About Westwood

Westwood Music has been a musician’s staple in Los Angeles since 1947. Countless rock-and-roll legends including Lindsey Buckingham, the Eagles, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Lyle Lovett, Joni Mitchell, the Beach Boys, the Doobie Brothers, and many more, have been frequent customers of Westwood Music because there is a difference!

Westwood Music provides an environment free from the chaos and high-pressure sales tactics of those big chains. We stock some of the best instruments, effects and amplifiers on the planet. Our expertly trained and passionate sales staff is ready to find you an instrument you will love for years to come. Plus, our unparalleled repair and restoration technicians provide solutions without compromise.

We look forward to you visiting and enjoying our acclaimed retail and repair shop. If you have any questions, please give us a call!

Guitar of the Week


​Koa Weissenborn Style Guitar Handcrafted in Honolulu, Hawai’i. 3A-5A Koa bookmatch”Fallen” Big Island Koa Bloodwood,Maple and Rosewood Marquetry Rosette. Rosewood Fretboard Maple Fretmarkers Paua Abalone Shell Inlay Position Mark

Top tier instruments, knowledgeable staff and a pressure-free environment allow you to find the perfect guitar!
From a simple setup to restoring a priceless piece of art, our repair staff is the best in the business!
A skill that will grow with you for a lifetime! Our instructors are expertly trained to get you to the next level.
  • I just wanted to say how happy we are with Henry’s piano playing!!!

    Unlike the guitar, he practices all the time with no prompting from us. He even takes a break from Minecraft to play! And we love that he is learning Mad World. Great Choice.

  • Thanks David, it’s my new favorite guitar. Plays amazing now!

  • Chelsea,

    I’ve been meaning to send you this feedback.  You did a repair on my ’75 D-28, maybe, about 6 months ago.  The sound of the bass strings is so much improved, it’s like a different instrument.  I always liked the sound of this guitar, but I never realized how much had been missing.  Thanks for doing the work.  I can pretend I’m a better player now.

  • I love the way my guitar now plays and sounds. It is now my best playing acoustic for sure! All the work and workmanship is spot on, I’m glad you did the work.

    I played a couple hours yesterday and today (keep in mind I’ve been playing very little) and my fingers barely feel it. So nice to feel consistency and the fingerboard under my hands.

  • Thank you for repairing my Yamaha guitar, it looks and sounds great, it is so much easier to play. It practically plays itself now!

    Thank you also to the nice gentleman who brought the guitar out to my car.

  • I picked up my guitar yesterday. Wonderful job. It looks and plays better than ever.

    The set up is great, and I also noticed that the fretboard is nice and clean. 

    Thanks for taking such good care of it.


  • Wow! You did it!

    I am in absolute shock/joy that you pulled it off. 

    For over twenty years I have showed my ’64 Tele to many so-called experts to get their opinion on how to get the black paint off the original finish of my tele, but nobody wanted to touch it. They all said it was a lost cause.

    You painstakingly and meticulously brought my tele back to life. The original blonde finish is back and beautiful!

    I am so grateful to you for your courage and talent.

    Thanks Chelsea!!

    Eddy Bitton
  • “I’ve been coming to Westwood Music for 30 years. They have always had one of the finest repair shops. I think this current repair shop is the best they have ever had! I give it an A+”

    Frank Stallone
  • David Raven Rutchinski strikes again! He took a guitar that I already dug playing, and made it play better than I could imagine.

    The BEST setups – the BEST.

    Man, I’m so spoiled!

    Jonathan Stout
  • Over the years i’ve gone to Westwood Music for everything from a setup to picking out a new amp to having a guitar refinished.  They’ve always steered me in the right direction and done fantastic work.  By far my favorite shop in LA!

    John Schroeder
  • After three mediocre setups by other shops I broke down and had my Les Paul Plek’d by Westwood Music. They finally were able to unlock the potential in this guitar! It now plays like a dream!

  • Emiko and I would like to thank all the folks at StageIt.com & Westwood Music for helping with our show last night….Kevin, James and Alex thanks for all the tech help etc…and Mark Bookin’ for being my go to guy for some 30 years in LA….we appreciate you ALL…..OH, and thanks again Chelsea for the great work on my 57 “Stewart” Oriphonic…soo cool!

    Tom Kell
  • “I have played guitar for several years and felt like I hit a plateau in my abilities so I decided to seek out lessons. I took lessons with James at Westwood and his patience and insight into theory opened up a whole new world for me.”

  • “I have had my guitar setup by 2-3 different guys and none of them could figure out how to get it right. Chelsea at Westwood listened to what I needed and nailed it the first time. I will never take my guitars to anyone else.”

  • “Simply put, Westwood Music is the best guitar shop around. They clearly get how to treat customers and their gear is top notch.”