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Business Description
Best Music Company has been in the business of selling musical instruments and accessories since 1934. A long-standing Oakland institution, we are the Bay Area leader in quality, diversity and customer service. Our stock of musical items is one of the largest in Northern California, everything from Accordions to Zildjian Cymbals. Located at 1716 Broadway in downtown Oakland, our business hours are 9: 00am to 6: 00pm Monday through Thursday and 9: 00 to 5: 30 Friday and Saturday. Our Woodwind Repair shop is open 9: 00 to 5: 30 Tuesday through Saturday. Our Brass Repair shop is open 1: 00 to 5: 30 Thursdays and Saturdays.
Hours
Mon - Thu 9:30 am - 6:00 pm, Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 5:30 pm, Sun Closed
Brands
Marcinkiewicz, bach, boss, conn, fender, gretsch, king, martin, pearl, roland, seagull, takamine, zildjian
Neighborhoods
Central Oakland, Oaksterdam, Downtown Oakland
Categories
Musical Instrument Rental, Musical Instruments, Music Sheet, Musical Instruments-Repair

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satchelmouth fan

10/15/2009

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'It's been a long time accomin'

I have a business card of my mother's, who worked there in 1942 ."" Velma McFaddin"", (sic) I will have to get down there. I know some greats used to drop in there over the years for repair of instruments and for scores and cheat sheets. Some noted such as Tommy Todd, the pianist/arrranger who played for Harry James, and trio'd with Benny Goodmen, and backed Ella Fitgerald. Also Lionel Hampton, and a few I forget. Tommy Todd was Mom's nephew in law, and both of them top notch musicians. Again, I'll have to tour the place... someday.

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