We know we’ve said it before, but it deserves repeating.  The rules for flying with your instrument have changed (in a great way!), but it’s best to be informed of your rights and the FAA rules on the matter.  Don’t get grounded from a flight like them just because the airport personnel are not educated about the facts.  

Pack this handy little guide along with you and make sure your instrument rides with you, not with the checked baggage.  After all, they are our babies, and babies don’t have to be checked!

This is still happening!  If you didn’t get a chance to browse the collection last weekend, we are extending the sale through the end of this month.  It is always a good time to celebrate Mom.  And if you are a mother… well, what a perfect way to treat yourself to the gift of music=)

Some of the most sought-after names in instrument making are in this collection, and we wanted to give the opportunity to our customers to own a truly exquisite piece of workmanship and in some cases, a piece of history! 

Check out the showcase here!

Guess what we’ve got?!   They are officially on order and will be here in one week!! #frozen #frozenmusic #chillyisgood #yayyyy!

Guess what we’ve got?! They are officially on order and will be here in one week!! #frozen #frozenmusic #chillyisgood #yayyyy!

Only until March 31st!

Welcome to the Spring of Savings!  We are kicking it off with a 15% Off Sale on Klaus Mueller Instruments and a 20% Sheet Music Sale!

Check it out!

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Welcome to Namm

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A beautiful sky blue, balmy day in Southern California. The beginning of a three day journey through old friendships and what’s new in the music industry.

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Even through classically trained and dedicated to orchestral strings, the drama of electronics at NAMM can not go unappreciated. Rhythm, lights everywhere.

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A stop at KORG, a look at Hal Leonard and alfred publishing, then an in depth conversation with Robert Archigan at La Bella Strings. No one is more animated than former intelligence officer Mr. Archigan. He is passionate when discussing his strings, A true Italian with a great product.

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John and Ellen Cavenaugh at Super Sensation are always gracious, knowledgeable and helpful. This year, they are promoting the new string “Pearl.” Their standard Red label is better than ever; a new winding good tone. An excellent choice for schools – as always. A NAMM constant – there are always crowds. It is a very popular show.

A quick dash over to Yamaha to see new items they had in store and to make sure we are on track to get our new shipments of their popular C40 Guitars. These are such sought-after instruments that we (and our ever-patient customers) have had to wait a bit for their guitars, but we are ensuring that we are prepared for the influx of happy Yamaha-lovers! A look through the booth promoting a carbon lifted violin, viola and cello was dazzling . A fabulous look, and even though there is no sound like good spruce and maple, we are always excited to see Yamaha innovations!

On to the electric scene.The cellist in the back gave the group a deep warmth, However, the lovely, hip violinists were center stage.

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A moment in the lobby. A guitarist plays solo trying out a new instrument.Thats what NAMM is about. Listening – Hearing – Performing. Then on to Bam-Franc. Im not a cellist not oh my, oh my, I want that case.

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An end to the perfect show, NAMM Disneyland its also about showmanship.

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