Over 15 years ago Bullfrog Music was opened by Kurt D. and quickly became a valued and trusted resource for quality guitars and repairs. In 2020 the baton was passed to Les who sadly carried it for far too short a time.
At the end of 2021 Xion Zoa and Jim Tucker partnered up to keep Bullfrog Music alive and carry on it’s legacy started by Kurt all those years ago. They’re keeping the store an inviting space for people to chat about music, get a pro guitar setup/restring, or strum out a few chords just like it’s always been.
Xion and Jim are also reaching towards the future with new ventures, bolstering their inventory with new and used gear and creating exciting new relationships with Corvallis Guitar Society and Cordoba Guitars by offering a small selection of nylon guitars in shop.
So come in and see us soon at 310 sw 2nd St in Corvallis!
Xion has lived in the Wilamette valley for 21 years and has played in a number of bands since moving here of varying styles, and on different instruments. He’s been in Drop Out Boy Scout, Jake Payne & Dixie Creek, The Linden Wood Band, and for the last 5 years he’s been playing with Minor Anomaly. Xion also worked at Gracewinds Music for many years as both Guitar Department Manager and Guitar Technician, and held an official moniker of “Authorized Service Tech” for Taylor and Fender guitar companies. He has taught, fixed and sold guitars for many years; and has played since age 14!
Jim Tucker started playing the guitar at age 14, when his uncle brought him his first guitar. Since then, it has become an integral part of his life. Over the years, he developed a friendship with Kurt Dietrich, first arriving at Kurt’s original store, Valley Music, as a spindly 17 year old with a 12 inch mohawk. Thirty years (and a few pounds) later, Jim has acquired a skillset from working in furniture/cabinetry, precision metal, and electronics that all translate well to service and repair of musical instruments.
Jim’s goal is to keep the Bullfrog tradition alive with an eye towards the future. To create a store where the finest instruments are sold, professional repairs are made with the highest standard of quality, and a welcoming environment for anyone who wishes to make music.