The saying goes: "when one door closes, another opens." In this case, Old Boise Guitar closed its Main Street doors in October after 26 years in business and shortly thereafter, another specialty guitar shop opened across the street at 574 W. Main St.
River City Guitars is owned by guitarist and teacher Joe Cefalu and run by former Old Boise Guitar tech Randy Meenach.
Located in the space that once housed Perpetual Metals Jewelry and Mineral Gallery, River City Guitars offers mostly mid- to high-end, custom-made guitars that can't be found elsewhere in town, in addition to full repair services, private lessons and guitar accessories.
On Tuesday, Dec. 28, River City Guitars is hosting a holiday concert at the Linen Building to celebrate their grand opening. Musicians slated to perform include Ben Burdick, Dan Costello, Marcus Eaton, Steve Eaton, Steve Fulton, Randy Meenach, Nathan Moody and the Quartertons, Rebecca Scott and even Johnny Shoes, fronted by former Old Boise Guitar owner John Pisano.
In addition to soaking in some sweetly strummed tunes, be sure to grab a slice of Pie Hole pizza and a cocktail from the full bar while you wait for free giveaways.