HEADLINES
Steinway & Sons to Bring Signature Gallery to Charlotte

Steinway & Sons has announced the upcoming opening of Steinway Piano Gallery - Charlotte, the North Carolina Piedmont region’s only exclusive Steinway showroom. The new gallery becomes one of a limited number of hand-selected dealerships offering The Family of Steinway-Designed Pianos to artists, students, retail consumers and institutions around the globe.

Video: Earasers at Summer NAMM 2014
Rickenbacker Bob Hawkins Benefit Auction

Rickenbacker International Corp. proudly presents for auction a Model 360 Jetglo electric guitar signed by the original members of the band R.E.M. to benefit musician and uninsured heart attack victim Bob Hawkins, who will receive 100% of the proceeds of this auction.

The auction began on July 17 and will take place online through eBay, through July 27. 

Casio Takes Over Nashville's Pour House at Summer NAMM 2014

Casio made it a night to remember with great friends, associates, and plenty of music at Nashville's Pour House, down the street from Music City Center.  Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes provided some incredible entertainment as a featured act (making great use of a Casio Privia, naturally).

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Trade Regrets: Calvin Grafton

Calvin R. Grafton, age 83, passed away on July 11.

Born in Frackville, Pennsylvania, Grafton opened Calvin Grafton Electronics Sales & Service in 1963, later incorporated as Grafton Piano & Organ Co. Inc. It grew under his leadership from a small shop in Hatfield, Pennsylvania to at its present location in Souderton carrying a complete range of pianos, organs and keyboards. The company has installed and services hundreds of Allen church organs in the tri-state area. 

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GEAR OF THE WEEK
D'Addario Reserve Cut Clarinet Reeds

The Reserve cut for clarinet is built on a standard thickness blank and features a shorter vamp, rounded tip corners, and a traditional tip thickness. Reserve Bb Clarinet reeds are offered in boxes of 10 and packs of two reeds in strengths from 2.0 – 4.5 with a special 3.0+ strength. Retail: $43. The Reserve Classic cut for clarinet is built on a thicker blank and offers a longer vamp, squared tip corners, and a thicker tip. Reserve Classic Bb Clarinet reeds will be available in half strengths, from 2.0 to 4.5, with special 3.5+ and 4.0+ strengths, and offered in boxes of 10 and packs of two reeds. Retail: $56. Alto Saxophone Reserve reeds feature a traditional blank option, a heavy spine, a narrow rail slope, and a traditional tip thinkness.

Chauvet DJ FlareCON Air Interface

CHAUVET DJ's new FlareCON Air hardware interface gives DJs, clubs, designers and other end-users an unprecedented level of freedom and mobility by making it easy for them to control any of the company’s battery-operated Freedom series fixtures directly from their smartphone or tablet. Teh FlareCON Air is compatible with both iOS® and Android™ operating systems. End-users simply have to download the FlareCON Air app to their phone or tablet. Then when they give a command on the mobile device, FlareCON Air will send the signal wirelessly to the fixtures – turning phones or tablets into wireless DMX lighting controllers.

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