Kelly Howard and Marilyn Hall opened Apple Music in the fall of 1975 and soon became a Gibson dealer. However, our connection with Gibson goes back even further to 1960 when Kelly purchased his favorite guitar, a 1956 Gibson Goldtop Les Paul. Both the Gibson Les Paul and his second Gibson, a 1962 cherry red ES-335 still hang on the wall in our vintage section here at Apple Music. Gibson is a brand we have specialized in carrying through the decades. We have been a Gibson Five Star dealer for many years and feature the collection of Gibson acoustics in our acoustic shop two doors down from our main store on S.W. 1st Avenue in Portland.
At our main showroom and acoustic shop we feature over 1000 guitars. The acoustic shop is managed by Chuck Johnson who has been playing acoustic music for 46 years and managing our acoustic division since 2000. In addition, we are staffed by a group of long term, dedicated musicians who are passionate about musical equipment as well as playing music. Our acoustic staff really know their woods. They are here to offer assistance before, during and after the sale. We can be reached in person, by phone, email, facebook or by visiting our website.
Certified Gibson Acoustic Specialists