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  • Excellent28%
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17 Jan 2017
“Instruments R Us!”
30 Dec 2016
“You could wander for days in here”
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428, Samil-daero, Jongno-gu, Seoul 03140, South Korea
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

All kinds of music instruments from pianos to percussion, great place to shop for music instruments from pianos, hangpans, djembes, congas and instruments you cant find. Though some quality of sound may not be good.. but its decent if you're staying in Koreal

Thank bryanl724
Reviewed 30 December 2016

This place is huge, at least two full floors of all kind of musical instruments. Especially if you're a guitar lover, this is the place for you. The atmosphere is very relaxed and there are even seating areas scattered around for people to chat and...More

2  Thank Riley T
Reviewed 28 October 2016

If you are a musician and visit the area anyway, I recommend to have a look there. The atmosphere of "hundreds" of sellers of musical instruments and repair shops is quite special, and you find basically every common instrument there. Instruments offered cover the whole...More

2  Thank jule6779
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Sadly, I have to not recommend one seller in particular: Guitarmin, an acoustic instrument seller/luthier. I made a verbal agreement with Guitarmin to purchase a Zamar guitar for 250k won. We agreed he would fix the buzzing sound coming from some frets and let me...More

Thank brando888
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

I always think of this place as a market, and that ensures that you manage your expectations and buying behaviour. Just like any market there are those stalls that are high quality, professional and long established. And there are those where you know that you...More

1  Thank GlobeTrotSurfSerf
Reviewed 9 March 2016

I purchased a guitar here. Many stores with many instruments, so I had a lot of fun window shopping. But later on, my Korean friend told me that most stores sell the instruments expensively unless you go with someone who knows the worker there...

Thank moonssu
Reviewed 4 September 2015

I am a musician and tend to go to music stores when I travel. This is not a place where I would buy an instrument. Many stores selling cheap low quality knock offs. Some store have decent instruments but I had a hard time trusting...More

Thank veus55
Reviewed 7 November 2014 via mobile

Husband is a part time musician and insisted to visit this arcade. Rows and rows of shops selling acoustic and electric guitars, piano, percussion, wind instruments and lots of music related stuff. We visited 3 floors. Also more similar shops around the area outside. Tons...More

Thank Min O
Reviewed 5 November 2014 via mobile

Understand from the local Korean guide that this is the mecca for anyone who wants to purchase any musical instrument as it is the biggest collection of music shops anywhere in the world. Gave it a average rating as I unfortunately did not have the...More

1  Thank mag_ty
Reviewed 4 August 2014

When I lived in Seoul several years ago, I purchased my acoustic bass guitar in this area (also spelled as "Nakwon"). There are tons of instruments and musical accessories available here, along with people who can make or repair them. Even if you don't buy...More

1  Thank Butler C
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Nestled between Jongno and Samcheongdong, this small
neighborhood offers a crash course in various aspects
of Korean culture. Rows of shops display traditional
Korean goods such as pottery and earthenware, crafts,
fans, and more, making it a popular spot for souvenir
shopping. The Ssamziegil shopping complex in
particular has become a local institution for its
unique spiral layout and the many boutique shops
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Response from Riley T | Reviewed this property |
I haven't specifically seen any harps but about half the stores in the arcade specialize in string instruments! I think it would worth a visit