804 Main St Louisville, CO 80027
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Store Hours MST: 8am – 6pm Mon – Fri (Showroom 10am – 6pm)
10am – 6pm Saturday
Closed Sunday

Bottom line up front: There is no better place in the world to buy a guitar or amplifier than Wildwood Guitars!! There are no better people (salesman, customer service, management, support staff, etc…) to have the honor to deal with when buying a guitar or amplifier, than those at Wildwood Guitars. I should know because I have been buying guitars, amplifiers, and accessories consistently for the last 33 years, and have done so from just about every venue you can come up with. My only regret is that I did not discover Wildwood Guitars sooner. But as Steve Mesple (owner/founder of Wildwood Guitars), humbly told me, there is a time/season for everything in life.

If you are a new, or potentially new customer to Wildwood Guitars and you find yourself reading this, I want you to know that you have just stumbled onto a goldmine. Wildwood Guitars sells not only a wide variety of beautiful guitars, and guitar related merchandise at all price points, but they specialize in fine instruments and are the largest dealer of Fender and Gibson Custom Shop instruments in the country, just to name a few. What makes Wildwood so special is that despite their large stature in this industry, you will still get the most dedicated, personalized, one on one service to help you find that perfect guitar. I have never received even close to this level of service even from mom and pop venues back in the 1980’s. At Wildwood, I have primarily worked with Lance Bowzer. He is a genius!! He has taken hours of my phone calls, answered numerous e-mails, and played and compared multiple instruments to give me a detailed analysis of each one just to make sure I get the one that was meant for me. He did this from the very beginning before I even spent a penny at Wildwood Guitars. You see, I live in California and when spending thousands of dollars on an instrument without ever touching it, it takes an exceptional level of trust. Wildwood and Lance have certainly earned my trust. Although I have primarily worked with Lance, I assure you that every person on the Wildwood team is exceptional. I recently worked with Steve Stuart, the resident Les Paul expert and creative architect of the Greg Koch guitar videos, and he is also exceptional. Steve Mesple has ensured this over the years that he has built this business and Wildwood’s incredible reputation by only hiring the best, most knowledgeable, and just flat out great people.

The next biggest question on most consumers minds is typically, how are they on pricing?. A luxury outfit that offers ultra high end customer service must come at a premium price, right? WRONG!!! This is what blew me away. They not only offer the lowest prices I have ever found, but the quote you get right up front is the price you pay. There is no haggling. They absolutely will not start high and work down low. You call or e-mail, let them know what you are interested in, and they will give you their price, and that is it. Additionally, it is the same price whether you are a brand new customer, or have been a loyal customer for 20 years. Their prices have always been consistently lower than even the largest chain stores, and sometimes by a considerable margin. Wildwood Guitars is simply and truly, absolutely amazing when it comes to pricing!!!

Lastly, I briefly mentioned the Greg Koch guitar videos on their website, and Wildwood’s YouTube channel. These are phenomenal!!! Chances are that the guitar of your dreams comes with a video demonstration where you can see, hear, and almost feel the music and soul pouring through. If so, these are invaluable. Greg Koch is a master player, extremely witty and entertaining, and a joy to watch. I will admit that I watch his videos just for fun now, and to try and replicate some of his genius playing – they really are that entertaining, but again an invaluable tool when trying to narrow down a purchase between multiple instruments.

I really and truly cannot say enough about this incredibly exceptional establishment, the fine and honest souls that work here, and the quality of their word. Wildwood Guitars defines integrity in business, and once you are a customer here, you are a friend for life!!

Jason S.



Brian,

Thanks again, I enjoyed doing business with you. You are a true pro and an embodiment of the brand for Wildwood Guitars. It was a pleasure, you made what could have seemingly been a challenge, re: buying an instrument over the phone, completely painless. Your patience and readiness to go the extra mile with me in the purchase of the Baby Face Martin (from your used section) was second to none. Your knowledge of product and willingness to involve your repair shop and provide me with follow ups all along the way gave me confidence that I had made the right decision in buying a guitar from Wildwood with your invaluable assistance.

All the best and I hope we do it again,

Rob



I would like to say a very special “thank you so much” to Mr. Lance B. for all assistance with all my issues. I am from Brazil and living in China. I had some problems trying to buy a guitar from another dealer in the US due to payment limitations. As I do not have SSN there are many kind off payments that I can’t do, even having an US bank account. Mr. Lance from Wildwood did a really great job answering all questions and providing a very professional service that I for sure can say that ” It’s much more than just making business, It’s like making new and good friends!!!”

Cheers,

Marcelo



I bought an amazing sounding Gibson 12-Fret AJ Custom from Steve S. at Wildwood Guitars. Red Spruce Adi top and Rosewood back and sides. It is gorgeous, plays amazingly well, and sounds better than any Gibson I’ve ever played. I have a J15, J45, and now the AJ from Wildwood. Couldn’t be happier with the deal Steve S. gave me. You definitely need to buy a guitar from these guys.

Will V.



Troy,

I just wanted to say Thank You to you and everyone at Wildwood for helping make a dream come true. I’ve owned more than a dozen Rickanbackers over the past 35 years, but this one puts them all to shame! As always, it has been a genuine pleasure doing business with you. Thanks again, and congratulations to you & your fellow co-owners for investing in the best damn guitar shop there is.

Sincerely,

Richard W.



I want to thank you and especially my sales rep Brian for all your help and advice. I was snooping the web as usual and realized there was this dealer that had a great selection of Taylors and other guitars, and they were actually nearby. Within minutes, Brian had me surrounded by 4 of the nicest Taylors you have ever seen- you know the good stuff you only see in Wood and Steel but can never seem to find. I could not have made a bad choice to be honest they all looked and sounded so good, my best choice was a Taylor Koa 12-fret. I’ll be back, soon. Thanks again Brian!

Timothy S.



I wanted to take a moment to contact you regarding your business and Troy Benns. I have a big problem with Troy. He keeps selling me guitars and I can’t seem to make him stop! Haha! Seriously, he’s fantastic – he’s a super nice, helpful person that has turned the buying experience more like doing business with a friend. He’s a boon to your shop, but I’m sure you already knew that.

I’m getting in on learning to play guitar late in life, I guess. I’m almost 50, but I always wanted to play guitar from back in the MTV days of the 80s when I was in high school. To me, there was nothing cooler than a Flying V guitar or a Charvel Jackson (because that’s what Warren DiMartini was playing in Ratt!). I begged my parents for an electric guitar….they gave me a harmonica! How’s that for being born under a bad sign! Somehow playing Judas Priest’s “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’” just wasn’t the same on harmonica. Anyhow, flash forward to this past December. I finally decided to get serious about learning and so my quest for a guitar began. There were a lot of large chain stores that populated my Google search, but I already had an idea of what I wanted. I was looking for either a Custom Shop Fender Strat or a Custom Shop Gibson Les Paul. I was really impressed with your website. The guitars were pictured in a very artistic way. There were lots of great pics from all angles of the guitars which was a bonus AND for quite a few, there were videos of Greg Koch playing them. I didn’t realize what a treat that was, in and of itself!

I won’t lie. I called other places. I called about specific guitars – Custom Shop Strats. In both instances, I had salesmen who didn’t either have any info on what I was calling about or who tried to point me to something else. I got a lot of run-around. Then I called WIldwood. Troy answered the phone and I talked to him briefly and told him the two Fenders I was looking at. Without me asking, he offered to go get the guitars, play them and then get back with me. I thought, “OK. We’ll see if he actually calls back.” You see, I’d heard that from one of those other places and they never called back. Sure enough, in a few hours, Troy was back on the phone with me and his evaluation led me to buy a Custom Shop Strat that was actually a few hundred dollars cheaper than the one I’d thought would surely be “the one”. Not only did he pick a cheaper guitar, but he gave me a killer price. I bought it before we hung up the phone.

And that was just the beginning.

From that point on, I’ve gone on to buy another Custom Shop Masterbuilt John Cruz Strat Wildwood 10, two True Historic Custom Shop Gibson Les Pauls, a Wildwood Custom Shop Martin (because you’ve got to have an acoustic, right?), two Friedman Wildwood 50 Amps, two Friedman 2×12 Vintage Speaker Cabs, and recently, a Martin 1937 Authentic VTS D-28.

Understandably, my wife said I better quit my day job as a middle school teacher and become a professional musician before I buy another guitar. Man….I’m sure going to miss her. She could make good biscuits! Haha!
Troy has helped me with each purchase, oftentimes playing multiple guitars, giving me tone reports in emails and even taking video clips to help in the decision making process. The bottom line, your shop has set the bar for excellent service before and after the sale. I’ve received the best price without any haggling or games. I’ve received top-notch customer service. I’ve never had a better buying experience online for a musical instrument. Period. Wildwood Guitars has become synonymous with quality and excellence in my mind. I will recommend anybody who is interested in a fine instrument or equipment to you. I have absolute confidence that you and your staff only accept and procure top quality instruments. Your staff have an intimate knowledge of the stock and are happy to play and evaluate the instruments. That’s critical for somebody like myself who lives so far away. There are music shops all around me in NC, Atlanta, Knoxville and even Nashville. I’ll always come back to Wildwood because Troy earned my business and your shop just plain ROCKS!”

Thanks for everything!
Jim



Hi everyone at Wildwood Guitars,

My girlfriend recently purchased a Gibson 1963 ES 335 TDC in Cherry from Wildwood Guitars and it arrived yesterday, on time and on schedule.
Steve S. was the salesperson who guided her and I through the purchase process and answered the multitude of questions we had about the specific instrument we had picked out.

Regarding Steve S. – he was just a sweetheart and was extremely helpful and very pleasant. We made a few calls to him during the process and he made us feel welcome with every call. It was a wonderful experience dealing with Steve and he represents your company VERY WELL!! He’s a keeper!! And thanks for the Wildwood Guitars Tee shirts too!!

Regarding the ES335 – it is beautiful! It looks as good-if not better- than the pictures of it on your website. It plays like a dream and sounds great!! I’ve named it after my girlfriend in her honor.

It goes right to the top of my collection of 30 some guitars!!!!!

Thank You Steve S. and Wildwood Guitars for a very pleasant and successful buying experience.

PS – Please tell Greg, your Youtube guitar demonstrator that he is a monster player and a pleasure to watch.

Gery H.



Hello,

I have been searching for a new SG Supreme for a little over a year. Most of the ones I found on eBay were busted up or being sold for parts. I placed an order with Guitar Center in Atlantic City for the last one in Nashville,TN on a weekend. I got a call late Monday night saying that I didn’t get it. I was really upset. My girlfriend Sarah immediately went on a search to find the guitar that I have been looking for. She found one in Colorado, at Wildwood Guitars. I called right away and a fella named Brian answered and proceeded to give me the best customer service I have ever gotten. I have him my number and he sent pictures of the guitar right away. I was floored by the top of this SG and called back within the hour to purchase it. I just got the guitar today and it is everything I wanted. They set the action the way that I wanted and it was packed perfectly. These guys are the real deal!!! I will definitely buy from them again!

Respectfully,
Dante D.



For those following my ES 335 adventure, I have had the most wonderful experience out here in Colorado. You know that I’m not usually at a loss for words. But the treatment I received today at a Wildwood Guitars is something rare indeed. I have never, ever experienced such service, respect, depth of knowledge and downright friendliness in any retail guitar store. Anywhere. Troy Benns put over 20 exceptional 335s in my hands today. Each perfectly set up. Multiple examples across Gibson’s entire range of ES 335 guitars. Every price point and construction. Every available finish. In a private room. Troy’s knowledge is profound. And he’s a great player. He gets it. And they took me to lunch.

I culled 20 instruments down to 6 and then 3 and then settled on the best player I’ve ever played. INCLUDING the dozens of vintage ones over the years. It took hours. And it was an absolute pleasure working with Wildwood.

At the end of an eleven hour trip, and a full day at Wildwood, I am finally satisfied 120% with a purchase.

-George P