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There are a lot of great shops, here are the shops run by my friends. Here are the shops where you’ll get the best gear for a great price, and there are nice people there, too!
Portland Musical Instrument Sales Stores
Old Town Music – Portland Oregon
Where I teach. Best prices in town (ridiculously low) and nicest people. Old Town has been owned by the same person since 1994, and before that it was Denny’s Music, and Old Town is very kind to me. I have many years of experience working in guitar shops, repair shops and the like. Old Town does instrument sales, boutique and mass manufactured effects and pedals, synthesizers, guitars; instrument repair and custom electronic repair and buildouts.
Trade Up Music – Portland Oregon
oodles of great, cheap, mostly used gear, with some new – guitars, amps, basses, synthesizers, pedals, ukuleles, PA systems, drum parts, drum kits, melodicas, harmonicas… friendly service, right next door to Stumptown Coffee. >>websiteTrade Up Music 4701 SE Division St., Portland, OR 97206 *503-236-8800* 11:00 am – 7:00 pm daily Google Map Trade Up Music 1834 NE Alberta St., Portland, OR 97211 *503-335-8800* 11:00 am – 7:00 pm daily Google Map
Portland Musical Instrument Repair Shops
Little Trees Custom Guitar Shop – Portland Oregon
Dan runs a great little shop in inner SE Portland, I highly recommend him. Here’s a link to his repair shop and custom orders site.
12th Fret Custom Guitar Shop – Portland Oregon
nationally renowned lutherie and repairs of stringed instruments of all sorts, serving the general public and prominent artists since 1979… friendly service, wonderful people who really go the extra mile. >>website12th Fret Custom Guitar Shop 2402 SE Belmont St., Portland, OR 97214 *503-231-1912* 11:00 am – 6:00 pm Tue-Fri and 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm Saturday Google Map
East Side Guitar Repair – Portland Oregon
Guitar repair, amplifier repair, custom instruments >>websiteEast Side Guitar Repair 3341 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland, OR 97214 *503-232-0838* 11:00 am – 6:00 pm daily Google Map
Portland Custom Shop and Sour Sound – Portland OregonGoogle Map -Amanda ‘Machina
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