The company has been in business for a century

Sam Ash Music Stores

Sam Ash has begun closing all of their stores nationwide. The music store brand, that has been family-owned for a century, announced Thursday that it will begin closing all of its stores today, May 2. Closing sales have begun at most locations, and online at

Read the brand’s official statement below.

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that all Sam Ash Music store locations will begin store closing sales today. This unfortunate news also presents a fantastic opportunity for great deals across our premium selection of musical instruments & pro sound equipment. We will also be offering specials on during this time. Thank you for allowing us to serve musicians like you for 100 years.

With much love and deep gratitude,

The Ash Family

Sam Ash Music Stores is a family-owned musical instrument retail chain with a rich history dating back to its founding in 1924 by Sam Ash in Brooklyn, New York. Initially starting as a small store specializing in musical instruments, the company has grown into a national chain with numerous locations across the United States.

The business has remained in the Ash family for nearly a century, with Sam’s descendants continuing to lead and expand the company. Over the decades, Sam Ash Music Stores has diversified its inventory, offering a broad range of musical instruments, including guitars, keyboards, drums, and audio equipment, as well as accessories and sheet music.

Known for its knowledgeable staff, comprehensive product selection, and competitive prices, Sam Ash Music Stores has become a go-to destination for musicians of all levels. The company has also been involved in supporting the music community, offering lessons, repairs, and even sponsoring music events. The enduring success of Sam Ash Music Stores is a testament to its dedication to serving musicians and its ability to adapt to changing market trends over the years.