Village Music Wellington recently announced that it has been named an authorized dealer of Martin guitars.
C.F. Martin & Co., founded in 1833 in Nazareth, Penn., is one of the world’s leading acoustic instrument makers. Martin guitars are handmade by skilled craftsmen who use a combination of new design and techniques, along with traditional techniques introduced by the company founder, Christian Frederick Martin.
Village Music Wellington owners Steve and Donna Willey see the Martin dealership as breaking new ground for their business.
“The Martin line is an excellent opportunity for us to prove our expertise in the guitar field,” Steve said. “Martin guitars have played an enormous role in shaping guitar music over the past almost two centuries.”
“The Martin brand is an icon,” Donna added. “We’re very proud to be associated with it and to be able to offer these legendary guitars to our customers.”
Village Music Wellington plans to offer workshops and master classes based on the Martin line, featuring the store’s own instructors, as well as official Martin artists at one or more of the events.
Village Music Wellington opened in November 2012. Alongside its flourishing retail merchandise business, the store boasts a growing music lesson program with more than 300 students.
The business development has been so dramatic that plans for a major expansion are underway this summer.
Village Music is presently located in Wellington Green Square near Fresh Market. In August, the store will be expanding to a 4,000-square-foot unit at 10410 W. Forest Hill Blvd., between Barnes & Noble and the Mall at Wellington Green.
In 2014, Village Music Wellington was honored with the Best New Music Dealer in the U.S. award from the prestigious industry publication The Music & Sound Retailer.
Village Music is open from 10:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
For more information, call (561) 798-5334 or visit www.villagemusicwellington.com.