West Seattle businesses: Thunder Road Guitars finds a home

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.

15 Replies to "West Seattle businesses: Thunder Road Guitars finds a home"

  • O October 22, 2012 (4:19 pm)

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

  • MD October 22, 2012 (4:50 pm)

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

  • Jim Clark October 22, 2012 (6:14 pm)

    brings back memories of Micks vintage guitars

  • pigeonpointer October 22, 2012 (6:43 pm)

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

  • TRG October 22, 2012 (7:26 pm)

    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.


  • miws October 22, 2012 (8:38 pm)

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



  • Bonnie October 22, 2012 (9:00 pm)

    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.

  • Bonnie October 22, 2012 (9:01 pm)

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

  • Krm66 October 22, 2012 (9:45 pm)

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

  • miws October 22, 2012 (10:15 pm)

    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.



  • AlexDex October 22, 2012 (10:30 pm)

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

  • JB October 23, 2012 (5:48 am)

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

  • Rick October 23, 2012 (7:05 am)

    Does anybody remember Don Mock?

  • phil dirt October 23, 2012 (7:20 am)

    Who is/was Don Mock?

  • Jeff October 26, 2012 (9:52 am)

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

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