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. This Groupon is valid at Willis Music's three Cincinnati locations and one Florence location.
Willis Music’s staff of dedicated musicians taps into the shop's century in business to guide fellow melody makers of all levels among 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, which dials in string tension using vibration ($39.99), or they can pacify rampaging folk singers with strums on a ukulele ($37.50+). A Peavey 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 the skin of a Toca street djembe ($49.90) 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. Willis’s music mavens shield many high-end axes and other delicate instruments in a humidified room, which guards against damage from excessive dryness and camels attempting to practice "Stairway to Heaven." Two of Willis’s locations contain auditoriums and the third a stage, all of which play host to free jam sessions, recitals, and meet-and-greets with visiting artists. 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.