Rhythm Band Instruments, LLC has been appointed as the limited-exclusive worldwide distributor of Silvertone brand guitars, parts and accessories. The Silvertone brand was created by Sears in 1916 and has been owned by Samick Music Corp. since 2001. Samick Music Corp. introduced the Silvertone Classic series, reissues of certain historic Silvertone electric guitars in 2013 and has produced acoustic guitars under the Silvertone name since 2015.

“Does anyone not know the Silvertone name?” Brad Kirkpatrick, president of Rhythm Band Instruments, asked. “We are thrilled to represent this iconic brand on a worldwide basis.”

“RBI Music already distributes a number of high-value brands globally, including Boomwhackers, Toca, Grover Pro Percussion and the Big Joe Stompbox brand of guitar accessories,” added William Park, executive director of Samick Music Corp. “We believe they will prove an excellent fit for growing the Silvertone brand.”

Rhythm Band Instruments has been distributing musical instruments and music education material from Fort Worth, Texas for nearly 60 years. In 2009, the company acquired the Boomwhackers brand of tuned musical tubes. In 2016, it bought the Toca Percussion brand of hand percussion instruments, and Grover Pro Percussion became the latest addition to the company’s lineup in 2019. RBI also now exclusively distributes a number of other brands, including Big Joe Stompbox, Chromanotes and Kidsplay world-wide via RBI Music.

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