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ALASKA
*Mammoth Music 500 E 5th St Anchorage AK 99501 907-272-9944
ALABAMA
  Mike's Music 2922 Ross Clark Circle Dothan AL 36301 334-792-5330
*Jerry's Music 300 Highway 78 E, Suite 162 Jasper AL 35501 205-302-0402
  A Penny Saved 15424 Arch St. Little Rock AR 72206 501-888-4470
*Counts Brothers Music 713 Waverly Ave Muscle Shoals AL 35661 256-383-7454
*Pickers Paradise 35056 Hwy 59 Stapelton AL 36578 251-937-0511
*Jerry's Music 1003 US Highway 43 Winfield AL 35594 205-487-2699
ARKANSAS
*Sigler Music Center 920 S 'D' St Ft Smith AR 72901 479 783 1131
ARIZONA
*Milano Music Center 38 W Main St Mesa AZ 85201 480-827-1111
*The Music Store 2630 W Baseline Rd Mesa AZ 85202 480-831-9691
*Bizarre Guitar 4322 N 7th Ave Phoenix AZ 85013 602-248-9297
*Chicago Music Store 5646 E Speedway Tucson AZ 85712 520-886-1516
CALIFORNIA
*Wildwood Music Company 1027 I St Arcata CA 95521 707-822-6264
*Lightning Joes Guitar Heaven 100 E Branch St Arroyo Grande CA 93420 805-481-2226
*ABC Music 739 1st St. Benicia CA 94510 707-746-7565
*The Music Connection 973 East Ave, Ste V Chico CA 95926 530 898 0110
*Fret House Inc 309 N Citrus Ave Covina CA 91723 626-339-7020
*Boulevard Music 4316 Sepulveda Blvd Culver City CA 90230 310-398-2583
  Kenny's Music 24731 La Plaza Dana Point CA 92629 949-661-3984
*Nicholson Music Co 636 E Bidwell St Folsom CA 95630 916-983-0763
  My Music Stuff.com 27071 Cabot Rd. Laguna Hills CA 92653 1-949-505-4625
*Redzone Guitar Works 2608 E Colorado Blvd Pasadena CA 91107 626 325 8210
  Music Central 8139 Mira Mesa Blvd San Diego CA 92126 858-578-2411
*Haight-Ashbury Music Center 1540 Haight St San Francisco CA 94117 415-863-7327
*Union Grove 1003 Pacific Ave Santa Cruz CA 95060 831-427-0670
  Live Oak Music 14791 Mono Way Sonora CA 95370 209-532-5305
*Instrumental Music 1501 E Thousand Oaks Blvd Thousand Oaks CA 91362 850-496-3774
COLORADO
  Olde Town Pickin' Parlor 7515 Grandview Ave. Arvada CO 80002 303-421-2304
*Denver Folklore Center 1893 S Pearl St Denver CO 80210 303-777-4786
*J B Hart Music 417 Main St Grand Junction CO 81501 970-242-9282
*Guitars, etc. 460A Main St Longmont CO 80501 303-776 8388
CONNECTICUT
*New Canaan Music 72 Park St New Canaan CT 06840 203 920 1800
*Spindrift Guitars 107 State St New London CT 06320 860 444 2112
FLORIDA
  Zen Guitars Llc 303 301 Blvd W. Unit 947 Bradenton FL 34205 941-706-5621
*A1A Guitars & Art Inc. 233 N Federal Hwy # 53 Dania Beach FL 33004 954-925-7190
*George's Music Inc  912 S 3rd St Jacksonville Beach FL 32250-6514 904-270-2220
*George's Music Inc  8151 Blanding Blvd Jacksonville FL 32244 904-777-9393
  The Music Center Inc 897 Pinewood Dr SW Live Oak FL 32064 386-362-5816
*Marion Music 4970 Stack Blvd. B3 Melbourne FL 32901 321-984-2470
  Music Matters Inc 4112 Little Rd New Port Richey FL 34655 727-834-8856
  Music Mart 1603 N Partin Drive Niceville FL 32578 1-850-678-3921
*Parramore Music 304 E Silver Springs Blvd Ocala FL 34470 352-732-6776
*George's Music Inc 6817 Visitors Circle Orlando FL 32819-8227 407-352-8000
*Yancey Music Center 601 S Yonge St Ormond Beach FL 32174 386-677-8384
*Tringas Music 1502 Creighton Rd Pensacola FL 32504 850-477-2210
  Ace Drums 2541 Tamiami Trail Port Charlotte FL 33952 941-979-5457
  All About Music 4045 Mariner Blvd Spring Hill FL 34608 352-683-3555
*George's Music Inc 7830 Bryon Dr, Suite 1 West Palm Beach FL 33404 610-640-0777
GEORGIA
*Bigham Discount Music 409 N Glenwood Ave Dalton GA 30721 706-226-3651
*Mike's Music 40 Music Dr Flintstone GA 30725 706-820-1160
*Portman Music Center 7650 Abercorn St Savannah GA 31406 912-354-1500
*Rutlands Music Inc 2541 Bemiss Rd Valdosta GA 31602 229-242-1222
IDAHO
*Piano Gallery 2995 E 17th St Idaho Falls ID 83406 208-524-4420
IOWA
*Bob's Guitars 5911 University #150 Cedar Falls IA 50613 319-277-8863
*Uncle Ike's Music 4989 Radford Court Dubuque IA 52002 563-556-6052
ILLINOIS
*Chicago Music Exchange 3316 N Lincoln Ave Chicago IL 60657 773-525-7773
*Mojo's Music & Sound 144 N Main St Edwardsville IL 62025 618-655-1600
*Down Home Guitars 11 S White St #103 Frankfort IL 60423 815-469-6321
*Mayberry Music & Sound 301 E Broad St Jonesboro IL 62952 618-833-3171
*Randee's Music 4116 Morsay Dr Rockford IL 61107 815-399-1500
INDIANA
*Melody Music Shop 1355 W Bloomfield Rd, Suite 1 Bloomington IN 47403 812 336 6319
*Reno's Music LLC 11680 Commercial Dr Fishers IN 46038 317-849-5744
*Sweetwater 5501 US Highway 30 W Fort Wayne IN 46818 800-222-4700
  Greenfield Music Center 1215 E Main St Greenfield IN 46140 317-468-0601
*Guitar Works 996 South State Rd 135 Greenwood IN 46143 317-885-1510
*Hofherr's Muncie Music Center 600 S Mulberry St Muncie IN 47305 765 284 4481 
KANSAS
*Mass Street Music 1347 Massachusetts St Lawrence KS 66044 785-843-3535
KENTUCKY
*Rick's Music & Elec.Shop 2833 Main St Clay City KY 40312 606-663-4087
*Willis Music 7380 Industrial Rd Florence KY 41042 859-283-2050
*Guitar Emporium of Louisville 1610 Bardstown Rd Louisville KY 40205 (502) 459-4153
*Allen Music  215 Kentucky Ave Paducah KY 42003 270-442-8900
*Sound House Music 4163 N Mayo Trail Pikeville KY 41501 606-437-4155
LOUISIANA
*C & M Music Center 5801 W Park Ave Houma LA 70364 985-876-9711
MAINE
*Buckdancer's Choice 248 St John St Portland ME 04102 207-774-2219
MARYLAND
*Bay Tunes 15 Lee Airpark Dr Suite 500 Edgewater MD 21037 410 956 0065
*Victor Litz Music Center 306 E Diamond Ave Gaithersburg MD 20877 301-948-7478
  Kramers Piano Inc. 12049 Woodsboro Pike New Midway MD 21775 1-800-499-0201
MASSACHUSETTS
*Fretted Instruments 49 S Pleasant St Amherst MA 01002 413-256-6217
  Diamond Cove Music 57 Washington Street Gloucester MA 01930 978-281-7000
*Music Unlimited 187 Summer St Kingston MA 02364 781 585 2242
*The Music Emporium 165 Massachusetts Ave Lexington MA 02420 781-860-0049
*The Minor Chord 222 Great Rd Unit 11 Littleton MA 01460 978 486 0112
*Downtown Sounds 21 Pleasant St Northampton MA 01060 413-586-0998
*Wood Brothers Music 5 Chesire Rd Allendale Shopping Center Pittsfield MA 01201 413-445 5597
*Ray Mullin Music 103 Swansea Mall Dr, Rt 118 Swansea MA 02777 508-676-3900
*South Shore Music 13 Washington St Weymouth Landing MA 02188 781-331-3333
MICHIGAN
  Abc Music 325 N. State Street Alma MI 48801 989-285-3171
*Music Man III LLC 5757 Whitmore Lake Rd. Suite 1200 Brighton MI 48116 810-227-9440
*Firehouse Guitars 3125 28th St Grandville MI 49418 616-532-3473
  Ruthie's Music Cafe Llc 28 S. State St. Hart MI 49420 231-861-4008
*Elderly Instruments 1100 N Washington Ave Lansing MI 48906 888-473-5810
  Rootnotes 320 Hecla St. Laurium MI 49913 906-369-4533
  Steve Wamsley's Music Art Books 127 W Washington St Marquette MI 49855 1-906-250-1598
*Firehouse Guitars 1032 E Sternberg Rd Muskegon MI 49444 231-799-9575
Motor City Guitar 1565 Crescent Lake Rd Waterford MI 48327 248-673-1900
MINNESOTA
*Scheitel's Music 180 W Lind Ct Mankato MN 56001 507-387-3881
*Twin Town Guitars Inc 3400 Lyndale Ave S Minneapolis MN 55408 612-822-3334
MISSISSIPPI
  Bread Of Life Christian Books 2310 Hwy 82 East Greenville MS 38701 662-344-9982
*Rebel Music 1605 W Jackson St Oxford MS 38655 662-234-0999
*Tupelo Consignment Music 1215 E Main St Tupelo MS 38804 662-842-1530
MISSOURI
  Butler Music 103 W Dakota St Butler MO 64730 660-679-3500
*Will West Music & Sound 807 Missouri Blvd Jefferson City MO 65109 573-635-7777
*Morgan Music 689 N Washington Ave Lebanon MO 65536 417-588-1970
  Sounds Cheap 1004 Industrial Drive Pleasant Hill MO 64080 816-987-2030
MONTANA
*Music Villa 539 East Main Bozeman MT 59715 406-587-4761
*Piccolo's Music 1401 11th Ave Helena MT 59601 406-443-4709
*Outlaw Music Inc 724 Burlington Ave Missoula MT 59801 406-541-7533
NORTH CAROLINA
*Appalachian Music Shoppe 324-2 Hwy 105 Extension Boone NC 28607 828-263-0051
  Music Loft - Carrboro 116 W Main St. Carrboro NC 27510 1-919-968-4411
  Tempo Music Center Inc. 244 N Main St. Hendersonville NC 28792 828-693-8276
*Harry's Guitar Shop 616 Glenwood Ave Raleigh NC 27603 919-828-4888
*Strains of Music 67 Academy St Waynesville NC 28786 828-456-3331
*Charles Finkelstein & Son Inc 6 South Front Street Wilmington NC 28401 910-762-5662
NEBRASKA
*Dietze Music House 5555 S 48th Suite G Lincoln NE 68516 402-434-7454
*Dietze Music House 13015 W Center Rd, Ste A-1B Omaha NE 68144 402-476-9723
NEW HAMPSHIRE
*Guitar Gallery of New England 5 Route 101A #4 Amherst NH 03031 603-672-9224
*Vintage Fret Shop 30 Riverside Dr Ashland NH 03217 603-968-3346
*Strings & Things Music 113 S Main St Concord NH 03301 603-228-1971
  Charles Double Reed 1976 White Mountain Hwy North Conway NH 03860 603-356-9890
NEW JERSEY
*Music Den 1579 Route 23 South Butler NJ 07405 973-838-5444
*Russo Music Center Inc 1989 Arena Dr Hamilton NJ 08610 609-888-0620
*Beau Monde Guitars 285 Livingston Street Northvale NJ 07647 201-660-7844
*Dave Phillips Music & Sound 377 Irwin St Phillipsburg NJ 08865 908-454 3313
  Music Museum 405 S Broadway Pitman NJ 08071 856-589-4318
*Music Den 1030 Route 10 West Randolph NJ 07869 973-927-5800
*Monmouth Music 30 Monmouth St Red Bank NJ 07701 732-747-8888
*Lark Street Music 479 Cedar Lane Teaneck NJ 07666 201-287-1959
NEW YORK
*Music Emporium 2641 Jerusalem Ave Bellmore NY 11710 516 221 4888
  Allentown Music 1113 Elmwood Ave Buffalo NY 14222 716-883-2341
*Big Apple Music 8441 Seneca Tnpk, Ste E New Hartford NY 13413 315-732-3502
*Ithaca Guitar Works 215 N Cayuga St Ithaca NY 14850 607-272-2602
*Trinity Guitars 800 W 3rd St Jamestown NY 14701 716 665 4490
*Murphy's Music 447 Rt 110 Melville NY 11747 631-549-4510
  Long Island Drum 81 Main Street Nyack NY 10960 845-358-5303
  Mark's Music Center 6565 Springbrook Plaza Rhinebeck NY 12572 845-876-1006
*Stutzman's Guitar Center 4405 W Ridge Rd Rochester NY 14626 585-352-3225
*The Guitar Factory 1062 Union Rd W Seneca NY 14224 716-677-0908
OHIO
*Bluegrass Musician's Supply 1370 S High St Columbus OH 43207 614-443-3558
*Michael Hauer Music & Sound 120 S Patterson Blvd Dayton OH 45402 937-222-2815
*Absolute Music 10 E. Main Street Fairborn OH 45324 937-878-0123
*Musician's Alley 151 Columbus Ave Sandusky OH 44870 419-625-3688
  Rita Caz Music 224 Xenia Ave. Yellow Springs OH 45387 937-767-7713
OKLAHOMA
*Edmond Music 3400 S Broadway Edmond OK 73013 405-348-0004
*Rawson Music Co 7812 S Western Oklahoma City OK 73139 405-634-3997
OREGON
*Portland Music Company 531 SE MLK Blvd Portland OR 97214 503-226-1132
PENNSYLVANIA
*Dave Phillips Music & Sound 622 Union Blvd Allentown PA 18109 610-820-5600
*George's Music Inc  650 W Swedesford Rd Berwyn PA 19312-1139 610-640-0777
*Meadowood Music 8521 Allentown Pike Blandon PA 19510 610-916-1285
  Pocono Music Exchange Rt. 209 Liberty Mall Brodheadsville PA 18322 570-992-0105
*Maury's Music Inc 114 E Phillip Coaldale PA 18218 610-871-1673
*Schoolhouse Music 1906 Montour Blvd. Danville PA 17821 570-275-4949
*Northeast Music Center 713 Scranton Carbondale HWY Dickson City PA 18519 570-909-9216
*World of Music 1355 W 26th St Erie PA 16508 814-459-2585
*Nazareth Music Center 162 South Main Street Nazareth PA 18064 610-759-3072
George's Music Inc  1218 Welsh Rd, Ste H N Wales PA 19454 215-412-4400
*N Stuff Music 468 Freeport Rd Pittsburgh PA 15238 412-828-1003
*Pittsburgh Guitars 1305 E Carson St Pittsburgh PA 15203 412-431-0700
*Fretz Music 740 Route 113 Souderton PA 18964 215-723-3195
*George's Music Inc  99 N Main St Spring City PA 19475-1816 610-948-7810
*George's Music Inc  1025 E Woodland Ave Springfield PA 19064-3949 610-543-4050
*K & S Music 1116 W. Southern Ave. S Williamsport PA 17702 570-322-4060
*Taylor's Music Store 116 West Gay St W Chester PA 19380 610-696-1812
RHODE ISLAND
*Wakefield Music Co. 58 Main St Wakefield RI 02879 401-783-5390
SOUTH CAROLINA
  George's Loan 516 King Street Charleston SC 29403 1-843-723-1051
*Sims Music 1110 St Andrews Rd Columbia SC 29210 803-772-1185
  Hart Audio 303 N. Goose Creek Blvd Goose Creek SC 29445 843-764-1700
*Ye Olde Music Shop Inc 1276 Yeamans Hall Rd Hanahan SC 29410 843 747 0014
*John's Music 23 New Orleans Rd Hilton Head SC 29928 843-842-5225
*Yellow Mama Music 200 Spartanburg Highway Lyman SC 29365 864-949-0004
*Andy Owings Music Center 2000 Coastal Grand Circle Myrtle Beach SC 29577 843-448-1508
TENNESSEE
  C & G Mountain Music 400 Dubois Rd Suite A12 Cookeville Mall Cookeville TN 38501 931-526-4999
Lane Music Center 9309 Poplar Ave Germantown TN 38138 901-755-5025
  Gosnell'S Stereo, Tv & Music 805 Tusculum Blvd Greeneville TN 37745 423-639-5071
*Campbell's Music 118 W Market St Johnson City TN 37604 423-929-1083
*Weathers Brothers Music 13 Public Square Lawrenceburg TN 38464 931-762-6055
*Shiloh Music Center 4056 N Mt Juliet Rd Mt Juliet TN 37122 615 758 9437
  International Marketing Group 1900 Elm Pike Nashville TN 37210 1-615-889-8000
*Music Outlet 1050 Winfield Dunn Pkwy Sevierville TN 37876 865-453-1031
TEXAS
*Deatherage Music Center 1025 N Willis St Abilene TX 79603 325-672-6012
*Austin Vintage Guitars 4306 Red River St Austin TX 78751 512 428 9100
*Strait Music Co 2428 W Ben White Blvd Austin TX 78704 800-725-8877
*Clawson's Music 2701 S Padre Island Dr Corpus Christi TX 78415 361-854-5894
*Sky Guitars Music Store 531 N Elm St Denton TX 76201 940 387 2671
*Evans Music City 6240 Westheimer Rd Houston TX 77057 713-781-2100
*Great Southern Music 6148A Highway 6 N Houston TX 77084 281-550-4545
*South Paw Guitars 5813 Bellaire Blvd Houston TX 77081 713-667-5791
*Texas Music Emporium Inc 132 D FM 1960 Rd, Suite E Houston TX 77073 281 233 0100
*Danny D's Guitar Hacienda 200 N Hwy 3 League City TX 77573 281-338-1830
*Melhart Music Center 3325 N 10th St McAllen TX 78501 956-682-6147
*The Guitar Sanctuary 6633 Virginia Pkwy. Mckinney TX 75071 972-540-6420
*N-Tune Music and Sound 1141 E 42nd St Odessa TX 79762 432 362 1164
*Guitar Tex 4330 McCullough Ave San Antonio TX 78212 210-822-1595
UTAH
*The Book Table 29 S Main St Logan UT 84321 435-752-3055
*Best in Music 444 W 800 N Orem UT 84057 801-802-8022
*Acoustic Music 857 E 400 S Salt Lake City UT 84102 801-531-7066
  Guitars & More 10470 South Redwood Rd. South Jordon UT 84095 1-801-282-6736
  Mountain Rock Music 290 S Main Springville UT 84663 801-489-3000
VIRGINIA
  Hometown Music 38 Miller Cirlce Harrisonburg VA 22801 540-434-4159
*Lynchburg Music Cen 6006 Fort Avenue Lynchburg VA 24502 434-237-0073
*Alpha Music Inc 3234 Virginia Beach Blvd Virginia Beach VA 23452 757-486-2001
*Shenandoah Music Inc 2133 S Loudoun St Winchester VA 22601 540-665-2781
VERMONT
*Advance Music Center Inc 75 Maple St Burlington VT 05401 802 863 8652
WASHINGTON
  Strait Music 1015 East 1St Street Port Angeles WA 98362 360-452-9817
*Avalon Music Inc. 532 N. Wenatchee Avenue Wenatchee WA 98801 509-663-7300
WEST VIRGINIA
*Route 60 Music Co 60 Peyton St Barboursville WV 25504 304-736-7466
*C A House Music Co 3700 Cavalier Circle Parkersbug WV 26104 304-422-4676
WISCONSIN
*Heid Music Co 308 E College Ave Appelton WI 54911 920-734-1969
*Madison Music 4253 W Beltline Hwy Madison WI 53711 608-257-5877
*Cascio Interstate Music 1512 Ellis St Waukesha WI 53186 262-409-2360
CANADIAN DEALERS
ALL LOCATIONS
Long & McQuade
ALBERTA
Axe Music Inc. 4114 Macleod Trail S.E. Calgary AB T2G 2R7 (403) 243-5200
Guitarworks Inc. 7116 MacLeod Trail South Calgary AB T2H 0L5 (403) 216-8525
Guitarworks Inc. 602 16th Ave. N. W. Calgary AB T2M 0J7 (403) 284-2866
Guitarworks Inc. 830 Crowfoot Crescent N.W. Calgary AB T3G 4S3 (403) 202-1688
Kickaxe Guitars Inc 1409A - 11 Street SW Calgary AB T2R 1G7 (403) 410-9199
Music Centre Canada (south) 10206 MacLeod Trail S. Calgary AB T2G 0P8 (403) 278-8844
Music Makers Holdings Ltd 71 Crowfoot Terrace NW Calgary AB T3G 4J8 (403) 284-3301
St. John's Music (Calgary) 105-58 Ave SE Calgary AB T2H 0N8 (403) 265-6300
Martha's Music 5033 -50th Street Camrose AB T4V 1R3 (780) 679-0826
The Music Store and Sew Much More 380 Main Street Cardston AB T0K 0K0 (403) 593-3652
Axe Music Ventures Inc. 11931 Wayne Gretzky Drive Edmonton AB T5B 1Y4 (780) 471-2001
Giovanni Music & School of Music 10528 Mayfield Road Edmonton AB T5P 4X4 (780) 944-9090
St. John's Music (Edmonton) 10452 Mayfield Road Edmonton AB T5P 4P4 (780) 452-4810
West End Exchange 15241 Stony Plain Rd. Edmonton AB T5P 3Y4 (780) 481-3857
Horizon Music & Books 4904-3rd. Avenue Edson AB T7E 1T6 (780) 723-5131
The Turner Guitar Studio 4707 - 50 Avenue Leduc AB T9E 6Y5 (780) 986-2251
United Conservatory of Music (Med Hat) 560  4th St. S.E. Medicine Hat AB T1A 0K8 (403) 527-1214
Guitarworks Inc. 610 - 261055 Cross Iron Blvd. Rocky View AB T4A 0G3 (403) 216-2750
Music In The Park # 107 - 52 Sioux Rd. Sherwood Park AB T8A 4X1 (780) 467-5537
BRITISH COLUMBIA
The Music Plant 619 -  11th Ave. Campbell River BC V9W 4G5 (250) 287-7770
Gotit-Needit-Wantit Musical 2440 Unit A Cliffe Avenue Courtenay BC V9N 2L6 (250) 338-8807
Guitars N Stuff (Blacksheep Ven) 1316 Alaska Ave Dawson Creek BC V1G 1Z3 (250) 782-3677
Lee's Music 1305 Battle Street Kamloops BC V2C 2N9 (250) 374-6683
Wentworth House of Music Co. Ltd. 106 - 1634 Harvey Avenue Kelowna BC V1Y 6G2 (250) 860-2251
Wentworth House of Music Co-Penticton-S 51 East Nanaimo Ave Penticton BC V2A 1M1 (250) 492-4710
Surfside Music #103 1645 - 140th Street Surrey BC V4A 4H1 (604) 582-6916
Rufus Guitar Shop 2621 Alma St. Vancouver BC V6R 3S1 (604) 222-1717
Wentworth House of Music Co-Vernon-S 4301 - 29th St. Vernon BC V1T 5B7 (250) 558-7995
Guitars Plus 1108 Blanchard St Victoria BC V8W 2H6 (250) 380-7625
MANITOBA
Ted Good Music (1973) Ltd. 747 10th St. Brandon MB R7A 4G7 (204) 728-1110
Dauphin Musical Supplies Ltd. 14 1st Avenue N.W. Dauphin MB R7N 1G7 (204) 638-4712
Quest Musique 166 Meadowood dr - Unit #150 Winnipeg MB R2M 5G8 (204) 231-1677
Quest Musique (Portage) 1308 Portage Ave. Winnipeg MB R3G 0V2 (204) 233-4151
St. John's Music (Portage) 1330 Portage Ave. Winnipeg MB R3G 0V6 (204) 783-8899
St. John's Music Ltd (Wpg) 1570 Church St. Winnipeg MB R2X 1G8 (204) 694-1818
NEW BRUNSWICK
Bouctouche Flower Shop 53 Irving Bouctouche NB E4S 3J6 (506) 743-6025
Miramichi Music 31 Marguerite Street Miramichi NB E1V 6S7 (506) 773-9557
Centre Musical de Robertville 1802 Rte 322 Robertville NB E8K 2V8
Acadie Music 3389-2 rue Principale Tracadie-Sheila NB E1X 1A4 (506) 395-5858
M.E.S. Music 503 Main Street Woodstock NB E7M 3P1 (506) 328-2770
NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR
Reid Music Limited 835 Topsail Rd. 'P.O. Box 23 Mount Pearl NL A1N 2C1 (709) 364-2233
Grenfell Corner Store 1 Grenfell Street Wabush NL A0R 1B0 (709) 282-5561
NOVA SCOTIA
Dockside Music Art 1517 Shore Road -P.O. Box 546 Eastern Passage NS B3G 1M8 (902) 422-1234
Halifax Folklore Centre 1528 Brunswick St. Halifax NS B3J 2G2 (902) 423-7946
H & R Music Centre 115 McClean St. New Glasgow NS B2H 1H4 (902) 752-8717
ONTARIO
Music Pro Ltd South 56 Barrie View Dr. Unit 2 Barrie ON L4N 8V4 (705) 725-1070
The Hands on Music Company 39 Ontario Street Bowmanville ON L1C 2S4 (905) 623-7474
Melody Music Centre 104 Pitt St. Cornwall ON K6J 3P4 (613) 933-0205
Keyboard Kaos 3052 Bloor St. W Etobicoke ON M8X 1C4 (416) 233-2232
Bobby Lalonde Music 5078 Main St. Fournier ON K0B 1G0 (613) 524-2838
Absolute Music 945 Upper James St Hamilton ON L9C 3A6 (905) 318-7447
Mountain Music 705 Mohawk Road East Hamilton ON L8T 2P7 (905) 574-2800
Class Axe 288 County Rd 44 Kemptville ON K0G 1J0 (613) 258-9119
Centre Stage Music 1095 Princess St. Kingston ON K7L 1H3 (613) 547-2469
Renaissance Music (Kingston) 1057 Midland Ave. Kingston ON K7P 2X8 (613) 384-9225
Sherwood Systems 124 Ottawa St. S. Kitchener ON N2G 3S9 (519) 745-6154
St. John's (Kitchener) The Tannery 188 Joseph Street Kitchener ON N2G 1J7 (519) 886-4990
Van Halteren's of Lindsay Inc. 8 Wellington St. Lindsay ON K9V 3N1 (705) 324-2111
John Bellone Musical Ltd. 446 York St. London ON N6B 1R2 (519) 673-1411
The Guitar World 380 Dundas Street E. Oakville ON L6H 6Z9 (905) 257-3110
Wilson & Lee 87 Simcoe Street N. P.O. Box 8 Oshawa ON L1H 7K8 (905) 725-4706
Metro Music (Ottawa) 695 Bank St. Ottawa ON K1S 3T8 (613) 233-9688
St. John's Music (Ottawa) 1541 Merivale Rd. Ottawa ON K2G 5W1 (613) 722-1021
Bob's Music Plus 105 Pembroke St. W. Pembroke ON K8A 5M7 (613) 732-3454
Mill Music 25 Argyle St. N Renfrew ON K7V 1S7 (613) 432-4381
Cosmo Music Company Ltd 10 Via Renzo Drive Richmond Hill ON L4S 0B6 (905) 770-5222
Picker's Alley 430 Exmouth St. Sarnia ON N7T 5N9 (519) 344-7740
Holmes Appliances 147 Main St. West'P.O. Box 289 Shelburne ON L0N 1S0 (519) 925-3037
Guitar Shack/First Choice Discount 1416 Centre St #17 Thornhill ON L4J 8A1 (905) 763-1997
Music World Academy LTD 217 Simpson Street Thunder Bay ON P7C 3H5 (807) 623-8821
Busters Music 932 Bloor Street West Toronto ON M6h 1L4 (416) 536-2274
Metro Sound & Music Ltd. 486 Yonge St. Toronto ON M4Y 1X5 (416) 972-7433
Remenyi House of Music Ltd. 210 Bloor St. N. Toronto ON M5S 1T8 (416) 961-3111
St. John's Music (Toronto) # 15-109 Vanderhoof Ave Toronto ON M4G 2H7 (416) 785-5000
PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND
Real Instruments Repairs & Service 161 Maypoint Road Charlottetown PEI C1E 1X6 (902) 370-7325
QUEBEC
La Zone Musicale Inc. 1116 Boul.Grande-Allee Boisbriand QC J7G 2T4 (514) 241-4787
Archambault Boucherville 584 Chemin de Touraine local 104 Brossard QC J4B 8S5 (450) 641-4296
Archambault Brossard 2151 Boul. La Piniere Brossard QC J4W 2T5 (450) 671-7654
Ecole de Musique EMF 917 Boul. Perigny Chambly QC J3L 4W5 (450) 403-6212
Archambault Chicoutimi 1120 Boul. Talbot Chicoutimi QC G7H 7R2 (418) 612-6010
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Strings FAQ


New Packaging | New Products | Treated Strings | Choosing Strings | String Care


New Packaging

Why did Martin decide to change their packaging?
We are always looking for ways to improve our products and how we deliver them to our customers. Dave Doll explains the new packaging in his Pro Tips series. The new “flow wrap” packaging with nitrogen flush better protects the metal strings from environmental concerns during the shipping process.

What is “flow wrap?”
“Flow wrap” has become common in food packaging - candy bars and breakfast toaster pastries - as well as other consumer products –baseball trading cards.   The material we use has several layers that work together to form an air tight barrier that keeps moisture out.  During the packaging process the multi-layer wrap material “flows” around the strings to make the pouch.  We use a nitrogen purge system to replace the oxygen with nitrogen.  The strings are then sealed up in the “flow wrap” to bring freshness to your playing.

Why did you move from the box to flow wrap?
Our flow wrap packaging includes a barrier film to protect the strings from oxygen and moisture while the strings remain in the packaging. We also use a nitrogen flush process during the packaging of the strings to reduce oxygen inside the sealed package.

Why is a barrier film so important in string packaging?
Metals commonly used in guitar string manufacturing react with oxygen to form metal oxide, known as corrosion/rust. The corrosion adds mass to the string, changes the vibration pattern, weakens the metal, and generally leads to a quick loss of tone. The barrier film prevents oxygen and moisture from entering the packaging.

Why do you use nitrogen in the packaging process?
The nitrogen flush process replaces naturally occurring oxygen with nitrogen in the package. The nitrogen does not react with the metals, increasing the shelf life of the packaged strings. Nitrogen is a colorless and odorless gas and exists in the air that we breathe. It is nonflammable and it will not support combustion. Nitrogen in commonly used for modified atmosphere packaging of foods, medical supplies, and electronic parts.

How much longer will the strings last in flow wrap compared to the box?
We recommend no more than a 3 to 5 year shelf life once they leave our factory.

Is the flow wrap environmentally friendly?
The flow wrap material is classified as Recycle #5 and is being accepted into more community recycling programs every year. The material is becoming more common in food and other consumer products packaging.

Are the envelopes recyclable?
Yes. In the near future we will also be sourcing recycled paper for the envelopes.

Why did you move from 2 strings per envelope to 1 string per envelope?
Quite simply, our customers have been asking for this change for quite some time. We agree that it makes for the absolute best string changing experience available at this time.

When will the new packaging hit the stores?
New product will be available in retail stores beginning April or May of 2015. Please check with your local authorized Martin dealer.

How long have you been developing the new packaging?
Our engineers worked on string packaging improvements for the past two years.

Will Martin raise their pricing due to the new packaging?
At this time we will not be increasing our prices in relation to the new packaging.

Why did Martin decide to redesign the art on all of the packages?
While all of our product artwork was fine on its own, the art had become inconsistent for the brand as a whole over the years. With the redesign of the art for the product families, all of our products are now consistent across the brand.

What do the colors mean? Martin’s packaging used to have color designations for gauge.
We still have color designations for gauge in the upper left hand corner of every package. The flag in the upper corner also includes the printed gauge. Red still indicates light, blue medium, etc., just as they always did. The color of the large center circle now indicates the product family. All SP Acoustic strings will have a large blue circle, all SP Lifespans will have a large red circle, all Marquis will have a large green circle, etc. View all products here.


New Products

We see you have a new product called SP Flexible Core. What is unique about this product family?
SP Flexible Core strings are actually not new. They used to be called “FX”. This product is actually built using our unique SP Core wire so we renamed them to bring them into the product family where they belong. SP Flexible Core strings have a thinner core wire and a thicker wrap wire making them flexible and easy on the fingers. These strings are great for experienced fingerstyle players like Tommy Emmanuel and also great for beginners because they are easier on the fingers.

Tell us about the new LJ’s Choice. What makes it different?
LJ’s Choice is part of our new Retro product line, which is made of a nickel/copper alloy blend. Retros are known for their warm, natural tone - the voice of your guitar. We worked with the incredibly talented Laurence Juber, guitar player for the band “Wings” with Paul McCartney, to develop these strings to his preferred playing style. They are a Medium/Light gauge (13-56) with the middle four strings being lighter than a typical “Medium” gauge.

When will LJ’s Choice be available in stores?
LJ’s Choice will be available in May 2015.

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Treated Strings

Why do you treat strings?
Oxygen and moisture accelerate the natural corrosion that can happen with the more common metals used in string manufacturing. Our Lifespan treatment protects the surfaces of the metal from contact with oxygen and moisture. The build-up of dirt and grime on the surfaces and in the windings of strings can also lead to premature deadening of the strings. Our Lifespan treatment acts as a repellant to dirt and grime to help keep the strings cleaner.

How do you treat strings?
We have developed a proprietary process for the treatment of strings that starts with the processes used in drawing the wire. We ensure that wire received in our facility is properly cleaned and prepared for our proprietary treatment. We then apply a process to create a chemical reaction that protects the surface of the metal at the molecular level. Strings are treated in a vacuum process to ensure thorough treatment of the windings and core.

How is a treatment different from a coating?
A treatment is designed to interact with the surface of the metal at the molecular level and not add mass to the metal. A coating is generally considered a barrier over the surface of the metal. A treatment generally does not affect the vibration pattern of a string in the same way that a coating might. Treatments will generally not flake or peel as the treatment is a modification of the surface at the molecular level.

How much longer does a treated string last?
Generally Lifespan treated strings will last 3 to 4 times longer than an untreated SP strings; however many conditions affect the life of a string. To maximize string life we recommend always washing your hands before playing, wipe down the strings with a dry cloth after playing, and store your guitar in your case when not in use.

How is Lifespan different from Cleartone?
Both are treatments designed to protect the surface of the metal. To develop our proprietary treatment we started with the process used to draw the wire. By taking the process of manufacturing a string back to the beginning, we were able to develop a more consistent application for our specific products.

Will I notice any difference between the old SP Lifespan and the new SP Lifespan?
We believe we have achieved greater consistency in the treatment process as well as a cleaner finished string and therefore you will notice improved performance in the life of your strings. We believe treatments provide a more natural feeling to the string as well as a more natural vibration pattern.

Did you change the price or any product information as a result?
Our Manufacturers Suggested Retail Pricing remains the same for now. We have not changed the UPC or stock keeping unit numbers. We have however changed the description as we no longer use the Cleartone treatment process on the strings.

How do you know when to change a Lifespan string?
Strings usually require changing every few weeks; however playing style, desired sound and environmental conditions can impact the decision to change the strings. As a general rule, when strings require re-tuning often, it is time to change the strings.

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Choosing Strings

How are Martin Strings different from other brands?
We still make our own strings as we believe strings are important to the sound of the guitar. We put the same care and craftsmanship into the design, sourcing, and manufacturing of the strings as we do our guitars. We set the highest industry standards of quality and design for our SP core wire. All of our metals are sourced to our specifications. We design and build our string winding equipment. And each and every day we test our strings when we string up our guitars in the Martin factory. Discover the entire family of Martin Strings.

What is the difference between 92/8 phosphor bronze and 80/20 bronze?
92/8 Phosphor bronze strings have a higher composition of copper blended into the metal than 80/20 bronze. Generally 80/20 bronze starts out with a bright attack and will mellow quickly while phosphor bronze maintains a warmer more consistent tone and with greater complexity. We generally string Martin Guitars with 92/8 phosphor bronze strings due to the consistency of the strings, however some models will ship with 80/20 bronze.

What is a silk and steel string/silk and phosphor string?
Traditional wound acoustic strings are based on a hex –shaped core wire with a single wrap of metal. We start with a round core wire and wrap it first with a soft material. We then wrap the modified core with the silver-plated copper (silk & steel) or 92/8 phosphor bronze (Silk & Phosphor). This process provides a subtle softness to the tone and creates a pleasant-feeling string under the finger. These strings are commonly used in folk and singer/songwriter genres.

Why do you offer so many gauges of strings?
We offer a broad selection of gauges and string types so you can find the best string for your style of play, instrument, and desired tone. In general, lighter gauge strings put less pressure on a top and will produce a lighter softer sound as well as reduce finger fatigue. Light gauges are often chosen by fingerstyle players and singer/songwriters. Heavier gauge strings will drive more energy to the top and therefore create more complex and louder sounds. Bluegrass, rock, and blues players tend to use heavier gauge strings. Our SP Flexible Core strings use a unique construction method to reduce finger fatigue, increase strings response, and maintain equivalent tension on the top as standard sets. SP Flexible Core strings are played by masters like Tommy Emmanuel yet are highly recommended for beginners.

What is a Marquis string?
We created our Marquis line to pamper your guitar by adding a soft wrap to the area near the ball-ends. This protective layer helps to prevent wear and tear on the bridge and end plate as you play. The added soft layer can also help seat loose bridge pins. Marquis strings put a comforting layer of protection in place every time you change your strings.

I don’t own a Martin guitar. Can I still use Martin strings?
Yes. We have designed our strings such that they will fit on most brands and styles of acoustic guitars.

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String Care

What type of strings came on my Martin Guitar?
From time to time we changed the type of strings used on new Martin guitars. We are currently stringing most new Martin guitars with Martin SP Lifespan acoustic guitars strings. Martin SP Lifespan strings use an exclusive high-tensile strength core wire to better hold tunings and resist breaking; all six strings are treated with our proprietary treatment to enhance the life of the string. In general, all non-cutaway dreadnoughts and jumbo guitars get medium gauge strings. Most X-series, cutaways, and smaller models such as the OOO and the OO get light gauge strings. Most 12 string guitars get extra light gauge. Guitars designed for nylon strings will be strung with our Martin Classic strings. For the most current information of what type of strings came on your Martin, please refer to the model specifications for your guitar.

Where can I find tension information?
Tension varies by gauge and guitar style. However, we include general tension information based on a 25.4” scale length on each string product page and in our catalog.

Why do steel strings tarnish?
Many of the traditional metals used in acoustic strings are subject to the corrosive effects of oxygen and moisture. Body chemistry can influence the longevity of a string as well; if a player has high acid content in his/her perspiration, strings may tarnish more quickly as well. We recommend always washing hands before playing, wiping down the strings when done, and storing the guitar in its case to increase the longevity of the strings.

Is it safe to use medium gauged Strings on my scallop braced guitar?
Yes, it is safe. All of our six string guitars designed for steel strings have been tested to withstand the tension of a medium gauge string. However, since each top is unique, take note if the top starts to rise abnormally. If this happens, go back to the lighter gauge strings.

I keep breaking strings. How can I prevent this from happening?
Your string breakage problem may not be the result of the strings you are using. Strings often break due to an excessively sharp break angle or rough area at the saddle, or a rough area at the nut. Analyze the frequency you break strings and the location of the break, and then discuss with an authorized Martin Warranty Repair Center. If you are a heavy strummer, a medium gauge string may be preferable.

Can I just change the gauges or types of strings that I use?
You can switch easily between types of wrap material, or types of strings - Marquis, SP, SP Flexible Core, etc. If you are changing more than one step in string gauge we recommend that you have the first change done professionally to ensure the set up remains comfortable, intonation accurate, and tone correct. For example, you if normally play lights you should be able to change to a custom light or medium light without issues. However a jump from light to medium or to extra light could affect playability or intonation.

How often or when do I change strings?
Strings usually require changing every few weeks depending upon playing style, desired sound and environmental conditions. As a general rule, when strings require re-tuning often, it is time to change the strings. Changing strings provides a great opportunity to clean and service the guitar, including cleaning and dressing the fret board, polishing or cleaning the top and body, checking the nut and saddle for issues, and possibly changing the battery on a pre-amp if mounted inside the sound hole.

How do I change my strings?
String changing does not have to be complicated. Watch our resident expert Dave Doll explain how to change strings on your guitar in our video Restringing Your Acoustic Guitar. Easy to follow, step by step diagrams can also be found in our mobile app, the Martin Guitar Tuner.

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