Saturday, March 21, 2020

Scott Russ Music Temporary Closure

Scott Russ Music will be closed temporarily due to New York State's Executive Order. 
While the store is closed we are still open online on Reverb and Ebay and by phone for all of your musical needs.
We are offering a special discount on orders placed by phone, 516-377-7907.
We can ship to you or you can pick up when the store is open again.

2170 Sunrise Hwy., Merrick

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Musical Instrument Cleaning Tips

In light of the increase spread of viruses lately we thought it prudent to share some basics on keeping your musical instrument clean and sanitized. Brass and Wind instruments can act as Petri dishes for harmful bacteria. Always take the time to clean and sanitize your mouthpiece to avoid transmitting bacteria directly into your airways. In addition, proper hand washing before and after playing your instrument can solve many hygienic issues.

For Brass Instruments: Always remove your mouthpiece after playing. Drain water and wipe your instrument with a clean soft cloth. Regularly clean your mouthpiece with warm water and mild soap or by wiping it down with a moist alcohol pad. Sanitization of the mouthpiece can also be done by saturating the mouthpiece with Sterisol germicide solution. The entire brass instrument should be periodically brought in to a repair shop for servicing and disinfecting cleaning.

For Wind Instruments: Internal moisture can cause cracks or mildew. Always pull a clean, dry cleaning swab through your instrument to remove any moisture prior to storage, wipe moisture from keys, and store reeds in a reed holder. Clean mouthpieces, with the ligature and reed removed, with warm soapy water being careful not to get the cork wet. Dry completely before storing. Sterisol germicide can also be used to sanitize wind mouthpieces. Alcohol wipes can be used to clean a flute's lip plate. Bocals should be cleaned with a mild soap solution, running water and a bocal brush. The entire wind instrument should be periodically brought in to a repair shop for servicing and disinfecting cleaning.

For String Instruments: The best thing you can do for cleanliness is to wash your hands before and after each practice session. If you are using a hand sanitizer, make sure your hands are completely dry before handling your instrument as the alcohol in the hand sanitizer can dissolve the varnish on your instrument. We also caution against the use of household cleaners and other chemical disinfecting products on your instrument and bow. The disinfecting agent in most of these products is alcohol, which can potentially cause damage to your instrument.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

A Message From Scott Russ Music About Coronavirus

To Our Scott Russ Music Customers,

During this uncertain and difficult time, we want you to know your safety and health are important to us. Like you, we have been monitoring the situation surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19), and we want you to know we’re here to help make getting through this as easy as possible for each of you.

In the store, we have been spraying and wiping down all of the hard surfaces, door knobs and bathrooms with sanitizing sprays and wipes multiple times per day. In addition, we have been cleaning all of the instruments with sanitizing sprays and wipes. We are open and happy to provide respite from the chaos outside.

But we want to do more for you. For the next several weeks, we will be offering a few convenience services to help you continue to make music, even though you may be under quarantine.

  • You can shop our Reverb or Ebay online stores and we can offer free shipping on any order that is called in to our Merrick store for purchase, 516-377-7907.
  • For products that aren’t currently listed on our online stores, such as strings, tuners, picks, straps, reeds, other instruments (online is just a very small sample of our inventory), accessories and more, feel free to call us up (516-377-7907), or send an email to Scott. These items will also be shipped to you, free of charge on orders over $30*, or for a $10 shipping and handling fee for orders of $29 or less.
  • We will also offer curbside service if you’d like. You can call us and let us know what you need, then call when you’re at the store and we’ll bring it out to you (516-377-7907).

If you have any questions or concerns about how to defend yourself from COVID-19, check here for the latest from the CDC.

Though it may be in our best interest to stay separated for a while, music is what holds us all together. If we make this easy, we can all get through it with a song.

Musically Yours,
Scott and Geri Russ


*Some exclusions apply.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Gold Tone Mando-Guitars Are In!!!

Gold Tone F Style 6 String and 12 String 
Mando-Guitars Are Here! 
Shown is Wayne Rogers, designer and owner of Gold Tone Instrument Company doing a demo of the 12 String Acoustic/Electric Guitar Mandolin at NAMM Show 2020.  
Available Now For Purchase 
In Store, By Phone, And Online!
Click Here To Buy Now
2170 Sunrise Hwy., Merrick. 516-377-7907

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

ToneWoodAmp Demo Video

This is Scott Russ Music customer Josh M. doing a demo of the ToneWoodAmp with iDevice feature for the first time after Scott demonstrated the ToneWoodAmp with the Midi Function. Loved it so much he bought it on the spot!

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Suzuki MDG-300 BK Micro Grand Digital Piano

Great Size and Amazing Sound for $1999!

Good looks and hi-tech don't always go hand in hand but the Suzuki MDG-300 BK Micro Grand Digital Piano is an amazing combination of performance features and stunning appearance. Measuring only 2'-4" deep, it comfortably fits any room size or decor. Featuring bluetooth compatibility, a full color LCD control screen, advanced 128 note polyphony synthesizers, a 6 way stereo sound system and an on-board 3 track music sequencer with SD memory card. Come Down and try it out!

2170 Sunrise Hwy., Merrick

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

0% Financing For Musical Instruments

Did You Know We Offer
When You Buy On Our Reverb Store!

2170 Sunrise Hwy., Merrick

* With credit approval from Affirm. 

Thursday, February 20, 2020

3 Brand New D'Angelico Guitars Are In!

We are so excited to have 

Premier Bob Weir Bedford in Matte Stone
The PREMIER BOB WEIR BEDFORD Solid Body Electric hosts two Seymour Duncan Designed P-90s with a SC-101 single-coil nestled in the middle, plus a six-point tremolo. 

With a deep cutaway and slim-C
neck shape, the EXCEL BOWERYis a single-cutaway dreadnought offering maximum performance comfort. Re-designed for 2019.
Premier Mini DC in Champagne

The PREMIER MINI DC is a fourteen-inch-wide double cutaway semi-hollow boasting warm and punchy tone.

Come and try them out!

2170 Sunrise Hwy., Merrick

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Accordion Sales

Did you know we sell ACCORDIONS? 

Large Selection In Stock!
Come down and check them out!

Scott Russ Music
2170 Sunrise Hwy., Merrick

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Vintage Tube Amps

Looking for a Vintage Tube Amp? 

We have one of the largest selections around!
All come with a warranty!
 Tube Amp Service and Repair Done On Site 

Come down to check them out. 
2170 Sunrise Hwy., Merrick. 

Thursday, February 6, 2020

D'Angelico Excel Tammany Acoustic Electric Guitar

We are happy to announce that the 
D'Angelico Excel Tammany Acoustic Electric Guitar
 Is Back In Stock!!!

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

D'Angelico Deluxe Bedford SH Limited Edition Electric Guitar Is Here!!

The Deluxe Bedford SH Limited features a sleek, modern f-hole design on the upper bout, and integrates a warm acoustic element into its three-pickup electronics configuration. The combination of two Seymour Duncan Five-Two's in the neck and middle positions followed by a Seymour Duncan SM-1b mini-humbucker in the bridge creates a full-bodied tonal profile, while a 5-way blade makes tone selection simple. The finish is Matte Rose Gold. This is a limited Edition with only 50 of this model made for the World market with only 25 Available in North America. Come down and try it out! 2170 Sunrise Hwy., Merrick.

Monday, February 3, 2020

Grace Potter at The Beacon

Grace Potter at the Beacon Theater last night. Devon Gilfillian opened for her. Amazing show! Scott shown with Devon Gilfillian.
Grace Potter and Devon Gilfillian
Devon Gilfillian

Scott and Devon Gifillian

Thursday, January 30, 2020

D'Angelico Guitars Limited Edition Deluxe Atlantic


Only 50 are available Worldwide!

The Deluxe Atlantic is a powerful single-cutaway solid-body. Now strapped with the all-new Seymour Duncan Seth Lover A4 humbuckers and an ebony fingerboard, the Atlantic boasts deep, rich tones that can snap into crystalline single-coil sounds with push/pull coil-splitting tone knobs. A deep belly cut and thinner body depth keep the Atlantic lightweight, while a natural satin finish slim-C neck shape guarantees comfort.
Come down and try it out! 
2170 Sunrise Hwy., Merrick


The first of many NAMM Show goodies has arrived! 

MuzicLight Back-Lit Guitar Holder Is Here!!!

Come in and check it out!

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Scott Russ Music Wins Best Music Store On LI!

We Have Great News!
For the 4th Year In A Row We Won BEST MUSIC STORE!

Thank You for Voting and Supporting Us!

In appreciation of your support, mention this post to get
$10 OFF a $50 Purchase* or
$20 OFF a $100 Purchase*

It really means a lot to us.
We look forward to making great music with you in 2020!

*Some exclusions apply


Thursday, January 23, 2020

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Gold Tone Guitar Mandolin Demo

Check out this demo of the Gold Tone Guitar Mandolin by Wayne Rogers, designer and owner of Gold Tone Instrument Company. This was taken at NAMM Show 2020.

Monday, January 20, 2020


Scott and Dave Arnold at the NAMM Show 2020. Dave Arnold, the TONEWOODAMP guru showed Scott  how to install and use apps to make the TONEWOODAMP MIDI. It is very cool you can get different instruments coming right out of the guitar! Come down to the store to check out a TONEWOODAMP! 


Scott with the owners of MuzicLight which won Best in Show at NAMM 2020. MuzicLight is a back lit guitar holder that lights up with LEDs. We are so excited to have it in the store soon!

New Limited Edition Hammond Porta-B!

Checked out the New Limited Edition Hammond Porta-B Full Size Console Organ at NAMM Show 2020. Scott shown performing on it, and a close up of the organ. 

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Gold Tone Guitar Mandolin

Checked out this cool Gold Tone model F-12 12 String Guitar Mandolin at NAMM Show 2020 that we will now carry! It features a spruce top table back and sides, bridge mounting transducer pick up to an adjustable truss rod and a satin finish. Includes hard foam case. We will have it in stock soon! 

Yamaha All Star Concert


Yamaha All Star Concert Last night at NAMM 2020.  Sinbad, Kenny Loggins, Earth Wind & Fire, Nathan East, Mr. Talkbox and more were there! Amazing show!

Earth Wind & Fire

Earth Wind & Fire

Kenny Loggins

Sinbad opening the show
Nathan East

Dusty Springs Harps

We are proud to announce that we will soon be selling Dusty Springs Harps! Shown is a demo at their booth at the NAMM Show and Scott trying out a harp.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Lee Oskar Harmonica Video

Lee Oskar playing harmonica at NAMM Show 2020.

Scott and Lee Oskar

Scott and Lee Oskar after checking out the Lee Oskar Harmonicas at NAMM Show 2020. We are proud to carry the Lee Oskar Harmonicas at Scott Russ Music!

D'Angelico Boot at NAMM Show 2020

D'Angelico Booth at NAMM Show 2020
View of the D'Angelico Booth at NAMM 2020. We are excited about the new Limited Edition Guitars. Only 50 will be made of each model. Scott is shown with a 2020 Deluxe Bedford SH Limited Edition and a New 2020 D'Angelico Bob Weir Signature Guitar. He is also shown with a New 2020 D'Angelico Tammany Excel Guitar that we have in stock Now! 

New 2020 D'Angelico Custom Guitars

Scott and one of the New 2020 D'Angelico Deluxe Bedford SH Limited Edition!

Scott and a New 2020 D'Angelico Bob Weir Signature!

Scott and a New 2020 D'Angelico Tammany Excel- In Stock Now!

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Monday, January 13, 2020

String Instrument Care: Temperature and Humidity Changes

Did you know that humidity and temperature changes can have a big effect on string instruments? A lack of humidity in the air due to changing temperatures, not using an instrument humidifier, improper instrument storage where temperatures fluctuate or changes in altitude can cause problems to occur. String instruments are made of wood, which expands and contracts with temperature and humidity changes. The wood expanding or contracting can cause action problems, buzzing strings, or even bow or warp the neck of a string instrument. To prevent this from happening to your instrument, keep it humidified with an instrument humidifier and be careful where you store it. Wooden instruments should never be stored close to areas where extreme temperature fluctuations can occur. For example, by a heating/cooling vent, radiator, radiant heat, stove, windows or doors. If you detect a change in your instrument's handling or notice warping, bring it in to an experienced luthier for immediate attention.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Monday, January 6, 2020


After Holidays Music Sale!
Whole Store up to 50% OFF!*
Ends 1/11/20

2170 Sunrise Hwy., Merrick

*Some exclusions.