Formerly open at the same location under the same owner since 1972, Guitar Emporium is among the longest operating music stores in the Denver area. Though the store is now open at a new location (4360 S. Broadway), the Guitar Emporium ethic will never change. What we don't offer in frills and Big Box Store atmosphere, we more than make up for in personalized attention and service.
Owner, operator Garry Hetzel, is a Denver native. He graduated from West High School and then received his business degree from Ft. Lewis College in Durango. Garry taught guitar lessons at other studios for four years and performed with various local bands for more than 20 years. In 1971, the opportunity presented itself and Guitar Emporium was born. Since then, Garry has continued to teach guitar, bass and banjo, made a seamless transition into retail sales, and mastered the "how-to's" of most aspects of guitar repair.
Garry subscribes to the old-fashioned philosophy of building business one customer at a time and keeps that same keen eye toward exemplary customer service in all aspects of his business - whether it be sales, lessons, or repair. His honesty and integrity with each individual customer has led to the store's ongoing success.