The Ash family announced yesterday that they are closing all stores and that all Sam Ash stores will begin having “Closing Sales” effective immediately!

A month ago, when they announced closing of forty percent of their stores, I predicted the rest would close soon, but I thought they might keep their New York (headquarters) store open and put greater resources into web sales. (Sam Ash article from Mar 6, 2024)

Apparently, they did not take my advice!

Unless a buyer is found soon (don’t look at me!), guitar players and all musicians will have lost a great local resource. At least we still have GC where we can try out new guitars, keyboards, etc. before ordering online from Sweetwater!