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Sam Ash to Close Doors After 100 Years: Here Are 10 Closing Deals to Shop Before It’s Too Late

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It’s with a “heavy heart” that Sam Ash is closing its retail doors after 100 years of providing musical instruments to artists new and experienced. The brand made the announcement on Thursday (May 2) on Instagram and their website stating closing deals would begin that day both in-store and online.

The family-run business has been considered an icon in the music industry, as a go-to store for top-rated instruments and accessories, ranging from guitar amps to drumsticks. No matter if you were an aspiring musician or just taking casual online music lessons, the instrument store was a place to pick up everything you could possibly need to kickstart your music journey.

Sam Ash was originally founded in 1924 by Austrian migrant Sam Ashkynase, a violinist who took his passion for music and turned it into a business to support other music enthusiasts. The retailer was well-known not only for its selection of products but for establishing a motto of “come in and play” to encourage anyone to create test out the products and create some music in-store.

While the stores may be closing, Sam Ash has yet to disclose whether its website is shutting down as well. Still, there are a number of “closing deals” on SamAsh.com, so it’s an opportunity to score major discounts on premium instruments and equipment on clearance right now.

What Are the Best Sam Ash Closing Deals?

Celebrate the legacy of Sam Ash and upgrade your music equipment with up to 70% off everything from DJ equipment, guitars, drums, pianos and more on SamAsh.com.

To help you find the best Sam Ash closing deals, ShopBillboard rounded up some of the biggest deals to shop below. You can shop the full selection of Sam Ash closing sale promotions here.

black electric guitar

Michael Kelly 1962 Electric Guitar

$249.77 $579.99 57% off

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Take advantage of 57% off Michael Kelly’s 1962 Electric guitar dropping the price to under $250. The style features a double cutaway Basswood body paired with a C-style roasted flame maple neck and two point floating tremolo for added stability.


wooden acoustic guitar

Yamaha Nylon String Acoustic-Electric Guitar

$619.99 $1,178.40 47% off

Buy Now on sam ash

For acoustic sounds, the Yamaha Acoustic-Electric Guitar comes with nylon strings and a versatile design that can be plugged into a guitar amp for a louder noise. The design is made with an ovangkol back and sides for a more immersive sound. This Sam Ash closing sale deal drops the price way below $1000 for the first time.


black guitar amp

Marshall MG10 10-Watt Guitar Combo Amp

$89 $99.99 11% off

Buy Now on sam ash

Marshall’s guitar amp isn’t just your typical amplifier — it uses a combo design with two channels to choose from, to go from overdriven to clean, according to the official description. The compact design is also small-space friendly, which you can bring into your bedroom and still jam out without waking up your neighbors.


neon light blue drumset

Ludwig Breakbeats by Questlove

$499 $768 35% off

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Questlove’s collaboration with Ludwig includes this bold set of drums that’s being discounted for under $500. The instrument was created with small spaces in mind, using a four-piece setup to make traveling and playing easier no matter what space you’re in.


black and white piano

Yamaha MX88 88-Key Synthesizer

$999.99 $1,599 37% off

Buy Now on sam ash

These Yamaha keys have dropped to under $1,000 giving you the quality sound of the brand for a fraction of the price. It can switch from analog to digital and features VCM effects as well as a complete suite of music production software included.


gray and black mixer

Yamaha TF1 16 Digital Mixer

$1,979.99 $2,585 23% off

Buy Now on sam ash

Take your music mixing to the next level with this Yamaha Digital Mixer. You can take advantage of 40 input mixing channels as well as 16 analog XLR outputs for the ability to customize your sounds and music all you want.


black speaker

JBL PRX908 8-Inch Loudspeaker

$699 $1,230 43% off

Buy Now on sam ash

Make sure to pack up this JBL Loudspeaker for all your venue gigs. The model helps to amplify your sounds to ensure the audience can hear your music while the FEA flared port design will help reduce noise and distortion to make sure each note you play sounds as best as possible.


black DJ controller

Denon LC6000 Prime Performance Expansion DJ Controller

$599.77 $1,299 54% off

Buy Now on sam ash

Denon’s DJ Controller is being slashed down for more than 50% off, allowing you to produce your own tunes without breaking the bank. You can utilize its jog wheel with RGB color ring to mix sounds while the tension adjust adds to its durability. There’s also a HD color wheel display and eight multi-function performance pads to experiment with.


black recording equipment

Focusrite Vocaster One Studio

$99.99 $319.99 69% off

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Don’t miss out on 69% off this set of studio equipment for under $100. You’ll receive a pair of over-ear headphones, an audio interface, microphone, mic stand and cord to help you capture the best sounds for your music or content creation needs.


white bluetooth monitors

JBL 104-BT Bluetooth Studio Monitors

$149 $262.23 43% off

Buy Now on sam ash

For when you’re mixing your music, make sure you have quality speakers to listen back with. These JBL studio monitors come with a Bluetooth design to connect your smart devices to and have three sets of inputs to plug into your professional equipment or personal music players.


See a full list of Sam Ash closing deals, clearance items and more at SamAsh.com.

For more product recommendations, check out our roundups of the best music books, musical Masterclass classes and portable recording booths.

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