Sam Ash closing

Just saw Sam Ash will be closing all its stores by the end of July after 100 years of being in business. I remember going there as a kid and gawking at all the awesome drum sets I could never afford.  Yet another sad internet casualty and sign of the times but maybe an opportunity for the musicians among us to pick up a good deal.  Oh well.


So bad was the like of Amazon for concrete physical stores, wait till  A.I. invasion soon. The worst is coming .😁



Hopefully it will lead to more local businesses catering to the specific needs of the local musician community.

Just as the long thread on Sam Ash was getting interesting the Audiogon moderator cancelled it.  Outta beer, outta here.

Gibson Les Paul's will NOT be 1/2 price nor will a Marshall list at BLOWOUT pricing.

From a article

"Sweetwater generates revenue out of two distribution centres that rival what Guitar Center produces from over 300 stores”: Music Trades editor explains why Sam Ash and other guitar retailers can’t compete with online stores"

  How Guitar Center keeps its  store open is a mystery.

They have been a money loser for decades.