While true, few people realize that music123.com was the result of a 75-year-old family business spanning four generations. He was one of the leading instructors in the field of zither and carved instruments. After World War I in 1923, he and his son Sofian moved to the United States. Sophian completed her three-year training as a violin producer in Germany, making it ideal for her first job in that country as a violin repairman at Sears. In 1928, the family dream came true when the first Zapf music store opened in Philadelphia. It was a modest institution specialized in lessons and repair of strings and carved instruments. The first retail sales were made by Sofian Zapf violins. joined the company in 1938, he used his extensive knowledge of musical instruments and repair skills to expand his business on wind and wind instruments. In the following years, the store acquired many leading instrument brands, and the music publishing department and educational institutions expanded. But more than anything, Zapf’s desire for quality products and services at competitive prices encouraged customers to return again and again. In the 1950s, it was difficult to meet a musician in Philadelphia who didn’t have at least a story about the influence of Zapf’s music on his music ventures. Sophian’s son Eric joined the company in 1964 to become the third generation in Zapf music. As the musical climate changed, Eric influenced the expansion of the product range to include guitars, amps, drums, and other rock and roll equipment. Eric and his wife Susan also focused their attention on the school’s music programs, introducing instrumental rentals in many of the district’s major school districts. The next decade was also marked by the expansion of retail trade. Stores opened in Jenkintown and Norristown, Pennsylvania, as well as in Pennsauken, New Jersey. In addition to a wide range of products for everyone from novice musicians to professionals, the stores also taught more than 800 students per week. In 1992, Eric and Susan’s son Rich Zapf entered the business, making it a four-generation family business. Soon followed by his brother Steve, an internet and management consultant. Together, the brothers had a vision to expand a successful family-owned online retail business. In 1999, Zapf music123.com was launched with more than 10,000 well-known brand products. Easy navigation and cool features (including product reviews) combined with low prices made the site an instant hit. Music123 continues to build on this success as we delve deeper into the 21st century. There are currently over 65,000 products available at music123.com. The depth of product information is unparalleled, and new products and services are introduced daily. 2013 marks the 85th anniversary of the opening of Leonard Zapf’s first music store in the United States, and Music123 is proud to be part of this heritage. In each generation, there were innovators who took the business to new channels and, continuing in this spirit, we continue to improve music123.com with the help of features to Zapf’s basic formula for product quality and superior service at competitive prices remains unchanged
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Confirmed orders shipped by standard shipping generally arrive within 5 business days! Orders are shipped from our state-of-the-art distribution center to ensure prompt delivery. Our team of service professionals is working hard to ensure that your order is accurate and timely. As a security measure, some orders may require extended verification. To ensure you receive your equipment as quickly as possible, your order can be delivered in multiple boxes in a few days, but as a result you will not pay If the stock already has items on order, UPS Ground will ship them. Orders shipped outside of the lower 48 states to Hawaii, Alaska, and Puerto Rico can only be shipped by air. Delivery of orders to the United States by APO / FPO military addresses, mailboxes, and United States territories (Guam, Virgin Islands, etc.) is done by USPS (6-10 business days). APO / FPO international destinations may require additional delivery time.
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