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Welcome to Musician’s Friend — your musical instruments destination for gear and exclusive content to help you get the
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sound you’re after. We offer free shipping (on almost everything) from the biggest online selection of musical instruments and equipment including guitars, basses, amps & effects, keyboards & MIDI, drums & percussion, live sound, DJ, microphones, recording, band & orchestra, Folk Instruments, accessories, and more. You’ll even find an unmatched selection of used instruments & gear that ships worldwide.

To help you choose the instrument that’s right for you, many of our products feature unbiased reviews from Musician’s Friend customers who are happy (and sometimes not so happy) with the gear you are interested in. In addition, we have an experienced customer service team standing by to help you with your choice; you can call them right now at 877-880-5907. We also have online tools to help you find the perfect match for your existing gear. Just try our guitar case finder and cable finder. Looking for reviews and buying guides to help you choose, visit The Hub.

Since we’re the largest online guitar store anywhere in the world, we have all of your favorites from Fender and Gibson, including Stratocasters, Telecasters, and Les Paul guitars. Additionally, if you are looking to add to your collection we take great pride in our hand-curated Private Reserve Guitars. If you are looking for the finest guitars, basses and amps anywhere in the world, Musician’s Friend has you covered. The PRG collection consists of some truly awesome guitars, including premium, limited edition and collectible models from the world’s top manufacturers.

If you are looking for a great gift for the musician in your life, we have an unbeatable assortment of iOS compatible gear, ukuleles, harmonicas, books & sheet music, apparel & collectibles and even instruments for children. Not sure which product is right for you? Let our team help you find exactly what you’re looking for. Chat online or call us at 877-880-5907.

For over 30 years, we’ve been a company made up of musicians and music-lovers alike, whose sole purpose is to get the right gear into your hands. We understand the journey of a musician, and we’re “the friend” who’s here to help you every step of the way. The Musician’s Friend Commitment sets us apart from other gear retailers and ensures we live up to our name. From the expert guidance through our massive selection of gear to free shipping, no-hassle returns, financing options and, of course, our lowest price guarantee, we’ve got you covered every step of the way. That’s the Musician’s Friend Commitment.

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Because of our incredible buying power and strong relationships with all the top musical instrument brands, you’re sure to find all the best gear at the guaranteed lowest price. From
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the Gibson Les Paul to the Fender Stratocaster, we’ve got everything a guitarist could ask for, not to mention our vast collection of effects pedals and accessories.

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Best Web Hosting For Musicians

As a musician, you can use any web host supporting multimedia to get your website online. All reputed web hosts support all features needed for such a website.
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Musicians Who Went to College

Don’t you ever wonder if these people that make much more money than the college-educated people you know ever went to college? Well, here’s some musicians that went to college.

Albert Hammond Jr. (of The Strokes) went to New York University’s Tisch School of Fine Arts. Ooh.
Chris Martin (of Coldplay) went to University College London, majored in ancient world studies and graduated with honors in Greek and Latin. (Can he be more perfect?)
Jim Morrison (of the Doors) went to St. Petersburg Junior College, then transferred to Florida State University, and then transferred to University of California Los Angeles where, alas, he finally graduated with a major in Film.
Dexter Holland (of The Offspring) is a funny one. The man who brought us “Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)” actually holds a bachelor’s in Biology and a master’s in Molecular Biology from the University of South California.
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Wondering what to give to that recent college graduate? Check here for some interesting ideas and tips on what they might need, not just want.He coulda gone for his Ph.D in Molecular Bio at Cornell University, but chose not to so he could focus on The Offspring. Thank you, Mr. Holland!
Rivers Cuomo (of Weezer), on top of growing up on some farm and having a brother called Leaves (Rivers! Leaves! Dinner!) also went to Harvard and graduated with honors.
Brian May (of Queen) is — let’s see if I can say this without messing up — a bachelor of science in both physics and mathematics. Got his degree from Imperial College London. Similar to Dexter Holland, he could’ve gone for his Ph.D in Physics but Queen got big in the middle of his studies.
Lisa Loeb graduated from The Providence Institution with a degree in Comparative Literature.
Damian Kulash (of OK Go) graduted from Brown University. Yes, the guy that danced on the treadmills. He majored in Art Semiotics, of all things.

After those smarty-pants, here’s some honorable mentions:

Alicia Keys did graduate as high school valedictorian from New York Professional Performing Arts School, and got into Columbia University. However, she dropped out to pursue music, ironically, because she got signed to Columbia Records.
Pete Wentz (of Fall Out Boy) went to DePaul University and majored in Political Science, but dropped out senior year.
Davey Havok (of AFI) went to University of California Berkeley for a double major in English and Psychology, but alas, he dropped out.
Mick Jagger (of The Rolling Stones, fool!) went to the — ha, ha — London School of Economics for Accounting & Economics. He dropped out freshman year, though.
John Mayer went to Berklee College of Music for Guitar, but dropped out sophomore year.

Finally, we all love other people’s failures, right? Time for a hall of shame! Or, if you wanna look at it this way… proof you don’t need to go to college. Or even finish school.

Sir Elton John dropped out of high school so he would be a weekend pianist at a Pub.
Ringo Starr (of The Beatles!) apparently had a horde of medical troubles that led him to drop out of school. True story, according to my research — he ruptured his appendix, and was hospitalized and in a coma for 10 months. After he was all better (but not completely), he fell off the hospital bed, and had to spend an extra 6 months in the hospital. After that, he was so freakishly behind in school, he chose to just quit. Then some stuff happened, he met the Beatles, and he became part of a band “bigger than Jesus.”
Avril Lavigne dropped out of high school in 11th grade to pursue her musical career.
Not so much a “hall of shame,” but Jack White almost became a priest. He decided against the seminary, though, because they might’ve not accepted his guitar amp that he had just gotten.

Thanks to the Yahoo! Answers people,, the countless biographies of musicians on the web, and for keeping us entertained for a bit.

Musicians Who Transitioned To Movies

Change is indeed inevitable. This age old adage holds true to form for musicians who attempt to transition from the song recording to movies. Here is a list of ten recording stars who were not only successful at audio recording, but also for their acting acumen. You can catch the music of all of these stars on internet radio.
Whitney Houston – as young as eleven years of age, Whitney began singing in gospel choir at her New Jersey church. Her self-titled debut album became the best-selling album when it was released, while her second album became the first of her albums to top the US and UK album charts. Her music industry successes have helped to make it easier for other African-American performers to showcase their talents.
Apart from being a great music artist, Whitney also made it to the silver screen, starring in