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The Music Shop Wins Alvarez-Yairi Guitar

posted February 13, 2013 in Business News

Allen Haynes and his new Alvarez Yairi is flanked by SLM CEO Mark Ragin and Kevin Cranley, president of Willis Music/Chairman of NAMM.

Allen Haynes and his new Alvarez Yairi are flanked by SLM CEO Mark Ragin and Kevin Cranley, president of Willis Music/Chairman of NAMM.


A dealer of a Tennessee Music Store when to the International Music Instrument Trade Show in Anaheim (NAMM), and went home with a brand new beautiful handmade Alvarez-Yairi guitar just by stopping by the St. Louis Music booth.

Not bad, eh?

St. Louis Music dealer Allen Haynes of The Music Shop is the winner of SLM’s special NAMM show contest. The owner of the Murfreesboro, Tenn. retail operation won the drawing for a new Alvarez Yairi WY1T worth $2,199.00 that was held in the SLM booth Saturday.

Any SLM dealer who spent $100 at the booth at NAMM was eligible for the drawing. The guitar is a TS model favored by the likes of Joe Bonamassa, Bob Weir, and Ani DiFranco among many others. It featured a vintage tobacco sunburst finish, unique AY Direct coupled bridge, and is decorated with abalone purflings.

Sigma Guitars, Exclusive to iMSO Members

posted February 7, 2013 in Featured News,news

St. Louis Music announces that they are managing and distributing the Sigma Guitar line. These mid-level guitars will be offered exclusively to members of the Independent Music Store Owner’s (iMSO) group.

“St. Louis Music has always enjoyed a great relationship with independent music store owners and our friendship with the people of iMSO has continued to grow,” says CEO Mark Ragin. Ragin began his career behind the counter of an independent music instrument store, and he’s been dedicated to independent … read more

Introducing … Zonda Brass & Woodwind Instruments!

posted January 29, 2013 in Business News,news

Doesn’t get more exciting than this: SLM has added a new line of brass and woodwind instruments aimed specifically at the rental market. The respected Zonda name is synonymous with great reeds, and now Zonda stands for quality flutes, clarinets, trumpets, trombones, and alto and tenor saxophones. Introduced at the recent NAMM convention on January 24th, Zonda instruments started flying out of our warehouse and into retailers everywhere pretty much immediately ….

Asked for the reasons why SLM is now … read more

New Redesigned Alvarez Yairi Line Is Here!

posted January 28, 2013 in news,Product News

“Perfection is a journey, not a destination,” says Chris Meikle on the announcement of modernizing the entire Alvarez-Yairi line. “These guitars have held a special place in the hearts of discriminating players for nearly five decades, so when we decided to see if we could make them even better, we did it carefully and with the reverence they deserve.”

Meikle, Alvarez Brand Director and Senior VP of St. Louis Music, assures that the instruments will still be handmade by the … read more

Hamilton Stands Unveils Desktop Mic Stand Off-Set Adapter

posted January 23, 2013 in Product News

Hamilton Stand unveils the KB816 Off-Set Adapter, an innovatively designed accessory that adds much needed stability to desktop microphone stands.

“Home recording, broadcasting, practicing, and playing with the desktop computer continues to gain popularity with players at all levels,” says Hamilton Stand president William Carpenter. “Yet players have been increasingly frustrated with microphone set ups. The new KB816 Off-Set Adapter provides much needed stability to desktop mic stands, and is perfect for mounting studio quality mics on small stands on … read more

Patrick Stevenson Joins SLM

posted January 21, 2013 in Business News

SLM has a new member of the family — but it’s actually a homecoming:  Patrick R. Stevenson has joined the company as vice president of sales.

“We’re excited about Patrick returning to St. Louis Music,” says CEO Mark Ragin. “We’re experiencing tremendous growth now not only in new products, but new lines like Zonda brass, Dixon drums, Sigma guitars, and so much more. His experience and talent will continue to build on and expand the service we provide our dealers.”… read more

P. Mauriat’s Unveils New PM76 TULF Saxophone

posted December 17, 2012 in news,Product News

Based on pro players demands, P. Mauriat is proud to announce their new SYSTEM-76TULF saxophone.

“It’s an interesting story,” explains P. Mauriat Brand Director Craig Denny. “Several of our artist who play the SYSTEM-76 TUL were asking us for a model without the high F# key, because vintage horns didn’t have it, and so wasn’t quite the right fit for these particularly demanding players. So while so many makers claim the mantel of an authentic vintage-like horn with all the … read more

Dixon Unveils Artisan Drum Kit

posted December 6, 2012 in Product News

Dixon announces that it has completed a high-end makeover with new hardware design and colors for its Artisan drum line. And what a beauty it is

“Dixon understands that drummers reach a point when it all comes together and refined skills give way to optimum results,” says Dixon product manager Jim Uding. “Creating a flagship drum line is similar, and we feel we have achieved a high-quality pro kit with Artisan. This series delivers the best our craftsman has to … read more

New Alvarez Regents!

posted December 4, 2012 in news,Product News

Not content that it was already a best seller in its class, Alvarez took the Regent Series acoustic guitars back to the shop and made them even better.

“It’s important to us that entry-level guitars are still great guitars, so players at all levels can enjoy a quality instrument,” says Chris Meikle, SLM Senior VP and Alvarez Brand Director. “We were able to put new features including a scalloped bracing system for improved tone, a high gloss finish, and other … read more

New! Sebastian Cellos & Basses

posted November 29, 2012 in Product News

St. Louis Music is now offering Sebastian cello and bass outfits, imported by Knilling. “These instruments are ideally suited for dealers and schools looking for one of the best budget outfits in the market,” says Jim Eaton, Knilling Brand Director. “For those dealers who must meet price first and foremost, the Sebastian line will meet that stipulation without a sacrifice to quality for those in their community creating the new music makers of tomorrow.” He adds that there are no … read more

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