St. Joseph, MN (PRWEB) May 21, 2014
Riff City Guitar and Music Company was named the first USA distributor of Chapman Guitars and Victory Amps at the 2014 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show in California. Chapman Guitars became famous through their founder and YouTube sensation, Rob Chapman, with his revolutionary use of social media where thousands of contributors collaborate together to build each Chapman Guitar. With the development of this partnership, US Chapman fans will be able to purchase their guitars from Riff City Guitar without paying international shipping costs and can select from a wide variety of models and colors including the ML1, ML2, ML3-RC, ML7-T, ML7-S and Cap 10.
Riff City Guitar and Music Company has demos available in store now and 200+ guitars arriving over the next several months. The first 50 US residents to purchase each Chapman guitar model through Riff City Guitar will receive an inaugural certificate from Rob Chapman. People can also purchase Victory Amps including Rob Chapman’s Signature Amp, the Silverback, through them as well. To help spread the word that his collaboratively-designed guitars and Victory amps are now available for purchase within the US, Chapman is hosting a YouTube contest for fans to win one of two Silverback badges that came from his first two prototypes. He is also planning a trip to the United States this year to connect with Riff City as well as his fans.
“Riff City Guitar was the first company brave enough to take a chance on a little British company called Chapman. I really respect that,” said Rob Chapman of Chapman Guitars. Last month alone, a half million US viewers tuned into Chapman Guitars' YouTube channel, website and Facebook page. Followers watch, weigh in and vote on Chapman’s latest guitars, videos and posts. His ML-7 guitar alone had over 100,000 votes where people weighed in on each aspect of the guitar build. How do these guitars compare to other well-known models? Very well. The ML-3 won the 2013 Sonic State "Best Guitar of the Year Award" and the ML-1 was the "#1 Best Budget Electric Guitar in the World 2013" according to Music Radar.
“We are excited about this partnership with Rob. My son, Will, first told me about Chapman Guitars, as he was a huge YouTube fan of his. After researching the guitars and meeting with Rob personally, we crafted a partnership to become the first US Chapman distributor,” said Joe Leach, President of Riff City Guitar and Music Company. “Right now we have a select amount of Chapman guitars in store for people to try out. For our national customers, they can like our Riff City Guitar Facebook page or check out our website for updates."
About Riff City Guitar and Music Company
Riff City Guitar and Music Company is a national online and local, music instrument retailer based in St. Joseph, MN. Their store is only one hour north of the Twin Cities or minutes west of St Cloud. Riff City offers a wide variety of guitars, amps, drums, keyboards, audio and accessories and provides free US shipping as well as free setup, an in-stock guarantee and free gear with their Riff City Rewards Program. For more information, please visit their website at riffcityguitar.com.