For 100 years, Sam Ash has been a music business staple, dedicatedly and passionately servicing musicians
For 100 years, Sam Ash has been a music business staple, dedicatedly and passionately servicing musicians

Sam Ash Music Stores Begin Closing Sales After 100 Years


Sam Ash has been a cornerstone of the music industry for 100 years, serving musicians nationwide with dedication and passion. 

From its humble beginnings in Brooklyn in 1924, Sam Ash has left an indelible mark on the musical landscape, expanding to over 40 locations across 16 states.

Closure Announcement Brings Sadness to Customers:

The announcement of store closures has left loyal customers saddened by the impending loss of a beloved institution. For many, Sam Ash was not just a place to shop for musical gear but a community hub where musicians gathered, shared stories, and found inspiration.

David Ash, CEO and grandson of the company’s founders, expressed regret over the necessity of restructuring in response to the challenges posed by the post-COVID environment. Despite efforts to explore strategic options alongside inventory sales, the closure marks the end of an era for Sam Ash.

Value of In-Store Experience:

Customers lament the loss of the in-store experience, emphasizing the unique tactile and sensory aspects of browsing musical instruments. The ability to see, touch, and hear products firsthand is a cherished element of the Sam Ash experience that cannot be replicated online.

The closure of the flagship store on Sunset Boulevard in the heart of Hollywood is met with profound sadness by the local community. For over 30 years, Sam Ash has been a fixture in Hollywood, serving as a symbol of musical creativity and innovation.

Fond Memories and Farewells:

As news of the closure spreads, customers and staff reflect on their fond memories and experiences at Sam Ash. The outpouring of support and expressions of sorrow highlight the deep connection between the store and its patrons, who share a sense of loss at its impending closure.

With no set closing date announced, customers are urged to take advantage of the closing sales, offering deals on musical instruments and pro sound equipment. As the store prepares to bid farewell, patrons seize the opportunity to reminisce and acquire treasured items before they’re gone for good.

Joshua Skate

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