Guitars Etc. bringing new store to Tyler

Published on Monday, 2 June 2014 00:33 - Written by Staff Reports

Will Burgin plans to expand Guitars Etc. with a store in Tyler.

The 30-year-old business has locations in Athens and Kilgore and last year was named one of the top 100 music instrument and product dealers of the year by the National Association of Music Merchants.

Guitars Etc. Lessons & More will open in July at 4605 Troup Highway.

The Tyler store will primarily be a lesson studio and repair shop. They will specialize in beginning to advanced lessons in a wide variety of instruments, including guitar, piano, bass, drums, banjo, mandolin, violin and ukulele. With the new studio they will expand into teaching brass and woodwind. Guitars Etc. offers group and private lessons.

“We proudly teach all ages,” Burgin said in a statement. “Our new lesson system allows for us to customize the lessons for each student. A 7-year-old student will have different goals as compared to an 80-year-old student. We have systems that work and that gets students playing songs they enjoy.”

The repair department has specialty training from the refurbishment warehouses of several guitar companies, including Fender, Epiphone, Takamine and Schecter.

For more, call 903-590-0752 or visit