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About Us

Rufus Guitar Shop was founded in Montreal by Rufus Stewart in 1972. Stewart Rufus sold the shop to Chuck and Jennie Baker who, in turn, moved it to Vancouver, BC in 1984. Over the next 30 years, Chuck and Jennie nurtured and grew Rufus Guitar Shop into the shop we now know today. Building a solid reputation across Canada, Rufus Guitar Shop became a must-stop, not only for locals but for many musicians traveling through the Vancouver area. In 2004, Edmonton musician Blaine McNamee moved from the prairies of Alberta to Vancouver and started working for Chuck and Jennie at Rufus Guitar Shop. 8 years later and 42 years after Rufus Stewart first opened the doors to the shop, Blaine McNamee, along with Aaron and Terry Kirkland, purchased the store from Chuck and Jennie who have since retired to the suburbs to be closer to their grandchildren. 

Since 1972, Rufus Guitar Shop has been catering to musicians from all walks of life. Be it sales, lessons or repairs, the deep tradition of customer service the Bakers established still stands strong today. We are a shop owned and run by musicians for musicians. We love all aspects of music just as much as you.

We are passionate about sharing our knowledge, expertise and joy with every single person that walks through our doors.

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Store Hours

  • Monday to Thursday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sunday: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Sunday:Canada Day July 1st we will be Closed

Please call us at 604-222-1717 for holiday hours.