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The All Access Pass will grant customers access to a number of great deals year round such as 40% off guitar strings, 10% off accessories, 3 free picks each month, $10 setups when you purchase a restring at regular price.As well as additional deals throughout the year.

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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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Our Services

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

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!
Casey Weierman
Casey Weierman
02:24 01 Feb 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!
scott Kilmartin
scott Kilmartin
03:00 09 Jan 20
A+ service. The employees are super helpful and knowledgeable. Best guitar store!
Jeff Wenzbauer
Jeff Wenzbauer
02:36 22 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.
Michael Baker
Michael Baker
17:28 06 Dec 19
Awesome staff and great and very organized storefront
Ashlyn Gee
Ashlyn Gee
15:49 18 Nov 19
Great guitar shop with good selection of Fender and Martin guitars. Knowledgeable staff provide excellent service. I've had the shop work on a couple of guitars and their work is absolutely first rate. They went above and beyond to get the details perfect; I can't say enough good things.
Peter Schaffer
Peter Schaffer
04:03 26 Oct 19
What a great place! I recently discovered that collecting guitar picks can be quite fun but finding pick packs with variety cheap can be hard.Here they have a drawer set full of awesome picks, ranging from 30 cents to $2 each. They have great, reasonably priced guitars and books and accessories of all kinds. I definitelt recommend coming here to fuel your guitar enthusiasm!
Gemini Saven
Gemini Saven
00:43 10 Aug 19
I have purchased a number of big and small items from Murphy's Guitars. I love how knowledgeable the staff is. It is so cool to be able to go into a store and ask questions and not be looked down upon or given the wrong answers. I have gone to Guitar Center many times, I was often given the wrong information and have had poor customer service experiences. At Murphy's Guitars I have had nothing but amazing interactions with the staff. I highly recommend going here for all of your musical needs. They also price match their guitar strings.
Foushbag
Foushbag
15:08 26 Jun 19
Murph’s guitar in Bountiful, Utah has the small town feel with quality instruments and a quality staff. I love hanging out at this and occasionally, I buy a guitar. You can’t go wrong at Murphy’s Guitar.
Chris Andersen
Chris Andersen
00:10 25 Jun 19
Murphy’s guitar’s is f*kn tight. Great local shop feel with all the name brand stuff you need sold at MSRP. Very nice and understanding guys, they pump you up and you play better!
Mahatma Blondie
Mahatma Blondie
23:25 07 Jun 19
Bought a few ukes, strings and other things from these guys. Always great to work with. Staff is knowledgeable and helpful with out pressure. I'll continue to shop here over other big name places.
Bry Haywood
Bry Haywood
00:01 24 Feb 19
Very friendly staff and really competitive prices. Best price I found after shopping online all week. I picked up a new guitar today and they lowered the action and tuned it up for me before I left. Thanks guys 🙏🏼👍🏻🤘
Alvin Ogles
Alvin Ogles
03:45 23 Feb 19
I’ve bought two guitars from here, and had a family member take lessons as well. Always impressed with their service and the friendly environment. I always like to ask quite a few questions, and they always answered them and were very patient with me.
Greg Beck
Greg Beck
21:02 18 Feb 19
Helpful/friendly staff. Go somewhat frequently and have never had a bad experience. 8/8 m8
Jake Lowe
Jake Lowe
23:46 15 Feb 19
AWESOME place. Really great guys helping. They gave me good opinions and were super friendly. Great quality, good prices, excellent service. I was just replacing my strings and they looked at my entire guitar and fixed anything bent or not right. Definitley do recommend, will be going back.
Keslee Green
Keslee Green
02:05 03 Jan 19
I actually live in North Ogden, received a new, what I would call, expensive guitar from an online dealer, and when I opened it up and began to try it out, I quickly noticed certain frets were buzzing really bad and after checking their return policies saw they were first going to have me take it to a licensed dealer to be checked first in case the neck shifted in shipping. Long story short, being extremely disappointed and upset that it could be defective, started calling several luthiers near me that were either extremely rude and made it clear they didn't have time or care to hear about my problems, basically interrupted and said bring it in, I'll get to it when I get to it. I called Murphy's after seeing all the good reviews. Well let me tell you folks, if there were more stars would give them. Not only did Mr. Aaron listen to what I had to say, I experienced empathy, patience and kindness and was told to bring the guitar to him first thing in the morning (already after 5 pm when I called, I-15 traffic no way would make it tonight) and he would look at it and give me his opinion on if it was a simple adjustment or I should return the guitar. I felt not one second that I was bothering him. I didnt even purchase the guitar from Murphys but was treated as if I did. Please, if you need a new instrument or maybe a repair or adjustment, look no further. This kind of service is so rare and when found needs to be supported and rewarded. I am now willing to spend the gas to drive to Bountiful from now on to even buy a pack of strings because of this. Thank you for treating me like a human being.
Jason Cohran
Jason Cohran
23:45 01 Nov 18
Took my Bass in for some repair work. These guys are friendly and helpful. They fixed my Bass for a very fair price, and got it done quick! It’s nice to find a good local guitar shop. I highly recommend checking them out.
Scott P
Scott P
04:16 27 Sep 18
ive sent 2 friends to see Mike at Murphys guitars and they both are still loyal customers. I have no musical talent but would refer anyone that does here for personalized service.
Craig Keller
Craig Keller
20:10 07 Aug 18
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Murphy’s Guitars. The staff is top notch, great products, fair pricing and fair values for trades. Just bought a new Martin (my dream guitar) and I am very satisfied with the guitar as well as the experience. I’ve purchased three guitars from them and will continue my relationship with them. Buy local!
Eric Sisler
Eric Sisler
16:48 30 Jul 18
You can tell the workers love being there, they are always so happy to help. The vibe is great!
seth wahlstrom
seth wahlstrom
02:14 16 Jul 18
Fantastic customer service! I have a bass that basically needed to be rebuilt. Although there were challenges procuring all of the parts they communicated well and did a fantastic job!!
DB Robb
DB Robb
13:37 21 Jun 18
Great place! Nice atmosphere and knowledgeable staff make this the perfect spot for all your guitar gear.
Tom Clark
Tom Clark
03:12 21 Jun 18
Murphy's guitar has been a wonderful staple in the bountiful area for as long as I can remember. They have wonderful friendly staff that has helped me out with my needs from intstruments to recording to repairs. They support not only music in the community they also support the community and have contributed to the growth of down town bountiful. They are amazing.
David Sandberg
David Sandberg
18:50 25 May 18
Gave these guys a shot based on their website and reviews. Very glad I did. I started with a pretty detailed email of my needs. Got a prompt and cool response so I made the Trip to Bountiful. Aaron called Fender and got a hand drawn schematic for my broken (bad push/push tone pot) early 90's Carvel/Jackson TX Custom. Got the part and fixed it superbly. I had forgotten how much fun this guitar is. Upon the success of this repair, I took an old Fender M80 Chorus which I had buggered attempting a couple pot replacements. Again, Murphy's (Joe the Amp Guy) killed it. Now, contrary to at least one review, they applied some discounts to both parts and labor. Probably because I was such a stellar customer, kind, cheerful, patient, not afraid to display my ignorance (try it, it pays off). So now I have a whole new rig that I haven't been able to play in years. Great fun. Ironic that when I opened the case of this Tele (Sea Foam Green, just horrid or really cool depending on your POV) and Owner Mike said, "Hey, we used to sell those at Guitar City" (Centerville). That's just where I bought it. In closing, it's still worth the drive to Davis County for guitar stuff. Thanks fellas.
the other don
the other don
05:27 18 May 18
I had a great experience at Murphy's Guitars! I feel bad that I don't remember the two gentlemen's names that helped me, but I know everyone in that shop will treat me right when I go back. I was shopping for a guitar and I spent over 4 hours there pondering and asking questions. They answered every question and were happy to do so with the same enthusiasm from the first 10 minutes to the last. I could tell they loved music and were happy to help me in this process. i would have been abandoned after 20 minutes and left to myself in most any Guitar Center (and I wouldn't have blamed them).They helped me pick out a guitar that suited my needs and will be a joy to play for years. After comparing their prices to other stores in the area and online I confidently purchased the instrument from Murphy's. I paid less at Murphy's for this guitar than online, and left with that warm feeling you get when you put your money in a great local business rather than a large online retailer.I don't even live in Utah (though I spend a lot of time there for work) yet from the quality of service and products I found there I consider them my go to store from now on.Keep it up guys.-Dan
Picker's Quest
Picker's Quest
01:33 16 Apr 18
Great and very helpful employees! I always love to shop here!
Jade Stevens
Jade Stevens
16:31 19 Feb 18
Great guy working behind the desk. Cool store.
Joe Dampt
Joe Dampt
14:31 07 Jul 17
I love this place! The people who work here are all amazing! I spaced that I would not have time to go shopping for my anniversary gift for my husband. I ran into Murphys and they went above and beyond to help me. They called all of the reps they could in the valley to find a new item that they knew would be perfect for my husband, and had it delivered the same day!! My favorite guitar shop!!
lindsey Lindsey
lindsey Lindsey
21:54 30 Mar 17
Very helpful and knowledgable. Great customer service. I feel like my questions were professional addressed. It is a pleasure every time I go into the store.
Jenni Barber
Jenni Barber
20:59 29 Oct 16
I was blown away by the service at Murphy's Guitars. I brought in two vintage acoustic guitars from the late 60's that my dad owned and played all his musical life. They hadn't been played for a few years (nor had they been maintained properly), so I needed them "fixed up" and shipped to my home in New York. I was flying home the next morning, so I was in a pretty serious time crunch! Mike Murphy understood what I wanted, and told me that although he could do the repair work on these guitars, he recommended that I ship them first and get the work done in NY. He further explained that the humidity difference between SLC and NY would mean that a repair/restoration done in the dry mountain climate would leave the guitars in less than ideal condition when taken into the more humid environment on the east coast. Mike found a couple of spare guitar boxes in the back of the store and spent over an hour helping me pack the guitars properly in their cases with bubble wrap around the fretboards and headstocks. He then gave me solid recommendations for a shipping company nearby that could handle the shipping/insurance properly, as well as a reputable luthier in NY that could manage the restorations. All of this he did for FREE, and I walked out of the shop having only paid $1 for a replacement plastic tip for a worn capo (saved $25 by not buying a new capo, by the way).So, what can I say? You've got to have a ton of respect for a small business owner that will pass on an opportunity to sell a "city boy" service that he's asking for (but might not be ideal)... and then to spend a couple of hours giving him a ton of advice at no cost is simply above-and-beyond awesome service.The entire staff was great, and everyone I spoke with in the shop was a guitar enthusiast and knows their stuff. The store was recently expanded, so they have a solid inventory of both acoustic and electric. If I'm anywhere in the mountains and have an any guitar needs whatsoever, I'm bee-lining it straight to Murphy's.
Dylan
Dylan
20:00 09 Oct 16
This is my favorite guitar shop on the Wasatch Front. Friendly and knowledgeable staff and it's locally owned. They also sponsor all sorts of events to promote local music and local business. Definitely shop here!
Ross Pincock
Ross Pincock
14:15 09 Jun 16
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Classes, concerts, & workshops

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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April 2018

Fender Play Day | Fortunate Youth In Store Performance

April 19, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join us, Murphy's Guitars on April 28 from 2 PM – 5 PM MST to demo Fender Play and learn with the Murphys Guitars team! Check out Fender play, Shop our huge selection of Fender and more. Then stick around until 4 for Fortunate Youth Attendees will have the chance to win: A FREE electric guitar prize pack courtesy of Fender. A free fender travel acoustic guitar, and 6 month subscription to Fender Play courtesy of Fender, Murphy's Guitars, and Fortunate Youth.…

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MS Benefit Concert 2018

April 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bountiful Arts Center, 90 N Main St
Bountiful, UT 84010 United States
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$12

MS Benefit Concert 2018 The Multiple Sclerosis Unplugged: A Night of Acoustic Music Benefit Concert was founded in 2000 by Mike Murphy after his friend was diagnosed with MS. He began these great concert series with the mission to provide an acoustic concert for the whole family by some of the greatest local musicians. All proceeds go to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Utah. Come out and enjoy a night of family entertainment and support a good cause. Visit our…

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May 2018

Murphy’s Guitars Songwriting Contest 2018

May 24, 2018 @ 11:00 am - June 2, 2018 @ 11:59 pm
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One event on June 9, 2018 at 11:00 am

Murphy’s guitars, 133 N Main Street
Bountiful, UT 84010 United States
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This year to promote local singer/songwriters, Murphy’s Guitars is hosting a Songwriting Contest, and one lucky winner will win a free Breedlove Solo Nylon string guitar courtesy of Breedlove Guitars and Murphy’s Guitars. Contestants will record themselves playing their song and post it to YouTube, Soundcloud, Facebook, etc. Then share the link to their song on our facebook page (click here for link) 5 finalists will be chosen by our pannel of judges, and one person will be selected as…

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June 2018

Summer Ukulele Class | June

June 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - July 27, 2018 @ 10:45 pm
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One event on April 1, 2020 at 10:00 am

Murphy’s guitars, 133 N Main Street
Bountiful, UT 84010 United States
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Murphy’s Guitars Summer Ukulele Class. Click Here to reserve your spot today Looking for something new and exciting to do this summer? Stay active, stay involved, and learn a great new skill. We’ll be learning to play the ukulele all while learning songs from today’s top artists, oldies but goodies, and it wouldn’t be a complete ukulele class hosted by Aaron if there weren’t some songs with a summer vibe to kick off summer break right. Murphy’s Guitars is offering…

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Guitar Maintenance Workshop

June 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Murphy’s guitars, 133 N Main Street
Bountiful, UT 84010 United States
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$10

Murphy's Guitars Guitar Maintenance Workshop It seems like at least once a week someone comes into the store and says, "why don't you guys do a guitar maintenance workshop?" Well, here goes nothing. Perhaps the most requested workshop we've ever done, for our 11th anniversary Murphy's Guitars is hosting a Guitar Maintenance Workshop sponsored by D'addario and co. What will the workshop cover? We'll cover everything a working musician needs to keep their guitar in good playing condition Restringing your…

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Murphy’s Guitars Songwriting Contest 2018

June 9, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on June 9, 2018 at 11:00 am

Murphy’s guitars, 133 N Main Street
Bountiful, UT 84010 United States
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This year to promote local singer/songwriters, Murphy’s Guitars is hosting a Songwriting Contest, and one lucky winner will win a free Breedlove Solo Nylon string guitar courtesy of Breedlove Guitars and Murphy’s Guitars. Contestants will record themselves playing their song and post it to YouTube, Soundcloud, Facebook, etc. Then share the link to their song on our facebook page (click here for link) 5 finalists will be chosen by our pannel of judges, and one person will be selected as…

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October 2018

Martin Experience Event

October 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Murphy’s guitars, 133 N Main Street
Bountiful, UT 84010 United States
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Martin Experience Event As many of our customers know, Murphy's Guitars became a C.F. Martin Guitars dealer earlier this year. Therefore people in the Salt Lake valley can now enjoy classic Martin Guitar tones. While experiencing Murphy's Guitars' knowledge and customer service. To celebrate our new proudct line, Martin is hosting an special in store event, the "Martin Experience Event." Murphy's Gutiars is proud to host the Martin Experience Event. On Tuesday October 16th at 7PM join us at 133…

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March 2020

Beginning Ukulele Class

March 18 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 13, 2020

Murphy’s guitars, 133 N Main Street
Bountiful, UT 84010 United States
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$90

Looking for Beginner Ukulele Classes in Bountiful or Salt Lake City Area? Murphy's Guitars has got you covered! Even if you're brand new to the ukulele, this beginning class will have you up and going in no time! The Aaron Jorgensen method focuses on getting chords and songs under your fingers ON DAY ONE! All while building a solid foundation on good rhythm using his signature Tempo Ramping technique. In this course you'll learn: Basic and intermediate ukulele chords To read rhythm and strumming patterns…

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Beginning Ukulele Class

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 13, 2020

Murphy’s guitars, 133 N Main Street
Bountiful, UT 84010 United States
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$90

Looking for Beginner Ukulele Classes in Bountiful or Salt Lake City Area? Murphy's Guitars has got you covered! Even if you're brand new to the ukulele, this beginning class will have you up and going in no time! The Aaron Jorgensen method focuses on getting chords and songs under your fingers ON DAY ONE! All while building a solid foundation on good rhythm using his signature Tempo Ramping technique. In this course you'll learn: Basic and intermediate ukulele chords To read rhythm and strumming patterns…

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