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Sam Ash Opens 25,000-Square-Foot San Diego Store

...Sam Ash chain, and stocks a broad array of fretted instruments, electronics, p.a. and recording gear, percussion, and wind instruments. In addition, a Sam Ash Music school on site will offer lessons on virtually all instruments. The selection of top brands is augmented by a large selection of choice used and vintage gear, ranging from pristine Les Paul guitars to Selmer Mark VI saxophones. “Customers who come in will see lot of really cool products that they won’t see anywhere else,” said Sam Ash, executive vice president.

Sam Ash Music has had a presence in Southern California for over a decade, operating seven stores in Los Angeles and Orange County. Management has explored the San Diego area for several years, looking for the appropriate real estate. Ash explains, “It’s a great market that’s been underserved. There are 38,000 kids at the University California San Diego, there are huge Air Force and Navy installations with vibrant bands, there’s a great local music scene, and it’s growing. We were just waiting to find the right location.”

The new Sam Ash store is located just off the highly trafficked 94 interstate, about a mile away from UC San Diego. “We turned down several locations in the area because they just weren’t right,” said Ash. “But when we saw this one, everyone agreed that it was perfect.” Sam Ash Music is planning to add several additional stores in 2016.

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