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Knilling Introduces Two Exciting Violins from Franz Sandner

posted October 25, 2013 in Product News

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – In response to increasing demand for high quality German violins in moderate price ranges for advancing players, Knilling is pleased to introduce two new master violins from the well-established workshop of Franz Sandner.

“Being able to supply master-made German instruments at modest price points is a special privilege,” says Jim Eaton, Vice President of Orchestral Sales, of St. Louis Music.  “These mid-range instruments show all of the craftsmanship and tonal characteristics we would expect of more expensive models.” 45F_angled

The Franz Sandner #45F Concerto Model 4/4 Violin features highly flamed European maple back and sides and select European spruce tops, fully graduated, with highlighted reddish-brown spirit varnish.  List $1595.  The Franz Sandner #46F Symphony Model 4/4 Violin features beautifully flamed maple back and sides with select, seasoned top, meticulously graduated, with hand applied translucent golden brown spirit varnish.  List $1895.  Both models come fully Knilling Custom Shop adjusted, with select ebony trim, French Mirecourt bridge, Hill-style e-string adjuster, and Thomastik Dominant strings.  Fractional sizes available on special order.

“They bring to the intermediate player a beautiful master made instrument with an open, mature sound,” Eaton continues.  “Each one is destined to become a lifelong musical partner and a family heritage.”

For more information, contact Knilling String Instruments, A Division of St. Louis Music, U.S. Band & Orchestral Supplies, 1400 Ferguson Ave, St. Louis, MO 63133 USA. Tel: 800 727 4512; www.knilling.com

[Pictured: Franz Sandner #45F Concerto Model 4/4 Violin, Franz Sandner #46F Symphony Model 4/4 Violin]

St. Louis Music is a division of U.S. Band and Orchestra Supplies Inc. and the corporate owner of Knilling® Stringed Instruments, Perfection® Pegs, Austin Guitars, and Zonda Reeds. SLM is the exclusive international manager of Alvarez Guitars and the exclusive North American distributor for P. Mauriat Brass and Woodwind Instruments, as well as Dixon Drums, Suzuki Violins and Alvarez-Yairi Guitar.

P. Mauriat Launches Greg Osby Signature Series Alto Sax!

posted October 22, 2013 in Product News

October 10, 2013


ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI – P. Mauriat is proud to unveil a marquis series of saxophones developed with master jazz musician, Greg Osby.  In early 2011 Greg approached P. Mauriat with several ideas about how the ideal alto saxophone should sound and look.  After two years of intense research and design the Greg Osby Signature model has arrived!


“The Greg Osby Signature Series is a leap forward by P. Mauriat,” says Craig Denny, Brand Director for … read more

J. Rémy Deluxe Fiberglass Bows Are Here!

posted April 7, 2013 in news,Product News

Knilling is now offering J. Rémy Deluxe Fiberglass Bows, part of a continuing effort to offer quality string instruments and accessories at an affordable price.

“These bows offer superior performance,” says Jim Eaton, vice president Knilling and Orchestral Sales. “When held you immediately can tell they are the products of refined craftsmanship and will be an excellent choice for beginners and advancing players.”

These bows are inspired by those created by the Pecatte family in the early 19th Century, … read more

Dixon K-Series Drum Hardware Expands

posted March 18, 2013 in news,Product News

Dixon K Series Throne Stand

Dixon presents the latest addition to its popular hardware line up, K-Series. K-Series offers a full array of premium drum hardware built for drummers who demand the ultimate in features and stability. Designed to match the style and function of Dixon’s top line Artisan drums, the K-Series line up includes cymbal, tom, hi-hat, and snare stands along single pedals, double bass drum pedals and a variety of thrones.

“Dixon has been known for its quality … read more

New Franz Sandner Violin Are Here!

posted March 12, 2013 in news,Product News

Knilling presents … from German artisans to your hands!

Knilling is now offering two new Franz Sander master violins, the Symphony Model and the Concerto Model. Both are handcrafted in Nauheim, Germany, and offer emerging talent a professional-quality instrument at an affordable price.

“These master violins from Franz Sander are heralded for their characteristic performance and open resonance,” declares Jim Eaton, vice president Knilling and Orchestral Sales. “It is exciting for us to offer our dealers yet another choice in … read more

Alvarez Artist Guitars For Lefties

posted February 19, 2013 in news,Product News

Alvarez has added left-handed versions of their award-winning Artist Series line of solid top acoustic guitars. Lefties will no longer be left out as southpaw versions of Artist Series’ Dreadnought, OM/Folk, Parlor, Grand Auditorium, and Acoustic Basses. Artist Series’ Baritones will be available soon.

“We got a lot of requests from left-handed players wanting a better choice, and we wanted to accommodate them,” says Chris Meikle, Alvarez brand manager and senior v.p. at SLM. “We wanted guitars for everyone, and … read more

The Music Shop Wins Alvarez-Yairi Guitar

posted February 13, 2013 in Business News

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 … read more

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.

The Sigma SF CE-A

“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 … 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 ….

Zonda Brass and Woodwinds are here.

Asked for … 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.”

The new Alvarez Yairi guitars debuted at NAMM — and were a big hit!

Meikle, Alvarez Brand Director and Senior VP … read more

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