Looking for a classy little joint absolutely chock full of really top-shelf acoustic guitars? Mighty Fine Guitars might be just the place for you. Stevie Coyle’s long-time fantasy is now a real shop in the San Francisco East Bay. It’s a place to play and then be smitten by truly fabulous instruments.
This is the good stuff, the top-shelf stuff. Represented here are new and used instruments by Ryan, Wingert, Perlman, Bourgeois, Klein, Goodall, Greven, Knutson, Klepper, Kramer, Dunn, Corcoran, Rodman, Yamamoto, Collings, Santa Cruz, Martin, How, Nashwood, Wildcard, Tenev, Santer, Froggy Bottom, Legend, Sholer, de Jonge, Leach, Maccaferri, Mello, Hoffman, Hamblin, Gurian, Fylde, Breedlove, Bear, Propsom, Freeborn, McGill, McPherson, Gilbert, Breedlove, Schoenberg, Hamblin, Franklin, Flammang, Gallagher, J. Walker, Givens and CFox.
Lessons are offered, both onsite and online, via Skype and FaceTime. Beginners hugely welcome. Fingerstyle a specialty. Please contact Stevie for more info.
Concerts are held in The Big Room, a lovely-looking and great-sounding 85-seat venue immediately adjacent to MFG, in Stevie’s niece’s shop, Lamorinda Music, which sells just about everything but high-end guitars. Past and scheduled performers include Alex de Grassi, Thom Bresh, Peter Lang, Adrian Legg, Peppino D’Agostino, Gurf Morlix, Ray Bonneville, Kathy Kallick, George Worthmore, Rory McNamara, Dave Deighton, Daniel Levitin, Rick Ruskin, Mark Goldenberg, Eric Skye, Todd Hallawell, Robin Kessinger, Michael Manring, Adam Smith David Grier, Scott Nygaard, Sharon Gilchrist, John Reischman & The Jaybirds, Ken Bonfield, Steve Davison, Tony Marcus, Patrice Haan, Tim Sparks, Teja Gerken, Doug Young, Bill Mize, Wayne Henderson, Roy Zimmerman, Jim Hurley, Teresa Tudury, Diego (El Twanguero) Garcia, Larry Carlin, Claudia Hampe, Jim Nunally, Nell Robinson, Michael Chapdelaine, Ryan Ayers, Giacomo Fiore, Houston Jones, Walter Strauss, Joe Craven, Mamadou Sidibe, Doc Elmo, Ken Bonfield, Steve Davison, Kinloch Nelson, Paul Asbell, Mike Compton, John Doyle, Richard Smith, Mike Dowling and Andy Irvine. See the concerts page for upcoming shows and announcements.