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

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

Effect Pedals - True Bypass vs. Buffered Pedals

Every guitar player has an opinion on effect pedals and whether "true bypass" or "buffered" pedals provide the most accurate tone.  Here are a couple of resources that may dispel  some of the myths.  but be assured, whichever type you use, we have choices from Boss, Dunlop, Fishman, MXR, Electro-Harmonix, T.C Electronic, DigiTech, Vox and Line 6.

Article by legendary effect pedal guru Pete Cornish. And  here's a short video with an actual demonstration.  Enjoy!

http://youtu.be/YOWeoizp4y0

Fender Summer Sonic Boom - Instant Rebates!

From now until July 31, 2012, it's the Fender Summer Sonic Boom at Avalon Music! Get a $25, $50 or $100 Instant Rebate at the cash register on Fender gear! Here's a link to the details at Fender's website.

 

 

Shred Contest Video!

Here's video from our 20th Anniversary Celebration Shred Contest. We think we got everyone in the video, but you're missing we apologize.  There will be photos posted later tofay or tomorrow. We had a great time.

And special kudos go out to guitarist extraordinaire Mark Burton, who graciously declined a "shred off" to declare the winner, and humbly stepped aside to allow Shelby to take home our grand prize Line 6 DL4 Delay Pedal!  Thank you - all our contestants and Line 6 - for being part of this terrific celebration!

http://youtu.be/vyF7iavCkfw

Weekend Anniversary Celebration Schedule!

 

Avalon Music is proud to invite you to our 20th Year Anniversary Celebration!!

It is THIS Saturday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.  We'll have some of the best product specialists Fender, Gretsch, Roland, Boss, Seagull and Godin . . . and more!  We'll have new products you can try, with special pricing all day long.  Free BBQ hamburgers and soft drinks!  We'll have drawings and special "blowout prices" announced every hour.  This is a chance to buy - or win - the gear you've been wanting!

Here's the schedule

  • 10:00 am – 12:00 noon - Live radio remote broadcast by Dan Kuntz and THE QUAKE 102.1 FM
  • 12:00 noon– 2:00 pm  Live Blues Jam (outside) with various groups and artists from around the valley – come sign up!
  • 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm  SHRED GUITAR – Contest: 60 seconds to play as many notes as you can – limited space, come sign up!  Grand prize is a Line 6 DL4 Delay Pedal!
  • 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm  Back outside for more Blues Jams
  • 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm  Final prizes given away
  • ALL DAY BBQ

 There are thousands of dollars in prizes to be given away!

  • LTD Viper 300M Electric Guitar ($599)
  • Fender Standard Dtrat HSS ($499)
  • Boss BR-800 Digital Multi-Track Recorder - ($450)     
  • Yamaha FG-700S Acoustic Guitar ($199)      
  • Grand Teton Acoustic Guitar ($329)      
  • Marshall MG15FX guitar Amp ($139)    
  • Fender Champion 600 guitar Amp ($239)      
  • TC Electronic VioceLive Vocal Processor ($249)      
  • Fishman AFX Delay Pedal for Acoustic guitar ($249)
  • Dozens of shirts, hats, stickers, mugs, lanyards, posters, banners, drumheads, music books, guitar strings . . . and more!

Everything kicks off FRIDAY night at 6:00 pm with a Fusion Drumming Clinic by GAREY WILLIAMS – cost is $5.00 and a chance to win a SABIAN 15” AAXpolsion Crash.  Lots of door prizes as well -  Get signed up TODAY!

We would like to take this time and THANK EVERYONE for your continued support!!  We look forward to the next 20 years!

Fender is Coming to Our Anniversary Celebration!

We've just got our official notice that Mike Madlener, our very knowledgeable and wild and crazy Fender representative, will be at our 20th Anniversary Celebration this Saturday, May 19.  Besides having a Fender Standard Strat SSH as a gift for one of our lucky friends and customers, Mike is bringing samples of lots of new awesome Fender products.  

This is your opportunity to play the new gear from Fender and make your purchase at our 20th Anniversary Celebration Sale!  Check out these photos and click on the photos to get more information from Fender.com

   Fender Offset 

   Fender Jaguarillo

   Fender Select Strat HSS

  Fender Reverse Jaguar Bass

Fender Excelsior Amp                                       Fender Greta Amp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 So come down on Saturday, May 19, eat some hot dogs, meet Mike and many of the representative from our other business partners, and celebrate!

Fender's Squier Guitar Sweepstakes

Well even though we have tones of special prices and for our 20th anniversary this month - including our Anniversary Celebration on May 19, there's more happening out there to bring a smile to our customers. Fender's Squier is going to pick ten grand-prize winners, each of whom will pick out their favorite Fender Squier guitar or bass amid a dozen great Squier artist models—instruments bearing names including Mike Dirnt, John 5, Matt Freeman, James Johnson, Avril Lavigne, J Mascis, Simon Neil, Jim Root, Joe Trohman, Mikey Way, Pete Wentz and Deryck Whibley. Enter now and one of the ten could be yours. Just name it...

All you have to do is register at Fender.com.  Here's the link.

Charvel and Ovation Guitars are Landing!

Well, more of Avalon Music's 2012 stock orders are starting to arrive.  We're excited to have Charvel guitars for the first time in 20 years!  These Charvel models absolutely rock and look beautiful.  We also have Ovation guitars landing - quality construction and that unique Ovation feel.  Check out the Charvel website and the Ovation website.  Let us know what Charvel guitar or Oaation guitar you are looking for - and if we don't have it then we'll get it for you. 

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year! NAMM!

Well it's the most wonderful time of the year for Avalon Music . . . . the annual NAMM show in Anaheim , California, where 50,000+ people gather to see over 5,000 exhibitors of everything new in the music world!

And to get you started, here's the latest from Fender . . . the new Fender Machete and Fender Super Champ 2 tube amps, the new Fender Mustang multi-effects pedal, the new line of retro style Bassman amplifiers harkening back to the 1960's vibe, but with modern power and features, the new Kurt Cobain Fender Mustang and 50th Anniversay Fender Jaguar guitars . . . and so much more!  Here's the link.

 

 

Line 6 James Tyler Variax - Unbelievable!!

 So . . . part 2 of Mark's demo of new products from Line 6 was the James tyler Variax guitar.  We've all seen or heard about modeling guitars in the past and the reactions have been mixed.  Well, Line 6 has hit one out of the park with this line of guitars.  These a REAL guitars that look great, sound beautiful and play like butter.  Plus, the modeling is unbelievable.  It works!  Two features blew us away - the virtual capo was one and the other was custom programming of the 5-way pick-up selector to indiviual modeling.  As an example, you can assign a 12-string acoustic, dreadnaught acoustic, dobro, electric guitar with humbucking pick-ups, and electric guitar with single coil pick-ups all to the 5-way switch and "change guitars" on the fly.  This is one amazing piece of technology - a customer came in during Mark's demo and ordered one.  Here's a link to the Line 6 website and a video clip.  They are on the way!

http://youtu.be/meqkcELwew0

Test Drive the Roland JS-8 eBand

Come Down and Try Out the Ultimate Jam-Along Companion for Guitarists

For “bedroom guitarists” who love jamming along with their favorite songs, eBand the ultimate musical companion.  eBand is a portable all-in-one audio player that’s packed with big features. WAV and MP3 files can be loaded and played by eBand, and the tempo and pitch can be changed. Plug in your guitar and jam along using the powerful onboard COSM® preamp and BOSS effects. You can minimize the pre-recorded vocals or guitar parts with the Center Cancel feature for minus-one play, and record and save your jams. There’s even a library of backing tracks and rhythms onboard, plus a built-in tuner and metronome.

  • Imports and plays audio files (WAV and MP3)
  • Pitch and tempo control of imported songs
  • Guitar/Mic input with dedicated input control; headphone output
  • Custom-tuned speakers for powerful playback
  • COSM Preamp and 100+ effects derived from BOSS GT-10
  • EZ Tone function provides the ultimate easy-to-use, intuitive approach to sound creation based on graphic icons
  • 300 audio-loop phrases onboard for backing tracks and rhythms (some include companion guitar effects pre-programmed to match the loops)
  • Tuner and metronome built in
  • Records and saves your guitar performances
  • USB audio interface for direct link to and from PCs
  • Import and Play songs from USB flash drives
  • Import your favorite songs from audio CD to eBand with included utility software (PC/Mac)
The Roland JS-8 eBand is set up for demos at Avalon Music.  Come on down and take a test drive.  Here's a video on the JS-8 eBand to get you started.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkN_-Wt0IIY&feature=related



New Vox Satriani AmPlug - Cool Video

Our friends at Vox have just released the new Satriani AmPlug.  We took it for a test drive today and . . . Wow!  This little sucker it awesome.  Joe Satriani's tone is perfectly modeled.  There's EQ adjustment  . . . and a setting for Joe's signature delay.

Here's a video with a "mystery player" who is using the new Satriani AmPlug and plugging it straight into his home office desktop speaker system.  Hearing is believing!  Oh yeah, the price?  How about $59?  Woo-hoo!

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

 

Boss eBand JS-8 - Wow!!

The Ultimate Learning Tool for Guitarists is at Avalon Music!!

The Roland eBand is the ultimate learning tool for guitarists - no matter what your level of ability.  It's also the absolutely coolest "jam-along" for your studio, living room or bedroom where you can jam along with yourr favorite songs.

eBand is a portable all-in-one audio player that’s packed with big features. WAV and MP3 files can be loaded and played by eBand, and the tempo and pitch can be changed. Plug in your guitar and use the powerful onboard COSM® preamp and BOSS effects from the GT-10.  You can minimize the pre-recorded vocals or guitar parts with the Center Cancel feature for minus-one play, and record and save your jams. There’s even a library of backing tracks and rhythms onboard, plus a built-in tuner and metronome.  Here is more information:

  • Imports and plays audio files (WAV and MP3)
  • Guitar/Mic input with dedicated input control; headphone output
  • Custom-tuned speakers for powerful playback
  • EZ Tone function provides the ultimate easy-to-use, intuitive approach to sound creation based on graphic icons
  • 300 audio-loop phrases onboard for backing tracks and rhythms (some include companion guitar effects pre-programmed to match the loops)
  • Records and saves your guitar performances
  • USB audio interface for direct link to and from PCs
  • Play songs from USB memory stick
  • Import your favorite songs from audio CD to eBand with included utility software (PC/Mac)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpvZwxbZUuc&feature=related

Boss ME-25 is Amazing!

Attention Guitarists!  You have got to check out the Boss ME-25 multi-effects pedal introduced at NAMM2010!  This is one amazing piece of equipment that has every feature a guitar player wants, plus it's extremely easy to use.  From clean to extreme metal this pedal does it all.  Plus it has the incredible new Freeze effect by Boss, inclueds a looper and comes with Sonar LE for home recording! And all for under $200.  Here's a demo video - and you can see Part 2 at our Product Demo & Video page.  Check out the Boss ME-25 at Avalon Music.  You'll love it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7h7JdofuRA&feature=related

The Wait is Over! Acoustasonic Telecaster!

They have just been released and we have our first Acoustasonic Telecaster!  Wow!  This is one incredible and beautiful guitar.  It has feel of a Tele, with a classic Tele body and neck.  Get the famous Tele electric sound using the neck single coil pick-up or the sound of an acoustic guitar through the piezo bridge pick-up run through a Fishman Aura pre-amp.  Or use a blend of both.  The three position switch selects your sound.  Use it in mono mode through a single amp - or in stereo mode with an electric guitar amp and acoustic guitar amp to create a huge guitar sound!  Here's a demo video.

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