Happy Anniversary, Bronstein Music!

February 9, 2013 -- Today is Bronstein Music’s 67th anniversary! Just imagine back to February 9, 1946 when Milt and Celia Bronstein opened the doors for the first time. Their main products were records and record players. Over the years Bronstein Music changed with the ever evolving music industry, selling sheet music, records, record players, stereos, televisions, transistor radios, organs, pianos, guitars, amplifiers, band instruments...

In 1981, the Bronsteins retired and we bought the business. We have continued to advance our business over the years. Today our operations include the retail store, a thriving music school, a full-service repair shop, and a large instrument rental department. The awning in front of our store says “Everything in Music” and that’s what we’re doing. If you haven’t been to the store in a while, we invite you to come in and take a look at our new layout, and of course, our complete line of music products.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Sincerely,
Don Edwards and Rich Welker
Bronstein Music


New Violin Teacher

We are pleased to announce that a new violin teacher has begun teaching at Bronstein Music School. Solenn Séguillon is a native of France, and has performed and taught in many locations around the world.

Here are a few of Solenn’s professional highlights:

Solenn's educational background, performance experience, years of teaching and passion for violin allows her to adapt her teaching skills and methodology to the needs of each individual student. She teaches students of all ages, from beginners to advanced levels.

For more information, see Solenn’s complete biography.


New Saxophone Teacher

The saxophone is a very popular instrument here at Bronstein Music. At our music school, we have had a big increase in the number of people requesting sax lessons. We are pleased to announce that a new sax teacher has begun teaching at Bronstein Music School.

Stephen Norfleet has a very impressive background. Here are some highlights:

For more information about Stephen, please see the saxophone faculty web page.


Financing Now Available

We are pleased to announce that financing is now available for purchases made at Bronstein Music. We have arranged this service through First Mutual Finance, a company that specializes in musical instrument financing. First Mutual offers terms up to 60 months at an annual interest rate of 12.99 percent -- well below credit card rates.

Your purchase must be at least $1,000 and you must qualify for the financing through First Mutual. If you choose, you may pay more than the monthly minimum amount without a pre-payment penalty.

Co-signers Welcome

First Mutual also offers an attractive feature with this financing: You may have a co-signer on the loan. This can be an excellent way for someone -- a college student for example -- to build a positive credit history.

Let us know if you have any questions about this excellent service.


Fender VG Stratocaster Guitar
Powered by Roland

In stock now: a Fender VG Stratocaster guitar powered by Roland. This guitar provides a huge array of features and offers the player many tuning and sound quality options.

Roland’s innovative technology, known as Composite Object Sound Modeling (COSM), brings advanced electronics to a classic Fender Stratocaster. These features include a new world of electric and acoustic guitar tones recreated by COSM — including instantly accessible alternate tunings and 12-string sounds for all COSM guitar tones! The VG also offers a built-in library of coveted modeled pickup tones, and, thanks to COSM technology, also enables unique “ideal-performance” pickups, such as a humbucker with ultra-wide tone and a single coil with full, bold tone.

Features include:

With COSM guitar modeling onboard, the VG lets you create custom instruments virtually, including different guitar body shapes, pickup types, and tunings. COSM is what allows this guitar to reproduce the sounds of a Telecaster in perfect detail, or humbucker pickups, or acoustic guitars. COSM can also take you to creative places never imagined, into sonic realms that have been impossible to reach with traditional electric guitars.

In addition to normal Stratocaster pickups, this model comes with divided pickup that realizes new possibilities for guitar. This pickup transmits signals from each string individually, and is capable of accurately capturing performance information for each individual string. In addition to capturing the performance techniques and nuances characteristic of guitars, such as bending, vibrato, and hammering, the divided pickup also enables an entirely new level of performance through COSM. From traditional guitar sounds to the unimagined the VG comes with five different modes: Normal Stratocaster, Modeled Stratocaster, Telecaster, Humbucking Pickups, and Acoustic. With its five-way switch, you can create tonal variations with different pickup combinations from any of these modes. In addition, the VG enables tonal options that are not available on traditional electric guitars, including Wide Range (which gives you a fat tone while maintaining the wide range of single coil pickups) and Bright Humbucker (that delivers highs that cut through while maintaining the rich mids and lows hat are characteristic of humbuckers). You can also enjoy the sounds of Jazz Guitar and Electric Sitar in acoustic mode, all from a single guitar!

The VG’s Tuning function lets you instantly retune to alternative tunings such as Drop D, Open G, D modal, and Baritone at the turn of a knob. You can switch to a variety of alternative tunings without touching the tuning pegs or switching to another guitar, keeping your string tensions unchanged. A 12-string guitar mode is also provided, which you can use with both acoustic and electric guitar sounds.

The VG is as easy to use as a regular electric guitar. After you plug in your guitar cable, all you have to do to set your tone is turn the Mode and Tuning knobs, and set the five-way switch. It’s fast and friendly to use yet feature-filled and powerful.

Two special nobs control the mode and tuning. Here are the settings:

MODE knob: 5 types
N: Normal (non-modeling mode)
S: Modeled Stratocaster
T: Modeled Telecaster
H: Modeled Humbucking Pickups
A: Modeled Acoustic guitar

TUNING knob: 6 types
N: Normal tuning
D: Drop D
G: Open G
d: D Modal
B: Baritone
12: 12-string guitar

MSRP: $1,779.00
Sale price: $1,298.85


Bach Trumpets
Come in and try these two custom models of Bach trumpets: the LR37H/43R and the LT72GH/43R.

Both of these models are handmade to Bronstein Music specifications. Here are the features of each model:

LR37H/43R

  • Medium large bore .459"
  • Lightweight valve cluster
  • Heavy #37 bell gives body and projection
  • #43R (reverse) pipe gives an open feel
  • Silver-plated with gold-plated inner bell

LR72GH/43R

  • Medium large bore .459"
  • Lightweight valve cluster
  • Heavy #72 gold brass bell gives a warm, throaty sound with power
  • #43R (reverse) pipe gives an open feel
  • Silver-plated with gold-plated inner bell

These are beautiful trumpets with the classic "Bach sound." Drop by and try these horns out for yourself. We think you'll be impressed.

MSRP: $3,890
Sale price: $2,917.54
Does not include case or mouthpiece.


pBone Plastic Trombone

The new Jiggs Whigham pBone brings a fun and intriguing twist to the traditional trombone. With its plastic construction, this lightweight instrument sounds remarkably like typical brass trombones. Available in many colors.

Sale price: $159


Roland Portable P.A. System
Here is an amazing portable, wireless P.A. system that is perfect for public speaking, singing, business meetings, classrooms, restaurants, weddings, small music venues, and more -- enough sound power for a crowd of up to 80 people.

The Roland BA-55 is a self-contained, battery-powered system that features a high-quality wireless microphone. The whole system weighs 19 pounds, yet is able to pump out up to 108 dB. The power is provided by 8 AA batteries or AC power (the AC adapter is included). A second wireless microphone can be purchased separately for simultaneous use. A wired microphone can be plugged into this system, too, if desired. There is also a line input and output.

The system also features a 3-channel built-in mixer with a 2-band EQ, echo/reverb, a built-in anti-feedback function, and an on board accelerometer (this sensor switches operation to stereo mode when the unit is positioned horizontally).

We'll be glad to give you a demo of this P.A. system the next time you are in the store.

MSRP: $1,249
Sale price: $899.90


Descriptions, specifications, and prices are subject to change without notice.