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Andy’s Music Chosen Top 100 Dealer

Andy's Music Chosen NAMM Top 100 Dealer

Nashville, TN. July 12, 2013 — Andy’s Music in Mobile, AL has once again been selected as one of the Top 100 music instrument and product retailers in the world by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM). The award was presented to the designated Top 100 dealers at NAMM’s annual summer music event, Summer NAMM, held in Nashville, TN in July. Since the awards inception in 2011, Andy’s Music has been selected for this award for three consecutive years.

Brother and sister, James Andrews and Linsey Andrews Abraham, are fourth generation entrepreneurs. Their great-grandfather Christos Andrews, who emigrated from Smyrna, Greece (now Izmir, Turkey) in the early 1900s, had a general store and tavern on Bloodgood Street in Mobile, and their grandfather Jimmy had a restaurant, Andy’s Grill on Broad Street. Their father Jimmy Jr. started Andy’s Music in 1977.

Music product retailers were judged using a numeric rating by a panel of impartial expert judges selected by, but not otherwise affiliated with NAMM. Andy’s Music received this recognition because they:

  • Understand that great customer service is the key to success of a retail store
  • Are a proven community advocate for music education and music-making
  • Provide a retail experience worth returning for and recommending to others
  • Design a floor plan, merchandising and marketing that encourages repeat sales
  • Prepare for future success with sound planning, marketing and training initiatives
  • Use the web and social media in engaging, effective ways

In addition to Dealer of the Year, Andy’s Music is also up for Best Exterior Presentation and/or Merchandising Display; Best Marketing and Sales Promotion; Best Online Presentation; SupportMusic Advocacy; Music Makes a Difference; and Best Special Event.

“The NAMM retailers that made the Top 100 this year are creating the future of the music business,” said Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM. “These retailers enthusiastically bring the tools of music making into their communities in innovative ways. They grow with their customers. They enrich their neighborhoods. They are the ambassadors who encourage people of all ages to get out there and just play.”

Andy’s Music, Inc. is a full-line musical instrument retailer located in Mobile, Alabama. Established in 1977, the business is the only complete music retailer in the area, serving musicians, churches, schools, and music educators.

Andy’s Music Chosen Top 100 Dealer

Andy's Music Chosen NAMM Top 100 Dealer

Nashville, TN. July 13, 2012 —The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) announced today that Andy’s Music has been selected as a Top 100 Dealer. The award was presented to the top music merchants from across the country at the organization’s annual summer music product trade show, Summer NAMM, held in Nashville, Tenn.

NAMM President and CEO Joe Lamond told James Andrews of Andy’s Music, “NAMM has over 4,000 music dealer members, and you should be very proud to be in the Top 100 dealers in America.” The Top 100 Dealer Award has been presented consecutively since 2011, and Andy’s has been selected both years.

Brother and sister, James Andrews and Linsey Andrews Abraham, are fourth generation entrepreneurs. Their great-grandfather Christos Andrews, who emigrated from Smyrna, Greece (now Izmir, Turkey) in the early 1900s, had a general store and tavern on Bloodgood Street in Mobile, and their grandfather Jimmy had a restaurant, Andy’s Grill on Broad Street. Their father Jimmy Jr. started Andy’s Music in 1977.

Music product retailers were judged using a numeric rating by a panel of impartial expert judges selected by, but not otherwise affiliated with NAMM. Andy’s Music received this recognition because they:

  • Show a clear understanding that the success of a retail store is directly related to customer satisfaction
  • Provide and support music education for all ages
  • Provide a retail experience worth returning for and recommending to others
  • Design a floor plan, merchandising and marketing that encourages repeat sales
  • Prepare for future success with sound planning, marketing and training initiatives
  • Use the web and social media in engaging, effective ways

“These awards are a chance for NAMM retail members to be recognized and rewarded for proactive, innovative business efforts and effective marketing campaigns by their peers,” said Lamond.

Andy’s Music has also been selected as the best music store in the Mobile Register’s 10th Annual Readers Choice Awards. This award has been presented each year since 2002, and Andy’s Music has won first place ten consecutive years.

Andy’s Music Inc., is a full-line musical instrument retailer located in Mobile, Alabama. Established in 1977, the business is the only complete music retailer in the area, serving musicians, churches, schools, and music educators.

Andy’s Music Wins Readers Choice Award For Ninth Straight Year

Andy’s Music has once again been selected as the best music store in the Mobile Register’s 9th Annual Readers Choice Awards. This award has been presented each year since 2002, and Andy’s Music has won first place nine consecutive years.

“We’re extremely honored to be selected as Mobile’s favorite musical instrument dealer”, says Jim Andrews, store manager. “Having been selected once is quite an honor, but to be selected nine years in a row is very special”.

Andy's Music Mobile Register Readers Choice AwardThe Mobile music scene includes several specialty music dealers, and a national guitar chain. Andrews says, “We appreciate the confidence shown in us by readers of the Mobile Register, and we’ll continue to strive for excellence in customer service. In today’s competitive marketplace, you can’t take anything for granted, especially your customers!”

Andy’s Music, established in 1977, is a full-line musical instrument dealer in Mobile, Alabama. Andy’s sells and services most major brands of musical instruments and products include guitars, drums, keyboards, pianos, pro audio, band and orchestra instruments, and sheet music.

Andy’s Music is one of the few music dealers in the U.S. to represent all three divisions of the Yamaha Corporation: Yamaha Pianos and Clavinovas, Yamaha Band and Orchestra Instruments, and Yamaha Combo products (Yamaha portable keyboards, pro audio, guitars and drums).  Their website address is: http://www.AndysMusicOnline.com.

Free Guitar and Bass Restring

Mike Summers of MusiCorp completes a restring for Jason Abraham

Mike Summers of MusiCorp completes a restring for Jason Abraham

Andy’s Music, Mobile, Alabama, hosted a free guitar and bass restringing session on Saturday, July 11. With the donation of a canned good to benefit the Penelope House, customers received a free restring and setup of their guitar. Both acoustic and electric guitars, as well as basses were restrung during this event.

The event was very successful, with more than 36 guitars restrung and two large boxes filled with food. Penelope House is a non-profit organization established in 1979 by the Daughters of Penelope to help victims of domestic violence regain social and economic independence. The Family Violence Center is the only shelter for battered women and children in Mobile, Alabama, although services currently span across Mobile and Washington counties in Alabama.

This free guitar restring was sponsored by MusiCorp and Dean Markley strings. We are grateful for their donations and participation, especially to Mike Summers who setup and participated in this event.

Yamaha YDP140 and YDP160 Digital Pianos

Almost everyone is on a budget during these tough economic times, whether it’s groceries, entertainment, or eating out. But when it comes to a major purchase like a piano, the budget gets really tight! That’s were the very popular and well made Yamaha digital pianos come in; you can have your cake and eat it too. Yamaha electronic keyboards are well made, sound very good, and are affordable. Let’s take a look at a two of our best sellers.

In addition to the 88-key weighted keyboard action, the Yamaha YDP140 digital piano features duet-friendly twin headphone jacks, a choice of six voices, and a high-efficiency 6W x 2 stereo amplifier for the two internal speakers, and four types of reverb capable of making a small room sound as big as a concert hall.

The Yamaha Arius YDP140 digital piano features Yamaha’s sophisticated AWM (Advanced Wave Memory) with Dynamic Stereo Sampling for the ultimate in instrument realism. Taken at different 3 levels of soft, medium and loud each key is comprised of multiple stereo recordings of an actual grand piano. This provides subtle differences in volume and timbre depending on how you play the keys, and gives you full expressive control over the sound. In other words, you get a great piano sound! The next step up from the YDP 140, is the Yamaha YDP160. Let’s take a look.

The Yamaha YDP160 digital piano is perfect for students and experienced players alike, and provides true piano sound and feel. The GH keyboard and 3-level AWM Dynamic Stereo Sampling voices deliver remarkably authentic sound and natural expressiveness, making it a true joy to play, both in practice and in performance. The damper pedal includes a half-damper effect, giving you nuanced expressive control over the sustained sound. Dual voice capability lets you play two different instrument sounds at the same time, while a 1-track song recorder allows you to capture your original musical ideas and performances.

Both the YDP160 and YDP140 digital pianos are part of the new Yamaha Arius Digital Piano series. These digital pianos provide exceptionally natural, grand piano-like touch, with realistic weight gradations – heavy in the lower end, and light in the upper. The premium Graded Hammer Effect (GHE) action of the YDP160 provides even greater expressive control than GHS. In addition to its quieter mechanism, GHE features an extra key sensor capable of reproducing fast repetitive playing of a single note with perfect articulation. So Graded Hammer Effect keyboards suit skill levels from Chopsticks to Chopin Etudes and everything in between.

Student Instruments – Student Clarinet

When buying student instruments, it is a good idea to get recommendations from qualified musicians and music educators before you make your purchase. Their advice, along with your personal research, will help you make an informed band instrument purchase.

If you’re shopping for a student clarinet, the LeBlanc Noblet wooden clarinet, model L4K,  is an excellent choice. It is a wind instrument that has passed the test of time and durability in many school programs, and also with many student clarinetist.  It is is an intermediate clarinet made in France and has a beautiful full-bodied tone quality that is exceptionally flexible, responsive and easy to control throughout the clarinet range.

The LeBlanc Noblet also has separate post mountings for the C#-G# key and gold-plated springs. The Noblet clarinet by LeBlanc has a long and very favorable reputation among band directors and students. It is an excellent choice for someone who needs a high quality instrument, but does not have thousands to spend on a new wind instrument.

For additional information on student clarinets and oboes, visit the music instrument music store at www.AndysMusicOnline.com.

Yamaha Arius Digital Pianos

Yamaha ‘s best selling console digital pianos – the YDP series – now have a name customers can ask for instead of only a number. ARIUS is the newest name in digital pianos and is sure to stand for the quality and piano-realism Yamaha has come be known for.

A combination of “Aureus” (Latin for “golden”) and “Aria”, ARIUS can be taken literally to mean “golden song” and there are two new models that are sure to live up to their moniker.

The Yamaha ARIUS YDP140 and ARIUS YDP160 have improved upon the YDP213 and YDP323 in tone, touch, and cabinetry. New piano Voices featuring 3-layer Dynamic Stereo Samples deliver true acoustic piano tone, while their Half-Damper Effect sustain pedals fluidly measure foot position for varying levels of sustain just like an acoustic piano.

The new dark alder YDP140 and dark rosewood YDP160 top-to bottom cabinetry replaces the walnut finish and Plexiglas music rests of the previous models for a more traditional console appearance.

All Yamaha ARIUS Home Digital Pianos include:

  • 3-layer Dynamic Stereo Piano Samples
  • 64 note polyphony
  • User song record
  • Adjustable touch response
  • 50 Greats for the Piano music book

The ARIUS YDP160 digital piano will be available in May 2008, and the ARIUS YDP140 will ship in April. For more information on Yamaha digital pianos and keyboards, visit the music instrument music store at www.AndysMusicOnline.com.

Classical Guitars

Making a classical guitar requires a high level of sensitivity and a deep dedication to the art of guitar making, and Yamaha master craftsmen posses those qualities.

Yamaha classical guitars are made using extensive analysis, research, and experimentation and Yamaha guitar craftsmen have succeeded in blending the best and most critical aspects of traditional Spanish guitar making techniques with modern manufacturing processes.

Processes that include a comprehensive quality check system that ensures each classical guitar is of the highest standards possible. The result of this effort is a classical guitar that delivers outstanding quality and performance at an affordable price.

For information and prices on Yamaha classical guitars, visit the  music instrument music store at www.AndysMusicOnline.com.

Roland DP990 Digital Piano

Close your eyes and play the Roland DP990 digital piano. Your fingers will experience the feel of a real piano, and your ears will hear the authentic sound of a true grand piano. Roland’s mastery of music technology culminates in features such as the DP990’s PHA II(Progressive Hammer Action II) keyboard, which provides a true piano touch that gets gradually lighter as you travel up the keyboard. If even faithfully the “Escapement” click feel of a grand piano key action.

The Roland DP990 digital piano is sophisticated, stylish, and compact, only 13-9/16 inches in depth. It can fit easily into the tightest of spaces. When the lid is closed, the top becomes a smooth, flat surface. The DP990 is available in two attractive color choices: Satin Black and Medium Cherry, and the lid closes slowly and silently.

Peavey VYPYR Modeling Amplifiers

Peavey has announced their new VYPYR series modeling guitar amps. With double the processing power, models and effects of competitive modeling amplifiers, the Peavey VYPYR modeling amps dramatically redefine the power and scope of modern guitar amplification. VYPYR amplifiers are based on powerful 32-bit, floating-point SHARC processors that enable highly detailed, accurate modeling as well as vastly enhanced flexibility and features than ever before available in guitar amplification.

The VYPYR guitar amps should be available in the 2nd quarter of 2008 from the www.AndysMusicOnline.com music instrument music store.