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Cello cases in *almost* every color!

Having a wide selection of cello cases in stock is almost as important to us as having a wide selection of cellos and bows.  A hardshell cello case serves many important functions…and can also be a lot of fun!  We see so many professionals and students using...

New electric instrument trial amp

Yamaha has a great little amp they were using at the NAMM show in January to demonstrate the great qualities of their YEV series electric violins.  I knew we HAD to have one for the showroom so that our customers who want to rock out on the electrics have a way to do...

Picture day

I love looking at photos of instruments.  Old instruments.  New instruments.  Instruments in the process of being made.  There is just something about the wood, the varnish, the outline, and the craftsmanship that enthralls me.  Over the past twelve years, Tim Gee...

All about that bass

I wonder how bass players feel about that song?  After it came out, I feel like you couldn’t utter the word “bass” for a while without five people breaking into a karaoke session!  Encore has ALWAYS been all about that bass and we have as wide a...

New cello arrivals

It’s always fun to write about an incredible modern cello we have at the shop made by a single pair of hands and carrying a hefty price tag…but it’s also fun to talk about beautiful instruments suited to a player only a year or two into their...

BOW KNOWS

As I was trying to create a catchy, rhyming title for this week’s blog post, I stumbled upon a nugget of nostalgia – who is old enough to remember the Nike campaign “BO KNOWS”?  Bo Jackson was a multi-sport athlete back when I was in grade...

Fan Tao presentation on strings

We were thrilled to have Fan Tao of D’Addario join us in Encore last night to talk to local educators about strings – how they’re made, their history, and practical ways to choose the right string for your instrument.  Fan wears many hats in addition...

Musilia cello cases

At the request of a customer, I bought a pair of white Musilia S1 cello cases for the shop.  She came and selected the one she liked best and I’m left with one for stock.  Interestingly, they were NOT the exact shade of white – one could be considered...