Play Guitar, Be Excellent!

1118 Blanshard St

Victoria, BC V8W 2H6


Now open @ 1118 Blanshard, just 4 doors north of our old location.


Hi, I’m Kurt Phillips, Owner of Guitars Plus!

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I first picked up a guitar in the late 1970’s when I was a teenager and I’ve loved guitars ever since. I have spent my whole life involved in the music industry in one way or another including as a:

  • Professional guitarist and bass player
  • Acoustic finger stylist
  • Guitar repairman
  • Manufacturer rep
  • Live sound engineer
  • Small analog home studio
  • Professional roadie, stage crew, guitar tech
  • Long-time independent guitar store owner

I have played in numerous bands as a main member, side-man, session guitarist and bass player in many genres, including original bands, roots/Canadiana, power metal, new and traditional country, acoustic instrumental, hard rock cover bands, power pop and more. I have mixed, engineered and self-recorded myself in bands and as a solo artist as well as co-produced and engineered many of my own musical projects. I have written many songs in diverse genres and had other artists cover some of my material.

All of these experiences has given me insight on guitars, amps, pedals, cables, set-ups, repairs and more that I can draw on to help you find the gear you want and need for where you are right now as a player - and where you want to go. So, whether you are a first time player or a professional, I can help you get the gear you want with our friendly and helpful knowledge.

Guitars Plus! Specializes in new and used guitars, amps, pedals, and a really great selection of related accessories and parts, from recognizable to unique brand names not available in other stores. If you want to step outside of the ‘same old, same old’ because you are different and so is your music, or the ‘tried and true’ fits the bill, you can find that guitar and amp here.

We also take trade-ins and consignments, we do special orders and appraisals, plus offer prompt and professional in-store repairs. Trade-ins and consignments give us the ability to selectively stock instruments and brand names that we don’t have access to as new products, giving you the best opportunity to get your dream rig.

Our fully refurbished used and consignment items, as well as our repairs, all come with a full warranty so you can buy with confidence.

When you’re in beautiful downtown Victoria, please stop in and visit our store. I would love to talk guitars with you, and browsing is always welcome!

Thank you for stopping by and supporting local, independent small business.

Play Guitar, Be Excellent … Everyday!

kurt phillips

Kurt Phillips

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Free 1-Hour Parking Nearby

Thank you for your patronage.

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Guitars Plus
1118 Blanshard St
Victoria, BC V8W 2H6


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