FEATURED SHOP OF THE MONTH
Mountain Music Exchange was founded in 2012 by three friends, Kevin Harmon, Jared Arnett, and Tony Mullins. Mullins was inspired by music at a young age, spending his weekends hanging out in Lexington, Kentucky at Guitar Emporium (featured in 2019 as a Guitar Shop Tees’ Shop of the Month!). A former recording studio operator, Mullins partnered with Harmon to convert the back of Tubefi Studios in Pikeville, Kentucky, into a retail space to buy, sell and trade guitars, and together with Arnett, Mountain Music Exchange was born.
MME quickly outgrew their space, remodeled the studio, and in 2014, moved into a 4000-square foot showroom that now includes MME Vinyl (a full vinyl shop), as well as classrooms, a performance stage, and a repair center.
The walls of MME are lined with Fender, Martin, Gretsch, Gibson Epiphone, Squire, Ibanez, and the shop also welcomes trade-ins and used gear. Check out their daily videos and stay updated with all the trade-ins that are coming and going.
In addition to inspiring, teaching, and working alongside musicians to outfit them with the best gear possible, they want Mountain Music Exchange to be a place where the community of artists and locals gather to connect and exchange ideas. MME is the hub for the booming music scene in not only Eastern Kentucky, but the whole surrounding Appalachian Mountains!