"Without the convenience of your store (and your midnight kindness), my early Rock 'N'Roll drumming nights would have been without skins."
-- Melvin James
"I've got nice memories of Arthur's Music Store & checking out all the great instruments (& dreaming!!). I'll never forget the Fender Jazzmaster my Dad bought new at your store (in 1962), I was in third grade! (I still have it. . .Dad gave it to me.) Please give my best to your Dad & thank him for the great memories for me..."
--Steve Wariner (Country Music Recording Artist)
"Gee, seeing the old store front really took me back!! I bought my first strat from you back in 1959 at the age of 13..."
-- Donald Sims
"It's so nice to do business with a merchant who treats me like family. I feel at home at your establishment. Thanks again!"
-- Les King
"I was 15 or 16 yrs. old when I first walked into Arthur's. The bug bit hard. My love of guitars started there."
-- TR (the guitar) Meador
"I bought my first amp, a 1965 Fender Pro Reverb from your dad, Mr. Arthur. I've been a customer ever since. Thank you for staying in business."
-- John C. Smith
"Arthur's Music Store will always have a special place in my heart. . ."
-- Art Adams (Rockabilly Hall of Fame inductee 2002)
"Thank you so much for the extra mile you went to get my husband's case to him at Christmas time. My husband, my family and a lot of our friends have bought items from Arthur's for over 40 years & they have always been satisfied!"
-- Connie Duke
"I bought a violin from another store for my daughter. When she opened it on Christmas morning the bow was missing. You answered the phone on Christmas Day and let me interrupt your family dinner to purchase a bow. Your kindness saved our Christmas and made a little girl very happy. Thank you!"
-- A grateful Dad (2005)
"Thank you for 30 years of personalized service that you just can't get elsewhere!"
-- Bo & Spike
"Amy- The guitar arrived yesterday in perfect shape. It's really spectacular! When I opened the case it took my breath away. It is way beyond my expectations. I greatly appreciate your honest description. It took me five minutes to find the binding issue you mentioned-it's really not a big deal, but the fact you mentioned it speaks to your honesty. Nice to find someone who is so great to work with."
-- Kevin (purchased a 1970 Guild F-412)
"Vincent is awesome. He's a really good guitar teacher. I have learned 2 songs in 4, half hour lessons and I am just a beginner student and 11 years old."
-- Guitar student of Vincent Fults (2011)
"Thanks for taking such good care of my friends tonight as they purchased a new electric guitar and amp. I have bragged endlessly about Arthur's
for years and felt that tonight, you all very much lived up to those accolades. For your patience and kindness, please accept my heartfelt thanks."
-- Dawn O'Friel
"My first time to your store was a week ago and I was very impressed. The store is great. All the workers are very kind and are glad to help. I bought a Blueridge BR140 and I love it. Thank you for supplying wonderful guitars! You will be my main music store when I need something. Thanks again."
"Went looking for a birthday present for my son. Priced better than online! The service was great. You just can't beat the family atmosphere. Hey wait I didn't buy myself anything! There's always next week!"
--Mark (via Facebook)
"We both had a fantastic time and have something very special to remember our day by. The wealth of information you shared about the guitars and wood was genuinely interesting but also managed to calm the nerves of someone with a scientific/analytical mind taking their first steps into the artistic world. We really appreciate your time and support and for making Arthur's Music Store an experience that I would wholeheartedly recommend!"
--Nichola with her husband on their 5th wedding Anniversary. The "Wood" Anniversary.
"The story of Arthur's Music, like the story of rock and roll,
is about one generation passing down to the next..."
If you're interested in more of the store's history, stop by and look through our photo albums...they not only document the physical store changes, but offer great looks at some wonderful instruments. . .the ones we all wish we still owned!
-- Family Act, by Mike Redmond for Indianapolis Monthly Magazine
For the second year, Arthur's Music Store has been named as one of the 2015 Top 100 Dealers in the country by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM).
“The music retailers honored with NAMM’s Top 100 Dealer status are those working hard to create positive musical experiences for everyone from those just learning to experienced musicians,” said Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM. “Arthur’s Music Store is an important ambassador for making music in Indianapolis and exemplifies the passion for making music that unites us all.”
We are honored by this recognition and just as last year, this would not be possible without the greatest customers on Earth! Thank YOU for making this award possible!
UPDATE: WE WON!
Arthur's Music Store won the Top Dealer award in the category "Music Makes A Difference" at the 2015 Summer NAMM Show.
The Top 100 Dealer entries are judged by an independent panel of judges selected by, but not otherwise affiliated with NAMM. From those 100 honored dealers, winners are chosen in 7 categories and from those 7 a Dealer of the Year is chosen.
We are extremely excited about this monumental award and the recognition from our peers in the musical products industry.
Thank you to everyone involved in making this award possible!