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NAMM Show Top 3 Hot Items: Pianos
Premium Products: Yamaha CVP609
The new Clavinova series from Yamaha comes with much improved sounds and greater expression on the individual instruments so the easy play orchestration is realistic. Actual wave recordings, of say a Brazilian percussion section playing together, are used in the easy play accompaniments for astonishing realism.
Mid-Level Cost: Weber W121 Upright Piano
Piano designer technician guru Del Fandrich was on hand at the Hyundai Development Corp booth explaining the re-design of the Weber and Young Chang uprights providing wider tonal range and expression, employing the finest in woods and premium performance but able [...] Read more
Almost a week has passed since I got home from NAMM, and I've gotta tell you, I'm still sifting through all of the pamphlets, brochures, and catalogues I received while down there. The show is simply overwhelming, and that feeling stays with you as you try to compile a list of what was good, what was ok, and what knocked your socks off.
So here, in no particular order, are some of my top picks from this year's NAMM show.
Taylor Grand Orchestra models
After discontinuing the more traditional Jumbo shape last year, Taylor has released its first new body style since 2006 [...] Read more
Last night I had the pleasure of visiting the Suhr Guitar factory here in California. What a place! It was great to see their relatively new facility that's only been open for about a year. In that time they've doubled their staff and tripled their working space, and I'm proud to say that we've been a part of this company's growth.
The tour was very interesting, and it was cool to see how modern technology and old school craftmanship come together when they build these amazing guitars, amps, effects, and pickups.
Some announcements included the discontinuation of the Rasmus line and the [...] Read more
And it has begun! Here are a few things we've spotted so far today: Elton John among a group performing live (and you can watch it), Fender basses and a whatchamacallit, Jackson Guitars, Peavey's next generation, Sennheiser & Shure launches more wireless, Pigtronix pedal, Digitech JamMan SoloXT, Korg MS-20 Mini + more goodies, M-Audio, Akai, Numark, Levy’s straps, Eventide H9 Stomp re-thunk, Kala Banjo Uke, Presonus, DW Drums, from the floor and pre-NAMM Suhr party pics (and breathe).
Yamaha’s 125th anniversary
To commemorate Yamaha’s 125th anniversary, a concert featuring Elton John will be held at the Hyperion Theater is Disneyland California will [...] Read more
Since 1999, Two-Rock’s team of expert amplifier artisans have been creating pieces of tonal masterpiece for the world to enjoy. Cosmo Music is ecstatic to announce that we will be carrying these amazing amplifiers soon in the store. Two-Rock amps are wired, point to point excellence relied upon by leading artists like John Mayer, John Scofield, Eric Gales, and Matt Schofield - and the performance standard by which all other high-end amplifiers are judged. We can’t wait!
Pics taken at NAMM 2013 Two-Rock booth:
NAMM is a very exciting trip for all of us and [...] Read more
Cosmo Music is proud to announce the addition of Eastman Guitars to our already fantastic lineup of in-stock brand names including Eastman’s illustrious archtops and mandolins. Eastman guitars have always been some of the best sounding instruments with price points that are un-matched by anybody else. With unrivaled quality and beauty in each piece, Cosmo Music is happy that these guitars are finally on their way to the store. Check out Eastman Mandolins on the Cosmo Music site.
Pics taken at NAMM 2013 Eastman Guitars booth:
NAMM is a very exciting trip for all of us and we want to [...] Read more
Our Cosmo team has arrived in sunny California today and waits in anticipation for the opening day tomorrow.
As we eagerly await news from the NAMM floor, here are a few pre-releases for everyone to check out.
New to Cosmo later this year:
Eastman Archtop guitars
Two-Rock guitar amps
Browse the 2013 Fender Select Series guitars. Combining a wealth of high-end features with unbridled beauty, the Fender Select Series offers another level of guitar ownership. Also announced, check out the Fender Custom Shop new 2013 Collection.
Fender pays momage to Ritchie Blackmore, introduces Black 1968 Stratocaster
The Ritchie Blackmore Tribute Stratocaster. For more than 40 years [...] Read more
It’s that time of year again where we make our annual pilgrimage to Anaheim, California for 4 days of innovation, connecting, music and of course buying! It’s our caravan to NAMM – one of the world’s largest music conventions/events/conferences organized by the National Association of Music Merchants.
People from all over the world in the music industry – manufacturers, publishers, artists, music merchants, industry experts and the list goes on – descend on this venue and music takes over! It’s where we connect with the latest in musical instruments, programs and artists so that we can bring it all back to [...] Read more
In the recording world what I have seen to be the coolest and best release at this years NAMM show 2012 is UA’s Apollo. It's a high-end 24-bit/192kHz recording front end, but it also enables you to track through the UAD range of powered plug-ins! It'll be available in Duo and Quad processing in the first quarter 2012, with prices estimated at $2200 and $2600 respectively. It’s a Firewire 800 interface but It's worth noting that a Thunderbolt option card is set to be made available too, which will enable "lower latency, reduced audio buffer size, improved performance at high [...] Read more
I would just like to let you know that the women at the desk who work on Friday and Saturday evenings are a pleasure to interact with. They are always professional, kind and willing to help.
Thanks for all your hard work in putting together this order for us. I really appreciate your help and attention to detail.... wanted to send you a note to say thanks a ton!
Just received my new Mahalo Uke! It was very well wrapped and arrived in excellent condition. Thank you for your fast and efficient service. I will certainly
recommend your online store to anyone here in Haliburton.
When we walked into Cosmo we weren't expecting the phenomenal service that Rob in guitars/ukuleles provided us. Through both our visits his expertise
and patience made a world of a difference in purchasing our Ukulele. Words cannot explain enough how happy we are of our service...
I just wanted to pass along what a great customer experience I had recently dealing with Maxim and Braden as I purchased a new PRS SE Custom guitar from
Cosmo Music. Max provided excellent customer assistance while I tried a number of guitars of the same model...
How was the Gig? Fricken awesome. They were very pleased. (Pro Audio Rental)
Thank you Ryan, for helping us make our event a great success! We were impressed with the equipment and tech. (Pro Audio Rental)
I will only be bringing my guitars to Cosmo for repairs. I have had an ongoing issue with my Banjo's tuning key on the high 5th string, and I believe
it was Braedon - applied a simple fix, re-strung it and it works perfectly...
Couple of things I want to share about how amazing Cosmo Music was this weekend in helping me with the wedding. To Ryan and his team. Couldn't have done
it without you guys. Jeff again was outstanding... (Pro Audio Rental)
Thanks very much for all your help! Cosmo continues to amaze; best music store!!
The staff is great! The techiy who soldered my '83 Schecter input connection was great! Prices are great!! The Larocca Coffee Kiosk is awesome..your website
is incredible!...what else can I say? I will continue to shop at your store...
I would like to give my heartfelt thanks to Anar who is always helpful to us. For the last 3 years any time, I had to re-schedule my kids lessons or any
changes in regards to lessons, She is always helpful and friendly. I cannot thank her enough for us to be ease at Cosmo School of Music.
This is the nicest music store in North America, if not the world, and you can quote me on that!
Hartley Peavey - CEO of Peavey Electronics Corporation
I'd like to thank you for the beautiful work you did on our Besson tuba - a young boy named Nash has played this tuba for the last 3 years and I decided
to put some money into it after looking at how expensive it would be to buy a new one. I can't believe the work you put into it - it looks and sounds
Jeff was a tremendous help and we can't thank Cosmo Music more for your contribution. The event went very well and we are extremely happy with the turn
out. Jeff was very timely and efficient and did an amazing job, we couldn't be happier with the result. Thanks again guys, we really appreciate it.
Both Tyler and John were very helpful in making this relatively large equipment rental go smooth as possible. And together with Tyson's patience in assisting
with the technical challenges - the whole experience was very positive. I look forward to working with you again for our future rental needs.
Got the merchandise, wow! That is quick... considering that I live in the country!
I recently had the pleasure of purchasing a DW performance series drumset at Cosmo last week. I was primarily helped by Derrick, Shane and Eugene who
were exceptionally knowledgable and attentive. I look foreword to my next trip to the store.
My Fender CS Strat arrived at my office this morning safe and sound. In fact, it got there from TO before I did on Wednesday morning! Thanks for all your
and your departments help with my purchase and many thanks to Cosmo for having such a great collection to compare and chose from.
I was in Cosmo yesterday purchasing a new classical guitar and student violin. Rail and Brianna both did an exceptional job guiding my purchases.
I want to thank you very much for rushing the repair of the clarinet I brought in on the evening of Dec 13th. You fixed it and had it ready for Tim to
deliver to Doncrest the next day, and the student could play it in the CONCERT on the 15th. So kind of you! I really appreciate it.
Bobby is an amazing guy and he was very helpful when I was looking around for a mixer when I actually needed an audio interface the other day, just wanted
to say a quick word of thanks!
Thanks for your generous offer I appreciate your excellent commitment to customer service. Sometime over the break on my way through TO I'll stop by the
store and drop off the instruments. Thanks for shipping the other stuff.
Special thanks to Rob for helping us to chose a great bass guitar!
You rock Rob!
Chris helped me a lot and was really friendly when I was trying out pedals and got my RP90 the other day, just wanted to say a quick word of thanks!
It was a real pleasure to visit this week. I have to say I was blown away...what you have done with your superstore is nothing short of sensational. I
recognized concepts from some of the best retail music retail operations from around the globe, but no one to my knowledge has put it all together quite
as you have.
David McAllister - Vice-president - Erikson Music / Korg Canada
I just wanted to say a special thank-you to Mike Gresko, our rep, for taking the time to bring in a new adapter for our keyboards today. He didn't have
to come, but he did. It's great to see him.
Thanks, John and Nicole, The trombones arrived safely and I'm very happy with the refurbishment work. I played a job last night in St Catharines with
the older one and I could feel and hear the difference. Good to have the tuning slide working properly too!
We're a family business that has been growing since 1968; many of us have been a part of that family since our humble beginnings. Our sales and service teams' years of in-depth knowledge is unmatched - experts or accomplished musicians in their respective fields.