Studies show that children who don't learn to play a musical instrument often try to eat one. Save your offspring from an awkward doctor's visit with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of musical instruments, accessories, books, and anthologies at Willis Music.
Willis Music’s staff of dedicated musicians taps into the shop's century in business to guide fellow melody makers of all levels amid more than 3,000 instruments and a jungle of accessories. Though in-store stock may vary, patrons can peruse racks for catalog items such as a Planet Waves chromatic headstock tuner ($39.99), which dials in string tension using vibration, or they can pacify rampaging folk singers with strums on a ukulele ($39.99+). A Peavey Max 158 bass amp ($99.99) gives modern and vintage voice to bass guitars, and metal-encased DigiTech effects pedals ($49.99) awaken drowsy ears with four roaring styles of distortion. Customers can beat out rhythms on LP wood bongos ($49.99) or browse various other African, Caribbean, Middle Eastern, and Irish hand drums captured, tamed, and refurbished by independent craftspeople.
Against a sonic backdrop of classic rock, patrons choose musical companions from a selection of orchestra brass and strings, pianos, keyboards, guitars, and percussion, browse Beatles and Rolling Stones anthologies, or explore a sheet-music section complete with instrument posing guides. Representatives from Fender, Yamaha, and other companies keep staff up to date on their craft, and Willis Music extends a complimentary one-year warranty on all items.