Monday, January 17, 2011

Mallet Instrument Service

Hi all -
Just a quick note about a fantastic purchasing experience that I recently had. Our music department recently received a generous gift from a donor that was earmarked for new percussion equipment in our music department. We decided to take a run down to Charlotte to check out Mallet Instrument Service which is owned and operated by Artie and Gina Lieberman. This ended up being a wonderful experience from start to finish. Artie and Gina welcomed us into their shop and simply made us feel like family from the moment we arrived. Artie showed us a multitude of one of a kind mallet percussion instruments, refurbished instruments, and new gear. He told us countless stories of percussionists, various magnificent performances, and a life of passion regarding mallet percussion. We ended up picking up a 4 1/3 octave rosewood Musser marimba, an awesome set of Musser vibes, and a set of Ludwig Chimes. We could not be happier. All the while, the price was right and we felt like we had made a friendship that would last for a lifetime. Our day ended with a lovely dinner together and a long drive home to Durham.

Mallet Instrument Service DBA Vintage Percussion has been servicing percussionists since 1994 with repairs, sales and rentals of new, used and vintage percussion.

Their company has the largest parts inventory in the country and accepts trades and consignments of good quality instruments.

The company is owned and operated by Artie and Gina Lieberman of Charlotte, North Carolina. Personal attention goes into every aspect of the business. As a professional percussionist for over 40 years, Artie has keen insight to the needs of other professionals.

Some of their clients include the following Symphonies: North Carolina, Charlotte, Baltimore, Atlanta, Dallas, Pittsburgh, Peoria, Sao Paolo, Nashville, Mobile, Charlotte Youth, and Indianapolis.

They also serve: University of North Carolina, Winthrop University, Virginia Arts Festival, Eastern Music Festival, Clemson University, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools,Fine Arts Center SC, Dame Evelyn Glennie, UNC Schools, Opera Carolina as well as numerous churches and private schools.

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