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Top Music Stores in the Michiana Area - Elkhart, South Bend, Mishawaka

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If you’re in the market for musical instruments and accessories, you’re probably looking for a single resource that lists the most prominent music stores in the Michiana area.   As a retailer of musical instruments and accessories, we are often asked our opinion of other music stores in our area.  Realizing that we can’t be everything to all people, we put together the following list of prominent local music stores in alphabetical order.   As you compare various music stores and their brands, please remember that buying from a music store with quality brands is essential. A music store should...

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Winter NAMM 2015 - Preview

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The world's largest music equipment show is almost here. Winter NAMM 2015 hits January 21-25 in Anaheim California. Octave Music will be there! We will be posting updates to our social media sites all during the show. Make sure to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, follow us on Instagram, subscribe to our YouTube page. Things to look for: Jody Jazz - Will we have a new Jet mouthpiece for tenor saxophone? Will the Giant Series mouthpiece line expand? Washburn Guitars - As an Elite Washburn dealer it will be interesting to see what new products will be...

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New Brick And Mortar Store

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Octave Music is pleased to announce that we have opened a brick and mortar storefront. We will continue to offer all of our music items online and in our new storefront. The new location is located at 59466 County Road 113, Elkhart, IN 46517.  With this new storefront we will offer quality musical instruments, musical instrument accessories, music, lessons, and repairs. We invite you to stop on in and visit us. Hours: Tuesday - Friday:  4:30-7:00PM Saturday  10:00AM-3:00PM

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How To Decide On Wound Guitar String Types

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It is important to have understanding of how different guitar strings are wound. These differences can greatly affect how a guitar string sounds and feels. Wound guitar strings come in three different varieties, round wound, half wound, and flat wound.Round Wound vs. Half Wound vs. Flat WoundIn reality it is not how a string is wrapped, it is the profile of the wrapped wire that makes the difference:Round wound guitar strings: These are good for rock guitar as they are the brightest sounding of the wound strings. They also produce the most sting noise due to the space in between the...

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Washburn Guitars

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  Octave Music is pleased to announce that we now carry Washburn Guitars! Since 1883 Washburn has been known for making excellent acoustic guitars. Essentially Washburn created the first dreadnought shaped acoustic guitar. Today Washburn continues to build the finest acoustic and electric guitars, banjos, mandolins, and ukuleles. Octave Music is proud to have the full line of Washburn instruments available to our customers.

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