Andy Penn


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Andy Penn's Drum & Guitar World

Andy Penn opened one of the first music stores dedicated to drums and percussion in Northern California.  As a drummer he wants to create a place for others to gather and be able to purchase quality gear.  He opened Andy Penn’s Drum world in 1965 only to soon discover the name Drum World was already taken, so he bought one guitar to sell and changed the name to Andy Penn’s Drum and Guitar World!  The store became known for the hardware that Andy built and sold himself, the strong customer service and the staff, many of whom went on to great careers in the music industry.