Walls Getting Bare as Grand Junction Music Store Nears Closing
The walls are mostly bare and the inventory is pretty thin as a Grand Junction music store prepares to close after 39 years in business.
Back Porch Music at 995 Independent Avenue in Grand Junction announced last June they would be closing their doors after almost 40 years of service to Western Colorado. Since then they've hosted a fantastic Going Out of Business (or GOOB) Sale. The GOOB has been such a huge hit there's hardly anything left.
According to Dwight Ericson, owner at Back Porch Music, they are looking to close for good by the end of September 2019. Originally, the store's closing was scheduled for late October. The sale has gone so well they've had to step things up.
When you walk in the store, you'll see the walls and sales floor are bare. The store is down to a handful of monitors, a few odds and ends, various bass and guitar strings, and a small selection of acoustic and electric guitars and basses.
One item that caught my eye was a Peavey bass with a sunburst finish and tortiose shell pickguard for $161.99. This is very much an entry-level bass. At the price of just over $160, I would be tempted to buy it just for the tax deduction.
There store still has a selection of higher-end acoustic guitars including brands like Taylor. At one point in time, the store had a climate-controlled room dedicated entirely to acoustic guitars. That room, the one you see pictured at top, is now completely empty.
I, for one, am brokenhearted. This store is fantastic. I purchased my first new instrument at Back Porch Music when they were still located on Main Street in Grand Junction. It was a Peavey Foundation bass with a tobacco sunburst finish. As I recall, I paid $450 for it. Keep in mind, that was 30 years ago. Right now, Back Porch Music has the aforementioned Peavey bass on the wall for $161.99. That's tremendous savings for a fairly comparable bass.
So long, Back Porch Music. I'll be dropping in a few more times to see what kind of deals are to be found. If you're in the market for an acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, or various pieces of PA gear, you might want to swing by. Dwight says the store is now in its final weeks.