The Fretted Frog

The Fretted Frog The Fretted Frog is an alternative acoustic guitar store located in West Pasadena (Colorado and 64) Established in 2010 The Fretted Frog is a new guitar store in L.A., offering an alternative for acoustic guitar lovers.

No big names here: we make room available for qualitity and sometime innovative budget guitars (Blueridge, Boulder Creek, Lag) as well as new "flavours" in acoustic guitars (Cole Clark, Godin, Lowden). We also offer banjos (Deering) and a wide range of accessories both for acoustic addicts (amps , strings and pick ups) and the local musician community (electic guitar strings, picks, pedals, drumst

No big names here: we make room available for qualitity and sometime innovative budget guitars (Blueridge, Boulder Creek, Lag) as well as new "flavours" in acoustic guitars (Cole Clark, Godin, Lowden). We also offer banjos (Deering) and a wide range of accessories both for acoustic addicts (amps , strings and pick ups) and the local musician community (electic guitar strings, picks, pedals, drumst

Operating as usual

Andy was a classmate of my daughter Gabrielle at VAPA school downtown. A young a promising life was cut short by a reckl...
11/14/2018
Click here to support In loving memory of Andy Olivera organized by Luna Mendez

Andy was a classmate of my daughter Gabrielle at VAPA school downtown. A young a promising life was cut short by a reckless and soulless hit-and-run driver. No money will ease the pain, but the last thing this family should have to take care of his fund their son’s funeral.

Tonight, Andy Olivera’s mom is devastated. Andy, went out on his nightly routine jog and when he didn’t return, his mom became very concerned and started looking for him, the police finally called at 3am notifying her that her son passed away apparently it was a hit and run. Police are trying to...

That's all what left. If you still want to get some Fretted Frog memorabilia that's the last day. It will go for cheap.
09/12/2018

That's all what left. If you still want to get some Fretted Frog memorabilia that's the last day. It will go for cheap.

Passing by our old Echo Park location. Sign of the times? #gentrification #pauperization
09/12/2018

Passing by our old Echo Park location. Sign of the times? #gentrification #pauperization

My Teisco will not travel back with me to Europe. Still a pretty good tone and feel for a 50 year old lad! $300 cash and...
09/07/2018

My Teisco will not travel back with me to Europe. Still a pretty good tone and feel for a 50 year old lad! $300 cash and it’s yours! #teiscoguitar #teiscodelrey @ The Fretted Frog

My Teisco will not travel back with me to Europe. Still a pretty good tone and feel for a 50 year old lad! $300 cash and...
09/07/2018

My Teisco will not travel back with me to Europe. Still a pretty good tone and feel for a 50 year old lad! $300 cash and it’s yours! #teiscoguitar #teiscodelrey @ The Fretted Frog

Final in store liquidation Sale Saturday 09/08 @thefrettedfrog 1414 w Colorado Blvd Pasadena - Blowout sale on bag and c...
09/07/2018

Final in store liquidation Sale Saturday 09/08 @thefrettedfrog 1414 w Colorado Blvd Pasadena - Blowout sale on bag and cases. We still have quite a bit of an inventory (talking about poor inventory management, no wonder we’re getting out of business ;) Dreadnought, OM,classical, electric guitar and bass, banjo and mandolins: we can still fit almost any instrument! @ The Fretted Frog

Final in store liquidation Sale Saturday 09/08 @thefrettedfrog 1414 w Colorado Blvd Pasadena - Blowout sale on furniture...
09/06/2018

Final in store liquidation Sale Saturday 09/08 @thefrettedfrog 1414 w Colorado Blvd Pasadena - Blowout sale on furniture and equipment as well! Everything must go! @ The Fretted Frog

Final in store liquidation Sale Saturday 09/08 @thefrettedfrog 1414 w Colorado Blvd Pasadena - Blowout sale on Stands an...
09/06/2018

Final in store liquidation Sale Saturday 09/08 @thefrettedfrog 1414 w Colorado Blvd Pasadena - Blowout sale on Stands and wall hangers #guitarstands #ukulelestand @ The Fretted Frog

Final in store liquidation Sale Saturday 09/08 @thefrettedfrog 1414 w Colorado Blvd Pasadena - Blowout Sale on accessori...
09/06/2018

Final in store liquidation Sale Saturday 09/08 @thefrettedfrog 1414 w Colorado Blvd Pasadena - Blowout Sale on accessories: tuners, straps, pickups, strings, cables .... starting T $1 @ The Fretted Frog

Final in store liquidation Sale Saturday 09/08 @thefrettedfrog 1414 w Colorado Blvd Pasadena - 50% off on remaining guit...
09/06/2018

Final in store liquidation Sale Saturday 09/08 @thefrettedfrog 1414 w Colorado Blvd Pasadena - 50% off on remaining guitars Eastman PCH with case $179, Taylor Academy $299, Taylor 315ce Ltd edition $1049 , Atkin essential D $1999, Camps CW $699, Cole Clark FL2EC $1299, Bedell Folk Mahogany Dread $999, G&L thinline $999

Final in store liquidation Sale Saturday 09/08 @thefrettedfrog 1414 w Colorado Blvd Pasadena - 50% off on remaining guit...
09/06/2018

Final in store liquidation Sale Saturday 09/08 @thefrettedfrog 1414 w Colorado Blvd Pasadena - 50% off on remaining guitars - Córdoba student guitars 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 at $70, Godin Core HB $379 - Simon & Patrick e/a dreadnought $249, cigar box guitar $249, electric banjo $229, Guild D40 brand new $999, Córdoba mini R $99 and Taylor 616Ce $2099

Everything must go, including framed posters. Closing sale on Saturday 09/08, starts at 10am!
09/05/2018

Everything must go, including framed posters. Closing sale on Saturday 09/08, starts at 10am!

Our very own guitar hangers cemetery. See you in another life and don’t forget to support your local guitar store, you s...
09/05/2018

Our very own guitar hangers cemetery. See you in another life and don’t forget to support your local guitar store, you still don’t try guitars online! #guitarstoreclosing

Books, strings, tuners, cases, bags ... Moving/Closing sale this Saturday 09/08, from 10am to 5pm. Let’s get a last deal...
09/03/2018

Books, strings, tuners, cases, bags ... Moving/Closing sale this Saturday 09/08, from 10am to 5pm. Let’s get a last deal before we close!

So the Frog is surely vanishing in the heat of this 2018 summer, but the spirit is well alive with our dear friend and 7...
08/24/2018
Taborella Music & Vintage

So the Frog is surely vanishing in the heat of this 2018 summer, but the spirit is well alive with our dear friend and 7-year Frog's luthier Colin Warling starting is very own Guitar Shop in Portland, Oregon. All the Best my friend!

Well Hello FB community! We are opening shop this week! At the start, we'll have very limited stock - some select vintage clothing pieces as well as many of my handmade guitars. We will also be selling records and tapes, so if your band has a record, I'd love to spin it in our shop as well as consign a few!

Yours truly will be completing guitar repairs on site while we try to beef up the business. Repairs aside, I enjoy building unique guitars, and will hopefully be building your dream guitar/bass or other dream instrument! You can view some of my work at www.warlingguitars.com Please stop by and visit our physical location if you are in the area!

We are currently open Tues-Sat 10-5
We are located at: 3108 #B SE 50th Ave
Portland, OR 97206
503-771-0173

An empty bench: Jack found a new home with a fellow guitar shop in the West side, he will not take any new work starting...
07/11/2018

An empty bench: Jack found a new home with a fellow guitar shop in the West side, he will not take any new work starting tonight. You’ll be able to pick up your repairs until we definitely close down in August.

07/07/2018

So far we are not changing the store hours, still closed Sundays and Mondays. On Tuesday 07/10 we'll be open 3pm to 7pm.

The Fretted Frog's cover photo
07/07/2018

The Fretted Frog's cover photo

32 instruments have been sold since we started our liquidation sale on Tuesday, they’re going faster then we thought... ...
07/07/2018

32 instruments have been sold since we started our liquidation sale on Tuesday, they’re going faster then we thought... still some awesome deals to do! #goingoutofbusiness #guitarstoreclosing #anotheronebitesthedust #guitarsale #pasadena #youdonttryguitarsonline

Store’s wall and floor is clearing fast. Catch a deal when you can. #goingoutofbusinesssale #signifthetimes #youdefinite...
07/07/2018

Store’s wall and floor is clearing fast. Catch a deal when you can. #goingoutofbusinesssale #signifthetimes #youdefinitelycanttryguitarsonline #willyouhaveachoice #guitarsale

Let’s face it, that’s the lamest post we had to publish on Instagram, but sometimes you need to call it quit. The store ...
07/04/2018

Let’s face it, that’s the lamest post we had to publish on Instagram, but sometimes you need to call it quit. The store will still be open “physically” for a couple of months than everything left will just go online. Good deals for sure but low ballers please pass your way: we’re in no rush here, guitars will be sold with huge discounts but we’re not desperate either, so no need to try indecent offers, thanks.
#guitarstoreclosing #guitarclearance #guitarsale

Get your Atkin on!
06/15/2018

Get your Atkin on!

Feeling blue? #youdonttryguitarsonline #rockisnotdead
06/08/2018

Feeling blue? #youdonttryguitarsonline #rockisnotdead

Guild M-20 sunburst back in stock, we know, you want it! #madeincalifornia @guildguitars #youdonttryguitarsonline @thefr...
06/02/2018

Guild M-20 sunburst back in stock, we know, you want it! #madeincalifornia @guildguitars #youdonttryguitarsonline @thefrettedfrog #guitarstorelosangeles @ The Fretted Frog

Atkin 00-37s relic, welcome to Pasadena, little English 💎 ! Nice work @atkin_guitars , as always. #youdonttryguitarsonli...
06/01/2018

Atkin 00-37s relic, welcome to Pasadena, little English 💎 ! Nice work @atkin_guitars , as always. #youdonttryguitarsonline #madeinengland #parlor #relicguitar @thefrettedfrog #guitarstorelosangeles #pasadena #eaglerockla #highlandparkla

Another big delivery happened yesterday... any guess? 🇬🇧 Answer tomorrow... #youdonttryguitarsonline
05/31/2018

Another big delivery happened yesterday... any guess? 🇬🇧 Answer tomorrow... #youdonttryguitarsonline

The wait is over! We just received 7 new models from Camps, including this amazing M-14-C. #classicalguitars #madeinspai...
05/31/2018

The wait is over! We just received 7 new models from Camps, including this amazing M-14-C. #classicalguitars #madeinspain #guitarrascamps #catalunya #youdonttryguitarsonline #guitarstorelosangeles #guitarisnotdead #brickandmortar #pasadena #eaglerockla #highlandparkla

Hello gorgeous! More pictures coming tomorrow... #guitarrascamps
05/30/2018

Hello gorgeous! More pictures coming tomorrow... #guitarrascamps

Just came in, mont Guild F40, 2018 US made guitar with K&K pure mini pick up. Maybe the best deal on the store right now...
05/26/2018

Just came in, mont Guild F40, 2018 US made guitar with K&K pure mini pick up. Maybe the best deal on the store right now! @guildguitars #kandkpickups #youdonttryguitarsonline @thefrettedfrog #guitarstorelosangeles #brickandmortar #pasadena #eaglerockla #highlandparkla @ The Fretted Frog

The Fretted Frog's cover photo
05/10/2018

The Fretted Frog's cover photo

A nice and talented guy, a friendly and cosy place (Coffe Galery in Altadena), what's not to like? Stephen played at the...
05/10/2018

A nice and talented guy, a friendly and cosy place (Coffe Galery in Altadena), what's not to like? Stephen played at the store a few years ago and it's always a pleasure to bump into him at Namm on the Lowden booth.

On Tour now!
Cutting The Dead Some Slack in the Golden State!
George Lowden Guitars Ltd Curt Mangan Strings G7th The Capo Company Kanile'a 'Ukulele @LRBaggs
#cutthedeadsomeslack #slackkey #gratefuldead

We’re now a proud dealer for Tam Bone picks. Handmade by our friend Wyatt out of #bakelite, these picks will bring you t...
05/04/2018

We’re now a proud dealer for Tam Bone picks. Handmade by our friend Wyatt out of #bakelite, these picks will bring you that bright and loud tone you’re looking for, with style! #handmadepicks #madeinlosangeles #mandolin #bluegrass

We had the immense honor to tour the @larriveeguitars #oxnard factory with Jean Larrivée himself. It’s hard to understan...
05/02/2018

We had the immense honor to tour the @larriveeguitars #oxnard factory with Jean Larrivée himself. It’s hard to understand how much care and love Jean is bringing to every single guitar on what we should call his workshop. Too much magic here to call it a factory, it’s a workshop, a big one, but a workshop nonetheless. Thank you Jean for bringing such awesome guitars to life! #madeincalifornia #jeanlarrivée #luthier #youdonttryguitarsonline #guitarshavesouls

The wait is over! The Eastman Octave Mando is in the House! Best bang for your buck these days for an octave. #octaveman...
04/28/2018

The wait is over! The Eastman Octave Mando is in the House! Best bang for your buck these days for an octave. #octavemandolin #eastmanmandolin #youdonttrymandolinsonline @thefrettedfrog #guitarstorelosangeles #pasadena #eaglerockla #highlandparkla

Need custom patch cables? We’ve been a George L’s dealer since our early days on Echo Park and can tell you they’re the ...
04/27/2018

Need custom patch cables? We’ve been a George L’s dealer since our early days on Echo Park and can tell you they’re the best: high quality and easy & quick install: what’s not to like? #patchcables #custom cables #georgels @ The Fretted Frog

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1414 W Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA
91105

General information

Our goal has been from the start to offer acoustic string instruments you'll have a hard time to find in L.A. : - a left-handed wall: more then 20 instruments available (Guitars but also Mandolin, Banjo, 12-sting guitar...); - brands you won't find elsewhere or in very limited supply: Blueridge, Cole Clark, Simon & Patrick, Lag; - Taylor guitars: a selection you won't find everywhere: BTOs, Limited Editions and custom models ; - Higher end guitars by Lowden, Taylor and Alvarez Yairi; - Folk instruments: Resonators, Cigar box, Ukuleles, Mandolins, Banjos. Our in-house luthier, Colin, has years of experience and will be able to take care of your gear, from a simple restring to a full neck reset. Ask him for pick up install as well! Our teachers will offer beginner classes as well as in-depth lessons on different instruments (Guitar-Banjo-Mandolin-Bass-Uke) and in different styles (Flamenco - Fingestyle - Blues - Bluegrass - Rock - Jazz - Gypsy Jazz)

Opening Hours

Tuesday 11am - 7pm
Wednesday 11am - 7pm
Thursday 11am - 7pm
Friday 11am - 7pm
Saturday 11am - 5pm

Telephone

(626) 844-5006

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Established in 2010 The Fretted Frog is a guitar store located in West Pasadena (Eagle Rock area). Let’s face it: you may get lost looking for us, and because we don’t carry the usual stuff, you may get a little more lost browsing in our store. We are offering an alternative for the curious and yet distinctive player.

No Fender or Gibson in our Electric section, serious gear by G&L (if you know your Leo Fender history, you know who they are), Schecter, Eastman or Godin.

No Martins in our Acoustic section (Taylor and Guild though...), but the distinctive guitarist knows about Larrivee and Lowden, and will be eager to try some of our samller makers: Camps, Atkin, Mc Ilroy, Cole Clark, Ho Zen or Bedell guitars.

And our unusual selection does not stop at guitars: we have a large selection of banjos (Deering and Goldtone), mandolins (Weber and Eastman) , ukuleles (Koaloaha, Magick Fluke, Kala) and some less usual instruments (you may see Cuban Tres, Charangos, Ouds, Bouzoukis, Cavaquinhos and more in the store, according to seasonal arrival!) We have a repair shop - right in the middle of the store - where Roberto-Venn alumni Paul Oldham will take care of your gear, acoustic or electric. And if you buy an instrument from us, it will leave adjusted to your liking and will stay like that: we offer a free annual set up on all store instruments*. We want to offer also an alternative in music instructions, with a focus on folk instruments (banjos, mandolins and ukes for a start) and specific music styles (bluegrass, flamenco) .

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Your # isn’t working. Are you open?
Could you guys recommend a good local that could setup acoustic guitars?
I'm sorry to hear you're closing. Do you have a 3/4 Yamaha acoustic sort of for a beginner? Or something similar? price??
Hi Roland, just say thank you so much for your good services and the guitar purchased from our store! You are a very nice guy and miss your store so much!
THE FRETTED FROG TO CLOSE DOWN BY THE END OF THE SUMMER The rumor had it for a little while that The Fretted Frog was to close down ... It was not true until very recently. To tell the truth, the store is not and has never been at the edge of going bankrupt, but it has been at the expense of my family life. It's time for me to swing back the priority to my wonderful wife and children and go back to France. The plan was set a while back and I worked the last 10 month to train a manager to be able to keep our operations going. She was a very talented salesperson doubled with good management skills. Sadly she decided to follow another road at the very last minute. With limited time to react, I tried my best to find a solution before I have to move back to France in September. I learned today that my last option will no go through. With a couple of months left, I'm sad to say that I need to swing to full liquidation. So, yes, I have to confirm it: "another one bites the dust". It's not farewell yet, we'll be operating until the end of the summer, so there won't be hard liquidation for another month or two, but all our Facebook followers and customers who can stop at the store will have priority on our instruments clearance. Or you can just stop and say goodbye, if you still can endure my French accent. Thanks to all our wonderful customers and students who made it a fun ride, talking gear, music and even sometime politics. Thanks to all our suppliers, past and present, who trusted us with carrying their wonderful instruments. And of course, thanks to my wonderful team who have been all along the real asset of this store. Roland Belloir Owner (not for long) of The Fretted Frog
I stopped in today and met Roland, a down to earth nice guy, and I played a bunch of his guitars and loved the store! He has a great eclectic selection of instruments and gear. A true mom/pop shop.
I am interested in the Godin Dorchester (in black) you have for sale and would like to know the cost of shipping to UK. Many thanks...David.
Thanks for the customer service today. I'm enjoying my Cordoba and Reverend guitars. You have every brand that I adore. G & L, Reverend, and Godin.
Ça,c'est fait !