Brook Mays Music Company

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    The Nine Best Guitar Repairmen in Dallas

    Every working guitarists knows that if he doesn't have a good guitar doctor, his dreams of being a master shredder who destroys the crowd with rakes from his pick as he slides it up the string are dead. From a broken headstock to a cracked neck, a guitar technician is a master of skills. He's an ele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    The Five Best Local Music Stores

    There are plenty of places to go in Dallas to get music equipment. Whether you're a professional musician, the parent of a tween or just a person with a rather expensive hobby, there are six Guitar Centers in the metroplex. Truth is, Guitar Center has almost everything you need: Plenty of new and vi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Dallas PD Needs Help ID'ing Men Who Emptied a Brook Mays, Then Pawned Instruments

    Above is a video just posted by the Dallas Police Department in which two men smash-n-grab the Brook Mays on John Carpenter, stealing as many instruments as they can get their mitts on in the wee small hours of June 7. But it's a two-parter: A few hours later they're seen again at an Oak Cliff pawn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Echoes and Reverberations: Without You, I'm Nothing

    "Well, I was passing by a pawn shop in an older part of town, something caught my eye and stop and turned around / I stepped inside and then I spied in the middle of it all, was a beat up old guitar hanging on the wall / 'What do want for that piece of junk?' I asked the old man / He just smiled and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2006

    Closing Up the Storehouse

    Noticed here yesterday that Storehouse, which has 12 locations in Texas (three of which are in Dallas area), is going outta business. Says nothing else about it on the Web site, save that everything must go for 15 to 30 percent off, which is cheap, but, then, so's the furniture. But, like Tower Reco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2006

    Brook Mays: Everything Must Go!

    A date's been set for the Brook Mays auction: August 8, a week from today. That's pretty much when the 105-year-old local musical-instrument company will cease to exist as we've known it, only a few weeks after it filed for Chapter 11 following lower-than-expected revenue in the third and fourth qua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2006

    A Blue Note

    Things are only getting worse for Brook Mays. First the company goes into Chapter 11. Now, the companies to whom the 105-year-old local musical instrument-supplying institution owes millions want it to go into Chapter 7. Brook Mays owes $41 million on a loan it took out from JP Morgan Chase Bank to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2006

    Brook Mays Sings the Blues

    Yeah, you try schlepping one of these back and forth to elementary school every day. Not fun. It has not been a good July for Brook Mays Music Co. A week ago, news broke that the Dallas-based institution, which has sold or leased a musical instrument to pretty much every kid in the area who wanted o ... More >>

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    May 23, 2002

    Brave Combo

    Joe Cripps and Barrett Martin ride a Fast Horse to record-label utopia

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    August 26, 1999

    Mitch Marine, All Star

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