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

Fender

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 Tube Amps Have Arrived!

The Fender Excelsior and Fender Greta guitar amplifiers we've been waiting for just arrived.  These amps were at our Anniversary Celebration in May and everyone who checked them out was amazed.  We also finally got in our shipment of the Vox Tony Bruno tube amps. I took the Vox Bruno 18 watt for a test drive. All I'll say is . . . "absolutely awesome!" Come down to Avalon Music with your guitar and take 'em for a spin.

And here's a great video from Fender that will make you smile!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-R1pMp7iwg

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.

 

 

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

Our 20th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday was our biggest event ever.  We had hundreds of customers and friends join us for a lot of fun, good food, terrific deals on gear and - best of all - a ton of free stuff!

Thanks to all who made this day so special for us. Dan and Gary from The Quake 102.5 FM kicked things off with a rockfest in out parking lot and kept us laughing the whole morning.  We've got some special "shout outs" to Mike Madlener from Fender and Mike Smith from Roland and Boss, who spent the day talking to customers about the best musical geat on the planet.  These guys drove from Portalnd/Seattle, showed up early and stayed until almost the very end with a break.  You guys rock!

And a ton of thanks to all our business partners who donated gear for our prize drawings and the Shred Contest - ESP Guitars, Fender, Roland, Yamaha, Line 6, Fishman, Chesbro Music, Godin Guitars, Shure, Aquarian Drumheads, Sabian, C.F. Martin . . . and others that I'm forgetting right now

A few more special thank you mentions - Mike Gamble for logistics, and our "go talk to customers and let me cook on that BBQ" folks who kicked us out of the kitchen - Michelle Shermer, Joe Guimond and Mike "Sorry, I didn't get your last name but you cooked awesome burgers!) among others.  Also, guitar teacher extraordinaire, Mike Schenck, who just started helping customers on the sales floor and making sure everyone felt welcome.  And the members of The Swinging Richards and Junk Belly for keeping our blues jam going and all the other musicians who stepped up to show their stuff.

If I missed anybody that deserves special thanks, well ... then ...  THANK YOU!

We'll be posting photos of the event and prize winners today or tomorrow.  And video of our Shred Contest  - now that was a cool show.  We've got some awesome young guitarists in the Wenatchee Valley! 

So to the best customers and friends on Earth  . . . . . Thank You!  Thank you!  Thank You!

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.

May is Our 20th Anniversary! It's a Celebration!

This month marks the 20th anniversary of Avalon Music opening its doors to North Central Washington.  Check out our story.  Although we'll be celebrating all month with some daily deals, our real celebration is on May 18 and May 19.

On Friday evening, May 18, at 6:00 pm, Avalon Music will be kicking-off the celebration with a drumset clinic with recording artist and drummer extraordinaire Garey Williams.  Garey is endorsed by Vic Firth, LP, Remo. Sabian and DW, and you’ll learn why.  He is an incredible educator and a truly gifted percussionist.  There is a $5 admission fee that’s good for $5 off on any Avalon Music purchase of $25 or more.  Plus, there will be door prizes, including a cymbal from Sabian.  Garey’s clinics have always been standing room only, so please call and reserve a spot.

The real party is all day on Saturday, May 19, with hot dogs on the BBQ and soda pop.  We’ll have manufacturing representatives there to give you the latest information on all their products – and special pricing on everything in the store.

We know you love giveaways and our partners are chomping at the bit to make this huge celebration full of great door prizes!  So far, we’ve received a 15” Sabian AAX crash cymbal from our buddies at Sabian, an absolutely cool Aura Delay pedal from the acoustic guitar geniuses at Fishman, an acoustic guitar from our long-time partners at Chesbro Music, and a huge assortment of drum heads and accessories from our friends Aquarian.  Not to be outdone, ESP Guitars, who makes some of the coolest guitars on the planet, just let us know there might be an LTD electric guitar on the way!  And we may just happen to have a Marshall MG amp and a Fender Champion 600 amp in the mix.  Oh, and we’ll have t-shirts and guitar strings, too.  And there will be more - just keep checking in here, on Facebook or on Twitter.  Whooo, I’m tired just writing all this.  It will be awesome!

But we didn’t stop there.  We’ll have a live blues jam rockin’ the parking lot from noon until 4 pm.  And at 2:00 pm there will be our first ever Shred Contest.  Yes, a Shred Contest.  Each participant has 60 seconds to lay his – or her – best shredding on us.  Let the fingers bleed!  Just bring your guitar and any pedals you need - we’ll have amplifiers to choose from.  We’ll be video recording the entire Shred Contest and we’ll post the video here to our website, on Facebook and on Twitter.  Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.  So make sure and let us know.  Call or come by the store to sign up for the blues jam and the Shred Contest, we’re limiting both to 20 people.

This is our way of saying “thank you” to the friends we’ve made for 20 years.  Let’s rock the Wenatchee Valley the entire month of May!

New Fender Super Champ X2 Rocks!

The most versatile amplifier Fender has ever made WAS the Super Champ XD.  Incredbile tones all in a compact tube amp.  The Super Champ XD has become a "cult amp" with a huge following on YouTube.  Check out all the homegrown Super Champ XD videos on how to set-up or how to complete mods.  Awesome stuff!

 

Well now Fender has released the new, improved Super Champ X2 combo - with a USB interface and Fuse software technology.  But there is also a new Super Champ X2 head and a new Super Champ speaker cabinet.  Here are some videos.  You'll be impressed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9Dm1IVoSjk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2D9qJw72zXk&feature=related

 

Our Fender Order Arrived!

Well, a FedEx truck - and I mean a TRUCK - pulled up to Avalon Music this week and left a whole lot of new Fender inventory.  New Fender and Squier electric guitars, with some really super retro styling.  My favorite is the U.S. '52 Tele Reissue.  P-Bass and J-Bass models, Mustang and Hot Rod amplifiers, Fender acoustic guitars, banjos and mandolins - and even very, very cool Fender ukuleles.  Plus, we received a huge supply of all Fender's accessories - like strings, straps, cables, polish and tuners that keep you playing day after day.  Want to know what's new from Fender? Check out Fender's website then come on down to Avalon Music.

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.

 

 

Ten Days Until Christmas!

Our 12 Days of Christmas at Avalon Music has been a huge success!  With just 10 days left until Christmas Day we wanted to remind you of all the great promotions from our business partners.  Plus, GE Money financing is still available!   

Roland has a long list of rebates for its incredible products.  Rather than us telling you about each one individually, check out the list and complete details at the Roland website.     

 Fender is continuing its Instant Rebates on American, Standard and Squier electric guitars.  Click here for eligible guitars posted at Fender's website.    

Not to be outdone, Line 6 is giving away $299 in free recording software with purchase of seleted Spider guitar amplifiers, and has other great deals!  Here's the Line 6 website link.   

Well our good friends at Korg are also doing their best to make your Christmas bright.  Deals galore at Korg.com! 

Shure has rebates on your favorite wired and wireless microphones.  A perfect gift for the singer in the family!

And for guitar effects lovers and a great stocking stuffer, TC Electronic has a MojoMojo Overdrive Pedal Giveaway

Mackie is bringing cheer to home recording enthusiasts with rebates on Studio Monitors, Interfaces and ProFX Mixers.   

Plus, Avalon Music has the largest selection of music gear, printed music and accessories in Central Washington at great prices - and with our terrific customer service.  Let us help make your Christmas giving easy and a sure-fire hit!

Fender Holidays Instant Rebate!

From November 1 through December 31, Avalon Music has partnered with Fender to to bring you instant rebates on selected Fender and Squier electric guitars and basses.  Save $100 on selected Fender American Standard guitars and basses . . . at the cash register!  Buy a qualifying Fender Standard guitar or bass and get $50 off your purchase - or $25 off for selected Squier Classic Vibe and Vintage Modified guitars and basses. 

You can buy as many guitars and basses as you want in one transaction and get the Fender Holidays Instat Rebate on every qualifying guitar and bass.  Here is our list of over 70 guitar and bass models elibible for the Fender Holidays Instant Rebate.

Avalon Music  and Fender are bringing on the holiday cheer!

New Fender Eric Clapton Signature Amps

Fender has just released it's new line of Eric Clapton Signature amplifiers!  

These amplifiers are handwired and built in Corona, California.  The EC Twinolux™, EC Tremolux™ and EC Vibro-Champ®—are fascinating variations on their original '50s-era ancestors (the '57 Twin™, '57 Deluxe™ and '57 Champ®, respectively), and are Fender's answer to the call for special models with distinctive features.

All three amp models feature 1950's era output tube bias tremolo (which produces a more throbbing pulse than later Fender tremolo circuits) and a switchable power attenuator that reduces speaker output, in addition to other premium features. 

Check out Fender's announcement.  And here's a video of Buddy Guy playing the Fender EC Twinolux:

http://youtu.be/wGbxaXk9DG8

I'm a Believer!

Fender told the world that the new Fender Mustang series of guitar amplifiers would change the standard for solid state, digital effect amplifiers. 

We received our shipment of Fender Mustang amps yesterday and all we can say is, "Wow!"  The tone is incredible.  Troy was jamming on one and we thought he was using a high-end tube amp.  And that was "out of the box" without using the USB interface and absolutely creative Fuse software.  Go to Fender.com for more info.

These amps are perfect for churches, home studios - as well as the gigging musician.

Fender's initial production and shipment for this new amplifiers series is sold out.  If you're interested, come down to Avalon Music now.  Once you plug into one and hear what it can do you'll buy it.  (And under Fender's GE Money program you could qualify for 12 months "no interest" financing.) 

New Fender Amplifiers - The Mustang Series

High Speed, Amped-Up, And Loud

The new Fender® Mustang™ amplifier series raises the standard for modern guitar versatility and muscle. Driven by incredibly authentic amp models and a huge bank of built-in effects, Mustang™ amplifiers come equipped with USB connectivity and Fender® FUSE™ software, allowing your musical creativity and imagination to run wild.  Choose from 20 watts to 40 watts of Fender tones and VOLUME. Want to create a complete shredmaster, a country jangler, or a blues monster amp set?  You can do it through the Fuse computer interface, making all 24 pre-sets the style, tone, volume and FX patches your want.

Find out all the details on the New Mustang series at Fender.com, including videos introductions and tutorials.

And while you're on the website, also check out the new generation Hot Rod III amplifiers.  They've been the most popular tube amplifiers in the world for years and the new features are fantastic!!

Fender, Squire, Gretsch and SWR - 12 Month No-Interest Financing!

During the month of September, get 12 months of no interest financing on purchases of at least $500 Fender, Squire, Gretsch and SWR products at Avalon Music!  Just stay current with 12 monthly payments to GE Money and pay no interest.  Thanks to Fender USA and GE Money for this special promotion and letting you get your gear now!

       

GE Money

12-MONTH SPECIAL FINANCING*

Get the gear you’ve always wanted!

Head down to your participating Fender® and Squier® dealer now, and for the next 30 days you can ride home with a Fender or Squier instrument with 12-month special financing*.

Valid on purchases of new Fender or Squier gear above $499 (including sales tax).

Consumer applications with GE Money must be made in store and in person.

This limited-time domestic offer ends September 30, 2010, at participating authorized dealers.

Offer ends September 30, 2010!

*Subject to credit approval

Participating dealers in your state:

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12-Month Special Financing* Get that great Gretsch Sound!(TM) Gretsch(R)

Head down to your participating Gretsch® dealer now, and for the next 30 days you can ride home with a Gretsch instrument with 12-month special financing*.

Valid on purchases of new Gretsch gear above $499 (including sales tax).

Consumer applications with GE Money must be made in store and in person.

This limited-time domestic offer ends September 30, 2010, at participating authorized dealers.

OFFER ENDS September 30, 2010!
*Subject to credit approval

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Fender G-DEC 3! Check it Out!

Fender's G-DEC series of amplifiers for 2010 are incredible amps for both practice and jamming!  with a complete assorment of backing tracks were recorded by the world’s finest players—from L.A. to London and Nashville to New York; from rock to blues to Latin to metal; from top studio musicians to famous rock stars - the G-DEC rocks!  Create and store your own guitar tones using amp modeling and effects, then connect directly to your computer for absolutely simple recording.

The G-DEC Junior is a simplified, super-cute version of the award-winning original G-DEC. This 15-watt amp has an 8” speaker and simple interface with knobs for selecting various amp types, effects types, backing tracks and performance loops in styles such as rock, blues, metal, jazz, country, Latin, hip-hop and others.

The G-DEC 3 Fifteen is an amazing, great-sounding new amp for practicing and recording. Packed with features, it includes digital amp and effects models for every playing style, 100 presets— and a huge collection of music to practice and play over.  Fender FUSE™ software is included—your key to creating, connecting and configuring your G-DEC 3.  The 15-watt G-DEC 3 Fifteen also boasts onboard mp3 and wav file storage and playback; a multi-function SD card slot for unlimited storage of presets and audio content; Ableton® Live Lite 8 Fender Edition studio-quality recording software for creating and editing additional backing track content; and AmpliTube® Fender LE software for practicing, playing and recording with classic Fender tones on your computer.

The 30-watt G-DEC 3 Thirty has all the features of the G-DEC 3 Fifteen, more power, a larger speaker and stero outputs. 

Check out the Fender G-DEC line online at Fender.com, then come down to Avalon Music for a test drive and take one home for hours of serious guitar time!

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