West Seattle businesses: Thunder Road Guitars about to open

November 16, 2012 at 11:02 am | In West Seattle businesses, West Seattle news, WS culture/arts | 11 Comments

(Photos courtesy Frank Gross)
The storefront’s painted, the signs are up, and Frank Gross is about to open Thunder Road Guitars at 3916 California SW (formerly Olivia’s, and before that, Moxie). He’s planning a “soft open” 10 am-6 pm tomorrow and keeping those hours daily until the official grand-opening celebration the day after Thanksgiving (aka Black Friday). As noted in our previous coverage, till now, he’s sold vintage and used guitars online – and now, there’s a showroom:

Thunder Road is online at thunderroadguitars.com.


  1. Looks like the building says 3916.

    Comment by Loretta — 11:23 am November 16, 2012 #

  2. Thanks WSB!

    Comment by TRG — 11:25 am November 16, 2012 #

  3. Moxie had that address so our source material might be wrong. Fixing.

    Comment by WSB — 11:30 am November 16, 2012 #

  4. Awesome! Will they have gluten-free guitars? Please, please, please!

    Comment by Sonoma — 3:22 pm November 16, 2012 #

  5. For once it’s a new biz that’s NOT an eatery. Actually we’ve had a couple lately (Cloud City Skateboard Shop, Morgan Junction CrossFit, West Seattle Fight and Fitness) …

    Comment by WSB — 5:10 pm November 16, 2012 #

  6. Great post Sonoma!!!! I love it.

    Comment by Harry Reems — 10:25 pm November 16, 2012 #

  7. Checked them out at the West Side music business thing at Feedback a while back. They only had an overly expensive and mainstream selection, so I wrote them off as unrealistic source for me. I hope the shop does differently, because I definitely want to do business with them.

    Comment by Mark S — 11:18 pm November 16, 2012 #

  8. @ Mark S. Thanks so much for stopping by the West Seattle Guitar event at the Feedback in September. We try and carry a wide selection of vintage and used guitars and amps, focusing on higher end stuff. If there is a specific guitar or amp you’re after we would be thrilled to help you find. Stop in and say hi!

    All the best,

    Comment by TRG — 8:56 am November 17, 2012 #

  9. Will they do consignment of vintage equipment ?

    Comment by David — 9:00 am November 17, 2012 #

  10. @ David. We sure do! Stop in or give us a call 206-678-5248.

    Comment by TRG — 9:25 am November 17, 2012 #

  11. I did stop in, and yep, better than the Feedback selection. Good add to the West Side, thanks TRG.

    Comment by Mark S — 10:59 am November 17, 2012 #

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