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Sam Ash preferred playing the violin to being an entrepreneur, and he said no when his sons, Jerome and Paul, asked him to expand beyond his single musical instrument store in Brooklyn. It was just the beginning. Today, 46 Sam Ash music stores are scattered across the United States, selling instruments, recording equipment, sound and lighting gear, guitar picks and much more.
Sam Ash Music was founded in , and is the largest family-owned chain of musical instrument stores in the United States , with 44 locations in 16 states. Musician Sam Ash and his wife Rose, whose families had emigrated from Eastern Europe to Brooklyn , New York when they were children, opened what would become the first Sam Ash Music Store in as a way to transform Sam's work as a violin teacher and gigging musician in the Sam Ash Orchestra into steady income. Over the next ten years Sam and Rose had three children, Jerome Jerry , Paul, and Marcia, who all took an active role in the family business. In the Ash family moved their business to a new Brooklyn location on Utica Avenue, gradually expanding the store's initial offering beyond sheet music, music instrument repairs, and phonographs, and capitalizing on area school music programs by delivering sheet music and stocking a growing selection of band instruments. In the s as rhythm and blues and rock and roll gained popularity, Sam Ash was among the first stores in the area to add guitar brands like Gibson and Fender , as well as a record shop begun under the supervision of year old Paul, which at one point accounted for nearly half the store's overall revenue. Sam declined his son's requests to expand the original store to additional locations, but in , five years after his death,  Paul and Jerry now company president and chairman, respectively expanded into Long Island and Westchester County , opening new stores in Hempstead , Huntington and White Plains. In , the company established a presence in Midtown Manhattan on West 48th Street's Music Row, a location they gradually expanded. By the late s, after acquiring several struggling competitors, Sam Ash Music's presence dominated the block with an amalgamation of six storefronts with 12 entrances in nine buildings on both sides of the street.