Taylor Sales Award
Bailey Brothers Music Company was recently awarded the No. 1 Independent Dealer in Alabama for 2012 by Taylor Guitars! We are very happy to accept this award and invite you to one of our locations at Inverness/280, Downtown Birmingham in 5 Points South, or in Downtown Montgomery.
Gibson Acoustic 5-Star Dealer of the Year
Small business awarded for successes in slow economy.
March 8, 2013
Hometown business, Bailey Brothers Music Company, a music instrument retailer from Birmingham and Montgomery, has been awarded Gibson Acoustic 5 Star Dealer of the Year for outperforming independent dealers in markets 5-10 times larger than Birmingham while providing the top notch service that Gibson’s elite 5 Star dealers are known for providing. Bailey Brothers Music has been in business since 1986, started with a small 5,000 square foot store in Montgomery, Alabama by brothers Paul and Clay Bailey. They have expanded now to 3 stores, 2 in Birmingham and 1 in Montgomery and an online division called Wholesale Music. Orville Gibson began building guitars in 1894. Gibson guitars are some of the most highly regarded instruments in the world. Bailey Brothers is honored to receive such a prestigious award.
Moog Pedals at BBMC Inverness
MF-107 FregBox: Sounds range from gong or bell-like tones to sizzly sweeps.
MF-102 Ring Modulator: effects ranging from subtle tremolo to harmonically rich distortion, gong-like sounds, sweeps, swoops, and divebombs. It can be subtle, or outlandish in it’s use – you decide!
MF-104M Analog Delay: Use it to create expansive delays that transport you through time, beautifully modulate the delay trails, or create sounds and delays that are simply out of this world.
MF-101 Lowpass Filter: The lower the Cutoff, the more muted the tone sounds. Imagine a window shade. As it is pulled down, it cuts out the higher light, then the light from the middle of the window, then finally all the light.
MF-108M: Don’t be fooled by the Chorus/Flange switch. While the Cluster Flux can conjure up a monstrous Jet Flange and sparkling Chorus sound, it also can transport you straight into another dimension.
MF-103 12-stage phaser: you can get swirling, shimmering, vibrating effects; fill up a whole stage from one sound source; even create brand new sonic textures.
New Boogies New & Used
YOU DON’T SEE THESE EVERYDAY…….
NO, YOU CERTAINLY DON’T…
3 of the most insane, vintage guitars, all from the same year. Two Jaguars, One Jazzmaster, all three are custom colors, original, and hail from the good ole days of 1965. You’re going to want to see these pieces of rock history in person. (Inverness Location)While you’re here, snap a picture of you and your favorite Fender Electric Guitar and submit it to Fender’s Take Your Pic Photo Contest for a chance to win a trip to the Fender Factory in Southern California to build your own Custom Design Fender Electric Guitar!
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Bailey Brothers Music Academy – A great way to get started.
As summer approaches, parents and students alike look for constructive ways to spend their time out of school. For those with an interest in music, Bailey Brothers offers our Music Academy, an In-Store learning facility offering both private lessons and classes.
Our lesson program is one of the most comprehensive in town. Lessons are $25 per half-hour, with the exception of Violin lessons, which are $30 per half-hour. We have many teachers, so time slots are available throughout the week. Lessons are booked in blocks of four so teachers have a consistent schedule through the month. There is an annual Registration fee of $20 for new students.
For BEGINNING guitar players, we offer a Guitar Class that gets a player started with all the basics; tuning, reading guitar tablature, basic chords, notes on the guitar, rhythm, and melody. The Class is broken up into 4 one-hour sessions that run through the 4 Saturdays of the month, and are available for both children and adults. The Class is $10 a session, $40 for the full 4-session program. The Class begins every month on the first Saturday at 11am.
For Private Lessons and Group Classes, please be sure to schedule with us ahead of time so we can be sure slots are available.
Songwriters Contest Winners Perform at Bailey Brothers
The Songwriters Contest here at Bailey Brothers was a great success! Many entered, and while the judges complained it was tough picking winners from such a collectively talented group, on Monday night, 14 Finalists performed their original songs for a crowd of family, friends, and fellow music lovers. The Contest was the brain child of Rick Parent and Brad Davis, the force behind Tommy Shaw, Billy Bob Thorton and others. Tired of “cookie-cutter” songs that seem to sound the same constantly filling the airwaves, the two decided to put together a competition focusing on song WRITING, regardless of performance or instrumentation. After competing on a local level, winners go on to compete regionally and nationally, culminating in a reality show based around the contest.
Bailey Brothers hosted Monday’s showcase of songwriters that featured first prize winner India Ramey, second prize winner Benjamin Jones (of the band Good Morning Lucy), and third place winner Ryan Roddam. India and Ben can be seen around the Birmingham area performing their own original songs at local venues with their bands. Other finalists included Joey Arata, Cabot Barden, Johnny Anastasia, Chris Copeland, TJ Maddox, Tim Kelly (of the band Full Moon Blanket and the Acousticats), Deanna Medina, Stephanie Norris, Michael Hanson, Chris Gothard, and Casey Arrington. India and Bens’ performances will be posted on the songwriters website (www.thesongwriters.biz) where they will compete against other winners from around the country via an online popular vote. Ryan will compete with other 3rd place or “Wildcard” winners for a spot in a showcase set at Austin’s famous South by Southwest Music Festival. The three winners also took home capos, strings and guitar straps provided by the songwriters organization, and First place winner India Ramey took home a brand new Takamine GS330s Acoustic Guitar. Visit thesongwriters.biz after Monday, February 13th to place your vote and help support these great local talents.
Gibson 5-Star Acoustic Dealer
Bailey Brothers on Highway 280 in Inverness, Alabama (Birmingham) is a Gibson 5-star Acoustic Dealer.
Gibson has taken bold steps to ensure a rewarding investment experience by establishing a select group of Gibson Acoustic 5-Star Dealerships around the globe, dedicated to Gibson guitars. These dealers are the experts in their field and have a trained and certified Gibson Acoustic Specialist on their sales staff.
These elite Specialists are graduates of the Gibson Acoustic University in Bozeman Montana, and have had extensive training at the Gibson Guitar Plant in Bozeman. The graduates of this special program are trained to be your finest guide to the Gibson Acoustic best suited to your needs and tastes.
The integrity of Gibson, built up over generations, is in the hands of Gibson Acoustic Five Star dealers. They are the keepers of the flame. Each Five Star Dealer can give you the best experience in your search for a Gibson Acoustic that includes:
- The full range of new Gibson Acoustic models on display to try out.
- Special Gibson Acoustic Models Exclusive only to Five Star Locations in the USA
- Some of the best Knowledge and advice available in the music industry.
- A full time Certified Gibson Acoustic Specialist on staff.
- A professional atmosphere in which you can appreciate and sample the premium quality of a Gibson.
- A personal connection with Gibson Acoustics in Montana through the personalized service of your Gibson Certified Acoustic Specialist.