Plum Grove Music, in Lowell, was named as one of the Top 100 Music Dealers worldwide by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) in 2016, a high distinction that puts Rick Thacker's business in the top 1 percent of music dealers in the world. It has provided lessons to hundreds of students ages 2 to 65 years, and instrument sales, rentals, and repairs to customers throughout nine states and four countries.
Rick Thacker had this to say: "J. Packer has been a great partner for us for a number of reasons. First, we are a growing company in a competitive, over-crowded market. As you know, many popular brands are unavailable to some dealers, or over saturated and “old hat”. Packer gives us a competitive edge to have something that the other guys don’t. They are superb quality, and will “wow” your teachers and directors alike.
"The second Packer advantage is the consistent quality at a fantastic price point. As a violinmaker, I know that details matter, so when it comes to band instruments, we keep the same high level of excellence demanded by violin shops. Meaning, we don’t carry “entry level” horns. Our band instruments are either intermediate or advanced models. This is because, we want students to grow into the instrument as they get better, and not be held back a cheap, beginner horn. Packer horns allow us to do just this. They also offer a tremendous amount of value to our customers in terms of quality and “bang for the buck”. It is not uncommon to have a Packer product outperform a horn from another company that is selling for four times its price.
"You can trust Rob and his team to deliver on what they say, and stand behind their products 100%. Buy from Packer with confidence! We do."
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