Flying Pig Music

★★★★★
  • 1915 Pacific Ave

    Forest Grove, OR 97116

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  • 503-359-1127

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I recently purchased an autoharp and needed someone to examine it and perform any necessary maintenance and/or repairs. Flying Pig was listed on Oscar Schmidt's website as an authorized dealer and repair facility, so I emailed them. "Ed"

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I recently purchased an autoharp and needed someone to examine it and perform any necessary maintenance and/or repairs. Flying Pig was listed on Oscar Schmidt's website as an authorized dealer and repair facility, so I emailed them. "Ed"

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I checked a few area stores for guitar lessons and this was the only place that let me sign up for just a couple of lessons to try them out. I took a couple of lessons with Ed and was really happy with them. He is a great teacher, and I

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I checked a few area stores for guitar lessons and this was the only place that let me sign up for just a couple of lessons to try them out. I took a couple of lessons with Ed and was really happy with them. He is a great teacher, and I

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Our in-store experience was superb. Todd is very kind and knowledgeable. His excellent approach to my musical maladies has provided more than solely a vendor-product, but because of his

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Our in-store experience was superb. Todd is very kind and knowledgeable. His excellent approach to my musical maladies has provided more than solely a vendor-product, but because of his

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Just picked up an electric guitar for my son here. We feel we got a great deal at a decent price. This was our first electric and we had lots of questions, and they were very patient both in the store and over the phone.

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Just picked up an electric guitar for my son here. We feel we got a great deal at a decent price. This was our first electric and we had lots of questions, and they were very patient both in the store and over the phone.

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Wouldn't go anywhere else for lessons.

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Wouldn't go anywhere else for lessons.

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Good place to rent band instruments. We got just what we needed and all our questions answered.

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Good place to rent band instruments. We got just what we needed and all our questions answered.

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Someone told me about this place but I usually like to shop at bigger stores. I wish I'd come here earlier because they have way more stuff than I thought they would for such a small store. I expected their prices would be really high

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Someone told me about this place but I usually like to shop at bigger stores. I wish I'd come here earlier because they have way more stuff than I thought they would for such a small store. I expected their prices would be really high

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This place is great!! We have never had a bad experience here. We recommend it to all our friends. Out kids took lessons here for a couple of years, and when we were ready to buy an instrument they gave us a super deal. Recently they

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This place is great!! We have never had a bad experience here. We recommend it to all our friends. Out kids took lessons here for a couple of years, and when we were ready to buy an instrument they gave us a super deal. Recently they

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I have been in to Flying Pig several times: once for guitar and violin repair work; once to buy a used guitar; and once to look into lessons and instruments for my kids. I was impressed and more than pleased each visit. I expected to pay

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I have been in to Flying Pig several times: once for guitar and violin repair work; once to buy a used guitar; and once to look into lessons and instruments for my kids. I was impressed and more than pleased each visit. I expected to pay

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I used to play the electric guitar semi-professionally, been in a few bands, but it??s been a while since I have played out more than occasionally. I wanted to see if they could fix my vintage delay pedal, because a few friends and I were planning a benefit gig for our church. Not only was I extremely happy with the price they quoted, I was able to persuade them to get it back to me within just a few days. I will definitely come back if I need anything repaired in the future, and I noticed that they have really good prices on strings too.

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I used to play the electric guitar semi-professionally, been in a few bands, but it??s been a while since I have played out more than occasionally. I wanted to see if they could fix my vintage delay pedal, because a few friends and I were planning a benefit gig for our church. Not only was I extremely happy with the price they quoted, I was able to persuade them to get it back to me within just a few days. I will definitely come back if I need anything repaired in the future, and I noticed that they have really good prices on strings too.

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I used to play the electric guitar semi-professionally, been in a few bands, but its been a while since I have played out more than occasionally. I wanted to see if they could fix my vintage delay pedal, because a few friends and I were

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I used to play the electric guitar semi-professionally, been in a few bands, but its been a while since I have played out more than occasionally. I wanted to see if they could fix my vintage delay pedal, because a few friends and I were

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I thought I'd give Flying Pig Music a chance at earning my business since I've lived in Forest Grove for a lot of years and always try to support my home town's small or sole proprietor businesses over going to the big corporate chain stores in the greater Portland metro area. In this particular case it was a huge mistake on my part. I contacted this store and spoke to a man named Ed (the owner) who sounded extremely unenthusiastic when he answered the phone and groggily murmured a few words that didn't sound like a hello or greeting. I thought I had the wrong phone number at first since the voice on the other end of the phone did not sound like that of a businessman or anyone who remotely works in a retail or customer service role where at least very elementary level social and customer service skills are required. I inquired about renting an amplifier head and explained that my amp head was in the shop for diagnostics, and meanwhile I wanted to use the rental amp from his store to check out my instrument to make sure it wasn't associated with the problem I believed was occurring with my amp head. Well Ed immediately said that he would NOT rent me out an amp head for fear that I might cause damage to his equipment. Right away I sensed a negative attitude! This was a very peculiar response to me because I made it clear that I was only going to use his equipment for a simple check/test at home. I mean come on now, it??s not like I was going to use this rental amp head at a full on jam session or live gig at a venue where high volume levels would be involved or other possible physical damage might occur from spectators, liquid substances, or other environmental elements. I think that my deposit on the equipment and other personal securities to be put down on the rental should more than cover the very remote chance that the amplifier head should incur any damage. Give me a break!!! What an insult to my intelligence during my very first experience with Flying Pig Music. Well, I told Ed that I can respect the fact he wants to protect his equipment, but the minor problem I was experiencing with my amp head and maybe instrument (not sure which yet) has been going on for a long period of time (years) and that my equipment has not incurred any issues or other signs of damage to date. He still did not want to rent out a simple, very inexpensive amp head for this trivial purpose. It was like he did not want to provide any business or service to me. He made me feel inferior! I agree with the other negative reviews that I've read on various review sites about Flying Pig Music and concur that the owner of this business is rude and insensitive to the needs of a customer, and it's evident that he lacks basic social and customer service skills. I suspect the owner must be well off financially and just running this business to give himself something to do because he sure doesn't care about providing any goods or services to potential customers or earning return patrons. In summary, I would never recommend Flying Pig Music to anyone even for their most desperate needs such as something like guitar picks or kazoos. That??s a real shame because I have numerous friends and associates in the music and arts business that visit me here in Forest Grove and I could never refer them to this establishment for their needs while in town for either business or pleasure. Instead, I would recommend Beacock Music in Vancouver, WA for all your music needs, and Inner Sound in SE Portland for equipment repairs on the brands that they are authorized to service. I??ve had impeccable experiences with both of those aforementioned businesses. Good luck out there and please heed my advice here. Thanks for listening.

Pros: Absolutely none. If you like being abused by a store owner and not being sold any goods or services, then Ed's your man.

Cons: Everything! Abuse, no customer service or at bare minimum you'll get a negative attitude by the owner, can't purchase goods or services.

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I thought I'd give Flying Pig Music a chance at earning my business since I've lived in Forest Grove for a lot of years and always try to support my home town's small or sole proprietor businesses over going to the big corporate chain stores in the greater Portland metro area. In this particular case it was a huge mistake on my part. I contacted this store and spoke to a man named Ed (the owner) who sounded extremely unenthusiastic when he answered the phone and groggily murmured a few words that didn't sound like a hello or greeting. I thought I had the wrong phone number at first since the voice on the other end of the phone did not sound like that of a businessman or anyone who remotely works in a retail or customer service role where at least very elementary level social and customer service skills are required. I inquired about renting an amplifier head and explained that my amp head was in the shop for diagnostics, and meanwhile I wanted to use the rental amp from his store to check out my instrument to make sure it wasn't associated with the problem I believed was occurring with my amp head. Well Ed immediately said that he would NOT rent me out an amp head for fear that I might cause damage to his equipment. Right away I sensed a negative attitude! This was a very peculiar response to me because I made it clear that I was only going to use his equipment for a simple check/test at home. I mean come on now, it??s not like I was going to use this rental amp head at a full on jam session or live gig at a venue where high volume levels would be involved or other possible physical damage might occur from spectators, liquid substances, or other environmental elements. I think that my deposit on the equipment and other personal securities to be put down on the rental should more than cover the very remote chance that the amplifier head should incur any damage. Give me a break!!! What an insult to my intelligence during my very first experience with Flying Pig Music. Well, I told Ed that I can respect the fact he wants to protect his equipment, but the minor problem I was experiencing with my amp head and maybe instrument (not sure which yet) has been going on for a long period of time (years) and that my equipment has not incurred any issues or other signs of damage to date. He still did not want to rent out a simple, very inexpensive amp head for this trivial purpose. It was like he did not want to provide any business or service to me. He made me feel inferior! I agree with the other negative reviews that I've read on various review sites about Flying Pig Music and concur that the owner of this business is rude and insensitive to the needs of a customer, and it's evident that he lacks basic social and customer service skills. I suspect the owner must be well off financially and just running this business to give himself something to do because he sure doesn't care about providing any goods or services to potential customers or earning return patrons. In summary, I would never recommend Flying Pig Music to anyone even for their most desperate needs such as something like guitar picks or kazoos. That??s a real shame because I have numerous friends and associates in the music and arts business that visit me here in Forest Grove and I could never refer them to this establishment for their needs while in town for either business or pleasure. Instead, I would recommend Beacock Music in Vancouver, WA for all your music needs, and Inner Sound in SE Portland for equipment repairs on the brands that they are authorized to service. I??ve had impeccable experiences with both of those aforementioned businesses. Good luck out there and please heed my advice here. Thanks for listening.

Pros: Absolutely none. If you like being abused by a store owner and not being sold any goods or services, then Ed's your man.

Cons: Everything! Abuse, no customer service or at bare minimum you'll get a negative attitude by the owner, can't purchase goods or services.

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I thought I'd give Flying Pig Music a chance at earning my business since I've lived in Forest Grove for a lot of years and always try to support my home town's small or sole proprietor businesses over going to the big corporate chain

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I thought I'd give Flying Pig Music a chance at earning my business since I've lived in Forest Grove for a lot of years and always try to support my home town's small or sole proprietor businesses over going to the big corporate chain

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This store has an incredible selection for the size. I would have bought more but unfortunately I had done all my Christmas shopping early. The staff is great. Friendly and knowledgeable.

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This store has an incredible selection for the size. I would have bought more but unfortunately I had done all my Christmas shopping early. The staff is great. Friendly and knowledgeable.

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I went in to buy some strings and as others here have said, I was immediately greeted with a "what do you need" attitude, in fact I was taken back because I politely said hello and complimented him on his store.

I told him I didn't know

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I went in to buy some strings and as others here have said, I was immediately greeted with a "what do you need" attitude, in fact I was taken back because I politely said hello and complimented him on his store.

I told him I didn't know

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I'm a musician who plays around the Northwest during the summer. I'd never been to this shop before, but stopped here when I was in the area. I needed an acoustic guitar pickup. They seemed to have a good selection and I was able to try a couple and find one that I liked. I wasn't able to install the pickup myself so they did that for me too within a couple of days. I'm happy with the result and the service. It's nice to see independent shops still in business. Good store. Would recommend.

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I'm a musician who plays around the Northwest during the summer. I'd never been to this shop before, but stopped here when I was in the area. I needed an acoustic guitar pickup. They seemed to have a good selection and I was able to try a couple and find one that I liked. I wasn't able to install the pickup myself so they did that for me too within a couple of days. I'm happy with the result and the service. It's nice to see independent shops still in business. Good store. Would recommend.

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Located right in the middle of Forest Grove, this place is great. Tons of selection. The staff is helpull and knows what they are talking about. Parking can be tough at times but there is always more in the back.

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Located right in the middle of Forest Grove, this place is great. Tons of selection. The staff is helpull and knows what they are talking about. Parking can be tough at times but there is always more in the back.

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I did talk to Amber for a very long time when she was in the store. I am happy to talk to any customer or potential customer who comes in. I do not feel I was impatient with her, but am sorry if she thought I was. Anyone is entitled to an opinion.

I have nothing but respect for anyone who chooses to serve in any branch of the US Military. We have many family members and long-term customers who are serving or have served. To clarify, we are grateful to anyone who chooses to serve with any branch.

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I did talk to Amber for a very long time when she was in the store. I am happy to talk to any customer or potential customer who comes in. I do not feel I was impatient with her, but am sorry if she thought I was. Anyone is entitled to an opinion.

I have nothing but respect for anyone who chooses to serve in any branch of the US Military. We have many family members and long-term customers who are serving or have served. To clarify, we are grateful to anyone who chooses to serve with any branch.

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My son and I went in to inquire about lessons for my son. I wanted to suprise my husband when he returned from his deployment. Most of the time I was there Ed was clearly annoyed and troubled by having to talk to me.

He did comment that he was in the military and asked me what branch my husband was in. I said that he was in the National Guard. His comment to me was "I thought you meant he was in a real Branch of the Military".

Excuse me..... My husband has been deployed for 2 years of the 8 years we have been married don't tell me he is not in a 'Real' Branch of the Military. Ed you are rude and I hope this rating influences many people not to do business with you!

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My son and I went in to inquire about lessons for my son. I wanted to suprise my husband when he returned from his deployment. Most of the time I was there Ed was clearly annoyed and troubled by having to talk to me.

He did comment that he was in the military and asked me what branch my husband was in. I said that he was in the National Guard. His comment to me was "I thought you meant he was in a real Branch of the Military".

Excuse me..... My husband has been deployed for 2 years of the 8 years we have been married don't tell me he is not in a 'Real' Branch of the Military. Ed you are rude and I hope this rating influences many people not to do business with you!

Pros: No Pros, Small cramped Store

Cons: Ed was so Rude

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We recently signed our 11 year old daughter up for lessons with Flying Pig. She's been having a great time and is enjoying every minute. The owner advised us to rent an instrument to start with instead of buying to see if she enjoys it, and we were really comfortable with his low key, practical approach. He does not seem to be interested in pushing us to spend as much money as we can, which is something pretty rare these days. He spends a lot of time both in and out of lessons to answer questions and give advice. It is the best experience we've had at a music store. This store is great for families with kids--they love the name and the cool pig in the window!

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We recently signed our 11 year old daughter up for lessons with Flying Pig. She's been having a great time and is enjoying every minute. The owner advised us to rent an instrument to start with instead of buying to see if she enjoys it, and we were really comfortable with his low key, practical approach. He does not seem to be interested in pushing us to spend as much money as we can, which is something pretty rare these days. He spends a lot of time both in and out of lessons to answer questions and give advice. It is the best experience we've had at a music store. This store is great for families with kids--they love the name and the cool pig in the window!

Pros: No-pressure sales and service

Cons: None

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The owner/main employee of this store acted like he resented me for even stepping into his store, and he verbally abused me when I asked him why he seemed to have a problem with my being there. He spouted some nonsense like, "Are you the guy we had problems with the last time?" It would be funny if this person weren't so menacing. Avoid this store ... there are so many better places to shop for musical instruments.

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The owner/main employee of this store acted like he resented me for even stepping into his store, and he verbally abused me when I asked him why he seemed to have a problem with my being there. He spouted some nonsense like, "Are you the guy we had problems with the last time?" It would be funny if this person weren't so menacing. Avoid this store ... there are so many better places to shop for musical instruments.

Pros: If you like abuse, he's your guy

Cons: Worst treatment of customers I've ever experienced

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I am a student at the local university and I play guitar. I went in to flying pig music to see if they carried any flamenco guitars. The gentlemen working (who i'm guessing was the owner) was extremely rude when I asked him if he carried any of these ,he replied very rudely " yea I have tons of guitars in the back, but people just come in here to waste time so I keep them there". After saying this he proceeded to ignore me and when I asked him a question "well what brands or models do you sell here?" , he replied by not answering and looking at me in a frustrated manner. So at this point I probably should have left but there was an item which I did still need and they had. However when asked to buy it he refused to sell it to me. If you're looking to be abused and purchase refusals, this is the place. I have heard of resturants with gimmicks like rude service but not in a guitar shop. If you're in the area just turn around and head home don't even bother going in not worth the effort.

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I am a student at the local university and I play guitar. I went in to flying pig music to see if they carried any flamenco guitars. The gentlemen working (who i'm guessing was the owner) was extremely rude when I asked him if he carried any of these ,he replied very rudely " yea I have tons of guitars in the back, but people just come in here to waste time so I keep them there". After saying this he proceeded to ignore me and when I asked him a question "well what brands or models do you sell here?" , he replied by not answering and looking at me in a frustrated manner. So at this point I probably should have left but there was an item which I did still need and they had. However when asked to buy it he refused to sell it to me. If you're looking to be abused and purchase refusals, this is the place. I have heard of resturants with gimmicks like rude service but not in a guitar shop. If you're in the area just turn around and head home don't even bother going in not worth the effort.

Pros: Has lots of guitasrs in the back he won't show you

Cons: Everything else possible

 

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