A new, improved  web experience. 
Watch for announcements on Facebook and by email.  Meanwhile, come see us at our permanent address: 1303 Breckenridge, Owensboro, Ky. -- just south of Parrish Avenue.  We are locally owned and nationally known for selection and service. So "COME ON DOWN!"
~ Gordy Wilcher 

Music Center
is a real wood, brick, and mortar music store, home grown and still locally owned. 
 Our staff 
brings an incredible 115
 years of combined experience to sales and service.

  This rare retail synergy has earned thousands of repeat customers and a nationwide reputation for excellence including recognition in 2011 and 2012 as a Top 100 dealer by the national association of independent music merchants, along with nominations as top amplifier dealer and pro sound dealer by Music & Sound Retailers Magazine.

While online dealers come and go (and disappoint) our experienced staff provides personalized recommendations and encourages hands-on tryouts. In-store sales mean same-day satisfaction.

  Our team is authorized and certified by the major brands for set-up, service and repair. Our TLC will keep you rocking or making beautiful music for years to come.

 The best gear
at the best price

  We stock the most-wanted brands in popular music including Epiphone, Ibenez, JBL, Samick, Seagull, Yamaha, Peavey, Guild, Roland, Ampeg, Shure, Ludwig, Zildjian and a growing line of folk and bluegrass instruments.

Don't assume we can't compete on price with warehouse shippers. We're here to stay and do what it takes to earn your business.

In-store instruction

 Nine of the most talented musicians in the region share their experience daily with about 130 students, ranging in age from six to to "Don't Ask."  

  Affordable weekly lessons, individually tailored to novice and journeyman alike, take place in five private practice rooms. Guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, drum set and vocal coaching
are offered.

Service before and after the sale

 Our trained technicians ensure your purchase leaves the store in concert condition. Maintenance and repairs, as needed, are done in-store or on-site by factory-certified  personnel. When musicians have emergencies, we do what it takes to make the show go on. We know it's important. We're musicians, too.

We're easy to find
  We're at 1303 Breckenridge Street (one-way north) in Owensboro. Or take Parrish Avenue (east or west) and enter from the alley behind the southeast corner Shell station.