About Us

Steve Cox and Eron Harding - Owners of Backwoods Guitar

"The BIGGEST little music store in the state of Missouri."

A music store owned by musicians.

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Nestled here in the heart of America, smack dab in the middle of Missouri, here at Backwoods Guitar we believe in the art of live music and support all we can to keep it alive.  We realize that there are hundreds of musicians working today to make a living and put food on the table, so we opened a store that would cater to those type of musicians.  Since we have been active in the live music industry for our whole lives, we know what musicians really need when it comes to a music store.  They need someone to help and support them by stocking the items and accessories they need to keep on playing.  We've listened to our customers and done just that.  What that gives you is a music store for hard working musicians, owned by ACTUAL musicians, not just a corporate entity or an investor who knows nothing about being a real performer.

We strive to keep a full line of quality new and used equipment for you to buy. We are always acquiring dealerships with new companies as well as new home-owned boutique builders.  If there is something we happen to not carry let us know and we would be glad to stock it for you.  Again, we listen to you and are here to support your needs.

We carry everything you would expect to find in a music store, including entry level starter guitars and amps, to working man's weekend gear, to high end vintage collector pieces.  Needless to say, not every piece gets put here on our online store.  We have many pieces of gear that aren't shown here so make sure to drop in and give us a visit and also check out our online store on REVERB.com.  You never know what you will find. 

Got gear you need to sell and don't want to mess with the hassle of selling it yourself?  Bring it in to us and let us consign it for you.  We have multiple outlets of sales and have a long list of items that various customers are actively looking for.  Perhaps you are just wanting to get rid of a piece quick?  Let us buy it from you.

Want to trade?  Bring in your old equipment and trade it towards something you will actually use.  No use in it sitting in your closet collecting dust.

Maybe you have an old vintage guitar or amp and are wondering what's it worth?  Bring it to us and let us give you an appraisal...FREE.  We can give you down to earth value of what what things are selling for and give you the best advice on what do do with it to get the most out of your money.

Got broken gear?  Bring it to us!  We take pride in being one of the best guitar repair shops in the state of Missouri.  We can tackle anything from the basic setup to full on vintage restoration.  Check out some examples of our work on our Repair Shop page.  

Thinking about learning guitar? or maybe have a youth that wants to learn?  We give lessons too!  Give our instructor a call to reserve your very own spot in his lesson rotation.

So next time your passing through Sedalia, Missouri make sure and come by and visit the biggest little music store in Missouri.  We would love to meet you.

Thank you for your business and support.

Backwoods Guitar LLC

1601 S. Osage Ave.

Sedalia, MO, 65301


Eron Harding - Owner

Steve Cox - Owner

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