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The Mandolin Store Named One Of Top 100 Music Stores

By National Association of Music Merchants
May 30, 2013 - 3:00 pm

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NAMM 2013 Top 100 Dealer Awards

NAMM 2013 Top 100 Dealer Awards

Surprise, Ariz. — The Mandolin Store has received a designation as one of the Top 100 music instrument and product retailers in the world by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM).

The award will be presented to the designated Top 100 dealers at NAMM's annual summer music event, Summer NAMM, held in Nashville, TN. The Mandolin Store is also in the running to receive NAMM's Dealer of the Year award at the July 12, 2013 celebration ceremony.

"Our mission is create to lifelong customers. We are committed to providing excellence in customer service and turning customers into raving fans. Our promise is to provide product selection, in depth knowledge, and expert advice, with an attitude of helpfulness," said The Mandolin Store's Dennis Vance.

Music product retailers were judged using a numeric rating by a panel of impartial expert judges selected by, but not otherwise affiliated with NAMM.

In addition to Dealer of the Year, The Mandolin Store is also up for Best Presentation and/or Merchandising Display; Best Marketing and Sales Promotion; Best Online Presentation; SupportMusic Advocacy; Music Makes a Difference; Best Emerging Dealer "Rookie of the Year;" and Best Special Event.

"The NAMM retailers that made the Top 100 this year are creating the future of the music business," said Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM. "These retailers enthusiastically bring the tools of music making into their communities in innovative ways. They grow with their customers. They enrich their neighborhoods. They are the ambassadors who encourage people of all ages to get out there and just play."

Additional information:
The Mandolin Store
NAMM Announces 2013 Top 100 Dealers

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Scott Tichenor
May 30, 2013 03:13 PM
Congratulations to Dennis and crew on this achievement and recognition. Well deserved.

A tip of the hat also goes to Dietze Music of Lincoln and Omaha, Nebraska, co-owned by Ted Eschliman of JazzMando.com and the lead moderator for our forum.

A well deserved honor to both. We're in good company on the Mandolin Cafe!
lunarmodule7
May 30, 2013 03:49 PM
Congratulations! This is very well deserved. The Mandolin Store has always treated me with honest, accurate and reliable guidance. And their service is great. No wonder The Mandolin Store is one of the few stores on this planet where I actually enjoy spending my hard earned (and ever dwindling) money. They are good people trying to do good work. I'm pleased they are being recognized by NAMM. Bravo! THANK YOU! (And PLEASE keep up the good work.)
Sid Simpson
May 30, 2013 04:37 PM
Congratulations all around! TMC has always been great to work with.

I looked over the list, at it seems Bernunzio Uptown Music, another Cafe sponsor, is also on the list. Nice for all to get some recognition!
greg_tsam
May 30, 2013 05:36 PM
Congrats! I bought my Breedlove from TMS.
Frank Farley
May 30, 2013 09:34 PM
I have bought several items from them and was very satisfied each time,so well deserved and congradulations!
IHOP
November 24, 2013 08:29 PM
I just ordered a Breedlove mando from them yesterday. This thread makes me feel good about my choice.
Jim Kirkland
December 02, 2013 10:56 PM
I have visited The Mandolin Store in Wickenburg and the new location in Surprise. Dennis has always been top notch to me. Never bought instruments from him, but sure loved a guitar I played in the store. I have ordered cases, bridges, tuners and small things. Yesterday Dennis notified me that I was the winner of the mandolin give away. I sure was excited. I received notice that it was on the way. I understand why The Mandolin Store is named in the top 100. They have always treated me like I was buying a millions bucks worth of instruments. Jim
cigman1st
December 03, 2013 07:56 AM
Congratulations Dennis! I've purchased a Weber and a Gibson from Dennis and Brian and have nothing but great things to say about each transaction. Wonderful advice, customer service, and just good guys to talk to.
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