Jackson's Music Store Winston-Salem

  • Instrument Store
  • Instrument Rental
  • Instrument Repair
  • Music Lessons
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Location Winston-Salem, NC


Member since: 08/09/2011
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Jackson's Music Store was started in Atlanta, Georgia in 1958 by brothers Jerry and Wesley Jackson. The store was located where the West End Marta Station now stands. The two brothers ran the business together briefly, then Wesley went on to run the store by himself. A generation of Atlantans came to know Mr. J for his wit, his helpfulness, and his good deals. With the help of Charlotte Dryden at bookkeeping, Frank Kennedy in instrument repair, and several key salesmen, Mr. J had the team he needed to make Jackson's a success. Jackson's was moved south of Hartsfield International Airport in 1974 when Marta purchased the building occupied by Jackson's for their West End station.

Long time employee Charlotte Dryden and her husband Doug Dryden purchased the store from Mr. Jackson in 1978 when he decided to retire. They operated the store on Old National Hwy. at Flat Shoals Rd. and continued to expand the business by working closely with band directors to further musical education in the schools. In 1994, they moved the store two miles south into a building they designed and built. This is Jackson's present Riverdale, GA location. Again, honesty, good service, and low prices were the most important components of Jackson's Music Store.

In 1996, Mari-Jo Dryden, along with business partner, Beth Rippey, opened a branch in Winston-Salem, NC. In 1997, Doug Dryden, Charlotte and Doug's son, entered the business, opening an additional branch of Jackson's in Douglasville, Georgia. They all know how important honesty, good service, and low prices were to their predecessors and they intend to continue to make these things central to Jackson's Music Store. It has always been, and will continue to be, a full service music store featuring band instruments, guitars, amps, p.a., drums, recording equipment, and accessories. Jackson's also has a band instrument rental/purchase plan, and provides private lessons and repair services.

Our mission is to provide high quality musical merchandise at competitive prices and to provide knowledgeable musical advice when asked. The purpose of this web site is to provide information on the types and brands of instruments available at Jackson's Music Store and to provide information on how to contact us for any additional information you may need. We will also provide information on events scheduled at Jackson's.


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