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Tri County Willis Music MOVING!!!!!!!

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That’s right folks!  We are moving to newly acquired Moeller Music store in West Chester!!
But- we have TONS of stuff that we would rather sell than truck over there!
Our last day in Tri County Mall is Jan. 6th, so stop in, and find a GREAT deal on that thing you have been wanting for a long time!

Special discounts throughout the store, print music, drums, keyboards, guitars, amps, straps, sticks, strings, new and used brass and woodwind instruments!

On a side note: I just want to thank everyone who has shopped with us!  Whether you have been with us for several years, or just recently found us in our corner of the mall, I do truly mean it when I say THANK YOU.  I hope I can continue serving and helping you in your musical efforts, and you should never hesitate to ask me for any help or assistance you might need.  It’s going to be an exciting couple of weeks!  I hope everyone had a great holiday season, and I hope we see each other soon!  -Kevin Schwallie, Manager Willis Music Tri County.

 

Print Music Special Offer!!! Buy 2 Get 1 FREE!!!

That’s right, friends!  Buy any 2 books of your favorite music in the store, for ANY instrument, and the 3rd one you want is FREE!

There is no limit on how many books you may get with this offer!  This offer does expire December 24th!!!

**Offer isn’t valid on piano & guitar method books.

1 Day Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there is only 1 day until the Night of the Living Shred! We will be giving away a BC Rich Warlock guitar to the person who plays the best solo in the best costume! The contest starts at 6:00 on Thursday, Oct 31st! Call us at 752-6341 to sign up!

2 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 2 days until the Night of the Living Shred! We will be giving away a BC Rich Warlock guitar to the person who plays the best solo in the best costume! The contest starts at 6:00 on Thursday, Oct 31st! Call us at 752-6341 to sign up!

3 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 3 days until the Night of the Living Shred! We will be giving away a BC Rich Warlock guitar to the person who plays the best solo in the best costume! The contest starts at 6:00 on Thursday, Oct 31st! Call us at 752-6341 to sign up!

4 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 4 days until the Night of the Living Shred! We will be giving away a BC Rich Warlock guitar to the person who plays the best solo in the best costume! The contest starts at 6:00 on Thursday, Oct 31st! Call us at 752-6341 to sign up!

5 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 5 days until the Night of the Living Shred! We will be giving away a BC Rich Warlock guitar to the person who plays the best solo in the best costume! The contest starts at 6:00 on Thursday, Oct 31st! Call us at 752-6341 to sign up!

6 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 6 days until the Night of the Living Shred! We will be giving away a BC Rich Warlock guitar to the person who plays the best solo in the best costume! The contest starts at 6:00 on Thursday, Oct 31st! Call us at 752-6341 to sign up!

7 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 7 days until the Night of the Living Shred! We will be giving away a BC Rich Warlock guitar to the person who plays the best solo in the best costume! The contest starts at 6:00 on Thursday, Oct 31st! Call us at 752-6341 to sign up!

8 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 8 days until the Night of the Living Shred! We will be giving away a BC Rich Warlock guitar to the person who plays the best solo in the best costume! The contest starts at 6:00 on Thursday, Oct 31st! Call us at 752-6341 to sign up!

9 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 9 days until the Night of the Living Shred! We will be giving away a BC Rich Warlock guitar to the person who plays the best solo in the best costume! The contest starts at 6:00 on Thursday, Oct 31st! Call us at 752-6341 to sign up!

Christmas Print Music!! Now At Tri County!!!

Please don’t yell at me for mentioning Christmas already!  But yes, we have begun the lengthy task of displaying our massive collection of Christmas music!

Something new this year: Christmas SURPRISE! Musical Bundle Packs!  We have taken close to 300 titles, and bundled similar books collection (all guitar, all piano & vocal, etc) together to offer you a stack of music for a super low price!  Most bundles fall between $8 and $15 and have at least $50-$100 of music in them!  Exclusive at Willis Music Tri County.

Teachers: Have a large amount of Christmas method books you need to get?  Email your list in to us, and we can gather it together.  We can even arrange having it shipping for free if over $25!

Christmas Print Music!! Now At Tri County!!!

Please don’t yell at me for mentioning Christmas already!  But yes, we have begun the lengthy task of displaying our massive collection of Christmas music!

Something new this year: Christmas SURPRISE! Musical Bundle Packs!  We have taken close to 300 titles, and bundled similar books collection (all guitar, all piano & vocal, etc) together to offer you a stack of music for a super low price!  Most bundles fall between $8 and $15 and have at least $50-$100 of music in them!  Exclusive at Willis Music Tri County.

Teachers: Have a large amount of Christmas method books you need to get?  Email your list in to us, and we can gather it together.  We can even arrange having it shipping for free if over $25!

10 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 10 days until the Night of the Living Shred! We will be giving away a BC Rich Warlock guitar to the person who plays the best solo in the best costume! The contest starts at 6:00 on Thursday, Oct 31st! Call us at 752-6341 to sign up!

11 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 11 days until the Night of the Living Shred! We will be giving away a BC Rich Warlock guitar to the person who plays the best solo in the best costume! The contest starts at 6:00 on Thursday, Oct 31st! Call us at 752-6341 to sign up!

12 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 12 days until the Night of the Living Shred! We will be giving away a BC Rich Warlock guitar to the person who plays the best solo in the best costume! The contest starts at 6:00 on Thursday, Oct 31st! Call us at 752-6341 to sign up!

13 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 13 days until the Night of the Living Shred! We will be giving away a BC Rich Warlock guitar to the person who plays the best solo in the best costume! The contest starts at 6:00 on Thursday, Oct 31st! Call us at 752-6341 to sign up!

14 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 14 days until the Night of the Living Shred! We will be giving away a BC Rich Warlock guitar to the person who plays the best solo in the best costume! The contest starts at 6:00 on Thursday, Oct 31st! Call us at 752-6341 to sign up!

15 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 15 days until the Night of the Living Shred! We will be giving away a BC Rich Warlock guitar to the person who plays the best solo in the best costume! The contest starts at 6:00 on Thursday, Oct 31st! Call us at 752-6341 to sign up!

16 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 16 days until the Night of the Living Shred! We will be giving away a BC Rich Warlock guitar to the person who plays the best solo in the best costume! The contest starts at 6:00 on Thursday, Oct 31st! Call us at 752-6341 to sign up!

17 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 17 days until the Night of the Living Shred! We will be giving away a BC Rich Warlock guitar to the person who plays the best solo in the best costume! The contest starts at 6:00 on Thursday, Oct 31st! Call us at 752-6341 to sign up!

18 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 18 days until the Night of the Living Shred! We will be giving away a BC Rich Warlock guitar to the person who plays the best solo in the best costume! The contest starts at 6:00 on Thursday, Oct 31st! Call us at 752-6341 to sign up!

19 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 19 days until the Night of the Living Shred! We will be giving away a BC Rich Warlock guitar to the person who plays the best solo in the best costume! The contest starts at 6:00 on Thursday, Oct 31st! Call us at 752-6341 to sign up!

20 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 20 days until the Night of the Living Shred! We will be giving away a BC Rich Warlock guitar to the person who plays the best solo in the best costume! The contest starts at 6:00 on Thursday, Oct 31st! Call us at 752-6341 to sign up!

21 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 21 days until the Night of the Living Shred! We will be giving away a BC Rich Warlock guitar to the person who plays the best solo in the best costume! The contest starts at 6:00 on Thursday, Oct 31st! Call us at 752-6341 to sign up!

22 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 22 days until the Night of the Living Shred! We will be giving away a BC Rich Warlock guitar to the person who plays the best solo in the best costume! The contest starts at 6:00 on Thursday, Oct 31st! Call us at 752-6341 to sign up!

23 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 23 days until the Night of the Living Shred! We will be giving away a BC Rich Warlock guitar to the person who plays the best solo in the best costume! The contest starts at 6:00 on Thursday, Oct 31st! Call us at 752-6341 to sign up!

Hot Rod Walt Gretsch Guitars are Here!

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Gretsch guitars have been used for every type of music made. Country guys love ‘em, rockers swing ‘em around, punks slam power chords on ‘em and the jazz cats swear by their smooth tone. One thing everyone agrees on; Gretsch guitars look cool! Gretsch has now had renowned pin-stripe artist Hot Rod Walt come into the factory and do one-of-a-kind pin-striping on a few models, and we’ve got ‘em here at Willis Music in Louisville!

Click the pic to see Hot Rod Walt in action!

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24 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 24 days until the Night of the Living Shred! We will be giving away a BC Rich Warlock guitar to the person who plays the best solo in the best costume! The contest starts at 6:00 on Thursday, Oct 31st! Call us at 752-6341 to sign up!

25 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 25 days until the Night of the Living Shred! We will be giving away a BC Rich Warlock guitar to the person who plays the best solo in the best costume! The contest starts at 6:00 on Thursday, Oct 31st! Call us at 752-6341 to sign up!

26 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 26 days until the Night of the Living Shred! We will be giving away a BC Rich Warlock guitar to the person who plays the best solo in the best costume! The contest starts at 6:00 on Thursday, Oct 31st! Call us at 752-6341 to sign up!

BC Rich Guitars on sale!

October is the month for Scary Deals on Scary Guitars! All of our BC Rich guitars are on sale for the month of October. We have guitars starting at $200. Hurry in to get your guitar today!

27 Days Until Night of the Living Shred!

We have BC Rich guitars starting at $200, and there are 27 days until the Night of the Living Shred! We will be giving away a BC Rich Warlock guitar to the person who plays the best solo in the best costume! The contest starts at 6:00 on Thursday, Oct 31st!

How to Walk Like a Zombie!

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They’re everywhere…. ZOMBIES! In the days to come, we’ll be providing resources to help in your quest to evade the undead.

We make no promises…these are just tools. The burden of, pardon the pun, execution is entirely yours.

Click the link above if you want to live!!!

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Trick or Treat with Willis Music!

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Bring your little monsters by on Halloween, Thursday, October 31st between 4pm and 7pm for trick or treating! Willis Music will have spooky music & sweet treats for you and the kids… and maybe a scare or two!

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Scary Deals on Scary Guitars!

Halloween is near! It’s October, the month for scary things, scary deals, and scary guitars! Check out Willis Music Eastgate for great deals on BC Rich guitars at hauntingly low prices.

Also, we will be giving away a BC Rich Warlock guitar to the winner of our Night of the Living Shred contest! Contestants will be judged by the guitar solo they play, and the costume they wear. The contest will be on October 31st at 6:00PM at Eastgate Mall.

Shred Fest 2013 Recap & Showdown Video

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CLICK PIC TO SEE THE SHOWDOWN!

We’re all about giving musicians some glory here at Willis Music, and one of our most popular annual events is Shred Fest. This year we had 21 guitarists post 60 second videos of themselves “shredding”. The top 7 with the most “likes” came into our store on September 28, were split into 2 groups and played live in our auditorium for a packed house of guitar worshipers. Judging for this portion of the contest was done by 2012 Shred Fest winner Chris Alia and Louisville musician and educator, Brian White. The winners from those groups, Monte Phillips and Cheyenne Powell,  then went head-to-head against each other in hopes of winning a brand new B.C. Rich Flying V guitar. Judging for this portion of the event was based entirely on audience response. At the end of a spectacular guitar battle, Cheyenne Powell of local band Overload walked away the winner. Thanks very much to everyone who played, voted and came out to support musicians who’ve worked incredibly hard on their abilities. 2014′s Shred Fest will be the first to feature a backing track entry video, so start prepping now!

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The final 7 left to right are:

Sean Cook, Monte Phillips, Ryan Preston, Cody Weigleb, Garrett Morton, Mark Doss, Cheyenne Powell

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Willis Music Artist of the Week – Nickelback

Congratulations to this week’s winner of the Willis Music Eastgate Artist of the Week Honorary Artist Award (WMEAotWHAA), Nickelback!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BB0DU4DoPP4

This Canadian band has continuously defied genres since their inception. They bounce from one genre to another like the unpopular person from middle school who bounced from clique to clique and was never welcomed into any of them. You know the person I’m talking about. They perfectly represent Nickelback, and Nickelback is the only band they listen to.

Nickelback writes songs on a wide variety of subjects, ranging from photographs, being rock stars, and cowboy hats. It takes a massive amount of talent to make an entire career based on a picture of Billy Ray Cyrus, who never made it as a wise man, couldn’t cut it as a country star, was tired of living like a rock star, and sick of trying to be a successful father.

So congratulations to Nickelback for winning the Willis Music Eastgate Artist of the Week Honorary Artist Award (WMEAotWHAA), and here’s hoping America is able to do unto Canada as Nickelback did to America.

Cymbal Vote 2013 is Coming!

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What is cymbal vote???

Cymbal Vote allows drummers from around the world to determine what new models SABIAN will introduce in 2014. SABIAN has long been known for its innovation in cymbals, and frankly, each year we develop more cool new ideas than we can introduce as new products in a single year. So we decided to let you decide! These drummers get to hear cymbals never seen before and comment on how each performs; could be improved or what they love about it.

Want to hear these cymbals for yourself? A limited number of Cymbal Vote Tour stops have been scheduled around the world. Willis Music in Louisville is proud to have been asked to participate in this; join us Saturday, October 12 at Noon to be a part of this!

The votes from drummers from around the world will decide which 4 cymbals become the new models for 2014 and get to wear the Cymbal Vote crown. The winners will be announced at the NAMM show in January and available in local retail stores soon after that.

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Meet the 2013 Shred Fest Finalists!

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The voting is done!!! Shred Fest 2013 will feature these 8 monster players competing in our store auditorium on September 28th at 1pm to win a new B.C. Rich V! Come out and support musicians who obviously put serious time into their chops!

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Willis Music Artist of the Week – Green Day

Willis Music Eastgate would like to congratulate the Willis Music Eastgate Artist of the Week Honorary Artist Award (WMEAotWHAA), Green Day!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjNJmwwf7QA

Green Day’s special brand of anti-establishment punk rock can only be found in the collections of the most selective listeners who exclusively download their music for free. Just when you think you had heard the same up-tempo, in-your-face, overly-energetic that they played on the last track, they hit you with a slowed down, melancholy ballad that even Eeyore could enjoy. Just when the eyeliner seemed to be going out of style, they added hair dye and nail polish. Green Day paved the way for bands like Good Charlotte and Blink 182, but we won’t hold that against Billie Joe and company. Green Day’s innovation in the punk genre can only be matched by the destructive forces they brought to it.

So, in honor of men in their 40′s who put on makeup, we bestow the privilege of a WMEAotWHAA on Green Day, and all of the rights and honors of the exclusive WMEAotWHAA winners club.

Willis Music Eastgate Indoor Yard Sale

That’s right, we’re having our annual Indoor Yard Sale, which means all the savings of a yard sale, with none of the bad weather and driving to a million different places in hopes of finding one thing. The sale starts on Thursday September 19th and goes through Sunday September 22nd.

– Receive killer deals on new, fully warrantied + Willis extended warrantied items.
– Receive 10% of your purchase (at $500.00 or more) in a gift card to be used on a future purchase!
– Receive double entry on your Willis Music Money cards!
– Receive extra FREE goods on certain closeouts until supplies run out!
– Receive mega discounts on hundreds of accessories!
– Receive 50% off new and vintage sheet music titles!

Hurry to Willis Music Eastgate, this sale only comes around once a year!

See samples of instrument deals online at www.willismusic.com/yardsale.

INDOOR YARD SALE!!! RAIN OR SHINE! (click for pic)

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That’s right folks!  We wanted to be the LAST yard sale you  went to this season, and it’s a whopper!

Thursday Sept 19 – Sunday Sept 22 is our Annual Indoor Yard Sale!
~ Receive killer deals on new, fully warrantied plus Willis extended warrantied, items
~ Receive 10% of your purchase over $500 or more in a gift card to be used on a future purchase!
~ Receive DOUBLE blocks on Willis Music Money cards!
~ Receive extra FREE goods on certain closeouts until supplies run out!
~ Receive mega discounts on hundreds of accessories!
~ Receive 50% off vintage sheet music titles!
See a sample of instrument deals online at www.willismusic.com/yardsale
See ya there! It will be a blast!

Shred Fest 2013 is Here!!!

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We’re giving away a new B.C. Rich V this year… you should win it!

ENTRY RULES-

Submit a video no more than 60 seconds of you shredding any style on any kind of guitar to our Willis MusicSuperstore Facebook page.

The more “likes” your video gets, the better chance you have to be a finalist.

The 8 videos with the most “likes” come in on Sept. 28th and go at it.

Judging is determined by 3 panelists, including last year’s winner Chris Alia, and crowd response, so bring people!

The winner walks out with a brand new B.C. Rich guitar.

GOOD LUCK!

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Yamaha Acoustic Pianos are Here!

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Willis Music in Louisville is well known for our great selection of guitars, band instruments, drums, amplifiers and PA equipment, but after hearing your requests we’ve added something new to our offerings: Yamaha acoustic pianos!

There were several options to consider when we decided to bring acoustic pianos in, but the one closest to our mind was satisfying the needs in the very best way possible. The good news is that since Yamaha was hands down the most asked for brand, we chose to add the U1 and U3 uprights to our store. The better news is that we’re bringing in used pianos that are so beautifully refinished you’d think they were brand new, except for the price!

Please come in & give your fingers and ears a treat- you’ll be very glad you did!

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INDOOR YARD SALE!!! RAIN OR SHINE! (click for pic)

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That’s right folks!  We wanted to be the LAST yard sale you  went to this season, and it’s a whopper!

Thursday Sept 19 – Sunday Sept 22 is our Annual Indoor Yard Sale!
~ Receive killer deals on new, fully warrantied plus Willis extended warrantied, items
~ Receive 10% of your purchase over $500 or more in a gift card to be used on a future purchase!
~ Receive DOUBLE blocks on Willis Music Money cards!
~ Receive extra FREE goods on certain closeouts until supplies run out!
~ Receive mega discounts on hundreds of accessories!
~ Receive 50% off vintage sheet music titles!
See a sample of instrument deals online at www.willismusic.com/yardsale
See ya there! It will be a blast!

Incredible Savings This Weekend!!

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THIS WEEKEND IS OUR ANNUAL INDOOR YARD SALE!!!

Thursday, September 19 through Sunday, September 22, Willis Music on Hurstbourne is giving you the chance to save like never before!

– Receive FANTASTIC DEALS on new, fully warrantied (including the Willis extended warranty) items!
– Receive 10% of purchases over $500 or more ON A GIFT CARD to be used with a future purchase!
– Receive DOUBLE entries on Willis Music Money cards!
– Receive extra FREE goods on certain closeouts until supplies run out!
– Receive mega discounts on HUNDREDS of accessories!
– Receive 50% OFF vintage sheet music titles!

You do not want to miss out on this event! Rain… shine… cold… hot… zombies…. NOTHING stops the deals!!

1850S. Hurstbourne Pkwy. Louisville, KY. 40220

502.426.1818   louisville@willismusic.com

For a sneak peek of our YARD SALE instrument deals visit:  www.willismusic.com/yardsale

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Willis Music Artist of the Week – The Offspring

Congratulations to the Willis Music Eastgate Artist of the Week Honorary Artist Award (WMEAotWHAA) recipients The Offspring!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxZuoH6RXlE

If you have ever listened to much of The Offspring, you know that clearly, they can repeat. And they do. A lot. They are a repetitive redundant repetitious band. We love that here at Willis Music.

As their song goes, “Life goes on; come of age; can’t go on; turn the page.” However, they have defied their own lyrics by surviving their own greatest hits album and releasing two more albums, one of which was good, and the most recent of which was entirely rejected by all of humanity and 98% of extraterrestrials, and only stopped being made fun of because Charlie Sheen went on his attention grabbing coke fueled bender, but I digress. Their surf punk style has persisted long after both surfing and punk have faded away. As a group, they have matured from singing songs about teenage violence and anti-establishment politics to singing songs about sex, teenage violence, and anti-establishment politics.

And so we welcome The Offspring to the prestigious group of WMEAotWHAA winners, and we remind you to keep ‘em separated. The Offspring. Keep ‘em separated. That is the only way to stop them from recording ever again.

Shred Fest 2013 is Here!!!

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ENTRY RULES-

Submit a video no more than 60 seconds of you shredding any style on any kind of guitar to our Willis MusicSuperstore Facebook page.

The more “likes” your video gets, the better chance you have to be a finalist.

The 8 videos with the most “likes” come in on Sept. 28th and go at it.

Judging is determined by 3 panelists, including last year’s winner Chris Alia, and crowd response, so bring people!

The winner walks out with a brand new B.C. Rich guitar.

GOOD LUCK!

 

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Name Your Own Price????

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We hear it on the radio… “No reasonable offers refused”. Sounds too good to be true, but isn’t it worth a look? If you could get a great product at a price you name wouldn’t you be pumped?

Willis Music not only has the coolest, most current musical equipment in Louisville, we also have great used gear at killer prices. But maybe the price could be even more killer, huh? When you see the tag above on instruments in our store, that means we’re opening the door to you setting a price. We’ll do everything we can to meet your offer. If we aren’t able to take your offer, we’ll make a counter-offer so you know we’re 100% serious about giving you the very best deal around.

Look for Mr. Brando. Get great gear. Save some money.

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USED DEAN GOLD V GUITAR! Used Gear Spotlight! (click for pic)

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A beautiful Dean Gold V electric guitar!  Pre-owned, but in very clean condition!

Includes a hardshell case all for the special price of $399.99!!!

Call: 513.671.3288 to grab this guitar today!

Back 2 Band is Easy at Willis Music!

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Students rarely rave about lots of homework, walking to the bus stop in the rain or the math test they have on Friday. What they do rave about is their band and orchestra classes! Music’s benefits to students of every age are not just nationally recognized; they’re seen every day by the families and friends of that musician.

As Band and orchestra classes begin for this year, Willis Music has once again ramped up our selection of band instruments, accessories, books, cleaning and care products and stands. Great efforts are made my these musicians to succeed, and we’re committed to helping them in every way possible. We’ve even brought in 4 new band instrument teachers for those wanting private lessons!

Everything they need under one roof.

Expert help with no hassles.

Back 2 Band Season has never been easier!

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Is your son or male piano student needing something to play? (click for pic)

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Try our Dennis Alexander’s ‘Especially for Boys’ series piano books!!!

Oh, and did we mention Dennis will be HERE at Willis Music in Tri County?! July 22nd!  Piano Teachers: Call to reserve your seat today!  Special music discounts on printed materials!!!
513.671.3288- Operators standing by!

Hip Hop Dance Class @ Willis Music Louisville!

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Been wanting to get a little more fit as the warm weather rolls along? Maybe you’ve been itching to learn that new dance you’re seeing everyone do at the club. Maybe you just want some great exercise that is fun and keeps you interested. These are just 3 reasons you’re gonna love the new Hip Hop dance class we’ve started at Willis Music on Hurstbourne Pkwy. Instructor Deveron Woodson has smooth moves, big grooves & the experience to get your feet doing exactly what it takes to put you on the dance floor fast. Not only will you be learning great steps, you’ll be getting terrific exercise in an environment that’s stress-free. Classes begin July 10, and are every Monday and Wednesday from 6:30pm-7:30pm following. Each class is only $5 and there’s no contract or membership fees to deal with.

What are you waiting on… get moving & in better shape now!

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Happy 5th Year Aaron!

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July 1st marks 5 years at Willis Music for the kingpin…. Aaron “Vinny” Flick! From his humble beginnings at the Jefferson Mall store to his current home at our Hurstbourne location, Louisville musicians have benefited greatly by Aaron’s honesty and attention to detail. Drop by or give him a call to congratulate him today!

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SPRING INTO SUMMER VIP EVENT GIVEAWAY TEASER

So its about 14 hours away from kickoff of the big event, so we will go ahead a tell you the giveaways! You must be present to win! TOMORROW, JUNE 22 starting at 10! Always subject to change and we aren’t going to list them all, but I will tell you that we have something to giveaway every half hour starting at 11! 12pm we have a Fender Mic/ Cable pack, 12:30 – $25 Willis Gift Card, 1:30 – 2 Hours of Recording at the Soundworkshop, 2:30 – Sabian cymbal AND 3 InstrumentLife Vault Cards, 3:30 Kala 15S Uke, 4 – $50 Willis Gift Card, 5 – Peavey Nanovypyr, 5:30 – Presonus Studio 1 Producer, 6:30 – Vox Stomplab 2G and 7 – Gretsch Taylor Hawkins Snare Drum! Again, these are not all of them. Stop by the store tomorrow to see the complete list!

The Ky. State Fair Vocal Preliminary is July 6!

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The Kentucky State Fair is a serious deal in these parts, and not just because of the deep fried butter sticks. Though deep frying butter may take talent, we’re giving folks with a more musical talent a shot to hit the big stage during the fair! Willis Music on Hurstbourne Pkwy. is hosting a preliminary round July 6th at 1pm for singers ages 13-21 wanting to compete at the fair, and our top 3 will be there.

We have limited entry forms at the store, so don’t wait & miss out on your chance to get some real attention from your friends, family and neighbors across the state.

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Free DVDs This Weekend!

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Not much more to say… best prices in town on the coolest instruments from Orange, Gibson, EVH, Mesa/Boogie, Fender, Yamaha, Selmer, Blackstar, Mapex, Charvel, Gretsch, Martin and so many more AND a free DVD on top! Visit June 15-17 to take advantage!

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Meet The Mesa/Boogie Rep May 1st!

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Mesa/Boogie are without question the cream of custom built amplifiers. The variety of tones, options and details available from a Mesa amp are the realizations of the dreams guitarists have. May 1, we’re very pleased to welcome Shawn Farbman from Mesa/Boogie to the store for a one-on-one visit. Here’s your chance to ask anything from a man who has serious amp knowledge and experience.

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The New Charvels Are Almost Here!

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Hot-rodded for scorching sound and outstanding feel and performance, Charvel’s sleek Pro-Mods feature a one-piece quartersawn maple neck with classic San Dimas® profile, compound-radius fingerboard (12″-16″) with 22 jumbo frets, Seymour Duncan pickups, Charvel tuners and black hardware. The legendary designs that put Wayne Charvel & Grover Jackson on the map changed the way guitars were built. Eddie Van Halen and Jake E. Lee’s Charvels made guitarists re-think their playing, instruments & opened up their imagination. The new Charvel Pro Mods will have the same effect on you! Come feel and hear one for yourself.

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Mohawk Mike Returns To TV This Friday

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Willis Music Louisville store manager, “Mohawk” Mike McAfee returns to TV this Friday, April 26, as his band Eight Inch Elvis make their fifth appearance on WHAS 11′s Great Day Live morning show. Hosts Terry Meiners and Rachel Platt have joined in the fun on many occasions, and this week’s visit is sure to be a repeat of the laughter. The band is doing 2 songs, and the first is sure to cause a few eyebrows to raise. The show is on from 9am until 10am on WHAS 11. Eight Inch Elvis has been voted Best Rock Band and Best Cover Band twice by the readers of LEO Magazine.

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New Study On Effect Of Music On Our Brain

It’s no secret that music impacts more than a top 20 chart. Sounds are as strong a sense trigger as smells, and the things we find enjoyable are just one of the things that make each person so unique. Click the picture below to learn how we’re influenced to choose the music we listen to.

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Mogami Cables Are Coming!!

Mogami cables are unbelievable. Lots of companies say they make the best sounding cables in the world, but saying that doesn’t make it true! Mogami says they make the cables professionals choose, and that’s why we looked so long and hard at the line. We want to give our friends the best sounding and performing cable we can, and now we do!

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Click the pic to learn a bit more about why Mogami’s are so unique!

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LEXINGTON GRAND OPENING SALE!!

BUT WE AREN’T IN LEXINGTON?

Our Lexington store is having a grand opening tomorrow from 10-5, but if you aren’t getting to go to their party, come visit us!! TOMORROW ONLY (April 6) FROM 10-5, we will be doing special pricing on everything in the store AND we will give you double block on your Music Money card. Don’t have our Music Money loyalty card yet? Don’t worry, we will get you one and do the double block! How do we do it, you ask? Cause we love you being part of our Willis family and want to show the love… but don’t tell our boss, cause we didn’t run it by him! Hehehe.

Memphis The Musical is Coming & We’ve Got Tickets!

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“Memphis” is set in the places where rock and roll was born in the 1950s: the seedy nightclubs, radio stations and recording studios of the musically-rich Tennessee city. With an original score by Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan, it tells the fictional story of DJ Huey Calhoun, a good ole’ local boy with a passion for R&B music and Felicia Farrell, an up-and-coming black singer that he meets one fateful night on Beale Street. Despite the objections of their loved ones (Huey’s close-minded mama and Felicia’s club owner brother), they embark on a dangerous affair. As their careers rise, the relationship is challenged by personal ambition and the pressures of an outside world unable to accept their love.

This Tony award winning show for Best Musical comes to the Kentucky Center April 2-7 and we’ve got 4 pairs of tickets to give away. To enter, go to our Facebook page (Willis MusicSuperstore) & post a picture of you holding something saying Memphis. Winners will be chosen from those who post and notified via Facebook message on March 29th.

Click the picture for a taste of the show & good Luck!

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Even Legends Started With The Piano

The legendary Eddie Van Halen said, “The piano is a universal instrument. If you start there, learn your theory and how to read, you can go on to any other instrument.” A solid foundation in theory opens doors to easily expand the number of instruments you play and efficiently expand your repertoire. The piano is one of the most accessible instruments to vastly expand your theory knowledge. The piano has the capability to express the multitude and diverse aspects of music in its mere 88 keys. The transition from piano to all band and most orchestral instruments becomes learning the instrument, not requiring the labor of learning new aspects of theory, as many other transitions can require. As the exclusive Steinway & Sons dealer for the Cincinnati / Dayton we have the opportunity to provide the World’s Finest Piano for you and your child to become a truly fine musician…whatever instrument is the goal.

 

Charvel Pro-Mods for 2013!

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The Pro-Mod line of Charvels was a player favorite, and they’re back! Now built in the Fender Ensenada factory, these guitars are total playing machines. See what they’re all about at this link:

http://www.premierguitar.com/Video/20130213/2175/NAMM_13_Charvel_Guitars_Pro_Mod_Series_San_Dimas_and_So_Cal.aspx

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New Store Hours March 1st!

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We’re making it even easier to get that guitar, violin, drum kit, amp…. you want! Our new hours are musician friendly & more convenient than ever.

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FREE Trial Lesson for Group Guitar Class!

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8 Week Group Guitar Class with Mike Shouse!

All ages and skill levels are welcome to this comprehensive class. Speed, accuracy, scales, chords, arpeggios, theory and how it all ties together are covered.
A FREE trial class is happening Thursday, February 21 at 7:00pm. Try the class on for size and see if you want to jump on board! Everyone who attends the free class gets a copy of Mike’s “Alone On The Sun” CD just for coming!
The 8 week course runs February 28 through April 18 and costs $250. Each weekly class is 30 minutes. Call, email or stop in today to register for the free night and your CD.
Mike Shouse graduated from GIT in 1993, has 20 years of teaching experience and was named winner of the 2011 “God of Indie Guitar” award.

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Gibson Unveils The Government Series!

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Using the woods returned from the 2 highly questionable raids the US Government did on their factory in Nashville, Gibson has decided to release the new Government series of guitars. Limited in number, these guitars feature a ‘Government Grey’ finish, classic Dirty Fingers model pickups and come in new olive green hardshell cases. 300 Les Pauls, 175 SGs, 100 Explorers and 100 Flying Vs are all that are being built.

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Eastgate’s New Look

We have done some remodeling of our Eastgate store, so come by and check out our new look. We have expanded our band/orchestra section to include 200 new items. We also have taken our best wood instruments and are keeping them in the best possible shape in a separate room. If you don’t see our guitars immediately, don’t panic, just come in and look to your left. Come by today and see what the new look at Eastgate.

Order your gear through us!

Don’t see what you want here? We can order it for you! If you like a piece of gear that you see at another store, but would rather deal with a friendly face at Willis, we can order it for you directly from the manufacturer. We will even match the competition’s price so you won’t have to worry about paying too much! We can order almost anything in the store or on the phone. Just ask any associate for details!

The Mesa/Boogie Express Plus Will Dazzle You!

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CLICK THIS LINK

Mesa/Boogie are without question the pinnacle of amplifiers. Each amp is built to order; no backstock. Each amp is wired by hand, assembled by hand, covered by hand and played thoroughly before it leaves the custom shop it’s been crafted in.

The Express series of Mesa/Boogie amps has long been a favorite for players from every gene of music, but seeing an opportunity to improve it Mesa has now added their world famous graphic EQ option to take this already spectacular amp up another notch.

Watch the demo video & get ready to jump in the car & head to the ONLY showroom for Mesa/Boogie in Louisville… WILLIS MUSIC!

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Is that Christmas guitar not set up just right?

Did Santa bring you a guitar that just isn’t up to your specifications? Not to worry! Our guitar luthier can fix your guitar and make it perfect! Terry Steding is at Willis Music in the Eastgate Mall on Mondays from 1:00 to 5:00, so bring your guitar in for him to get it playing and sounding great! Terry is the number 1 guitar repairman in Cincinnati. If you can’t make it in during those times, you can drop your guitar off at any time for him to look at. Terry can do anything from restrings and basic setup work all the way up through broken headstocks and other serious repairs.

The Louisville Ukulele Association Unlimited Is Here!

Hi LUAU members, Uke Students and Uke Players!
Grab your uke! Get ready for the all new and improved LUAU Meetings for 2013.

WILLIS MUSIC at 1850 S. Hurstbourne Parkway is now THE OFFICIAL UKUELE/MUSIC STORE and the OFFICIAL UKULELE HEADQUARTERS for LUAU (the Louisville Ukulele Association Unlimited uke group). My Mel Bay books will be in stock. WILLIS has a BEAUTIFUL selection of ukes including Kala, Martin, Luna and Lanikai. The prices are amazing and GUARANTEED to be the lowest, too!

The first LUAU meeting for 2013 will be Saturday January 26, 2013 (the last Saturday of the month) at 6:00 pm. There will be music handouts and lots of FUN! Mark your calenders now for all the 2013 LUAU meetings, the last Saturday of the month at WILLIS MUSIC at 1850. S. Hurstbourne Pkwy.

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