Full Line Music Store

Maureen Gamlin opened a music store with her husband in the coastal city of Cardiff in Wales. Gamlin Music was first opened in the late 1950s and was built as a family-oriented business with a strong focus on customer service. Mr. and Mrs. Gamlin’s son, Philip, joined the store and proudly...
Philip Gamlin took over the business his parents formed back in 1960. Gamlin Music Center is located in Cardiff, Wales and continues to be, as it was in the beginning, a full line music store. Philip brought his own passion for guitars into the business and built up the combo product lines over...
Eleanor Giacoletti began playing piano as a child. While in college, studying music education, she realized she had a strong passion for providing meaningful lessons to young students. In 1978, she attended a Yamaha Music School program and talked her husband, Bob, into opening a music school. The...
Bob Giacoletti and his wife Eleanor opened a small music school in 1978 that soon took on a line of instruments and accessories to become a full line retail store. The store moved to downtown Carlsbad, California in 1982. A year later Bob hired a young man named Roy Good who was interested in...
Harry Gillum was interviewed for the NAMM Oral History program during the Stay-At-Home Orders for Covid-19 in June 2020. His interview was recorded on Zoom and captured his remarkable career in music retail and his contributions to our industry. Harry was just 16 years old in 1971, when he began...
Charles Gorby was a true visionary for the music products industry and the founder of Gorby Music in West Virginia. As a lone store retailer, Charlie was a regular attendee at the NAMM shows beginning in the 1940s when the industry was trying to get back in swing after World War II. He spoke at a...
Jerry Gorby followed in his father’s footsteps by becoming a passionate advocate for music and music making. Jerry worked in the family music store, Gorby Music, in West Virginia, later becoming president of the store. Along the way, he was noted for his keen interest in preserving history and...
Betty Gore, along with her husband, established Pender’s Music Company in Texas. The retail store is only one part of the company, as her husband Harold sought to find and publish every march and song by John Phillip Sousa. Betty played a key role in the large endeavor by researching the songs and...
Larry Gosch is the owner of Encore Music in Auburn, California, and a long-time recording engineer.  In fact, he has been recording bands and singers for nearly as long as he has been playing the guitar.  As owner of Encore, Larry understands the importance of grabbing the attention of motorists...
Calvin Grafton was very interested in the radio business as a youngster. His early jobs included radio repair but he knew he needed more for a solid business, so he opened his own music store in Pennsylvania in 1963. Grafton Music soon gained a respected reputation in and around the state and the...

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