SEPT. 13 I GUITAR STOP I ANNIVERSARY
Guitar Stop Turns 50
Guitar Stop of Cambridge, Mass., celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
During September, the company is giving away three instruments: a Fender Stratocaster, Takamine acoustic-electric guitar and Cordoba ukulele. Winners will be chosen on Sept. 30. Guitar Stop will also be donating to the Cambridge Community Foundation to support local music education.
Edward Oster founded Guitar Stop in 1962 as Central Sales Co. It’s now owned by his daughter, Jeanne. The company changed its name to Guitar Stop in 1998 to better reflect its focus.
“For three generations, we’ve strived to be a full-service neighborhood music store,
selling guitars, accessories, and offering lessons and repairs,” Jeanne said. “Since opening in 1962, we’ve helped many people pick out their first guitars. It’s great to still be here, helping their children pick out their instruments and learn to play.”