nice brick & mortar music store in the West Village. Kinda sad really, it's a really nice place with knowledgeable employees. Can't fight internet sales I guess. It's going to remain open until January 2018, probably to sell the most if not the entire gear that's in store. I never got the chance to go to Manny's, but been many, many times at Rudy's right in front it. Sadly that location closed about 2 or 3 years ago, they operate in lower Manhattan I think. Been to Ludlow's a few times, as well as 30th St Guitars... Sad to see another go, one day we won't have the pleasure to go into a real store to try out instruments, they are all going to die with the online shopping.