I remember dreaming about becoming a salesman at a music store. I loved music stores because there was always such a wide variety of beautiful instruments to admire. It was this desire of mine that got me to go to college. I only intended to take one course in salesmanship, but ended up with so much more. You can read that story by going to my "Higher Education" page.
I do not have personal experience trading with each and every one of these entities, but at the time that I reviewed them each one appeared to be beneficial and safe. I have noted that there are a few of them with whom I have successfully done business.
I am pleased with all the instruments that I own (or have owned) and would recommend them from the following brands (in random order, off-the-top-of-my-head): Fender mandolin and classical guitar, Gibson guitar, Michael Kelly Hybrid acoustic/electric guitar, Cordoba mini acoustic bass, Cordoba classical guitar, John Mills Asturias classical guitar, Washburn Cheyenne acoustic guitar, Boss guitar amplifiers and guitar foot pedals, Roland keyboards and amplifier, Behringer portable amplifier, Peavey PA systems, and Blackstar amplifier.
Sweetwater Sound, Inc.I have been so pleased with the service that I use Sweetwater almost exclusively. Their prices are competitive, their products are top quality, their customer service is the best, and all their shipping is free in the continental USA. Call or Email my sales engineer Nicholas Weaverand please tell him that Charles Van Deursen sent you. He will hook you up with whatever you need and/or give you sound advice. (Pardon the pun). Nicholas' direct phone line at Sweetwater Sound 1+(260) 247-6273.
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