Archive for June, 2011

Andy’s Music Top 100 Dealer Award

Andy's Music Top 100 Dealer

NAMM Top 100 Dealer Award

Andy’s Music Inc., Mobile, AL, was recently selected as one of the Top 100 Dealers in the U.S. by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM).The Top 100 Dealer Awards recognizes outstanding NAMM retailers, who exhibit passion, excellence and innovation in music retailing. Dealers were selected by a panel of industry expert judges.

“We’re very honored to be chosen in the inaugural selection of the top 100 dealers in the U.S. market”, said Jim Andrews, CEO. “It’s an award that speaks highly of our dedicated and experienced staff.”

The criteria NAMM used in selecting the dealers is multifaceted, and includes matters relating to customer satisfaction, sound planning, marketing and training initiatives, merchandising and marketing for customers, and the use of the web and social media in interesting and engaging ways.

“Managing a retail store with high levels of customer service and success, is no easy task, especially in today’s economy,” states NAMM. “These professional retailers achieve high levels of customer service and create an atmosphere that exceeds consumer expectations. These tasks have become second nature and firmly integrated into day-to-day operations. They understand that engaging and developing new music makers as well as servicing current music enthusiasts are the primary keys to success.”

Andy’s Music, established in 1977, is a locally owned, full-line musical instrument dealer in Mobile, Alabama. In addition to offering music lessons, Andy’s sells and services most major brands of musical instruments. Products include guitars, drums, keyboards, pianos, pro audio, band and orchestra instruments, and sheet music. The company’s website is www.AndysMusic.com.

The National Association of Music Merchants, commonly called NAMM in reference to the organization’s popular NAMM trade shows, is the not-for-profit association that unifies, leads and strengthens the $17 billion global musical instruments and products industry. NAMM’s activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages. NAMM is comprised of more than 9,000 Member companies. For more information about NAMM, visit www.Namm.org.

Video – New Yamaha A Series Guitars

Brief video about the new – and different – Yamaha A Series Acoustic Electric guitars.

New Yamaha A Series Acoustic Guitars

Yamaha AC1M

Yamaha AC1M Acoustic Electric

We recently received a partial shipment of the new Yamaha A Series acoustic electric guitars, and our first impressions are very good.

The A-Series acoustic electric guitars are different from Yamaha’s popular FG and L Series handcrafted guitars. They were designed from the ground up here in the U.S. by Yamaha’s R & D team and have a new look, feel and sound. They spent three years on the A Series project, and spoke to countless guitarist and luthiers during the process.

If you like an acoustic guitar with very playable action, you’re going to love these instruments. They fret as easily as an electric guitar – no string buzz – and are very comfortable to hold and play.

We think the new Yamaha A Series acoustic electric guitars are going to be another home run for Yamaha.