About Us


Welcome! We are Lily McCabe and Wayne Cameron from upstate NY and Southern California respectively.


We moved to Ashland, OR in the summer of 2015 and bought what was formerly Fretwell Music. We changed the name to Hilltop Music Shop and reopened at the beginning of September. With a little updating of the look of the shop and greatly increased inventory to include a wide variety of used, vintage, rare, and unique and quality new instruments and gear, we were in business in our first retail music adventure together!  

In November of 2016, we moved to 4000 s.f. location in Phoenix, Oregon, just north a few mile on I-5. The new location allowed us to host intimate performances, workshops and clinics. In 2021 we decided to move back to Ashland to our current location on A Street in the Railroad District.


Hilltop Music Shop specializes in guitars, basses, and other stringed instruments, including banjos, mandolins, ukuleles, and some ethnic instruments. There is a wide variety of acoustic and electric guitars to suit any budget. Every instrument is carefully hand selected and must pass the “inspiring to play” test. Inventory also includes a comprehensive array of accessories, pedals, and amplifiers. We consign, trade, and buy in musical instruments and gear frequently, so inventory is always changing!  Our on-site repair shop offers full service stringed instrument repairs, set-up and modification services.

As working musicians ourselves, we are committed to helping build a strong musical community by providing the best prices we possibly can, and an environment that is welcoming, friendly, inspiring, and comfortable. We and our staff strive to be as helpful as possible, and are constantly improving our knowledge and expertise of all things music related. So come on by and see us – we’re looking forward to meeting you!


We are conveniently located at 340 A Street #3, Ashland, Oregon.

Call us at 541-897-4525.

Shop Hours:

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday: Closed (Special appointments by request)

Wednesday through Saturday: 11 P.M. – 6 P.M.