. . . found the perfect secondhand guitar. Pull one down off the wall and play a few chords -- the staff at Atomic Music won't care. Owners and musicians Eric Schwelling and Luis Peraza wanted to create a "no hassle" atmosphere for finding and trading used instruments.
And once you've found the one you've been searching for, trade in your old set of strings for a bit of cash toward your new find.
Adam Golfer of Silver Spring tries out a used guitar at Atomic Music.
(Brian Henderson -- The Washington Post)
Atomic Music is at 9035 Baltimore Ave. in College Park. It's open from noon to 8 p.m. weekdays, and from noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call 301-474-5752.
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