Sight and Sound Music Center of Muncie, Indiana was
opened in 1993 by its founder Jason Struble. Jason had already
built a successful sound and lighting production company in the area, when
he discovered that the area needed a viable full line store. Initially
stocking his store with any guitars he could get his hands
on, he soon acquired the Gibson and Epiphone lines and his
business began to grow rapidly.
In 1999 , the internet sales division of Sight and
Sound Music Center was
launched as World
Music Supply. Jason enthusiastically explains, "Our research indicated
that there were issues with other sites that we felt like
we could improve upon. We found that a lot
of people don't like the anonymity found with internet
auctions and other dotcom's where dealers want your credit card number but
not a conversation. We decided we would
build this area of our business with the idea of having
the closest possible thing to face to face service and not the
typical impersonal shopping experience. One of the ways we
do this is by offering toll-free support, twenty four hours a day, seven
days a week. And not the typical 24 hour
service where you are forwarded to a generic phone-farm in some industrial
park so you can talk to an operator that dons't know which end of the
guitar to hold. Our staff members are musicians and gear-heads with experience
and product knowledge....they are players. The site also features lots of
cool free stuff like product forums, message boards, articles and informative
content. You can even read and write reviews of products we carry."
Struble is passionate about his relationship with Epiphone
as well. "Epiphone is an awesome line of instruments! The products are very
competitive in price-point, quality and features. Epiphone is our number
one selling brand for that very reason.. It's a pleasure to deal with Epiphone
because of the quality level. We have very few warranty issues and let
me tell you, the best service we can offer our customers is to sell them
a product that doesn't need service."
Sight and Sound Music Center / World Music Supply is also
an Epiphone Signature Dealer offering signature instruments such as the John
Connolly Les Paul Custom and the Vince Hornsby Signature LP Bass from Sevendust,
as well as the new Joe Perry Boneyard Les Paul and more.
Check them out at
Pictured (l-r) are Jason Struble-owner,
Chuck Brooks-manager and Epi's Will Jones.