Ish Guitars Named Best Emerging Dealer at NAMM 2018 Dealer Awards

Ish Guitars Named Best Emerging Dealer at NAMM 2018 Dealer Awards

Ish Guitars of Syracuse Named One of the Top 100 Music Stores in the World

- Wins ‘Best Emerging Dealer’ award from global industry organization-

 Ish Guitars of Syracuse, NY has been named a Top 100 Dealer by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), the global association of music instruments and pro audio products. The store was also recognized with the Best Emerging Dealer award by the industry organization. The award was presented on Friday, June 29 at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, Tennessee. The Top 100 Awards honor retail musical instrument dealers who demonstrate exceptional commitment to their stores, neighborhoods, and customers and share in a vision to create a more musical world through their local communities.

“At the heart of every music store, there is a story of inspiration, dedication and a pursuit to create a more musical world,” shared Joe Lamond, NAMM President and CEO. “Ish Guitars exemplifies that commitment – to their community, their staff, and the industry to create a space which welcomes and inspires music makers through their products and services.”  

Dubbed the ‘retail Oscars’ by Music Inc. magazine, NAMM’s Top 100 Dealer Awards spotlight the industry’s very best music product retailers. To determine the list, an independent panel of judges reviewed hundreds of submissions that are rated across categories that include customer service, music advocacy, store design, and promotions and are scored in accordance to determine the Top 100 list.


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The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry and promote the pleasures and benefits of making music. NAMM's activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages. NAMM is comprised of approximately10,300 Member companies located in more than 104 countries. For more information about NAMM or the proven benefits of making music, interested parties can visit, call 800-767-NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on FacebookTwitter and YouTube