Finished with the LES, Ludlow Guitars Resurfaces as a South Street Seaport Pop-up

Posted on: October 12th, 2016 at 5:00 am by
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Photo: Ludlow GuitarsWhen Ludlow Street lost its eponymous guitar shop three months ago, it was a big blow to the remnant music scene. What’s left of it, anyway. While there are still performance venues around Hell Square, stores servicing those musicians are scant. Ludlow Guitars was that mainstay for seventeen years.

We reported at the time that Ludlow Guitars would reopen in Brooklyn at some point in the future (Bedford Stuyvesant/Bushwick). Until then, though, they’ve just made a temporary comeback. Last week, Owner Kaan Howell opened a pop-up shop at the South Street Seaport in conjunction with Christian Benner Custom. The new venture will offer up “Guitars, leather jackets, effects, one of a kind band t-shirts, all while listening to an ace collection of vinyl.” Visitation is appointment only, so you’ll need to make a reservation.

What about the old neighborhood?

“I’ve walked down the old street and its sort of sad,” Howell quipped to us in a recent email.

When asked about a possible return to the Lower East Side in any way, only noted that there was “no chance that I can see.”

Ludlow Guitars x Christian Benner is located at 189 Front Street.

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