FEATURED SHOP OF THE MONTH
Established in 1981, McKenzie River Music in Eugene, Oregon has solidified its place as the go-to spot to buy, sell, and trade quality vintage and high-end guitar gear.
For over 30 years, the shop has provided not only a diverse selection for guitarists of every level and style, but it also doubles as a virtual museum for anyone interested in the rich history of the instrument. The shop’s walls are lined with gems expertly crafted by Gibson, Martin, Fender, National, D’Angelico, Gretsch, Guild, Danelectro, and Silvertone, as well as boutique instruments by Suhr, Collings, Santa Cruz, Bourgeois, Taylor, Tom Anderson, PRS and many more.
Bob November, the founder of the shop, passed away in 2012. Bob was an astute and meticulous guitar collector, and he will always be remembered for happily sharing his encyclopedic knowledge with his employees and with any and all musicians, from beginners and their parents to renowned professionals.
McKenzie River Music’s current owner, Artie Leider (who started working at the shop in 2006 as a guitar buyer and seller), is keeping Bob’s dream alive and insuring that MRM continues to be a first-rate destination for professional and aspiring musicians, offer affordable instrument selection alongside the vintage collector’s guitars, and be a central and vital part of the local music community. Artie has even added a stage in the shop where local bands can perform!