About Us

Musician owned and operated since 1992, Telluride Music Co. offers an extensive selection of high-quality new, used, and vintage stringed instruments.

Located at 8,750 feet elevation in the San Juan mountains, Telluride Music has been southwestern Colorado’s source for fine acoustic and electric instruments, products, and services for 25 years. We are honored to be a Marquis Dealer of C.F. Martin guitars, an Authorized Dealer of Collings guitars and mandolins, and an Authorized Dealer of Santa Cruz Guitars.

With a showroom at 8,750 feet elevation, Telluride Music Co. may very well be the highest guitar shop in the world. Only two blocks from Lift #8 of the Telluride Ski Resort, we’re probably the only guitar shop in North America with a ski rack in the back.

A short walk down the street from the Sheridan Opera House and Telluride Town Park (the venue for the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, the Ride Festival, Telluride Blues & Brews, and countless other top-shelf music events), we’re a shop accustomed to serving high-level talent, but at the same time, we take pride in putting the first instrument into a beginner’s hands.

In an industry that is all too focused on big-box stores and high volume, we’re a low-traffic, small-town shop that focuses on attention to detail and expertise backed up by quality instruments.

We live in Telluride because we’re passionate about the opportunities the mountains provide, and we work with fine stringed instruments because they inspire us to push our music further and be the musicians we strive to be.

Telluride is a magnet for music and a community of artists and creative folks exploring their passions—we’re simply a part of the framework.