Thunder Road Guitars Seattle

About Us

Learn about why we do what we do and read up on our purchase policies.

Frank Gross Thunder Road Guitars in Seattle, WA


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 funky effect units. With our store you will find fantastic customer service and a terrific vibe. Real people, offering real service. We are YOUR 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.

My name is Frank Gross and I am the owner of Thunder Road Guitars. Welcome to my store. I have worked in the instrument retail field for over a decade and finally have decided to open my own shop. The last 10 years of my life has been spent playing in successful bands, touring every corner of the beautiful United States and many parts of the world playing rock-n-roll. Being a musician myself, I have a strong love and passion for music and instruments. As a business owner I want to give you the same experience that I would expect from a guitar store. I look forward to doing business with you.

Thunder Road Guitars Showroom in Seattle, WA


Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 6pm
Monday - Closed
Sunday - Closed
Online 24/7

Swing on by and visit our new store located at 4736 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116 in the heart of the West Seattle Junction. Our showroom has a handpicked selection of fine vintage and used guitars and amplifiers as well as cool boutique effects and even a great accessory selection for the gigging musician.

Gibson Guitar Boxes


We are always on the hunt for unique and interesting pieces of gear. We offer top dollar for your used and vintage electric and acoustic guitars, amplifiers, and effect pedals.

Thunder Road offers free appraisals for your vintage instruments. Please contact us for details.

We have an excellent consignment program that allows you to sell your instrument in a safe and confidential manner. Please contact us for details.

We are always looking to trade and we offer very fair rates for trade-ins. Please contact us for details.

Vintage Guitar Guide


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

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.


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.


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.