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Historic Guitar Shop & Music Venue in Covina, CA

There’s nothing quite like sitting in the car when your favorite song comes on or listening to live music in an intimate venue. As some would tell you, music makes the world go around. One place you can hone your musical skills, find a new guitar and take in some of the area’s best musicians is at The Fret House in Covina, CA.

Opening its doors in 1969 by owner Tom Seymour, The Fret House has moved and expanded a couple times and now sits in downtown Covina on Citrus Avenue. At its outset, the store only housed four different guitars but has grown to offer multitudes of different styles of guitar from some of the best manufacturers, including Fender, Martin and Taylor, just to name a few. The store also carries accessories such as strings, cases, stands and more.

Not just an instrument store, the downtown shop also holds weekly concerts during its The Fret House Presents showcase. On many Saturday nights, eager music lovers line up outside the shop to hear live music of all genres. The Fret Shop’s basement music venue has hosted country, bluegrass, jazz, Celtic, classical, rock and pop acts.

Looking to learn to play guitar or just knock the rust off? The Fret House has an experienced staff of teachers for everyone from beginners to advanced guitar strummers. Students can learn everything from a bass and drums to the banjo and piano. If your guitar needs a tune-up, new strings, or a more detailed repair, the shop offers instrument repair services as well.

Perhaps you have a friend or family member who plays the guitar and needs a new bag or strings. Bring any gift items to the Pak Mail on North Azusa Avenue, just five minutes west of The Fret House. It doesn’t matter if you’re shipping a refurbished guitar or accessories, the packaging and shipping experts at Pak Mail in Covina will make sure your shipment is safely packed. At Pak Mail, we treat our customer’s items as if they were our own.


The Fret House
309 N Citrus Ave
Covina, CA 91723

With 88% of the private companies in the U.S. employing 19 or fewer employees (Source: U.S. SBA), we at Pak Mail believe local businesses are vital to the health of the U.S. economy. Therefore, Pak Mail is pleased to feature The Fret House as our Featured Local Neighborhood Business and encourages locals to buy from local businesses.

(Source: The Fret House Facebook & Website)