California Music Supply

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Mark B, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. Mark B

    Mark B Pianissimo User

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    Has anybody had any dealings with California Music Supply?

    Thanks!

    Mark
     
  2. veery715

    veery715 Utimate User

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    Yes. Don Rugg runs the shop and is a good guy, a knowledgeable cat, and a player himself. I have had first rate dealings with him.
     
  3. Trumpet Dreamer

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    Let me second that! Don is a great guy and willing to work with you to get it right the first time.
    Highly recommended!
     
  4. Mark B

    Mark B Pianissimo User

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    As a follow up to this; I had occasion to spend some time visiting with Don and yes, he's a first-rate guy. He's had some health-related issues recently and is now well into the mend. Really nice guy.

    Mark
     
  5. Bochawa!!!

    Bochawa!!! Forte User

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    Roger that! I hope to meet him if I ever get out to sunny CA.
     
  6. talcito

    talcito Piano User

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    He is one of the most honest guys in the business. Gives very good descriptions of his trumpets and will even tell you when not to buy.
     
  7. Mark B

    Mark B Pianissimo User

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    As a follow up to the follow up, I ended up buying a horn from Don. It was an all around good experience. I have no reservations in recommending Don or the Carol line of trumpets.

    Mark
     
  8. Trumpet Dreamer

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    Just completed an order for a new horn with Don - California Music Supply. This is my second purchase from him.
    The best thing about Don Rugg (besides being a super nice guy), is that he KNOWS trumpets and will work with you to make sure you are a satisfied customer.
     
  9. golf4funjn

    golf4funjn New Friend

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    I had a very positive experience with Don and California Music Supply with the purchase and return of a trumpet that had some issues. Very good communication and helpfulness. I can highly recommend their service!
     

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