Cole Music Co.

Cole Music Co. Builders of boutique Guitars, Amplifiers, and Effects. World class guitar repairs. We operate locally as Cole Music Company and are located in Spokane's historic Garland District.

At ColeCraft Guitars we design, build, assemble, and finish all of our instruments and electronics by hand in the USA. We also operate a retail Guitar store with specialty in instrument repair. For over 10 years we have been buying, selling, and restoring fine instruments and amplifiers in the historic Garland District in Spokane WA.

Operating as usual

06/13/2021

Will travel for tone. Love seeing what builders around the globe do with our Silver Hand Pickups.

Check out the new review of our Paradrive on Premier Guitar. You can get in on the second run now. Details on our site.
03/31/2020
Premier Guitar

Check out the new review of our Paradrive on Premier Guitar. You can get in on the second run now. Details on our site.

The Cole Music Co. Paradrive is a top-notch driver built around a powerful parametric EQ. Check out our review (with audio clips) of versatile dirt box.

Huge thanks to @demosinthedark for the awesome review of the new Paradrive. We’ve uploaded this to the pedal page on our...
03/03/2020

Huge thanks to @demosinthedark for the awesome review of the new Paradrive. We’ve uploaded this to the pedal page on our website, but you should totally check out his YouTube channel. #demosinthedark #guitarpedal #effectspedals #overdrive #parametriceq #boutiquepedals

If you missed our blog on this unique piece of electric guitar history last week, give it a read. #guitarhistory #electr...
03/03/2020

If you missed our blog on this unique piece of electric guitar history last week, give it a read. #guitarhistory #electricguitar #pickups #guitarpickup #vintage #humbucker

We rotate the homepage pic of our website from time to time with artists playing Cole gear. Next up: The amazing @vannao...
03/03/2020

We rotate the homepage pic of our website from time to time with artists playing Cole gear. Next up: The amazing @vannaohmusic playing a Hollowtop at the Red Room here in Spokane. She’s a force of nature on stage and also a generous mentor helping girls to be strong rockstar women. Many kudos! #girlpower #rockstar #boutiqueguitar Check our her stuff, she’s got new music dropping soon! 💪

Steve Bauer about to record on a 1920’s Gibson L3, outfitted with a pickup handmade by Art Stimson at Lead Pencil (analo...
02/29/2020

Steve Bauer about to record on a 1920’s Gibson L3, outfitted with a pickup handmade by Art Stimson at Lead Pencil (analog recording studio in Spokane, WA). #guitarhistory #electricguitarhistory #pickup #gibson #vintageguitar

Do YOU know how old this sign is? Guitar nerds would like to know! (Thank you Wilhelm Underwood for finding this!) #vint...
02/27/2020

Do YOU know how old this sign is? Guitar nerds would like to know! (Thank you Wilhelm Underwood for finding this!) #vintagesigns #brasssign #artloom

We bet this is the oldest pickup you’ve ever heard. Meet the “Cigar Box Pickup” made by Art Stimson, inventor of the mag...
02/27/2020

We bet this is the oldest pickup you’ve ever heard. Meet the “Cigar Box Pickup” made by Art Stimson, inventor of the magnetic electric guitar pickup. Read all about it and listen to video on our blog. #guitarhistory #guitarpickup #electricguitar #missinglink #vintageguitars #guitar #guitarporn https://colemusic.co/blogs/news/the-cigar-box-pickup

Very rarely do you get a chance to change guitar history. It starts off with a random guy walking into a guitar shop and...
02/20/2020
Art Stimson: Spokane’s Missing Link in Electric Guitar History

Very rarely do you get a chance to change guitar history. It starts off with a random guy walking into a guitar shop and ends after a year's long journey of uncovering the life and work of a truly unique man, Art Stimson. The icing on the cake? One of the rarest bits of guitar gear in existence. Check out the blog on Cole Music Co. https://colemusic.co/blogs/news/art-stimson-spokane-s-missing-link-in-electric-guitar-history?fbclid=IwAR2wRZnqkVcQPhPThktuvpPcMHtEumJH-mwZ-OlKSu-WAwovqnHkKpi7cfQ

Art Stimson has been an obscure footnote in guitar history. We unearth family history and details around his life that bring to light a remarkable musician and unique history of the inventor of electric guitar pickups.

Custom milled acrylic pickup bobbins for new ML-90 prototypes. Best of Silver Hand Missing Link tech with a P-90 flavor....
02/19/2020

Custom milled acrylic pickup bobbins for new ML-90 prototypes. Best of Silver Hand Missing Link tech with a P-90 flavor. Coming soon. #boutiquepickups #p90 #electricguitar #pickups

Big shout out to the lovely folks over at @premierguitar! Our new Paradrive pedal was highlighted in the Gear Radar sect...
02/11/2020

Big shout out to the lovely folks over at @premierguitar! Our new Paradrive pedal was highlighted in the Gear Radar section of the February digital and print editions. Our first run sold out quickly but we’re Now taking pre-orders for run two. #boutiquepedal #electricguitar #premierguitar

Test parts for new Silver Hand Pickup projects. So many steps go into making new things. Always an adventure. #boutiquep...
01/20/2020

Test parts for new Silver Hand Pickup projects. So many steps go into making new things. Always an adventure. #boutiquepickups

The first run of Paradrives sold out quickly, but you can now pre-order for run 2. Delivery in 8-12 weeks. #pedal #bouti...
01/11/2020

The first run of Paradrives sold out quickly, but you can now pre-order for run 2. Delivery in 8-12 weeks. #pedal #boutiquepedals #electricguitar #guitareffects #overdrive #parametricEQ

01/03/2020

Putting on the last touches is always fun. #luthier #guitarbuilding #boutiqueguitars #electricguitar #stamp #letterpunch

Congrats @austin_s_hagel on the new Hollowtop! Number 1901014 with a Silver Hand Mini-Bird neck pickup and @bigsby Hope ...
12/30/2019

Congrats @austin_s_hagel on the new Hollowtop! Number 1901014 with a Silver Hand Mini-Bird neck pickup and @bigsby Hope you get years of fun out of it! #guitar #boutiqueguitar #telestyle #custompickups

Marking serial numbers for Holiday Hollowtop deliveries. #boutiqueguitar #guitar #electricguitar #bluedpine #engraving #...
12/28/2019

Marking serial numbers for Holiday Hollowtop deliveries. #boutiqueguitar #guitar #electricguitar #bluedpine #engraving #oldschool

Thank you @premierguitar for the front page love! It’s very much appreciated! Check out the Paradrive Pedal on https://w...
12/18/2019

Thank you @premierguitar for the front page love! It’s very much appreciated! Check out the Paradrive Pedal on https://www.premierguitar.com when you get a chance. Order online at colemusic.co #boutiqueguitar #boutiquepedals #guitarpedals

That one time @scottiefeider rocked out on a Hollowtop at the Observatory. ( 📸: @brandonjvasquez ) #guitar #guitarsofins...
12/11/2019

That one time @scottiefeider rocked out on a Hollowtop at the Observatory. ( 📸: @brandonjvasquez ) #guitar #guitarsofinstagram #boutiqueguitar #livemusic #whoneedsvocals #blackandwhite

Just a heads up: Only two Paradrives left in our first run if you were thinking about X-mas. Working on more very soon! ...
12/09/2019

Just a heads up: Only two Paradrives left in our first run if you were thinking about X-mas. Working on more very soon! #boutiquepedals #effectspedals #overdrive #parametricEQ #boutiqueguitar (Thanks for the product pics @erickdoxey !)

That one time @marshallmcleanband rocked a Hollowtop in the middle of a gorgeous cathedral. #boutiqueguitar #guitarsofin...
12/07/2019

That one time @marshallmcleanband rocked a Hollowtop in the middle of a gorgeous cathedral. #boutiqueguitar #guitarsofinstagram #church #music ( 📸 @erickdoxey )

12/05/2019

Neck plates. #boutiqueguitar #luthier #luthiery #cnc #engraving #electricgiutar #hollowtop

Silver Hand Pickup Mini-link in a Hollowtop. #boutiqueguitar #boutiquepickup #luthier #luthiery
12/03/2019

Silver Hand Pickup Mini-link in a Hollowtop. #boutiqueguitar #boutiquepickup #luthier #luthiery

Swapped out the website pic for @lucasbrownsounds for a bit. We keep meaning to change that up more, but get busy. If yo...
12/02/2019

Swapped out the website pic for @lucasbrownsounds for a bit. We keep meaning to change that up more, but get busy. If you’ve got a great pic of you playing a Hollowtop, send it to us and we’ll make it the main image for a while, maybe link it to a blog about your band or something. #website #boutiqueguitar #guitar #guitarbuilders #localband #hollowtp ( 📸 @erickdoxey )

Bugaloo Shrimp might be a new Cole Music Co. house band for sound checking rare vintage gear and road testing designs an...
12/02/2019

Bugaloo Shrimp might be a new Cole Music Co. house band for sound checking rare vintage gear and road testing designs and prototypes, or it might just be a figment of my imagination. #bass #guitar #boutiqueguitar #amps #studio #mixerboard #vibraslap #vintageguitar #vintagebasses

11/30/2019

So many thanks to @ashmadbass for showing off possibly the very first fretless Bartell Bass. And to @leadpencilstudios for all their help. We just posted a blog about how this gem walked into Cole Music a couple days ago in case you missed it. Link in bio. #fretlessbass #boutiqueguitar #guitar #sirduke #steviewonder #blog #music #bass #bassguitar #musichistory #spokane

For all those consumers out there on Black Friday trying to fill that void. 😈 #guitar #luthier #electricguitar #hollowto...
11/29/2019

For all those consumers out there on Black Friday trying to fill that void. 😈 #guitar #luthier #electricguitar #hollowtop #bluedpine #woodworking #telestyle #boutiqueguitar

Back that axe up. #hollowtop #finishing #boutiqueguitars #guitar #luthier #woodworking #bluedpine #asspun
11/27/2019

Back that axe up. #hollowtop #finishing #boutiqueguitars #guitar #luthier #woodworking #bluedpine #asspun

Time to get some actual pics and demo vids of the new ParaDrive. Overdrive with parametric EQ. #pedals #pedalboard #bout...
11/23/2019

Time to get some actual pics and demo vids of the new ParaDrive. Overdrive with parametric EQ. #pedals #pedalboard #boutiquepedal #electricguitar

From Brad’s bench. Minibird and ‘78+ tele pickups for next Hollowtop batch. (Note: Minibird only available in a Hollowto...
11/23/2019

From Brad’s bench. Minibird and ‘78+ tele pickups for next Hollowtop batch. (Note: Minibird only available in a Hollowtop, not sold separately.) #boutiquepickups #electricguitar

Another of @lucasbrownsounds by 📸 @erickdoxey Thanks for the tunes and photos fellas! Seeing a Hollowtop gigging is the ...
11/20/2019

Another of @lucasbrownsounds by 📸 @erickdoxey Thanks for the tunes and photos fellas! Seeing a Hollowtop gigging is the best. #guitar #luthier #electricguitar #boutiqueguitar #boutiqueguitars #jamband

Address

816 W Garland Ave
Spokane, WA
99205

Opening Hours

Wednesday 12pm - 2pm
Saturday 12pm - 2pm

Telephone

(509) 244-3001

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At Cole Music Company, it is our mission to produce unique designs that sound amazing, look cool, and function perfectly. We hand make all of our gear in the United States using only the best materials and the finest components. Seriously.

“Lutherie is in my blood. I know it sounds cliché, but it’s true. My father was a luthier, so I grew up around fine instruments and the smell of hot hide glue. I’ve carried on my family legacy in my shop, Cole Music Company, where I specialize in the repair of high-end vintage and boutique guitars. For over a decade, this experience has given me the rare opportunity to learn from—and sometimes improve upon—the techniques of the greats. Now I’m proud to bring these skills to bear, to continue my family tradition—to present Cole Music Company Guitars.” — Eben Cole

A BRIEF HISTORY

Gene Cole bought a small general store from Reverend Laraway in Susanville, CA in 1968. As a self-taught luthier he turned it into Cole Music Co., a repair shop and purveyor of high quality string and fretted instruments.

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With all this new free time on my hands I've been playing alot and thinking about you guys in Spokane. Wish I could come visit but staying home and doing my part to save the World. I hope you're doing well and business returns to normal soon and just wanted to say we're thinking about you guys. 😊
The Collings CL just arrived. Putting it down for a few minutes to thank you for a smooth transaction and delivering exactly what described. Look forward to dealing with you again. Thanks Eben.