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After 40 years, Daddy's Junky Music to close

Berklee students will no longer be able to restring their guitars or sitaround playing instruments they hope to one day own after one ofBoston’s most iconic music shops unexpectedly closed down this week. 

Berklee students will no longer be able to restring their guitars or sit around playing instruments they hope to one day own after one of Boston’s most iconic music shops unexpectedly closed down this week.

After 40 years in business, Daddy’s Junky Music has unplugged its services across the state.

“It’s sad. Students are going to miss this place,” said Brad Roland, 18, a Berklee College of Music student.

All the stores closed at 8 p.m. Wednesday night for good. According to a CBS report, founder Fred Bramante said his business was “crippled by Internet sales.”

Savanna Hill, a freshman at Berklee, lives above the Hub shop. She said not only did she go to Daddy’s for quick repairs; she also went to meet students.

“There are other places around, but this is right [next to our school],” she said. “It’s a great place just to go and hang out and socialize and get to know people.”

Carrying a guitar as he walked past Daddy’s, student Emmanuel Camargo, 26, said he often bought strings from the store

“It’s too bad it is closed. Other places are far away.”

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