All Music was started back in 1984. It has served the music community for over 3 decades and has continued to evolve since it's inception.
Started by local musician, Irwin Natman, the store went through many changes throughout the years such as different brands that were popular back in the 80's like Aria, Crate, Alvarez... as well as selling vinyl in the back of the store.
Another local musician who grew up going to the store (before being purchased and renamed by Natman) Guy Brogna had struck up a friendship with Irwin since his opening of ALL MUSIC.
Guy was a touring musician with the bands Ludichrist and Scatterbrain and made a deal with Irwin to thank ALL MUSIC on the bands records in exchange for having his bass guitars set up for recording and touring.
Fast forward to 2001, Guy is now off the road and Irwin approaches him to join the business.
For the next 10 years they build ALL MUSIC into one of the largest guitar stores in NY adding brands like Gibson, Fender, Martin, Taylor, Gretsch as well as building the lesson program to over 400 students, renting over 1500 instruments to local budding musicians and doing repairs for guitarists such as Richie Blackmore, Jessie Lacey from Brand New, Toby Walker and Brian Daniels from Madball.
In 2001, Guy took over the business and continues to run and grow the business throughout even more changes to the musical landscape. He continues to look for up and coming or exclusive companies to work with like Cole Clark, Larrivee, Walla Walla, RocknRoll Amps and more.
As he continued to work on the store he opened up another location for lessons called Rock-n-Roll University which caters to teaching children on all levels and instruments to play in band situations.
The school has brought music to the masses from these talented kids they cultivated. From shows at Citi Field to an all summer residence at the famous Long Island amusement park - Adventureland. While students have gone on to becoming teachers, others have formed bands that have performed at the Blues Festival in Memphis and a guitar student landing one of the leading roles in the Broadway musical - School of Rock.
With Guy's ties to Long Island music, he feels the need for community outreach. He partners with radio station WBAB for intimate shows at the store or radio station like Devon Allman and Geoff Tate from Queensryche and does food and toy drives with Long Island Cares Harry Chapin Food Bank and ROCKcanROLL. ALL MUSIC likes to also have informative and entertaining clinics in the store and have had guests like Larry Mitchell, Mike Orlando (Adrenalin Mob), John Moyer (Disturbed), Greg Koch, Michael Angelo Batio, Manelli Jamal (Cole Clark endorsee), Joe Rock and Mark Mendoza (Twisted Sister - Joe Rock and the All Stars).
With the help of long time staff members, ALL MUSIC is always looking for new and exciting products to bring to their customers. As well, they look for used, vintage and eclectic items to fill their eBay warehouse where they ship these treasures around the globe.
Makes you want to visit the guys at ALL MUSIC, right? Well, sometimes finding this hidden treasure is like finding a pearl in an oyster. 397 South Oyster Bay Rd in Plainview is where you would start to look. Pull into the Plainview Shopping Center parking lot and look for the doorway. Yes, the doorway with the neon green guitar on it. Sandwiched in between restaurants you will find the doorway. JUST a doorway. Follow the trail down to the hidden treasure where when you reach the bottom step it has been often heard the excited whisper - Wow! Here is where the fun starts. Check out over 700 guitars on the floor. Everything from Fender, Gibson, Ibanez, Martin, Spector, Charvel, Music Man, PRS, Dean, Gretsch, Dan Electro, Silverstone and more. Plug into a Fender, Backstar, Vox, Roland, Supro, Peavey or RocknRoll amp. Want to transform your tone? Take your pick of effects from Fulltone, MXR, Boss, Electro Harmonix, TC Electronics, Tech 21, Ibanez, Moog... Or relax in the climate controlled acoustic room. Need a little change up in your guitar playing? How about a banjo, ukulele or maybe a mandolin from GoldTone, Gretsch, Luna or Martin. You don't play guitar? No problem! We have keyboards and synths from Korg and Casio. How about band and orchestra instruments? Sure! Brands like Jupiter, Gemeinhardt, Blessing, Knilling and Mathias Thomas. And there is every type of accessory for every musician. Need a gift? How about a Strat cutting board of a Fender lunch box, Grateful Dead socks, Jimi Hendrix sweatshirt, KISS coffee mugs... we can keep going here.
So now you need some help deciding what you want. Well the staff will be happy to help you - not sell you. Here they strive to get customers into an instrument thats right for them not what they need to get rid of or what makes more money. At ALL MUSIC you will get the help you need with the information that guides you to YOUR perfect instrument. And even with everything ALL MUSIC stocks you may not find what you are looking for. Don't worry, just ask and they will do their best to try and get if for you.
So what are you waiting for? Get down there and see the guys. Once you do, you will be back again and again.
Music is the Best