Originally opened in old town Santa Maria in 1999, the music store was relocated to its current location in 2001 to better serve their customers.
Citing the effects of the recession, Jensen said, “We loved doing business in the Santa Maria Valley over the last 13 years and have developed strong relationships with the music community here, but the recession finally caught up to us. Expenses kept going up while the economy held our income down. We are particularly proud of our local Store Manager Mike Dougherty, along with all our employees and instructors who have given their best efforts to keep things going.”
Owner Chris Jensen noted that although there have been several parties interested in purchasing the store, no commitments have been made as of this date.
The Santa Maria location of Jensen Guitar & Music Co. will be open during February for lessons as usual and to sell off all existing merchandise, furniture and fixtures.