Adam's Grantham store strikes a chord
A new business hopes to create sweet music in Grantham’s Westgate.
Adam Hall has just opened AH Music at number 35.
The business sells a variety of new and second-hand guitars and related equipment.
It also stocks instrument cables, drum accessories, reeds and stands and will soon include books.
The business also offers repairs, plus online sales.
Music has played a major role in Adam’s life.
From Grantham, the 25-year-old was educated at Belmont Community primary in Grantham, Charles Reed High School in Corby Glen, followed by Nottingham’s Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies, and Derby University.
At university, Adam studied music and neurology, which included a study of musical frisson, how ‘chilled’ people feel when they listen to music.
Adam then spent two years at Simmonds Music store, specialising in piano, guitar and online sales and he also started making his own guitar pedals, when he noted these started selling quickly.
“I always had it in my head to start a business,” he said.
Thus, when Simmonds closed earlier this year, it presented an opportunity.
Business is also in his blood, with Adam’s dad running the Pygott and Hall estate agency and his grandad, who owns the premises, previously owning Golding’s Auctioneers.
Adam also works closely with Melody Music, a Grantham music school and recording studio.
Adam said: “I’m stocking all the necessary items to keep bands playing and get musicians into music. I work with the Melody community of bands and stock everything they need.”
Among the items available, Adam stocks Druz Kowski guitars. These are handmade in Newark, and their Masterluthier model sells for more than £2,000.
Adam said: “Business has been great so far, with many people calling in and showing their support.
“I am very optimistic for the future. This business is filling a need in the Grantham music scene.”
AH Music can be found at www.ah-music.uk