Make’n Music Celebrates 50 Years in Retail - NAMM Show Milestone Award

CHICAGO — June 18, 2023 — Make’n Music, a premium boutique guitar and amplifier shop, celebrates their 50th anniversary after receiving the prestigious Milestone Award at the 2023 NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif. This award is given at the “Best in Show” ceremony to recognize outstanding music retailers who have supplied exceptional products and customer service for at least 50 years. Since 1973, Make’n Music has consistently delivered high-quality instruments, expert knowledge, and excellent customer service, building a loyal customer base that has spanned the decades.

Make’n Music Celebrates 50 Years in Retail with 2023 NAMM Show Milestone Award

“The success of Make’n Music is about our community, and we’re so proud to have been recognized for this milestone. I’m especially grateful for Greg Bayles, the original owner of Make’n Music, who trusted me to take over the shop 20 years ago. Special thanks also to our loyal clients, customers, and vendors over the years who supported us along the way. We look forward to carrying on this tradition for years to come.” 

Make’n Music has earned its reputation as “the original home of tone.” The retailer is ranked the No. 1 dealer in the world of custom Fender guitars, along with other high end manufacturers including Tom Anderson Guitars, Suhr Guitars, and Tyler Guitars. Make’n Music works with these manufacturers to offer a wide range of options for customization, from the type of wood used in the body and neck, to the shape, and finally to the pickups and electronics installed. An elevated level of artisanship is reflected in not only the final product but also the purchasing process. Customers can feel confident they’re getting a high-quality instrument that will last a lifetime. 

Make’n Music Celebrates 50 Years in Retail with 2023 NAMM Show Milestone Award

As if a showroom and website providing consumers knowledgeable and courteous sales professionals to help choose the best gear for their needs wasn’t enough, the team goes beyond retail. Make’n Music supplies professional fulfillment services, offering a full range of solutions for multichannel distribution, order management, customer care, and value-added services. Their aim is to exceed customer expectations and ensure fast, accurate fulfillment services powered by decades of experience.

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About Make’n Music

Make'n Music has been the original home of tone since 1973 and is committed to meeting customer needs. The retailer offers a hand-picked selection of premium boutique and custom gear, as well as a curated selection of entry-level and intermediate instruments for students and beginners. The company has two showrooms, its main shop in Northfield, Ill., and a downtown Chicago showcase room. Both are open and comfortable with private, soundproof demonstration rooms for a pleasant shopping environment. The Make’n Music website is open 24/7 and regularly updated with an incredible array of guitars, amplifiers, and effects pedals. Whether customers are looking to pick up a new hobby, push sonic boundaries, or simply tweak their tone, Make'n Music is the place! Visit to learn more.