“Mike Boulware is an iconic Gainesville guitarist and instrument connoisseur. His store, B-Side Vintage, has been a huge success and is the home to guitars and music equipment owned by famous artists such as Duane Allman and Tom Petty.”
B-Side Vintage was started by Mike Boulware in 2019 in Gainesville, Florida. Mike has a long history in the Florida music community, beginning his career in 1964 with his parent’s band, The Florida Favorites. Since then, he has shared the stage with legendary artists such Son House, David Grisman, Jesse Winchester, and Bo Diddley. Not only does he play with legends, he sells them their equipment. Mike has sold instruments and amplifiers to the likes of Norman Blake, Bernie Leadon, Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, and Lenny Kravitz just to name a few.
Mike and his team bring the experience, knowledge, and most importantly, the passion back to music retail. In the age of faceless big-box music stores, B-Side Vintage provides an authenticity and customer service that is sorely missing in larger retail chains.