Our History

hostoryEmerald City Guitars was established in 1996 by Jay Boone of Seattle who had previously worked and managed various major guitar stores in the downtown Seattle area. Jay has a long history of performing and recording credits in the music industry as well as over 30 years experience in retail vintage instrument sales.

His goal was to establish the most respected and complete used and vintage guitar shop in the northwest. After owning and operating Emerald City Guitars for the past 16 years we believe we have acheived many of our goals. Emerald City Guitars has been established as a nationally acclaimed vintage shop that caters to major artists and high profile collectors from around the world.

We have been featured in countless magazine, newspaper, and industry features as a successful retail business and a favorite stop for musicians and music fans from every walk of life. Our owner and staff encourage you to come and experience Emerald City Guitars for yourself!