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Westwood Music’s Red Carpet Tradition

History. Inspiration. Destination.
You crave it. We have it.
The Iconic Westwood Music.
Tradition. Since 1947.

Ella Fitzgerald, Joni Mitchell, The Eagles, Jackson Browne, Linda Ronstadt, The Doobie Brothers, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Neil Young, Kenny Burrell, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Chet Atkins, America, Johnny Cash, Duane Allman, Buck Owens, Mack Davis, Emmy Lou Harris, Roseanne Cash, Dolly Parton, Warren Zevon, Peter Asher, The Byrds, The Beach Boys, The Mamas and the Papas, Little Feat, Earth, Wind & Fire, Robbie Robertson, Ned Doheny, Dwight Yoakam, Chicago, Stephen Bishop, Eric Clapton, Don Henley, James Taylor, The Rolling Stones, and many more.


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Besides being some of your favorite artists, do you know what these celebrated musicians have in common?


Westwood Music.

From early in their lofty careers to up-to-the-moment tour support, music’s legends return for the tradition that is The Westwood Music Experience. And like these artists, whether you visit the West Los Angeles, California location or online, you will experience the shop’s well-established reputation for combining friendly, home-style service and repair expertise with hand-picked artisan instruments and cutting-edge gear. Everyone receives star treatment at Westwood Music.


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Tradition that Encourages Artistry

From seasoned artist to beginning student, well-maintained, finely toned instruments and quality craftsmanship are gold to a player. Westwood Music’s founder, Hermann Walecki, the son of a Royal Cabinetmaker from England, became an expert in fine stringed instruments and opened the shop in 1947 just steps from its current location. He passed on his expertise to son Fred Walecki, who carried the torch with the same level of integrity into the guitar-driven 60s, 70s and on. “I had a lot of success and became the spot for Rock and Roll,” Fred says.

Building on Fred’s legendary talent for forging relationships with artists and builders, Westwood Music offers an excellent selection of enduring favorites like Martin to boutique, vintage and hard-to-find pieces. All instruments are maintained in top condition. If a buyer’s taste dictates an adjustment, Westwood Music’s talented repair team can accommodate it on the spot.

Tradition that Supports Individuality

The talented team at Westwood Music understands that each artist is unique; players benefit from the shop’s enduring tradition of customized service and attention to detail. Sales staff and repair technicians will spend the time needed to provide exceptional solutions to all of your musical needs. Outstanding instructors and workshops offer all levels a wide range of styles to help further your goals. And with one of the best guitar repair and amp repair shops in the U.S., and the only PLEK® system in Los Angeles, Westwood Music has the tools to help you achieve that coveted tone.

Whether you’re looking to buy the latest model from your favorite brand or you just want to stop by to talk shop, Westwood Music has been a must-go-to destination when passing through L.A. for 70 years. That’s tradition.


It would be nice to hear from you and feel free to call. Or—better yet—come in some day soon, hang out, and have the “Westwood Music Experience”.