West Seattle businesses: Thunder Road Guitars finds a home

October 22, 2012 at 3:34 pm | In West Seattle businesses, West Seattle news | 15 Comments

The 3916 California SW storefront recently vacated by Olivia’s Consignment for Kids (now at 4140 California SW) won’t be empty for long. Frank Gross of Thunder Road Guitars (left) just announced he’s chosen it for the first showroom of his till-now online-only vintage/used-guitars business. Just last month, when Thunder Road co-presented a guitar show/sale at Feedback Lounge (WSB sponsor), we mentioned he was looking for a storefront – and now he’s found it. Frank tells WSB he’s hoping to be open at 3916 California by mid-November; hours will be Wednesdays-Saturdays, 10 am-6 pm, by appointment Sundays-Tuesdays. Find out more on the Thunder Road website, here.


  1. Yikes, wow, hope he is prepared to clean my drool off of the exterior window.

    Comment by O — 4:19 pm October 22, 2012 #

  2. Yay! Young entrepreneur, new local business, music! Win, win, win for West Seattle!

    Comment by MD — 4:50 pm October 22, 2012 #

  3. brings back memories of Micks vintage guitars

    Comment by Jim Clark — 6:14 pm October 22, 2012 #

  4. I was going to say, isn’t that where Mick’s was?

    Comment by pigeonpointer — 6:43 pm October 22, 2012 #

  5. Thanks folks! Not sure where Mick’s was at it was open before I was born. I do know my parents bought some guitars from his shop.


    Comment by TRG — 7:26 pm October 22, 2012 #

  6. That little nondescript building has housed many a local business over the years!



    Comment by miws — 8:38 pm October 22, 2012 #

  7. I remember Mick’s, but I remember when it was across from Safeway but my husband remembers when it was in a different location which was very close to where that is now.

    Comment by Bonnie — 9:00 pm October 22, 2012 #

  8. Oh my TRG, you just made me feel very old. LOL!

    Comment by Bonnie — 9:01 pm October 22, 2012 #

  9. Very cool to hear. Can’t wait to visit.

    Comment by Krm66 — 9:45 pm October 22, 2012 #

  10. I believe Mick’s was in two different locations; in the Admiral District, as Bonnie mentions, and the other location IIRC, was the building south of Thunder Road, at the corner.



    Comment by miws — 10:15 pm October 22, 2012 #

  11. Man…they sure have some nice stuff. Good luck Frank!

    Comment by AlexDex — 10:30 pm October 22, 2012 #

  12. That is the same location as Mick’s. I use to walk by it everyday on my way home from school.

    Comment by JB — 5:48 am October 23, 2012 #

  13. Does anybody remember Don Mock?

    Comment by Rick — 7:05 am October 23, 2012 #

  14. Who is/was Don Mock?

    Comment by phil dirt — 7:20 am October 23, 2012 #

  15. Welcome to the neighborhood! Can’t wait to check out the new location.

    Comment by Jeff — 9:52 am October 26, 2012 #

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