Owner Jeff Keithline has been a professional musician for 40-plus years and an avid participant in all aspects of music making. When he and business partner, Michael Goldstein opened a new Empire Loan location in 2006, Jeff saw an opportunity to expand Empire’s modest vintage guitar retail business into the store he had always dreamed of. Jeff and manager Mike Samos have created a space that’s not just about selling instruments, but also about knowledge sharing and community; a place where guitar experts and guitar lovers congregate and musicians come to discuss the tools of their trade. Since its humble beginnings, Empire Guitars has grown into one of the best and . Our guitar experts specialize in vintage instruments from the turn of the century to the 1960’s and quality used instruments from the 70’s to the present. We are always buying, selling, and trading fine instruments between the hours of 10am-7pm Monday thru Friday and 9am-6pm Saturday here in Providence, Rhode Island. See you soon!!!