Reviews

Doyle's 12th Fret

I have been a touring Musician and recording artist in the punk rock genre for 40+ years...yeah i know i am old...the point is a Shop like Doyles is a rare find Boise is lucky to have them. Awesome innovative products, some made by Doyle, that makes for a awesome one of a kind store...I have Robert do a Pro set up everytime I get a new guitar...and it is perfect everytime...always knowledgeable and helpful they have no elitist attitude like some of the big chains and they have no snobby attitude like a lot of the other eclectic shops..that makes for a great experience every time i love Doyles my favorite shop in all 50 states i visited. Just watch out for their watch dog cuz you might get a severe licking...lol

William D

This is a really well run store, with a robust selection of equipment from high-end to used-affordable. Robert, the owner, hooked me up with a used amp, new mics and all of the accessories, perfectly fitting my needs. And there was an adorable puppy running around! It’s also a great spot to hang out and try new gear. Professional, experienced, friendly management!

Carrie C

Had a blast playing some of the acoustics they have there especially with the Tonewood amp. Robert's got it goin' good here! If you're a player, need not go anywhere else.

Mark E

Great people, and easily the best selection in Boise. I'd highly recommend to anyone!

Russ W

This is a really well run place! had a good time browsing the goods!

Anthony M

Doyle is the only person I really feel comfortable taking my equipment to for repairs. He and Kathy are always incredibly kind. Doyle always makes sure to explain what needs to be done, and why a certain malfunction may have happened. Whether it's guitar components, amplifiers, or cosmetic repairs, Doyle's is the place to go. Not to mention all of the vintage and quirky gear that he has in the shop. I would absolutely recommend this shop to anyone who is looking for repairs, or a new instrument to add to the quiver.

Chris T

I've been doing business with Doyle and Kathy since I discovered them in a little out-of-the-way shop on Broad Street (probably '89-'90?). In all of the years since, they've made it a point to focus on customer service as priority #1. They've stood behind their products and services, and it's obviously worked for all of these years. They are appreciated by first-time new musicians and national professionals alike. They are the first place I recommend to anyone who asks.

Ted M

Friendly, personable, and full of knowledge.
A great place if you want equipment or need to get something fixed.
A great place to just hang out to talk music and hear some great stories.
From the smallest sale to the biggest repair job, Doyle treats every customer with the same level of friendliness and respect.

Jeff P

Fantastic service. He had me in an out in a half hour fixing several things on my guitar that had bothered me for a while. He has an awesome collection of amps many of which he's re-engineered or built custom. A very satisfying experience, I'll be back many times.

Ben M

Doyle and his lovely wife Kathy go out of their way to insure you get what you're looking for and a no BS garauntee on work done. I have had work done on my tube amps that is amazing. I own a few guitars that Doyle has built and set up. Best damn music store in the Northwest. I highly recommend you do yourself a favor and shop Doyle's. Tell em I sent ya...

Marshall H

Very friendly people. They helped me fix my guitars input, polished it, and restrung it, for such a good price. Will be back!

Jake H

I am very particular about who even touches my instruments but when it comes to Doyle's I have no worries ,I know that any work done will be done correctly and quickly and I HIGHLY recommend their service to anyone who is serious about their instruments and to top that off you couldn't meet a nicer couple anywhere,they have my business for life. Ken Mansfield

Ken M

Friendly owners that truly care about customers, instruments and music. The store is packed with awesome guitars, basses, amps, and more.

Joey J

Wonderful, local, mom and pop music store. Friendly owners with no-pressure atmosphere. Store is mostly used guitars and amps with some intermediate level new guitars. They also carry some percussion as well as consider trades for current stock.

Ian M

Met the new owner Robert today, his son has done great custom work on my guitar amps in the past. The shop looks really great, it's a great blend of new stock, custom stock creations, new old stock, retro and vintage guitars, guitar amps and more! I will definitely be dropping in more often, the customer service was friendly with no pressure. Great experience!!

Brett W

Great deals on new and vintage guitars and equipment. Excellent customer service. They made me feel welcome without hard selling me on anything. And they repair and service all brands at a reasonable price.

Jim R

Have met the new owner, Robert, and I feel like I've made a new friend . He's taken care of a few of my guitars and has done a great job. Upon meeting him one can tell that he loves doing what he's doing. Doyle couldn't have made a better choice when he picked Robert for taking over the business.

David M

Robert has done a amazing job with the store. Went in on Saturday and played on some awesome guitars: Taylors, d'angelicos and others. What blew me away was the Tonewood amplifier. Turns your guitar into it's own amplifier. Incredible sounds. Him and his son were also doing repairs while I was there. They got an incredible inventory of all kinds of stringed instruments and amps: Acoustic, electric, bass, ukes, banjos, mandolins and more. If you're a player, this is the place you want to go!

Mark E

Very friendly staff. Good prices. Support your local business and visit Doyle's. You won't be disappointed.

Daniel N

Doyle's is my first stop when I get to Boise. Doyle and his wife Kathy treat me like family. I've done business with Doyle's for over 5 years now and will continue. Doyle is a master luthier and the best tube amp guy in the Northwest. I own a few guitars he has put together for me. Doyle's offers a collection of vintage gear unlike anything else you'll find and he has always been fair with me when it came to pricing. His "No BS" guarantee on his work is just that. If he sells it or works on it, he stands by it 100%. Can't wait to get back there and see the new location.

Marshall H