87 Years and Counting

Portman's Music Superstore is one of Georgia's preeminent music stores and music education resources, with locations in Savannah, Augusta, Brunswick and Albany. Portman’s is a leading retailer of major musical brands but is also proud to teach thousands of students throughout the state.

The roots of the store go back to Sam Portman, and Portman’s is still owned and operated by Jerry and Myra Portman, the fourth generation of the Portman family to lead the company. Sam Portman sold musical instruments in a store on Broughton Street in Savannah in 1910! Sam’s son, Ben Portman, started working in his father's store in 1936 selling guitars and used instruments. He went on to become one of the first Georgia dealers of Conn and Selmer Band instruments, Gibson and Martin Guitars; he also introduced Fender and Gibson electric guitars to the Savannah market in the early 1950's.

By the 1960's, Ben Portman's MusiCenter had added teaching studios and was visiting schools all over Southeast Georgia and South Carolina. With the addition Jerry and his brother, Michael Portman, Portman's became the largest music store in this part of the U.S., widely acclaimed for the goods and services it provided the band and orchestra programs of all of the local school systems.

In 1993, Jerry and Michael Portman moved the Portman’s anchor store in Savannah to a large location on Abercorn Street in Savannah. While continuing to be the premier educational dealer in the region, Portman’s Music Superstore increased its commitment to serving all musicians with an expansion of its guitar, drum, keyboard and music technology departments. Subsequently, Portman's opened and upgraded store locations in Brunswick, Augusta and Albany to better serve musicians throughout Georgia.

Our staff is widely recognized for its expertise and ability to advise our customers before and after they make their product choice, and Portman’s continues to provide the best in service and selection. Visit any of our stores to see for yourself – we have everything for the musician!