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Music Vendors

  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Best Honest Product Reviews (music)
  • Breedlove Guitars
  • Beginner's Guide to the Guitar (article and additional links)
  • Beginner Guitar HQ (wide variety of musical information)
  • Cascio Interstate Music
  • Choosing the Best Guitar
  • Gibson Guitars
  • Kiesel Guitars
  • Children's Guide to Instrument Categories (interactive)
  • Musician Invoice Template (free accounting, invoicing, and receipts)
  • Music Resource Guide for Students
  • Music Tutors in the UK  (I expect that this list contains only decent people, but I do not know them. Proceed at your own risk.)
  • Roland U.S.
  • 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. Contact sales engineer Nicholas Weaver and 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.
  • Taylor Guitars
  • Total Music Source I have also been very pleased with the products and service I have received from Chris Hussong when ordering my school instruments, but he also sells so much more. Call (239) 458-2451 and please tell him that Charles Van Deursen sent you.
  • zZounds

Charles Van Deursen Performing Sweet Music, by Michele Van Deursen