This unique music shop, located in San Anselmo, has a rich history dating back to 1970 when it was founded. The third and current owners, John Pederson and Judy Kaufman, have managed to stay true to their values in offering excellent service for over 3 decades, despite competition from mall stores and chain retailers. They pride themselves in knowing how to setup, maintain, and repair virtually all of the instruments in their shop.
In 2004, the owner of the building decided that she had hung onto it long enough and it was put up for sale. The store was in danger of ceasing to exist. Then, in a bout of… well… amazing grace, fellow San Anselmo resident and film producer George Lucas (Star Wars and Indiana Jones) bought the property and allowed the shop’s doors to remain open. Stop by and say hello next time you’re in San Anselmo.
photo credit: G.C.