Michael Pekar owner of PEKAR MUSIC CO. is a passionate perfectionist when it comes to stringed instruments. His music store carries a variety of guitars, basses, banjos, ukuleles, mandolins, violins, digital keyboards along with many accessories. Only four years after opening in 1998, Pekar Music Co. was named Best Guitar Shop in Northeast Ohio by Music & Sound Retailer Magazine. Interestingly, Pekar started out to service guitars, not sell them. He studied with Jack Schwarz of Fender Co. and Akron born Virgil Lay, known worldwide for transforming guitars into performance-quality instruments. "A good repair inspires musicians to play better", Pekar said. Pekar has been playing since 9 years of age. He shoveled sidewalks for 50 cents to buy his first guitar. His first teacher, Dave Jones, is now one of four experienced musicians who teaches for Pekar.
Mike Pekar began performing at age 14. In the 1960's and 70's his was one of the first bands to appear on MTV. Today, he helps others experience the exhilaration of performance, giving lessons and arranging endorsements for talented youth. It's his way of doing something good with his gift. He says he sells, teaches and services guitars. His customers and students would add "inspires" to that list.
We would like to extend an invitation to the local talent of N E. Ohio to stop by our store in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio. We would like to meet you and possibly offer you an opportunity to showcase your talent on our Youtube channel. We would like to help promote musicians and song writers that are local to our area. Thank you for visiting our website, come back often. Look for us on Facebook and YouTube.