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Phone: (615) ***-****  HQ Phone
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Corner Music
Corner Music 2705 12Th Ave S
Nashville, Tennessee 37204
United States

Company Description: Corner Music has been proudly serving our musical community since 1976!

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Corner Audio Video - Nashville, TN - Contact Us | 615-297-9559, 12 Oct 2013 [cached]
Larry Garris / Owner
Larry Garris took ..., 12 Sept 2012 [cached]
Larry Garris took accountability for earning business while competing with big-boxes stores when he said, “I am not sure I have any more right to it than they do.†He doesn’t whine about competition; he makes his store work for him.
As a sales rep for Aria Guitars, the road got weary quickly for 28-year-old Larry Garris.
Rhea was going to handle the teaching end, whereas Garris was in charge of the retail side.
Garris started to cater to the professional musician. In 1984, he lost his lease, which was the best thing that could have happened, he said. He moved to the 12th South Business District and bought a building.
Owner: Larry Garris (888) 267-6376
The instruments feel like a million dollars after they have a custom set-up, according to Garris.
Because of the store’s professional contacts, when a new type of guitar or product comes in, Garris contacts the pros to come in and try out that product.
It sounds good in the beginning, but it’s nothing to brag about,†emphasized Garris.
The Retailer asked Garris whether he feels the big-box stores encroaching on his business. With all the blame and shame that big-box stores get, we got an answer we weren’t expecting. “I’m not sure I have any more right to [the business] than they do,†he said. Garris takes on the sales responsibility to make each customer feel that he or she is getting a better buy…a better microphone…a better guitar. “We have an obligation to give our customers the best possible gear for the money they have to spend,†he stressed. Corner Music makes sure all microphones, amps and subwoofers are wired and ready to try out. A customer can do an immediate comparison between brands and models right on the spot. “We are a hands-on store,†he confirmed. Garris has served on NAMM committees and as a member of The Alliance of Independent Music Merchants. He participates in NAMM seminars at both shows, as well as InfoComm to learn more about sound installations; he also attends the AES show.
Crazy Customer Support Each store has moments with customers that make us all shake our heads. Garris remembers a sale of a digital piano to a customer who complained that, after she got it home, it played out of tune. She said, “It’s awful! It’s terrible! It keeps going, ‘wah wah, wah wah’.†He thought for a moment (about air pulsations in relation to sound) and asked her, “Do you have a ceiling fan on over the piano?†She responded, “Why, yes!†He said, “Then turn it off.†She exclaimed with amazement, “It’s in tune!â€
Blog Archives - Learn HOW to Run a Business, Small Business Tips, 20 Dec 2012 [cached]
Larry Garris - Owner of Corner Music
Korg, 14 July 2011 [cached]
Shown L-R at the Korg Kronos All-Access Party held at Corner Music, Nashville, TN, are: Korg USA clinician Aaron Barnhart; Korg USA Rep Terry Brady; Russell Cox, Corner Music keyboard dept head; and seated is Larry Garris, Owner of Corner Music.
Commenting on the success of the event in his store, Larry Garris, owner of Corner Music, Nashville, Tennessee, stated, "Our Kronos All-AccessParty was a great event - great turnout, and an impressive product.
Photo Caption: Shown L-R at the Korg Kronos All-Access Party held at Corner Music, Nashville, TN, are: Korg USA clinician Aaron Barnhart; Korg USA Rep Terry Brady; Russell Cox, Corner Music keyboard dept head; and seated is Larry Garris, Owner of Corner Music.
"George Gruhn has the art, the ..., 11 July 2012 [cached]
"George Gruhn has the art, the collectibles," says Corner Music owner Larry Garris.
Larry Garris opened his store in 1976 to serve the working musicians of Nashville.
Just buy the drum department!'" That store became Fork's Drum Closet, and in 1984, Garris moved to larger digs.
Garris knows his market well and doesn't compete in the low end.
And business is getting a slow rise, as Garris is happy to say it's a little better than last year. His install market has decidedly picked up.
He has a good online presence, selling to customers that way while using the platform to bring people in the door. "We started it a couple of years ago and it's been a slow process," he says. "We don't do a tremendous business online, but I can't tell you the times we've had a guy drive eight hours from Cleveland to buy something he saw on our online store. In generates more in-store sales than I thought it would."
And Garris has created a destination, too: He adds recently, a woman graduated from college and to celebrate she and her mom flew in from Connecticut to buy two guitars from him.
Larry Garris of Corner Music said while they didn't get "flooded" per se, the 18 inches of rain that fell was too much for the ground to soak up. "On Saturday afternoon, there was no sign of water, but at closing time it was coming up from the ground and getting into our basement. They started at 6 p.m. and with two vacuums and a sump pump got up to 1800 gallons out, and thought they were done. Garris came back Sunday morning to three inches of water in his store.
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