Guitars 4 Vets

Nervous from the Service… Don’t fret Vet!

  Nearly one million Military Veterans struggle with physical injuries, PTSD and other emotional distress. Music helps elevate your mood and motivation, Reduce stress, Improve focus, Help with relaxation, and Reduce anxiety and depression decrease anxiety, increase self-esteem, and reduce episodes of panic attacks, nightmares and flashbacks. More simply put, playing a guitar can help veterans safely connect with their surroundings and other people.


How It Works:

10 Weeks of One-on-One Lessons


You want to learn to play the music you like to listen to. So that’s what we’ll help you learn. From rock to country to folk and everything in between.


When you finish your lessons, you’re just getting started. You’ll “Graduate” and receive your own guitar and all the equipment you need to keep the riffs rolling. For free.


If you have a service connected disability and are interested in learning to play guitar, click here to apply 

Playing The Guitar Has A Proven Ability To Heal.
How Can You Help G4V?

Tax-deductible donations made to Guitars for Vets help provide free guitar lessons and acoustic guitars to our nation’s deserving heroes. Donations ensure that we are able to continue sharing the healing power of music with veterans right here in Lucas County.

You can text “G4VLucasCounty” to “443-21”  or by clicking here:

Local donations of gently used guitars and accessories, as well as volunteer instructors are welcomed. Call Charles, Lucas County Chapter Coordinator, at (419) 213-6090 or by e-mail at for more information

Are you an instructor and want to volunteer?    

Volunteer Instructor sign up


The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline. Veterans and their loved ones can call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Support for individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing can click here for support. Veterans Crisis Line


Have and upcoming event? Request a Service Officer to attend it and serve you.

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Lucas County Veterans Service Commission

2595 Arlington Ave 2nd Floor
Toledo, OH 43614


Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.*
*Closed on all federal holidays


(419) 213-6090