“Ever since I can remember I was surrounded with some sort of music,” Grayson Zeagler recalls. “My grandmother and then my mother were piano teachers.” His mother tells him that as a youngster he frequently “marched” around the back yard with the old marching snare drum … for hours.
“If they weren’t great guitars to begin with, they wouldn’t be popular,” Martin Guitar’s Dick Boak states bluntly. That sums up nicely the why guitar makers reach back into music instrument history and recreate treasures from the past. The “what” and “how,” however, varies wildly. The popularity of reissue models, though, is not in dispute.
Technology Meets Demand for More Sales Opportunities
“While the acoustic drum market is struggling, the electronic drum market is growing,” declares Yamaha’s Bob Terry. Others agree: Traps Drums, who are relatively new on the scene, report that in 2008 electronic percussion amounted to 20 percent of their sales and, this year, despite the economy, that number has risen to 24 percent.
MI Turns Green with Conservation – and the Moves are Saving Serious Money
The response to this special report has been overwhelming. From the largest companies to the smallest retailer, everyone seems to be running, not walking, toward the renewable and the sustainable. It’s all about the carbon footprint, being more environmentally conscious.