The "Rent to Own" program at Absolute
Music is an absolute rip-off. You'll wind up paying four times more for an instrument than it is worth. If you fail to pay because of injury or job loss, these fellows will take you to court for the balance. Heartless and greedy are the descriptive adjectives that apply. My tip is take your money to anyone but Absolute Music.
Best Band Instrument Store Anywhere! - Ever!.
Last week I was refered to Absolute Music when my saxophone was knocked off it's stand by a member of my band. It was messed up pretty bad. I took it to Absolute Music to have it fixed. When I got there, I was immediately put at ease. It is obvious that these guys know what they are doing. My saxophone literally plays better now than when I first got it. It is amazing.
My repair experience was just the begining. While I was looking around the store, I found this cool new stand that folds up more compactly, and holds my sax better. I might not have needed the repair if I had this stand instead of my old one.
I purchased the stand and two boxes of my favorite Hemke reeds. The prices on these items were not only fair, but I think a little on the low side. I am sure you can find them cheaper on-line somewhere if you want to pay shipping and wait a week, but who wants to do that?
Finally, I was talking to a guy that works there named Steve. This guy knows more about music stuff than anybody I know. But he doesnt come accross like a know-it-all. He's very down to earth, and I felt like I was talking to a close friend. He might just become one if he'll have me. Anyway, I mentioned that my daughter has been making noise about wanting to learn how to play the violin and he mentioned Absolute Music's rent-to-own program. This is exactly what I need. I am a musician. Im not made of money!
I don't have wow experiences very often. My now two visits to Absolute Music have both been WOW experiences. I dont write reviews, but I felt it was necessary this time.