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Murphy’s Songwriting Contest 2021

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About Mike Murphy

Mike Murphy was born in New Mexico, raised in Texas and transplanted to Utah where he taught at Viewmont High School for 37 years until his retirement in June of 2011.While at Viewmont, he developed a guitar program that is one of the largest in the U.S.

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We offer many musical services from great musical instruments and gear (guitars, basses, ukulele, strings, and more) to guitar repairs, lessons, and concerts. Below are some of our featured services offered here at Murphy’s Guitars.

Happy Customers

Murphy's Guitars
4.8
Based on 154 reviews
Sean Thomas S.
Sean Thomas S.
22:17 15 May 24
Great customer service, they don't lock up their guitars and make you beg to play them like at other places.
David B.
David B.
19:22 12 Mar 24
This is a great place to take your guitar if you need some work done to it. I brought in my electric guitar to replace the pickups, tremolo, and strings, and their luthier did a fantastic job. They might not want me to say this given how much of a hassle my project was, but they installed a Sustainiac Stealth Pro as well as routed in a battery box, and they really did a nice job. Originally, I took the guitar to another luthier, but they referred me to Murphy's Guitars because they said the luthier here is among the very best. I highly recommend Murphy's Guitars for any work you need.
mrpreston411
mrpreston411
00:10 25 Jan 24
i bought a used stratocaster and brought it here to buy an amp and to get it restrung. these guys are great! mason chatted with me for about an hour about amp differences, and then restrung my guitar while i picked out some accessories. definitely will be back. thanks for the setup!
Heidi J.
Heidi J.
20:53 22 Dec 23
Mason helped me today and saved me a lot of money!!
Roy B.
Roy B.
16:46 22 Dec 23
Brought my badly damaged Martin guitar to Murphy’s just hoping for the best and was beyond pleasantly surprised. The luthier Ray was knowledgable and confident he could repair it and he did a terrific job. The staff and owner Aaron were a pleasure to work with and honest throughout the process. Murphy’s is the real deal. Well worth a visit!
Ryan C.
Ryan C.
20:05 21 Dec 23
These guys are great. When it comes to getting work done on your guitar, this is definitely the place to go. They did an excellent job resetting up my Stratocaster after I had completely taken it apart to refinish it. It plays wonderfully after their setup. The workers are super knowledgeable and willing to talk about guitars and effects in a way you won’t get at a big box center of guitars. Highly recommended.
Brayden B.
Brayden B.
17:18 18 Dec 23
Kellan at Murphys Guitars is awesome. He helped me out with my acoustic, and restringing my electric LTD. Ive only been playing for a couple months now, but everytime i come in with a technical issue on my instrument, Kellan not only helps me fix it, he is awesome at recommending products that i didnt think about because im a rookie. As well, everytime ive been in the store to shop, i usually have a couple random music or maintenance questions, and Kellan has always delivered help to my satisfaction. He's a professional guitarist, but i never feel any judgement when ive got ignorant questions or problems. He is single-handedly the reason I'll be back to shop. As well, the manager is awesome. I needed a new jack which was going to take a couple of days due to other customers being ahead of me, but the manager took my guitar, sold me a superior jack and installed it himself, all in that same 20 minutes i was in the store. They help me out with anything, whether or not im buying anything at the time. Their service is even top notch over the phone. What a great joint they are running over there.
K B
K B
21:25 02 Dec 23
Mason and Anton were incredibly friendly and super helpful in identifying the exact bass tone I was looking for.The catalogue is also super diverse, definitely will shop again.
Jennifer R.
Jennifer R.
03:42 13 Oct 23
Mason was very knowledgeable and opened my eyes to my possibilities! I came 15 minutes before closing and he helped me pick out my amp and told me all about pedal and other equipment. He stayed 35 minutes after closing which was above and beyond. So awesome. That’s when I saw a lot of adults walk in to have jam sessions. I stayed and listened and got a feel for what a rehearsal is like. I plan on joining their group and making music real soon. Check out @utahjambands on Instagram. Thanks to Richard and Devin for letting me sit in tonight. It was a lot of fun!
John C.
John C.
02:01 22 Aug 23
Murphy's is a breath of fresh air in the guitar shop industry. I've been playing guitar for 14 years and I've seen it all; pushy sales people, marked up trash gear, ultra long wait times for repairs, elitism because you "don't know how it was back in the day" or you dont play jazz or whatever the color of the day is. Murphy's rights all those wrongs. The staff is nonintimidating, knowledgeable, and super helpful. The selection of gear is all high quality, even their beginner gear is quality stuff that will last most people into their intermediate phase. Their customer service is the best. A great example of this happened recently, I made the mistake of buying a guitar from a large distributor whose name rhymes with Sitar Renter. I then had Sitar Renter do a setup on the guitar, in which I was notified that the guitar was warped, but they would not be replacing it because it was out of the grace period and I had not bought the extended warranty. I was pretty sad that Sitar Renter had effectively sold me an expensive wall ornament. I brought it in to Murphy's for a second opinion. They inspected the guitar, made some adjustments, and fixed it on the spot free of charge. No wait time, no long list of pricy repairs, no push to just buy a new guitar off the wall. Just awesome, honest, knowledgeable customer service.There are so many of other great things I could say about this place, but really you have to check it out for yourself.
Dave S.
Dave S.
14:35 18 Aug 23
Really impressed with the people at Murphys. Mason spent a lot of time answering my questions and helping me get set up, without being pushy. It was clear that the staff cares about creating the kind of experience that makes shopping local so much more enjoyable than going to a big box store.
Alyssa B.
Alyssa B.
06:29 02 Aug 23
Murphy’s guitars is a great local guitar shop! They always have a good selection in store and their guitar lessons are so great. I was taught by Aaron and Jake a few years ago and loved it. Thank you for being so awesome!
Internet J.
Internet J.
20:54 28 Jul 23
Zion and mason are cool guys and very helpful! Murphys guitars is legit.
Todd V.
Todd V.
23:43 20 Jul 23
Brought in my guitars for a setup. Was blown away by the quality and attention to detail! Great job and super nice people.P.S. Mason needs coffee
Travis P.
Travis P.
23:01 27 Jun 23
This is a great shop! I've purchased one guitar here and had 3 others repaired/set up. All the work has been top-notch.
Chris M.
Chris M.
06:29 19 Jun 23
I recently took my Les Paul to Murphy's for an overhaul and neck adjustment. When I got home and checked it out I was absolutely stunned. In all of my almost 30 years of playing guitars, I have never played a better aligned guitar, ever. The Murphy's guitar tech blew the Gibson custom shop guys out of the water. Even if I'd move to Alaska, I would ship my guitars to Bountiful to get worked on. This guitar tech is in a class of his own. Thank you guys!
bridger V.
bridger V.
05:59 13 May 23
This store is the best. Helpful staff such as Zion and Kellen. They are not pushy salespeople like from guitar center but you can tell that they truly care for guitar and are there to help you.Super easy to fix problems with guitars here not a complicated process and they treat you with respect the entire timeThey don’t judge on what your getting or try to up-sale you and just try to help you if I could give this store more then 5 stars I would it really is one of if not the best guitar store I’ve been to
Garrett P.
Garrett P.
18:29 10 May 23
Wonderful store, the staff was very knowledgeable and able to help me find exactly what I wanted. Mason walked me through my options for guitars and amps.
Simon M.
Simon M.
16:33 29 Apr 23
These guys rock, took great care of us and talked music and gear for a while. Also Mason and Deacon are studs🤙
Austin S.
Austin S.
21:15 01 Apr 23
Love having a local music store that takes pride in what they do. Mason and Zion were awesome and very helpful.This will be my go to spot!
Matheus M.
Matheus M.
17:04 25 Mar 23
They repair the frets in one of my guitars I got from my parents. The guitar came from Brazil, so I was worried it would be hard to fix, but that was not a problem for them. Got the guitar today, and it feels awesome to play!
Dan M.
Dan M.
06:13 25 Mar 23
All of my interactions at Murphy's have been great (no relation, btw 😉). I've bought everything here from picks to a guitar and everything in-between. I love going in and just checking out what they have in stock and they are always great to chat and answer questions, even over the phone. And I always have plenty of questions.I went in one time to just buy strings but asked their opinions on an amp I was going to buy used off KSL. They were happy to chat about it and listened to what I was after and ended up giving me an amazing recommendation for a Line 6 Catalyst. I hadn't ever heard of it but researched it a bunch and then pulled the trigger. I love it!There are about half a dozen folks that I see in there at different times and they are all great to work with. They're just easy to talk to. They want you to have a great experience without feeling any pressure, which is really important to me.
Elizabeth J.
Elizabeth J.
20:40 06 Mar 23
I was a little/a lot nervous to come in to such a specialized store because my guitar is pretty old and basic and I’m like a beginner-beginner. I’ve always found my guitar to be painful to play even with consistent practice (but I also always wondered if maybe I’m just a wimp). I finally brought it in to Murphy’s to see if some new strings might help. The guy working there on Saturday (sorry I didn’t get his name!) was really fun and personable and knowledgeable without being snobby and offered a few suggestions/options to address my issues. The turnaround was well within the timeframe I was given, and my guitar is now so much more comfortable to play. I can hardly believe it’s the same instrument! I’m really excited to start learning it (again) and wanted to say thanks for such a positive experience.
Wirtjo L.
Wirtjo L.
22:24 21 Feb 23
The team at Murphy's are amazing. Whether it was Mike back in the day or Aaron now, they have been a true staple of our community for a couple of decades now.
Preston T.
Preston T.
05:59 12 Jan 23
I could not have asked for a better experience at Murphy's! I heard that Ray had started working in their shop recently, so I swung by to have one of my guitars setup. After getting her back in less than a week, I don't know if she's ever sounded better! For a bit of a finicky instrument, I was astounded with the intonation. I was so impressed with their work that I immediately brought back two more guitars and received some excellent assistance from Kellen. The staff at Murphy's was fun, knowledgeable, immensely helpful, and has insured that I will be returning for all of my future instrument maintenance!
Rick “Brauny1” E.
Rick “Brauny1” E.
01:03 09 Jan 23
Excellent treatment, bought a great EVH guitar and they replaced the strings for free plus a discount on a soft case. A month before they also fixed the 5 way selector and tuned up my 93 Fender Strat... I have blisters on my fingers!
Char W
Char W
17:07 12 Nov 22
I have a really nice Breedlove acoustic/electric ukulele that had been making a terrible buzzing sound like it was plugged in and set on 'distortion', even when being played acoustically. That caused me never to want to play the beautiful instrument. I had a couple of friends look at it, but no one knew what was wrong.I kept thinking of a good experience I had previously at Murphy's, and even though it is a significant distance from my home, decided to take it there.Kellen took a look at it and in less than 5 minutes had the problem correctly diagnosed... And FIXED! I could not have been more thrilled!Kellen was not only knowledgeable and skilled, but also kind and a delight to talk with. I already thanked God for helping me know where to go. Now I want to give a BIG "Thanks!" to Kellen for his help and a great experience!
Arthur S.
Arthur S.
18:30 29 Oct 22
These guys are just great!Super friendly, helpful, and genuinely kind.Totally great vibe and everything an independent music store should be.Ray, the luthier, is super skilled and patient to a fault.i can't recommend enough!
james L.
james L.
20:47 27 Oct 22
I’ve done considerable business with Murphy’s guitars. They are great honest people who do high quality work with very fair prices. Kellen Tew in particular have been extremely helpful with all my needs. Highly recommended!
Mzcrys76
Mzcrys76
18:54 26 Sep 22
Awesome store and the nicest employee's! Kellen went above and beyond to help me with an problem and made some great recommendations! I would recommend this local shop to anyone!
Niké Ah C.
Niké Ah C.
00:54 09 Sep 22
Mason was so helpful and the environment here was so welcoming ! I will definitely be coming back !!
Carter S.
Carter S.
20:21 20 Aug 22
I was having problems with a stratocaster that i own. Brought it into murphy’s. A technician named caden got my guitar set up perfectly and promptly. Thanks Caden!
Kyle N.
Kyle N.
15:57 11 Jul 22
Thank you Aaron and Ray for the great job on the 1992 Gibson Hummingbird repair for my friend Leland. Lee is 92 years old and plays every day. This Guitar is his pride and joy. He was quite distraught when the crack appeared. Thank you for putting it back together and making it look amazing! Lee sends his profound thanks and gratitude for your excellent work. He plans on playing this guitar at least tell he reaches 100 years old. He still drives and just bought a new car. He has more energy than I’ve ever seen in someone his age. Thanks again!
Austin B.
Austin B.
00:14 15 May 22
Honestly the best guitar shop in the State of Utah. These guys know what their taking about they give great advice. Highly recommend for anyone from a beginner to a pro
A.
A.
04:31 30 Mar 22
Nice little music store, fun pedal selection, friendly staff!
Kirk C.
Kirk C.
01:17 17 Mar 22
Staff here is the absolute best. Super friendly and helpful guys, and their prices have always been really good, usually matching anything I've seen online. They also have lesson rooms for those looking for instructors.
Maribel S.
Maribel S.
02:21 03 Feb 22
I just bought a bass guitar from them today and had a really great experience! Super nice and helpful staff! I highly recommend them and plan to keep coming back!
Joshua B.
Joshua B.
16:55 04 Jan 22
Wonderful experience! Kellen was extremely helpful and to call him "knowledgeable" would be an understantment. He knew everything about everything from instruments to amps! Music stores can be intimidating, but Kellen and the staff at Murphy's were incredibly kind and more than willing to take the time to talk to me about what exactly I was looking for in a new instrument. I now own my dream guitar, its literally perfect. I couldnt be more pleased. Thank you to Kellen and the dedicated passionate staff at Murphys for all your help.
Kristopher
Kristopher
01:48 14 Dec 21
This was my first visit in about 10 years. I love that upon walking up the windows are lit and full of everything awesome. It gets me wanting to play a guitar before I even get inside. I was greeted with a chorus of "Hello! How are you's?" I was immediately waited on when I went to the cash register. For a smaller shop, they can fit a big selection of guitars and amps in there. I liked the fact that they were into talking guitars with me and caught me up on some new gear I hadn't heard of. I never felt talked down to or that they were TRYING to make a sale. Just lovers of the instrument such as I. They seemed to have reasonable prices and I got a great deal on a three pack of strings. I will be spending more time and money in this store without a doubt. Nice to know there are stores like this jewel making the world a better place.
Lydia S.
Lydia S.
18:30 22 Oct 21
Amazing store! I bought my guitar here a few years ago and love it so much! The service was amazing! Everyone was so friendly and they got me exactly what I wanted first try. I recommend Murpheys to anyone looking to buy a guitar!
Ammon C.
Ammon C.
20:35 18 Oct 21
love the guitar I got from Murphy's!
Kevin C.
Kevin C.
17:16 15 Oct 21
We went to this store due to the great reviews and they definitely lived up to them. Aaron was incredibly helpful. He walked my daughter and I through all the pros and cons of the various guitars and amplifiers. Extremely knowledgeable about the products and very personable. Would recommend them to anyone.
Izzy P.
Izzy P.
22:41 14 Oct 21
This place is amazing! All of the staff are so sweet, Kalen showed me how to restring my guitar and got me set up with everything I needed to do it myself. Mason was very kind in showing exact where everything I needed was and ringing me up. I'll be back!
Michael P.
Michael P.
20:05 16 Sep 21
Mason was way awesome and very helpful!
Atali B.
Atali B.
17:54 23 Aug 21
The staff is so helpful here! I was kind of clueless about what I needed and they were able to help me figure it out! Good prices, too. Decent selection!
roberto L.
roberto L.
01:47 22 Aug 21
Very nice little place for guitar lovers
Sumin H.
Sumin H.
05:19 28 Jul 21
***FIXED OUR GUITAR ***My brothers Teton Guitar fell and broke (along with his heart). This guitar meant so much to him and was a dear companion through some tough times. Due to the nature of the break, we thought it was hopeless.I took it into Murphy’s and they said they could fix it. They worked diligently and fixed this beloved guitar! Not only that, they gathered the little chips or veneer and glued them on perfectly to hide the scars.When it came to pay, I was surprised at how reasonable it was for me. We left a tip and felt like we got the deal of the century.Thank you thank you
Tanner B.
Tanner B.
22:26 19 Jul 21
My family has bought multiple guitars, Amps, a PA system and much more here, always gotten great service and plan to continue using Murphy’s guitars
Jeremy H.
Jeremy H.
01:13 02 Jul 21
Bought a guitar a few years ago and it’s still in great condition. The service has been great and I’m very happy with my experience.
Alex P.
Alex P.
20:18 02 Apr 21
Very friendly staff. Mason is very helpful and knowledgeable. Thanks bro!
Daniel C.
Daniel C.
22:32 30 Mar 21
Great staff and great instruments!
Flip T.
Flip T.
21:50 26 Mar 21
Seriously the best store ever, always incredibly helpful with repairs.
Ryan N.
Ryan N.
19:03 09 Feb 21
The people at Murphy's Guitars are knowledgeable and passionate about what they do. Their teachers are great with kids and "grown-up kids" who want to learn how to play or learn to play better.
Clint N.
Clint N.
19:50 09 Jan 21
I have been shopping with these guys for years. They are amazing! Within the last 2 years I have bought 2 guitars from them. The guys at the shop have always taken care of me. They were so patient with me as I went in every month to think about what to buy. After buying the guitars, each have needed some adjustments (as most guitars do). And they made the simple adjustments on the spot to get my guitars sounding great again! Prices are always competitive or better then others and the customer service has been top notch. When you buy here you are supporting a local business who goes out of their way to earn your business!
Donovan L.
Donovan L.
21:41 08 Dec 20
Cool shop with a super friendly staff. I was having an issue with a new acoustic guitar I bought from Fender (not in the store). I brought it in to Murphy's and the crew had it fixed in 10 minutes.
Brad C.
Brad C.
19:23 28 Nov 20
Super friendly guitar store. No pressure sales and staff knows their stuff.
chambrdrums11
chambrdrums11
00:50 08 Nov 20
What a great community of people, it's always fun to go in. Great service from great people 100 percent would recommend to a friend. Look Kellen I did it.
Jodi B.
Jodi B.
20:30 05 Oct 20
Fun and knowledgeable.
Anthony R.
Anthony R.
06:27 16 Sep 20
Awesome guitar shop with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great selection of guitars, strings, amps, pedals, bass guitars, and more. I've had 5 guitars worked on there and they are great with repairs and setups.
Curtis O.
Curtis O.
01:17 04 Sep 20
Murphy's Guitars is probably my favorite place to get music equipment. All the guys that work there are fantastic and can tell you all about all the instruments that they have there and get you an instrument that fits what you're looking for! Every time I go in there hasn't been one time where I haven't been helped and had all my questions answered. Also I've heard that their lessons are fantastic!
Hannah V.
Hannah V.
00:28 07 Jul 20
Fantastic service! The fellow who helped me was friendly and knowledgeable as he answered all my questions, but my transaction, while incredibly pleasant, was pretty straightforward and unremarkable (just in for strings and a practice amp). More impressive was watching one of the workers run to catch the lady before me on her way out of the store. He had spotted a defect on the back/bottom edge of the acoustic guitar she was buying that she hadn't noticed. They made sure she left with a different one of the same model that wasn't damaged. I've had experience dealing with plenty of shadier shops before this one that would have been glad to be rid of a defected instrument. I will absolutely be returning to Murphy's for all my gear needs in the future.
Max K.
Max K.
19:30 22 Jun 20
I messed up on an online order, and they were great and worked with me to fix it.
Steve B.
Steve B.
21:47 18 Jun 20
Super helpful staff that listened to my needs then took the time to answer all my questions.
Tia A.
Tia A.
21:36 10 Jun 20
Great little shop! The staff knows their stuff!
Benjamin H.
Benjamin H.
15:36 20 May 20
Great team working there. I felt like my continued business was really important to them.
Jason G.
Jason G.
02:44 02 May 20
I would recommend this shop to anyone! I have been looking to purchase a blackstar amp and have gone to several shops. I was so impressed with their knowledge and friendliness in the shop. They were also able to give me a discount on almost everything I purchased. I dont know if they always offer that, but it saved me almost 200 dollars on my brand new amp. Please give this shop all your business they are one of the best music shops I have ever been to in quality of products, affordability and over knowledge and friendliness of the staff
Adam R.
Adam R.
23:30 21 Mar 20
Awesome experience. The guys were incredibly knowledgeable and helped us get my son his new electric guitar that he’s crazy about. Thanks!
David M.
David M.
22:11 12 Mar 20
Great shop! The staff are incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. They have tons of fun stuff to check out. (jhs official dealer btw) I had them do some work on my Tele. Everything was done perfectly and it has never played better. Aaron is a very talented guy. I highly recommend bringing in your guitars for all your set up, modification and repair needs. I'll be back in soon with to get the rest of my guitars set up... And get that jhs soul food!
Casey P.
Casey P.
02:24 01 Feb 20
I came in to buy my first guitar and received the greatest help! I love this place! Very knowledgeable and friendly. I’ll also be signing up for lessons through this place. Great experience!
scott K.
scott K.
03:00 09 Jan 20
I bought my Breedlove Guitar here and absolutely love it! The gentleman who helped me, Mason, provided all the answers to my questions and helped me meet my new baby. He was very helpful and I appreciated that he didn’t try to sell me on a particular item. I recommend Murphy’s to anyone with a guitar need!
Jeff W.
Jeff W.
02:36 22 Dec 19
A+ service. The employees are super helpful and knowledgeable. Best guitar store!
Michael B.
Michael B.
17:28 06 Dec 19
Love this place! I've bought 3 different guitars, several accessories, and had some lessons. Every interactions is great. The staff are knowledgeable and always willing to help. They give you the information you need to make a decision. Not pushy on sales and just want you to enjoy your experience in the shop, and when you get home to play! Highly recommend this place to anyone for anything guitar.
Akshat
Akshat
00:34 21 Nov 19
Good good
Ashlyn G.
Ashlyn G.
15:49 18 Nov 19
Awesome staff and great and very organized storefront
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Murphy’s Guitars showcases classes, concerts, and workshops throughout the entire year for all ages. From our Murphy’s Summer Concert Series to in-store concerts, and the annual MS Benefit Concert. Find out more by clicking the Learn More button below.

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