Hi, my name is Dan Miller the owner of Guitar Dock, although our guitar shop only opened in May of 2011 we do have a long history. I have loved playing guitar ever since my Grandpa put me on his knee and let me strum his old F hole Gibson. Playing in Bands since junior high my passion for guitar has never waned.
In the late 80’s, I began working in a locally owned music store in the K.C. area selling guitars and band and orchestra instruments. A couple of years later I was lucky enough to start managing another local guitar shop for a friend of mine. After 20 wonderful years the owner decided to close his shop. We had established many wonderful relationships with both professional musicians and guitar hobbyists.
Our number one goal at Guitar Dock is to continue the personal customer service that you can only receive at your local Guitar Shop.
Not only do we sell great guitars and accessories, but we pride ourselves on teaching you how to play the guitar. With nine studios and over 300 students we feel that our instructors are the best in the Kansas City area. Please feel free to check out our instructor page on our website.
Many shops only sell guitars, but we are very proud of our repair department. I have worked beside Tom Hedberg, our guitar tech, for nearly twenty years. He never ceases to amaze me with his careful quality work. From setups to pickup installs, he nearly does it all. Again you can find out more about Tom and our repair department on our website.
I feel that to really know your guitar you want to really know your music store. The world of big box stores and online shopping may be okay for some purchases, but the guitar is a very personal item. It is one that we at Guitar Dock take seriously, so pull up a stool at our store and visit with the professionals and let us help you purchase, learn and service your guitar.