The Loft at Lay’s is a brick and mortar guitar store in Akron, Ohio. We are located at 974 Kenmore Blvd., Akron, Ohio, on the second floor. We are “The Loft” of historic Lay’s Guitar shop, one of a dying breed of small guitar shops left in America.

If you are traveling through Akron please stop in and say hello! We are 30 minutes from the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton Ohio, minutes from The University of Akron, and 45 minutes south of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We specialize in the finest quality, hand-made acoustic guitars, custom made Lay’s electric, and acoustic guitars, Gibson Les Paul conversions, vintage guitars, amplifiers, and more.

Some of our current acoustic guitar lines are Huss & Dalton, Santa Cruz, Bourgeois, and Bedell.  We also carry Knagg’s electric guitars. At The Loft at Lay’s We can custom build, or custom order, almost anything you can imagine. Our repair shop is world renowned and has been in business in Akron since 1962.
Any alterations, repairs, maintenance, or adjustments that you need can be done right here in our shop, whether it is a vintage Gibson Les Paul Standard or or a custom color Fender Telecaster or Stratocaster.


All of our gear is available for the customer to play in our showroom. We invite you to visit our shop and personally hold and hear the guitar in which you are interested. We feel the best way to experience a high quality guitar is with your own hands, eyes, and ears! Although we do sell online and ship to anywhere in the United States, we encourage you to touch, play, and listen to the guitar you are considering so as to get the perfect fit.

Steve, Dan, and Joel are lifelong music fans, and guitar nerds. Feel free to browse and shop our site or give us a call to chat. Better yet, come on in for a visit.