Music & Sound Award Winners




Multi-Store Dealer Division—Best Guitars & Basses
Alto Music (NY)

Multi-Store Dealer Division—Best Keyboards
Sam Ash

Multi-Store Dealer Division—Best Instrument Amplifiers
Guitar Center

Multi-Store Dealer Division—Best Sound Reinforcement
Hermes Music (TX)

Multi-Store Dealer Division—Best Recording-Related Products
Bananas At Large (CA)

Multi-Store Dealer Division—Best Percussion
Skip’s Music (CA)

Multi-Store Dealer Division—Best DJ Equipment
I DJ Now (NY)

Multi-Store Dealer Division—Best Clinics
Skip’s Music (CA)

Multi-Store Dealer Division—Best Customer Service
Alto Music (NY)

Multi-Store Dealer Division—Best Sales Staff
Alto Music (NY)

2014 Multi-Store Dealer Of The Year
Alto Music (NY)


Single-Store Dealer Division—Best Guitars & Basses
Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center (MD)

Single-Store Dealer Division—Best Keyboards
Sweetwater (IN)

Single-Store Dealer Division—Best Instrument Amplifiers
Chicago Music Exchange (IL)

Single-Store Dealer Division—Best Sound Reinforcement
Grandma’s Music & Sound (NM)

Single-Store Dealer Division—Best Recording-Related Products
Sweetwater (IN)

Single-Store Dealer Division—Best Percussion
Memphis Drum Shop (TN)

Single-Store Dealer Division—Best DJ Equipment
Chuck Levin’s Washington Music Center (MD)

Single-Store Dealer Division—Best Clinics
Vic’s Drum Shop (IL)

Single-Store Dealer Division—Best Customer Service
Beacock Music (WA)

Single-Store Dealer Division—Best Sales Staff
Corner Music (TN)

Single-Store Dealer Division—Best New Dealer
Fairhope Music (AL)

2014 Single-Store Dealer Of The Year
Sweetwater (IN)



Best Acoustic Guitar Of 2014
Taylor’s 814ce Acoustic Guitar

Best Electric Guitar Of 2014
Fender’s 60th Anniversary Classic Player ’50s Stratocaster

Best Bass Guitar Of 2014
Fender’s American Deluxe Dimension Bass V HH

Best Guitar Accessory Of 2014
D’Addario’s NYXL Electric Guitar Strings

Best Keyboard/Sound Module Of 2014
Yamaha’s P-255 Portable Digital Piano

Best Instrument Amp Of 2014
Peavey Electronics’ ValveKing Combo 20

Best Power Amp Of 2014
QSC’s PLD 4.2 Processing Amplifier

Best Speaker Of 2014
JBL’s EON615 Self-Powered Sound Reinforcement

Best Multitrack Recorder/Recording & Mixing Software Of 2014
PreSonus’ AudioBox iTwo with Capture Duo

Best Mixer/Console Of 2014
PreSonus’ StudioLive RM32AI with UC Surface

Best Cabled Microphone Of 2014
Sennheiser’s MK 8 Vocal Recording Microphone

Best Wireless System Of 2014
Shure’s QLX-D Digital Wireless System

Best Drum Set Of 2014
Gretsch Drums’ Marquee 5-Piece Shell Pack

Best Cymbals Of 2014
Sabian’s 22-Inch HHX Omni Cymbal

Best Percussion Accessory Of 2014
Evans’ Heavyweight EMAD Bass Drumhead and Snare Head

Best Book/Video/Software Of 2014
MakeMusic’s Finale 2014 Music Notation Software

Best Floor Effect Of 2014
Electro-Harmonix’s B9 Organ Machine

Best Bag/Case Of 2014
Gator Cases’ PRO-GO Deluxe Guitar Gig Bags

Best DJ Product Of 2014
Pioneer DJ’s DDJ-SZ Professional DJ Controller

Best Lighting Product Of 2014

Best Non-Guitar Fretted Instrument Of 2014
Kala Brand’s Spalted Maple Travel Ukuleles

Best Accessory Of 2014
Kyser’s Guitar Straps with Built-In Capo Keeper

Product Of The Year
Sabian’s 22-Inch HHX Omni Cymbal

Representative Of The Year
Billy Bohanna, Brio Sales Group

Outstanding Community Service Award
D’Addario & Company Inc.

Manufacturer Of The Year
Yamaha Corp. of America

Lifetime Achievement/Hall Of Fame Award
Jim D’Addario, D’Addario & Company, Inc.