Midwood Guitar Studio is an independent guitar store located in the heart of Plaza Midwood, Charlotte’s coolest neighborhood and we opened in 2016 to provide the ultimate shopping experience for boutique guitars, amps, pedals, and guitar repairs. MGS is owned by Douglas & Dawn Armstrong of Charlotte, NC. Both owners have a passion for live music, and both are inspired by blues rock guitar players.
Charlotte, NC had a void of no independent guitar shops since Reliable Music and Action Music closed in the late 1990’s/early 2000’s. That is where the concept of Midwood Guitar Studio started in 2016.
We found an incredible historic building in Plaza Midwood that had the bones to be a special retail guitar shop. The building was acquired in April 2016 and the design-upfit lasted from May until November 16th, 2016. We accomplished a lot of remarkable achievements, and we are extremely proud that our guitar shop won the “NAMM Best Store Design Award in 2018”. We are so fortunate that we have a lot of customers that visit our guitar shop from Metro Charlotte and throughout the Southeast plus our online channels. Thank you!
Our staff is the key to our success, and we are extremely grateful to everyone that has contributed to the growth of MGS. We are fortunate that our Manager, Sage Greer has been a key member of our team since 2016. Sage is the mastermind behind our photography and social media channels. We also have one of the areas only degreed Luthiers Phillip Archibald. Phillip worked at Benedetto guitar in Savanah, GA for several years before arriving at MGS. We hired a key young sales professional, Jake Roth, in 2023. Jake has done an excellent job and is eager to learn all aspects of the business.
Over the years our product offerings have changed a lot, and we now offer a diverse mix of inventory + most guitar accessories, including guitar strings, capos, cleaning supplies and guitar tuners. We are the only independent guitar dealer in the Charlotte market for Collings, Dr. Z, Eastman, Fano, Martin, Maton, Nash, Tom Anderson, Two-Rock & many more. Since Covid, we have expanded our guitar pedal lines and have a dedicated display in the shop.
Our Promise “we won’t all of customers to be happy with their purchases and experience with Midwood Guitar Studio.” We do go the extra mile and will work diligently to get your guitar or product shipped out the same day. We are friends with our UPS & Fed Ex drivers and can locate them after they have picked up for the day. We frequently meet them in the area to drop off additional packages that were not ready for the initial pickup. This relationship assures that the package will make it the hub versus going to a ship center for the night. We also have a USPS Hub two blocks away and we walk pedal packages over there daily.
Thank you all for supporting our guitar shop!
The Armstrong’s & MGS Staff