Music has been around longer than most forms of modern entertainment, and there is no chance it dies off anytime soon. In fact, there are newer variations of every type of music that has ever been established. Jazz created classic rock. Country has merged with pop music to form a new genre of music. Ska has even come in to existence, combining a music of a rock nature with classical instruments like the trumpet and tuba. Finding music memorabilia stores has been an interesting issue that has grown much like the different versions of music that you hear today. After research and about 20 cups of coffee, I have found two sites that seem to raise the bar in terms of the autographs and music themed decor available online with their ratings below their summary: Hollywood Memorabilia and Press Pass Collectibles.
When I walk into a man cave, or any room for that matter, I am drawn to the unique items that set the room apart from anything else I see in the house. Some of the most eye appealing things in terms of music related to autographed memorabilia from bands that relate to the man cave “architect”. I am a huge AC/DC and Queen fan, and if I go into a room and see something simple like a poster signed by Freddy Mercury or the Young brothers, I turn into a little girl screaming in awe!
On the higher end of excitement- something that would truly make me scream like a little one- would be something that Hollywood Memorabilia excels in: autographed guitars and instruments. Hollywood Memorabilia has so many guitars and musical instruments signed by the bands that I have grown up with and loved from my early years to present. These bands include AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, Foo Fighters, Pink Floyd, The Beatles, and so many more. There are literally hundreds of bands listed on Hollywood Memorabilia that have signed products available- it is basically a database of “what bands were famous and what can I get signed from them.”
If your favorite band is Earth Wind and Fire and you are looking for something related to them but can’t decide what, you just filter to the band and click go. As soon as the page loads, you will see things like guitar picks, plaques, signed albums, signed bass or acoustic guitars, and more- all available on one site! The massive amount of content Hollywood Memorabilia has accumulated over time is truly amazing. Whatever band you decide you want in your man cave (or any room for that matter), Hollywood Memorabilia will have something related to it that will be the best wall piece or mantle piece available. The real question now becomes: “How many things do I want to purchase and how much space do I have?”
- My rating: 9.0 out of 10
- Content: Musical instruments, Plaques, Photos, and so much more- all autographed
- Pros: ridiculous amount of available autographed band memorabila
- Cons: Not much in terms of lamp or other furniture decor related to music
Press Pass Collectibles
Round two of the music memorabilia stores – Press Pass Collectibles. What do you need that you can’t find on most websites regardless of how much time you look? Press Pass Collectibles has put in a lot of time to create product availability ranging across all platforms. Rather than just guitars, drums and posters, this site has provided the buyers with the ability to purchase concert programs and music parts (as opposed to the whole instrument itself).
We have all seen your basic end table and lamp- but can you image having that end table or lamp made with autographed drum sticks as the lamp stem/table leg and drum heads as the shade to which the lights reflect off of? It is rare that people use autographed pieces as parts of other projects, but the ability to gather multiple parts of a drum set from the same band and create a “center piece” without damaging the products is something that will set your room or man cave apart from anything anyone else has ever seen.
If you are not daring enough to risk damaging the autographed goods, then you can look at Press Pass Collectibles options of plaques, programs, and posters to decorate your walls. Albums are a lost art, but plaques have been created and signed by the bands to give you that “platinum record” feel in your own cave. It has come to the point nowadays that you can even create this option using a CD instead of a record- and Press Pass Collectibles has that option too!
Lastly, Press Pass Collectibles gives you the option of viewing and purchasing performance used memorabilia as well. This is a rare occurrence outside the sports’ memorabilia field, as musicians do not play as many public appearances as professional athletes. If this is your route, then you will definitely be the talk of the town in terms of what your man cave brings to the table!
- My rating: 8.1 out of 10
- Content: Musical instruments, Photographs, Programs, Performance Used- All autographed
- Pros: So much memorabilia
- Cons: limited amount of bands for memorabilia
Which site works for you?
One site to rule them all….or two. Each of these two sites offers a variety of products available that are found (in this type of volume) elsewhere. The reality of the situation is that you do not need to choose just one site- why not both? If you are looking for a specific band and what is available regarding that band, Hollywood Memorabilia will provide you with a variety of options. Once you decide on which options you might like from that site, head on over to Press Pass Collectibles and gather up info on what they have that the other site may not.
I have purchased from both sites- a signed poster from one and a program from a concert I went to on the other. Both represent something a little special to me, and provide an element of envy for those who come over and see what I have purchased.
If you have any questions or know of any other sites you may think can put these two in a running, feel free to comment below!