Located at 7827 Beach Blvd in Huntington Beach, California, Huntington Guitar Outlet has been serving the local guitar community for over 10 years. Fueled by his love of guitar, owner Paul Wesselink had dreamed of starting a music store, and in 1994 he jumped at the opportunity when he realized that Huntington Beach was lacking a family-oriented guitar shop.

"Our store is 12,000 sq ft of wall-to-wall guitars with a little bit of everything for everybody....and as Orange County's largest independent dealer we are very competitive with any other local store.", stated store manager Clay James.

Clay, who truly steers the ship on a day-to-day basis, came on board shortly after the store opened. As a professional musician from Newport Beach, Clay brought a true players perspective to the store, drawing on his background as a professional guitarist and his vast experience in live and studio work.

With the store's clientele primarily beginner to intermediate players, another key to its success has come by hiring sales staff that are musicians themselves. These guys know what it's like to be a beginning player and can offer key insight to their customers. In addition, sales staff do not work on a commission basis so that they can be truly honest with customers regarding the products they offer.

Clay continued, "The reason we carry Epiphone is because they have great prices that we can pass on to the consumer and they stand behind their product. Epiphone is the best guitar value out there for the beginner, intermediate or pro."

Huntington Guitar Outlet is also an Epiphone Signature Dealer and regularly carries Artist models such as the Zakk Wilde Custom Les Paul, the Joe Pass Emperor II, the John Connolly Les Paul Custom and others.

You can visit them on-line at www.huntingtonguitaroutlet.com.

Clay James accepts Featured Dealer award from Epi representative Will Jones.