What is The Guitar Toss?

The Guitar Toss is a benefit for the Animal Humane Society that occurs on the last Saturday of every July. Our donation totals grow every year, thanks to the generosity of the attendees and our vendors. For only a buck a chuck, participants try to toss an unusable guitar into a dumpster(no usable instruments are harmed). Those that dunk a guitar into the bin, get to choose a prize like a t-shirt, hat, or other swag donated by our various vendors. For each dollar donated, participants receive a numbered ticket for a prize drawing on the following Monday. Prizes for the drawing are guitars, amps, effect pedals, and other cool gear donated by our vendors!


Sale items! 

We will be having our traditional sidewalk sale with various music store goodies, oddities, and curiosities. Additionally, look for the ORANGE tagged items store wide, that will reflect killer deals for The Guitar Toss! New items from Hagstrom, Paul Reed Smith, Gallien Krueger, NuNu Devices, Eastman, and more! A wide assortment of used goodies will also be sporting delightful orange tag discounts!


2015 Prizes!


As always, on the Monday following The Guitar Toss, we will be drawing for some really cool prizes! For every “buck a chuck” donation, you get a chance to win something from this assortment of goodies donated by our generous vendors:


Tech 21 Hot Rod Plexi pedal


Kala Waterman Ukulele


Yamaha PAC112V electric guitar


Reunion Blues Merino Wool guitar strap (2 available)


Gold Tone AC-6+ Banjitar with pickup


DOD Overdrive Preamp/250 pedal


Seagull Excursion Walnut Mini Jumbo


NuNu Devices Booster pedal


Doolittles Woodfire Grill gift cards (4)


Down In The Valley Gift cards (2)


Seymour Duncan Vise Grip Compressor pedal


Levys Leathers guitar straps(assorted)


Planet Waves Pedalboard Cable Kit


Planet Waves American Stage guitar cables(2X)


Bands for 2015! Always a must, great live music for throwing guitars to:


Missing Peace


Jiggs Lee and the Brothers Invasion








Welcome to My Music Store, home of The Guitar Toss!

My Music Store is rooted in the Golden Valley community. We are located one mile east of Highway 169 on the Northwest corner of Highway 55 and Winnetka Avenue North in the Golden Valley Shopping Center. Easy access from Minneapolis and surrounding suburbs.

We carry all sorts of cool instruments, accessories and toys. New, secondhand, and vintage!

We buy quality used gear, accept trade ins, and if you need a little more cash for your item we offer consignment.

If we don’t have it, we can track it down for you!

Give us a call or send an e-mail:

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We buy used gear!

Need some extra cash? Have a musical instrument that is not being used?  We buy quality used musical equipment like guitars, basses, amplifiers, band instruments, keyboards, drums, cymbals and more! We also purchase cool retro and vintage items. Get paid on the spot, or trade in on a new purchase!