532 N Wenatchee Ave
Wenatchee, WA 98801
(509) 663-7300

Our Blackstar Selection is New and Expanded!

We have watched Blackstar grow from a new, innovative amplifier design and manufacturing company launched in 2007 to a leader in in the industry.  And wow, has it been exciting to watch! 

We are so pleased with the amplifiers that Blackstar offers that we have expanded the selection available at Avalon Music.  From the the incredible ID:Beam, ID:Core and ID:Series with cutting edge digital features or the classic tube amps in the HT Venue Series or new Artist Series, Blackstar has the perfect amplifier for today's guitarist.

And the newest member of the Blackstar family is the Blackstar ToneLink bluetooth audio adapter!  Connect your bluetooth device to any input - whether it's on an amplifier from any manufacturer, a keyboard, a PA mixer or active loudspeaker, a boom box . . . or even your headphones or your car audio system.  Stream your music wirelessly!

Take a look at our Blackstar product videos and then bring your guitar down to Avalon Music and take Blackstar for a test drive!

Music - The Gift That Lasts a Lifetime!

It's our 24th Christmas season at Avalon Music. When we conceived the idea of Avalon Music back in 1992 we were driven by our passion for music - and a desire to serve our Central Washington community. And my, how the years have flown by!  

We still have our passion for music. We still do our best to contribute to and enhance our community.  And we have helped thousands of our customers - who now are like family - fuel their own passion for music.

The decorations are up. The staff is ready to help you with a "hello" and a smile. The store is fully stocked with instruments, equipment, accessories and printed music - and gift cards, too!

Whether young, all grown up, or "still young at heart" - a gift of music this Christmas season will be a gift that lasts a lifetime.

Steve 

Welcome, Avalonians, to Our New Website!

Avalonians!  We're excited to launch our redesigned website today.  It's our attempt to stay connected to each of you through both social media and a website rich with information on our products, services and music.  And the new website design is beautiful . . . and intuitive.  

Under Services you will find our Sales page.  [We're still not selling our products on our website, but we do have a Web Specials page where you'll find a few in-stock items with very special pricing.]  Services will also lead you to for Instrument Rentals and Equipment Rentals, Repairs and Lessons and Teachers.  

Under Products you'll find our Brands and Videos pages, with links to our manufacturers and to product videos.  Lots of information to be found on these pages and via links

The About area of our website is my favorite.  The Our History page shares how and why Avalon Music was founded.  Our Knowledge Base page is an expanded resource for many of the most common questions you may have.  [If you have a question and answer you want us to add, just let us know.]  The Community Links page provides you links to music venues and resources in Central Washington.  [Tell us about any venue or resource that should be added.]  

And, finally, our Bands, Performers and Musicians page is a place where you can let everyone know about your music.  We know that some of the listings are dated.  Send us your updated information - or to get a new listing just send us a photo, narrative, web address, Facebook address, and contact information.

Even though we have spent hours editing pages, confirming links and updating the information as we could, if you find any information that is incorrect, links that don't work or any navigation that seems "clunky" - please tell us!

In the meantime, pease enjoy our newly designed website!

Steve

Paul Reed Smith Guitars Have Arrived!

Avalon Music is proud to now be an authorized Paul Reed Smith dealer. Our first shipment arrived today, with both SE and US models. Although we do not actively update the "news" portion of this website - our social media is via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - this is such big news we wanted you all to know on every outlet.

These guitars are absolutely gorgoeous, play like butter and have tones that sing. And if your interested in have a "forever" boutique tube amp, PRS makes killer amplifers. We're a small market and won't have every model of PRS guitars, but they are all available for special order. Check out our PRS product videos here at the Avalon Music website.

 http://youtu.be/v61y0q2xTrM?list=UU_qOotPwdhn-jU9EeeOxWSA

It's Time to Get Ready for School Band and Orchestra!

August is here and now is the time to get ready for school band and orchestra.  If you are in need of an instrument for school band or orchestra, you must read our web page on Buying vs. Renting.  Our band and orchestra instrument purchase programs for student instruments make buying the right financial choice for most families.  Learn why by clicking here.  But if you don't feel buying is right for you after reading Buying vs. Renting, we have rental instruments at very competititve rates.  Plus, we have Central Washington's largest selection of printed music in stock.  Avalon Music is your family music center.

Keyboards - Arranger or Workstation?

We are often asked about the difference between Arranger Keyboards and Workstation Keyboards when folks come by the store. Here's a great video done by Rich Formidoni, Korg's Product Training Manager for the USA.  Rich explains the difference between arranger keyboards and workstation in several different ways. Come down to Avalon Music to get the keyboard that is perfect for you.

  

Martin Guitars coming back to Avalon Music!

 

The Martin Experience - Friday June 20th 2014 6:00PM

                        This event is FREE!!!

Avalon Music @ 532 North Wenatchee Avenue, Wenatchee

Spend an evening with Martin Artist, Corey Congilio, as your guide through 181 years of rich music tradition, steeped in Martin culture and craftsmanship.

Take part in a lively Q&A session, see product demos and be treated to an intimate in-store performance. Find out why Martin makes the finest guitars and strings in the world!


String Patrol Special at this Event:

StringPatrolLogo EventsBuy any set of Martin strings, get a FREE set of SP Lifespan Strings
During event only, while supplies last.

 

 

 
Avalon Music www.avalonmusic.com

Please RSVP so we know how many chairs to have available.

It's Guitar Month!!

It's Guitar Month all April long at Avalon Music, with special pricing on all our guitars.  Plus, our Facebook contest this month is -  post a photo of you and your guitar on Facebook, add a comment about why you love your guitar, and then tag Avalon Music or send us a copy.  You'll be entered to win a $100 gift certificate.  

And just in case you're interested in bringing home a "forever" guitar - here's a video with some ideas.

New Blackstar ID-Core - Awesome!!

The new Blackstar ID:Core guitar amplifiers were introduced at the Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, California, winning Best in Show.

These amps have an intuitive controls set like a traditional amp, but have the versatility of being programmable, allowing you - the guitarist - to custom design your own sound: Clean Warm, Clean Bright, Crunch, Super Crunch, OD 1, OD 2. When used together with Blackstar’s patented ISF control you can get the exact tone your hearing in your head. The effects are stunning stereo modulation, delay and reverb.

Deep editing and storing of patches is simple using the Blackstar INSIDER software. Patches can be shared, uploaded and downloaded via the online community and the USB connector also allows you to record from your amp directly to your computer.

We took these amps for a "test drive" this month and they really are the most surprising new amplifiers we have ever heard.  Terrific sounds that are absolutely huge in a small, affordable package.  From $99 to $199 - what a screaming deal!  And they're on their way to Avalon Music.

Here's a couple of videos from Blackstar to start the excitement!

New Fender GB Hot Rod Deluxe Lands!

The new Fender George Benson Signature Hot Rod Deluxe amplifier is here! Take a few minutes to listen to a wonderful video of George talking about his connection with Fender and this new amp.  George Benson is so cool!

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4J1uSiWpGk8&list=PLoD7IPnT73tO9eF6yvGbhk8p_xiWeinyM&index=11

The GB Hot Rod Deluxe is a 40-watt 1x12" combo. It has the full bottom end characteristic of 6L6 tubes, and a versatile all-tube preamp—including a 12AT7 up front for cleaner tone; especially with humbucking pickups. A 100-watt Jensen speaker and the solid-pine cabinet increases clarity and resonance.  This wonderful amp has clean and "drive/more-drive" channels, Fender spring reverb, an effects loop, and a deluxe padded cover and two-button footswitch.

New Blackstar ID Amplifiers

Our friends at Blackstar have hit a hoe run with the new ID series of solid state amps.  Yes.  Solid state.  But you won't believe it when you hear them.

The new ID: Series represents a truly groundbreaking achievement, combining unique innovations, an intuitive, traditional control set and the versatility of programmability.

Blackstar's patent-applied-for True Valve Power offers six distinctly different power valve responses - EL84, 6V6, EL34, KT66, 6L6, KT88. When engaged it delivers the response, dynamics, sag and break-up characteristics of a valve amp and uniquely delivers the same acoustic power output as an equivalent valve power amp. This means that for the first time ever, in an affordable series of amplifiers, these products deliver live without compromise - True Valve Power means loud as valve™.

The Voice control has six different channels - Clean Warm, Clean Bright, Crunch, Super Crunch, OD 1, OD 2. When used together with Blackstar's patented ISF control you can get the exact tone you're thinking of.

The effects section delivers studio quality modulation, delay and reverb effects simultaneously that you can store with your sound.

Deep editing and storing of patches is simple using the supplied Blackstar GUI software. Patches can be shared, uploaded and downloaded via our online community. The USB connector also allows you to record your amp directly to your computer.

An emulated output, MP3/line input and midi footswitching functionality complete the package.

And they are on their way to Avalon Music!  Here's a video for more on the ID Series.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5pDKjkWqfM&list=PLoD7IPnT73tMcY4A0nlw5qQd-eo6wpYGh&index=1

 

On Our Way to the NAMM Show!!

Steve and LaVon are on their way to the NAMM Show in sunny Anaheim where they will be looking for new products to bring back to all our friends and customers throughout Central Washington.  As they keep us informed with stories and photos - and maybe some live video - we'll be posting as much as we can.  Keep your product requests coming - maybe they can give us sneak peek at some of products you want to see!

Roland Key-Tar Mania! Check out Jordan Rudess Video!

We just received a shipment of Roland keyboards - digital pianos, sythesizers and work stations.  But there is one special piece you really need to check out.  It's the Roland AX-09 Lucina - a portable synth or key-tar - and an absolute cool piece that is a blast to play.  Plus, Roland has a promotion running through the end of the year.  Get a $100 rebate!

You need to take a peak at this Roland video of Jordan Rudess from Dream Theater rockin' on his Lucina!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5wNNU9hH4g&feature=related

 

 

 

Line 6 Dream Rig Promotion - Huge Rebates!

Line 6 has a monster promotion for the rest of 2012.  Get a $200 instant rebate on your purchase of a Line 6 James Tyler Variax Guitar (which we just happen to have in stock).  Buy any - that's ANY - Line 6 DT Series amplifier (the most versatile, best-sounding tube amplifier on the market - and yes, more on are the way) and get a $150 instant rebate.  

And if you want to put together the ultimate Dream Rig, buy a Line 6 HD500 or POD Pro (yep, they are on the truck, too), a James Tyler Variax and a DT Series amplifier and get an additional $150 rebate from Line 6.  That's $500 in savings!  And what's more great news?  You don't have to buy all three pieces of gear at the same time!  Just buy them all before the end of the year!  Woo-hoo!

Check out these videos and the details from Line 6, start dreaming and when you wake up come down to Avalon Music for an incredible deal on cutting edge music gear from Line 6.  Dreams become reality!

http://youtu.be/rVrwvGJOxhg

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Scout Smith

Alaska born and raised, singer/songwriter Scout Smith spent every childhood summer in Wenatchee, where her family now lives.  She has been a working musician since 2007, and has performed at more than 60 venues in Alaska, Washington, and California.  While recording her most recent EP in Los Angeles in 2011, she co-wrote with many established writers and artists in many genres.  Scout has performed guitar, background vocals, and harmonies on her 7 albums, as well as for other artist’s recording.  Scout is available for shows, private events, and charities.  For booking information or other musical inquiries, contact Scout by email, or visit www.scoutsound.com and www.reverbnation.com/scoutsmith.

Hot August Rebates from Mackie and Ampeg

August has been a scorcher and we've got some hot rebates from Mackie and Ampeg!

 

Macke SRM450v2 Active PA Seakers  $50 Mail-In Rebate ($100 per pair with no limit)

Mackie ProFX22 Mixer           $75 Mail-In Rebate

Mackie ProFX16 Mixer           $50 Mail-In Rebate  

Ampeg BA-115HP Bass Amp            $75 Mail-In Rebate

Ampeg BA-115 Bass Amp                 $50 Mail-In Rebate

Ampeg BA-112 Bass Amp                 $30 Mail-In Rebate