Thursday, April 23, 2015

New people, old stories

ONE OF OUR favorite parts of owning a music store is all the interesting people who walk into Second String Music. This morning, waiting at the front door as we arrived, was a traveling salesman from Indiana. He's calling on several of the large manufacturing companies in town. He's a guitar player and he loved our store, and he's especially interested in one of our Luna acoustic amps.

Peace and Harmony with the Internet
We got to talking and he told us a story about an acoustic guitar he recently bought online. Turns out it doesn't play very well and will require work to be brought back to life. "I won't make that mistake again," he said.

We hear that all the time and we highly recommend playing an acoustic guitar before you buy one. The internet changed the game for everybody in retail, but acoustic guitars are a totally unique instrument. Every single one sounds different. We have learned to adapt to the competition from the internet and just learn to deal with it. Still, it's good to hear that people appreciate a small business in a new town.

Our new friend promises to come back when passing through town, and I have a feeling we'll do some business. I told him to feel free to strum a few guitars and take a break from the real world.

That's all I do anymore, anyway.

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