Michael Newell Founded Newell’s Music in 1985 and has been providing quality service to Greenwood, and Upstate South Carolina ever since. Michael studied music at Berklee College of Music in Boston Mass, and has been teaching musicians from across the upstate for decades. Michael teaches as an adjunct guitar professor at Lander University and lessons at Newell’s Music for Guitar and Bass, as well as runs the store, purchases merchandise, and communicates with the various brands that we carry in our store.
After college Michael went on the road playing in a Top 40 band where he traveled the country playing in various venues. It wasn’t until 1984, that Michael started his lesson studio where he taught students, as well as sold a handful of guitars, amps, and accessories. In 1985 Newell’s Music Inc was founded combining sales of high quality instruments with high quality instruction. His business has continued to grow during the years to follow. Now in 2019 Michael Newell’s store carries many of the top brands including Fender, Ibanez, Epiphone, Paul Reed Smith, Peavey, Boss, Marshall, Martin, Taylor, Takamine, Pearl, Tama, Yamaha, and many, many more.