Why buy a musical instrument from a shop in Wichita, Kansas?

When you call us for information, you talk to a real person who actually knows something about musical instruments.

Service after the sale. This one's important: with the exception of damage to carrying cases, no matter what kind of damage happens, we'll fix it, absolutely for free, for two years. Have a look at our guarantee printed below! Our repair shop is the best in the country! Anything that we have used has been rebuilt so that it plays like a new one!

Good selection and short waiting times. Why order a musical instrument that won't be delivered for months and months? We have almost everything now, ready to ship to you!

Decades of ethical and reputable service. Since 1953 we've sold, repaired and restored musical instruments.

E. M. Shorts Guitars was founded in 1974 as part of Wichita Band Instrument Co., Inc. WBIC was founded in 1953, and his been under the same ownership since 1962. We have customers all over the world, and pride ourselves on our friendly, knowledgeable staff.

Shorts Guitars also offers a FREE two-year service warranty on all instruments...new or used. If it breaks, we'll repair it for free up to 24 months from purchase date.

Our in-shop luthier is an authorized Gibson and Fender tech. Our first priority is always to our customers, so repair turn around time is quick. As time permits, we may sometimes take in repairs on instruments we did not sell.