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A staple of the Bluegrass region of Central Kentucky since 1960, Hurst Music offers high quality band and orchestra instruments from respected manufacturers such as Yamaha, Gemeinhardt, Eastman, Conn-Selmer, Buffet Crampon, and Ludwig.
Our founder, George P. Hurst
The business quickly grew and by the end of the decade had moved to a new location on 660 E. Main St.
After George Hurst passed in 1986, Hurst Music was purchased by Mel Owen Music, a music retailer in Louisville, and in 1990 moved to Versailles Rd for a bigger location to meet the demands of their ever-growing customer base.
George Hurst's legacy has continued through the years because the mission at Hurst Music has always been to provide the finest quality products, repairs, and service possible. The staff at Hurst takes great pride in working to fulfill that mission.
We invite you and your family to come and see all the benefits Hurst Music has to offer.
Hurst Music’s founder, George P. Hurst performed in the Army Band while stationed at Fort Knox during World War II. After the war, he moved down from his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA to work at Shackleton’s Music in Lexington, KY where he was in charge of the band & orchestra department. In 1960, Hurst sold his home to finance his own new store where in he provided quality products and excellent service.
Later, Dan Eberlein, a retired band director from Bourbon County High School, purchased Hurst Music. Following Dan’s passing in 1998, his wife, Dwana, (now Dwana Stevens) took over the business.
By providing expert advice and personal care for their customers, as well as weekly visits to all of the schools in the business's service area, Hurst Music became one of the premier school service dealers in Central Kentucky and has since moved to the current location on Mount Tabor Road, in order to meet this increased demand.
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