We just received another shipment of LTD electric guitars and basses by ESP. These guitars are beautiful and we received several models that are brand new or we just we haven't had in the store before. Stop by and play an LTD. The quality is terrific and the prices are unbelievable!
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Welcome to the Avalon Music community!
This is the resource website for Avalon Music. Join our community and live more musically. You will find lots of product demo videos here, as well as listings for teachers, musicians and bands.
We have Central Washington's largest selection of instruments, equipment, accessories and printed music, but do not sell any products here. Our prices are as low or lower than any prices you will find on the web or in catalogues. Just give us a call at 509.663.7300 or email us.
The much anticipated Yamaha MOX Workstation has been released, has arrived at Avalon Music and - Wow! - it is unbelievable!
MOX has the exact same 1,270 sounds as Yamaha's acclaimed MOTIF XS, with the Yamaha's acclaimed Concert Grand Piano CFIII grand piano sound. All the acoustic instrument sounds (strings, brass, guitar, bass, drums and more) that made the MOTIF XS so popular are included.
The MOX has 1,217 Voices and 355 MB of waveforms, over 256 performances, and over 6,000 arpeggiator patterns and styles. With 8 element Voices, 18 different filter types and an extensive effects section, the MOX is great for creating vintage analog and modern digital synthesizer sounds used in the electronica and hip hop music scenes.
A 4-in 2-out USB Audio/MIDI interface is built in to the MOX. Cubase A1 software is also included. Whether connected to your studio recording system or your laptop at a gig, the MOX becomes even more powerful.
Plus, the MOX is made to be mobile! The MOX6 has a new 61-key semi-weighted keyboard and weights 16 pounds. The MOX8 has Yamaha's terrific 88-key graded hammer keyboard - and weighs only 34 pounds!
The new Yamaha MOX has all the sounds and features you'll need for both live performance and music production!
Come hear the fabulous Paul Hanson at Avalon Music on May 17 and see what he can do with Roland and Boss gear! Make sure you call and reserve a seat. This will be an awesome clinic!
The Roland RD-300NX is now at Avalon Music. Whether you're a cool jazz, player, a concert pianist or playing on the worship team at church - this piano is incredible! And at Avalon Music's price of $1,699 you won't find it for less at any authorized Rolad dealer. Check out these features:
The RD-300NX’s acoustic-piano sounds are derived from Roland’s acclaimed SuperNATURAL Piano sound engine. With SuperNATURAL Piano technology, three essential elements are dramatically improved — velocity response, note decay, and key-range behavior — resulting in smooth, natural sound and response. For EP lovers, the RD-300NX contains an E. Piano based on SuperNATURAL technology that meticulously models classic vintage EPs.
New Ivory Feel-G Keyboard
The newly developed Ivory Feel-G keyboard incorporates Roland’s most advanced sensor, escapement mechanism, and Ivory Feel features. The keyboard provides the superior touch and sensitivity of Roland’s flagship keyboards, in a compact and lightweight design…a great benefit for gigging musicians who want to travel light.
Unique Sound Focus
The innovative Sound Focus feature ensures that every note will be heard, even subtle pianissimo passages. Based on SuperNATURAL phase-correction technology, this essential feature ensures that the RD-300NX won’t get lost in the mix, penetrating through walls of sound without compressing or coloring the tone. Players can relax and play naturally, achieving presence onstage without sacrificing dynamics and sound quality.
The popular One Touch Piano concept from previous RD-series pianos has been carried over the RD-300NX as well. The handy feature provides instant access to essential piano and E. Piano sounds and setups with dedicated one-touch buttons. In addition, the popular and powerful Piano Designer feature has been included in the RD-300NX feature set, letting you build custom pianos quickly and easily on the graphic LCD. And finally, for keyboardists who desire a true grand-piano pedaling experience onstage, an optional RPU-3 triple-pedal unit can be added.
Avalon Music has just received its Master Order of fine Selmer clarinets and alto and tenor saxophones, Emerson flutes, and Bach trumpets and trombones. Prices are terrific with huge savings. Plus, we are selling dozens of used band instruments from our Rental Inventory.
At Avalon Music we care about our customers. Please read our 2011 Band and Orchestra Instrument Program to learn how you can own your own quality, new band or orchestra instrument, rather than spending money on rent!
Avalon Music has just received our first shipment of Ampeg bass amplificaiton gear. We could go on and on about Ampeg. How it put the first reverberation unit in a guitar amplifier. How it designed the first bass amplifier that could be used at large venues. How it is the most used and endorsed bass amplificaiton system by recording and performance artists around the world. But instead, we're going to let you read it all by sending you to Ampeg's home site. After you drool over the gear, be sure to check out the articles under History and the endorsers under Artists.
This gear is incredible - from practice amps to huge thunder makers. We're proud to be an Ampeg dealer. Let's make some serious bass sound!
The Frankfurt Musikmesse is Euorpe's version of the NAMM Show at Anaheim - only it's even bigger! Well the show opened to day and Roland was quick to announce some terrific new products. See Roland Connect for all Roland's new products for 2011.
The Micro BR digital recorder has a new family member - the Micro BR BR-80, with an eight-track MTR (Multi-Track Recorder), an eBand mode for onstage backing tracks and phrase training, and a Live Rec mode for instantly capturing high-quality stereo recordings. And it comes with Sonar X1 LE to provide professional mixing, editing and mastering on your desktop. Here's a link to learn more.
Most exciting for us, was the rebirth of a keyboard legend - the new Roland Jupiter 80. With Roland's SuperNatural grand pianos, strings, brass, 4 layers of synthesis the new Tone Blender function allows you to quickly adjust to create and save new sounds, a huge library of of over 2,500 Live Sets, and 76 semi-weighted keys - this performance keyboard will be the hit of the show! Plus, it comes with Sonar X1 LE. Get more information here.
Blackstar amplifiers and pedals have arrived at Avalon Music! You have to come down and take them for a test drive!
Are you a school band or orchestra teacher? Do you play a band or orchestra instrument? Would you like to check your intonation or the intonation of your students during a practice or performance? Or work on your embourchure or technique during your solo practices? The Korg Wi-tune Wireless Tuner is an amazing tool and is available at Avalon Music. Here as an example of what you can do.
Roland RP-201 Digital Pianos are now in stock!
The Roland RP-201 is a handsome instrument in satin black or rosewood with gorgeous grand piano sound. The RP-201 is based on Roland’s acclaimed 88-key stereo multi-sampling, in which the distinctive acoustic properties of each grand-piano key have been faithfully captured. Together with its 128 polyphonic voices, the RP-201’s piano engine performs like a true grand. No matter how fast you play or how much sustain pedal you apply, you needn’t worry about note drop-outs.
Plus, resonance-behavior modeling for string, damper, and key-off makes the RP-201 all the more natural and realistic. Your pedal positions are detected smoothly, letting you constantly vary the tone by changing pedal depth just like an acoustic grand piano.
With its Progressive Hammer-Action keyboard, the RP-201 has a natural key touch that reproduces the feel and response of an acoustic grand piano. Lower keys are more heavily weighted; as you move up the keyboard, the key weight becomes progressively lighter.
The RP-201 has terrific features for both teachers and students. A Twin Piano mode splits the keyboard into two identical zones, letting two people sit side by side and play in the same range, with an onboard metronome and recorder.
Our initial order of Yamaha guitars is finally here! It was like Christmas in February as we opened dozens of boxes. These are beautiful instruments and the value is amazing. It's no wonder Yamaha is the best selling acoustic guitar in the world!
We now have Yamaha classical guitars in 1/2, 3/4, 7/8 and 4/4 sizes - from entry level student models to pro level NX models. We even have classical guitar packages that include including a tuner, gig bag and DVD for under $160. And the steel string acoustic guitars are gorgeous. How about a solid spruce top with rosewood back and sides for under $300? Woo-hoo! Come on down and take a test drive. You will love these Yamaha guitars.
Our most amazing find among our new Yamaha guitars was the Yamaha Steel-String Silent Guitar. We fought over the right to be the first one to plug it in. All we can say is . . . WOW! this beauty plays like a high-end traditional acoustic guitar, but is soooo comfortable. It has a pre-amp with volume, Bass and Treble controls, as well as on-board Reverb, Chorus and Echo effects. We played this through a Fishman acoustic guitar amp and the sound was amazing! Plus, there's a built-in headphone amp for jamming when you're camping, on the road or just need to keep the volume down to 0. Carry it anywhere in its compact padded gig bag! (that's included, too!)
Whether you're a rocker, singer-songwriter or playing acoustic guitar in a metal band, this guitar is perfect for you! Plays like butter, sounds awesome, comfortable and absolutely no feedback - none!
Come down to Avalon Music and play this marvelous instrument.
Some of Roland gear has landed! Check out the Roland Prelude keyboard, with over 1300 sounds from the same engine that is in Roland's killer GW-8, plus rhythms, 128 preset performances and 128 user perfromances, USB connectivity, USB flash drive importing, the Roland D-Beam, plus built in speakers - and all at just a bit over 17 lbs. This is one terrific keyboard!
How about a professional stereo keyboard amplifiers that not only sounds great, but is totally portable - running on AA battereies or AC power? That would be the Roland KC-110. Three stereo input channels, one with both an XLR mic and stereo line inputs, plus Aux In for your mp3 player or other music source, and stereo line ouputs for your PA. Reverb and chorus effects are on-board. The KC-110 can tilt-back or be mounted on a short speaker stand. Using 8 AA rechargeable batteries, the KC-110 can power your street musician gig, campout or day-at-the-park music - vocals and stereo keyboards for over 7 hours!
More Roland is on the way! Stop by and test-drive some very cool products.
Vox has just announced that there is a $30 rebate on all purchases of Vox Satriani Satchurator, Time Machine and Big Bad Wah pedals through April 30.
Here's a link to the rebate form!
As we approach completing 19th year, we were recently reminded that Avalon Music does truly provide value to our customers. We received a telephone call from a customer who needed repairs on a guitar he recently purchased on the Internet. The guitar was not set up prior to shipping to his home and he had a friend try to complete the set up. Disaster ensued, and a complete neck and bridge adjustment and intonation job was ultimately required. But to add to his dismay, he saw that our price was the same, and learned that we set up every guitar we receive when it goes on the rack, adjust set up at the sale, and offer a free adjustments after the guitar has "lived at its new home" for three to four weeks.
We want to take this opportunity to remind you that all our guitars, basses, amplifiers, drumsets (which we sell assembled), sound gear and keyboards at Avalon Music are priced at the lowest authorized dealer price you'll find anywhere. And if we make a pricing mistake, we match authorized dealer pricing. This applies to both our "in stock" and special order prices.
When purchasing a guitar or bass, you can actually see it, hold it, play it, hear it and make sure it's right for you before you buy. We'll change the set up to your playing style and we'll make later adjustments if there are changes because of temperature or humidity in your home. And we do this all at our Avalon Music prices.
Thanks for 19 wonderful years!
Roland, GE Money and Avalon Music have teamed up to offer our customers 12 month No Interest financing on all Roland and Boss purchases through March 31, 2011.
The Epiphone Zenith acoustic-electric bass has won Guitar World Magazine's prestigous Peak Performer Gold Award!
The Zenith bass blends well with acoustic instruments and has the capability to produce high volume without feedback. It is surprisingly beefy and would hold it’s own on a reggae gig. This might be just the bass you need when your band goes “unplugged.”
Check out a Zenith bass - fretted or fretless - at the Epiphone website and then come down to Avalon Music for a test drive.
After more than five years of great customer service and being a terrific member of our Avalon Music team, Dan Findlay will be limiting his time at Avalon Music to teaching (and shopping, of course) while he returns to college. We wish Dan the best of luck as he explores new opportunities!
We are also excited to have Evan Anderson as a new member of our team at Avalon Music. Evan has prior retail music experience, plays drums, bass and guitar, and has been active in Wenatchee area music and in his church worship team. Please stop by and say hello to Evan when you have a chance. Welcome aboard, Evan!
Roland is starting out 2011 with some great promotions!
Purchase a GAIA (SH-01) and get a FREE Sound Bank download*
Purchase a JUNO-Gi and get a FREE Drum Loop Library download*
Purchase an ME-25 and receive $25.00 cash back*
Purchase an ME-70 and receive $30.00 cash back*
Purchase a GT-10 and receive $50.00 cash back*
Purchase a TD-4SX and receive $100.00 cash back**
Purchase a TD-4S and receive $200.00 cash back**
Purchase a KC-110 and receive 8 Energizer AA Recharge Batteries & 1 Recharger**
* Ends March 31, 2011
** Ends February 28, 2011
From each of us to each of you - have a wonderful, safe and happy New Year! You blessed our business throughout 2010. May 2011 bring peace, prosperity and joy - and marvelous music - to each and every one of you!
Steve, Troy, LaVon and Lance