Owner, Michael Newell is a 1980 graduate of Boston’s Berklee College of Music. After touring with top 40 and show bands, he settled in Greenwood, SC in 1983 and began a career in teaching guitar. In 1985, Newell’s Music was founded which combined musical instruction with sales of high quality musical instruments to his students and to established musicians throughout the region. Although the store and teaching facilities have expanded since those humble beginnings, the mission of providing the highest quality musical instruments and expert music instruction remains the top priority. To this day, Newell’s Music continues to positively impact the surrounding community and remains a leader among music stores in the region.
Newell’s Music represents top music companies that work exclusively with dealers who know and care about music. Our suppliers know our reputation for not excepting “blems”, damaged or even slightly defective merchandise. Every instrument received into our store is meticulously inspected for quality, cosmetic and finish, workmanship, intonation, and adjusted for optimum playability. Every instrument we sell is the best in its class. Newell’s Music is a factory authorized dealer for all the brands and products sold in our store. This ensures our ability to communicate effectively on behalf of our customers in the event of a special order, warranty claims, service, etc.