our story

Well I got this guitar, and I learned how to make it talk!" As a rock-n-roll icon once said, music should speak to you, loud and clear. Thunder Road Guitars is here to help you find your own unique musical voice through fine used, vintage, and rare instruments as well as amplifiers and a wide selection of pedals. With our stores you will find fantastic customer service and a terrific vibe. Real people, offering real service. We are YOUR best source for fine used and vintage guitars. Welcome to Thunder Road!

We are an independently owned family business that thrives on great customer service and the love of instruments. Our passion for helping you find that perfect guitar or amplifier you've always wanted is second to none. We sell guitars and amplifiers to folks worldwide and have the knowledge and drive to ensure you are getting exactly what you see in our store or your money back.

visit our seattle showroom

Located at 4736 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
Open Tuesday - Saturday from 10am - 6pm
Closed Sunday - Monday


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visit our portland showroom

Located at 1024 NW 19th Ave, Portland, Oregon 97209
Open Tuesday - Saturday from 10am - 6pm
Closed Sunday - Monday


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SERVICES

OFFERING TOP DOLLAR
We are always on the hunt for unique and interesting gear, offering top dollar for your used and vintage electric and acoustic guitars, amplifiers, and effects.

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FREE APPRAISALS
We offer free appraisals for your vintage instruments and equipment. We are always looking to trade and we offer very fair rates for trade-ins.

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SAFE CONSIGNMENT
We have an excellent consignment program to help you sell your instrument in a safe and confidential manner, letting us do all the work!

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purchase policies

Returns

We offer a 72 hour approval period on all guitars, amplifiers, and pedals from the date of purchase for in store transactions or date of delivery for internet orders. In the event of a return the buyer pays all shipping and insurance costs and any other fees associated with the transaction. In the event a return is requested on an item prior to shipment or delivery a 10% restocking fee will be deducted at our sole discretion. All returns must be approved by phone or email and must be returned in the exact condition they left our store. Any item return not in the same condition it was purchased is subject to a 10% restocking fee at our sole discretion. For logistical reasons we are unable to extend our 72 hour return policy on any transaction involving a trade, both in store and online. Unauthorized returns will be refused and returned at customer's expense. Please know we go to great lengths to ensure with 100% confidence that you are getting the exact item you purchased in the condition and originality described. We strive to earn your business.

Shipping

We ship exclusively through FedEx in the United States and FedEx or DHL worldwide. The shipping price you are charged covers transit, insurance, proper packing, and tracking. If you prefer another shipping method please let us know so we can accommodate your needs. In the event of damage in transit we will help facilitate a claim with the shipping company to ensure full refund.

Layaway

We offer a 30 day layaway program for all items in our store. A 25% non-refundable deposit is required. In the event of layaway cancellation the 25% deposit will become store credit, which can be used on any item in stock.

Accepted methods of payment

Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, Paypal, Western Union and Bank Wire Transfer. If you have any questions regarding payment please ask.