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A Retailer That Gives The People “Moore”

A Retailer That Gives The People “Moore”

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

The year was 2012. Brett Mulzer, an accomplished musician and music instructor, had been operating a world-class recording studio in a small town about an hour east of Evansville IN since 2005, and he decided to move his studio, and his family, to the city, where approximately 80 percent of his clients lived. Mulzer’s search […]

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Adapted For Success: An Inside Look At Gruhn Guitars, 45 Years On

Adapted For Success: An Inside Look At Gruhn Guitars, 45 Years On

| January 28, 2015 | 0 Comments

It is perhaps not surprising, given his undergraduate work in animal behavior studies and graduate work in both that and zoology, that George Gruhn, Owner of Gruhn Guitars in Nashville TN, analogizes his widely respected vintage, used and new guitar business to a biological organism. “The organ systems all have to be present and doing […]

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Promotions that Really Work

Promotions that Really Work

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Independent Music Store Owners (iMSO) forum, located at musicstoreowners.com/forum and available to all iMSO members (joining is free), recently featured a store owner discussing a favorite promotion that seems to have run its course. He was asking for suggestions as to which promotions our group found successful. And, in general, he just needed some […]

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A Look Back at 2014: Retailers Enjoy A Strong Year, Express Excitement About 2015

A Look Back at 2014: Retailers Enjoy A Strong Year, Express Excitement About 2015

| January 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Only in the future can history be judged. But, at first glance, 2014 was a pretty good year. Sure, there was negative news, such as the Ebola virus and a number of data breaches that affected a slew of high-profile retailers. We also, of course, lost many beloved celebrities who will be greatly missed; these […]

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MI Spy: Give This Man A Cigar!

MI Spy: Give This Man A Cigar!

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

As if the revival of acoustic instruments weren’t enough, we’re also in a bit of a do it yourself (DIY) renaissance regarding homemade instruments. Not only that, but there is a plethora of brands of cigars that come in some downright fancy-looking boxes, and other containers that range from cookie tins to turpentine cans can […]

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JANUARY NAMM SHOW ISSUE

JANUARY NAMM SHOW ISSUE

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

COVER STORIES 3rd Annual NAMM New Product Spotlight We once again present our annual NAMM New Product Spotlight: now in its third year and continuing to grow in both size and popularity. Here, we showcase nearly 60 of the hottest items on display in Anaheim: stuff you simply can’t head home without having seen. A […]

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3rd Annual NAMM New Product Spotlight

3rd Annual NAMM New Product Spotlight

| January 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

The NAMM show offers an array of activities that’s so useful and wide-ranging that, even if there weren’t a massive show floor to browse, it’d still be worth your investment to attend. But make no mistake: people absolutely love walking the show floor and checking out the latest music products that our industry’s manufacturers have […]

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Silver And Gold

Silver And Gold

| January 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Silvertone 1423, from Samick Music Corp. and recently reissued, features all the style and tone of the original with improvements in playability, hardware and construction. The model now has an all-new finish. Originally offered from 1959 through 1962, the Silvertone 1423 “Jupiter” is a collector’s favorite. The highlight of this reissue is the unique […]

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TRUSST To Show Trussing Products Focused On Ease, Affordability, Versatility & Style At 2015 NAMM

TRUSST To Show Trussing Products Focused On Ease, Affordability, Versatility & Style At 2015 NAMM

| January 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

With more DJs, mobile entertainers and event companies adding the professional look of trussing to their shows, TRUSST from Chauvet is developing products that offer the ease of use, versatility, affordability and style that this market demands.  The company will be showcasing its recent product innovations at 2015 Winter NAMM, Booth #5574.   Highlights of […]

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Five Minutes With: Kurt Listug

Five Minutes With: Kurt Listug

| January 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

For The Retailer’s January NAMM show issue, more so even than our other editions, we try to find a true industry luminary for our monthly “Five Minutes With” feature. It’s safe to say we succeeded this year by landing an interview with Kurt Listug, CEO and Co-Founder of Taylor Guitars, who’s spent a career helping […]

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