Beacock's Music Co

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  • 1420 SE 163rd Ave

    Vancouver, WA 98683

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  • 360-694-7134

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I always feel like a part of a family when I come in, and I love the fact I can buy a fancy cup of Jo while I'm hanging out and shopping. Not only do they carry everything you need, but the guys that work at the place are all very easy going and fun to talk with. Nothing but positive love to share about this place.

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I always feel like a part of a family when I come in, and I love the fact I can buy a fancy cup of Jo while I'm hanging out and shopping. Not only do they carry everything you need, but the guys that work at the place are all very easy going and fun to talk with. Nothing but positive love to share about this place.

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I wanted to sign my 6year old up for piano lessons through the home school program and was presented with a contract. I was told that I could bring my 3 year old to the class with me to observe the lessons. The third week into the lessons I was given three different reasons by three different people why I could no longer attend the lesson so I decided to discontinue the lessons and asked for a refund. They have outright refused and are charging me for a full year of lessons. I do not recommend doing business with this company. They are unethical. Better to rent your instruments in Portland. Better to find music lessons somewhere else. I only wanted to observe my 6y/o's piano lesson and made arangements before committing to the lessons. I advise not doing business with the company for any reason.

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I wanted to sign my 6year old up for piano lessons through the home school program and was presented with a contract. I was told that I could bring my 3 year old to the class with me to observe the lessons. The third week into the lessons I was given three different reasons by three different people why I could no longer attend the lesson so I decided to discontinue the lessons and asked for a refund. They have outright refused and are charging me for a full year of lessons. I do not recommend doing business with this company. They are unethical. Better to rent your instruments in Portland. Better to find music lessons somewhere else. I only wanted to observe my 6y/o's piano lesson and made arangements before committing to the lessons. I advise not doing business with the company for any reason.

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I took a guitar into Beacock's for some work at the beginning of February and just got my instrument back on 03/19/2011. The guitar technician Rick Weiss is condescending towards customers and tried to keep a piece of my hardware from my

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I took a guitar into Beacock's for some work at the beginning of February and just got my instrument back on 03/19/2011. The guitar technician Rick Weiss is condescending towards customers and tried to keep a piece of my hardware from my

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Terrible customer service. I went there once, and it was my last time. I took an old guitar of mine in to find out about replacing some of the hardware. The front desk said they couldn't help me and sent me back to a guitar repair section. The "Guitar guy" was very rude and unhelpful. Just before I left, he said "next time go to the front desk, they're sales, I'm just repair". That's my experience in a nutshell.

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Terrible customer service. I went there once, and it was my last time. I took an old guitar of mine in to find out about replacing some of the hardware. The front desk said they couldn't help me and sent me back to a guitar repair section. The "Guitar guy" was very rude and unhelpful. Just before I left, he said "next time go to the front desk, they're sales, I'm just repair". That's my experience in a nutshell.

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They know the fact The Beacock is a monopoly music business in this area. None can compete and compare with them. The services are terrible, especially in the instrument and sheet music departments.

Our kids need to join their school bands and orchestra. All of the schoolteachers told our kids to go to Beacock to buy or rent instruments and music scores. We have no options to choose another music store. The rental fees in this store on the instruments are very unreasonable. The renal policies are not for the consumers, but for their own pocket. The salesman told us the rental fees would be credited when we want to buy it. Sounds good, right? Do you know the value of the instrument that your kid plays? I am sure you don??t know it because each instrument unlike TV can be universally priced. Therefore, the store can mark up the price on each instrument and let salesmen can say whatever they want to fool you around.

Learning music is a beautiful thing. But, it is coated with their arrogant and money-oriented business system. Those music teachers are under this kind of system. Do you want your kid(s) to learn music through this system? Do we have another music stores that can provide much better music education and services?

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★☆☆☆☆

They know the fact The Beacock is a monopoly music business in this area. None can compete and compare with them. The services are terrible, especially in the instrument and sheet music departments.

Our kids need to join their school bands and orchestra. All of the schoolteachers told our kids to go to Beacock to buy or rent instruments and music scores. We have no options to choose another music store. The rental fees in this store on the instruments are very unreasonable. The renal policies are not for the consumers, but for their own pocket. The salesman told us the rental fees would be credited when we want to buy it. Sounds good, right? Do you know the value of the instrument that your kid plays? I am sure you don??t know it because each instrument unlike TV can be universally priced. Therefore, the store can mark up the price on each instrument and let salesmen can say whatever they want to fool you around.

Learning music is a beautiful thing. But, it is coated with their arrogant and money-oriented business system. Those music teachers are under this kind of system. Do you want your kid(s) to learn music through this system? Do we have another music stores that can provide much better music education and services?

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I have been studying violin with Darrel Hunt for two years and have been impressed with his expertise and interest in my progress. Often times I come in before my lesson, have a latte, browse through the music and NEVER have I been treated with arrogance or disrespect! The staff has always been wonderful, helpful and kind. I've referred many friends to Beacock Music and they agree that they have received the same caring service. I find it so interesting that we perceive Beacock Music in such a different light! I for one will give Beacock Music my business and refer others to do the same!

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I have been studying violin with Darrel Hunt for two years and have been impressed with his expertise and interest in my progress. Often times I come in before my lesson, have a latte, browse through the music and NEVER have I been treated with arrogance or disrespect! The staff has always been wonderful, helpful and kind. I've referred many friends to Beacock Music and they agree that they have received the same caring service. I find it so interesting that we perceive Beacock Music in such a different light! I for one will give Beacock Music my business and refer others to do the same!

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Umm, from what I understand there is no UMRP at music stores. From what I recall music stores adhere to a MAP (manufacturer authorized pricing?) which is lowest price that someone can ADVERTISE for. There are other stores in the county that can beat that price or are willing to save you tax on it!

Anyways, Beacocks is great and all if you like a music store with a "pressured" feel. I imagine their employees are pressured to meet sales quotas of some kind (like guitar center--which if you can stomach them actually has better lines and prices). Not only that, but they come off as sort of elitists when trying to deal with those of us that don't look like we have much money. Hello, were musicians!

I'd recommend looking around elsewhere for better service and prices. There is several other stores in Vancouver and even Battle Ground that not only are friendlier but the staff actually feels like there willing to work for/with you on stuff.

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Umm, from what I understand there is no UMRP at music stores. From what I recall music stores adhere to a MAP (manufacturer authorized pricing?) which is lowest price that someone can ADVERTISE for. There are other stores in the county that can beat that price or are willing to save you tax on it!

Anyways, Beacocks is great and all if you like a music store with a "pressured" feel. I imagine their employees are pressured to meet sales quotas of some kind (like guitar center--which if you can stomach them actually has better lines and prices). Not only that, but they come off as sort of elitists when trying to deal with those of us that don't look like we have much money. Hello, were musicians!

I'd recommend looking around elsewhere for better service and prices. There is several other stores in Vancouver and even Battle Ground that not only are friendlier but the staff actually feels like there willing to work for/with you on stuff.

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I simply don't understand all these negative reviews. This must be what happens when people who don't know anything about music stores blow off steam on the internet. Some of you are obviously bringing a toxic attitude to the store. Mirror check time, folks. As to the supposedly high pricing, you have to understand that almost all musical instruments are UMRP, or unilateral minimum retail price. In other words, there is no discount on any current model guitar or amp or keyboard, ever, end of story. Same as the Makita drill down at Home Depot or the Nike shoe at Foot Locker. To the best of my knowledge, Beacock's adheres to these stringent nationwide pricing policies, as well they might, being a family owned, local store. The Taylors and Seagulls and whatnot are the same as everywhere else. Try getting a discount on a Gibson or a Fender down at Guitar Center some time and see what happens.
Now on to part two:
I have been in dozens of times and have never been treated with anything other than the utmost courtesy and attentiveness at this clean and well-ordered store. They were helpful back when they were on Mill Plain at the funky old store, and they're helpful at this gleaming new location. If they don't have an item, they always offer to bring it in for you. It is convenient and an easy in and out compared with Guitar Center if one lives in the Vancouver area. Let's not even mention Apple Music in Old Town, that's a total hassle.
Bottom line, I am glad that Beacock's is there and wish them full speed ahead!

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★★★★★

I simply don't understand all these negative reviews. This must be what happens when people who don't know anything about music stores blow off steam on the internet. Some of you are obviously bringing a toxic attitude to the store. Mirror check time, folks. As to the supposedly high pricing, you have to understand that almost all musical instruments are UMRP, or unilateral minimum retail price. In other words, there is no discount on any current model guitar or amp or keyboard, ever, end of story. Same as the Makita drill down at Home Depot or the Nike shoe at Foot Locker. To the best of my knowledge, Beacock's adheres to these stringent nationwide pricing policies, as well they might, being a family owned, local store. The Taylors and Seagulls and whatnot are the same as everywhere else. Try getting a discount on a Gibson or a Fender down at Guitar Center some time and see what happens.
Now on to part two:
I have been in dozens of times and have never been treated with anything other than the utmost courtesy and attentiveness at this clean and well-ordered store. They were helpful back when they were on Mill Plain at the funky old store, and they're helpful at this gleaming new location. If they don't have an item, they always offer to bring it in for you. It is convenient and an easy in and out compared with Guitar Center if one lives in the Vancouver area. Let's not even mention Apple Music in Old Town, that's a total hassle.
Bottom line, I am glad that Beacock's is there and wish them full speed ahead!

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I have always bought my reeds and other specialty music items at Beacocks. I love the one stop shop and the beauty of the store. The nicest most real person there is the little blonde lady who cleans the store...i think she is the cleaner...She is the only one who opens the door for people, she is always smiling, she directs you to where you need to go and will answer your questions without the used car sales technique. Now I bring her donuts or a little gift every time I come in. Basically I can agree to and have seen what the rest of people that are leaving comments are saying. I spend about 15K per year between my band, kids lessons, instruments, etc. If not for that nice older lady I don't think I'd be back:)

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I have always bought my reeds and other specialty music items at Beacocks. I love the one stop shop and the beauty of the store. The nicest most real person there is the little blonde lady who cleans the store...i think she is the cleaner...She is the only one who opens the door for people, she is always smiling, she directs you to where you need to go and will answer your questions without the used car sales technique. Now I bring her donuts or a little gift every time I come in. Basically I can agree to and have seen what the rest of people that are leaving comments are saying. I spend about 15K per year between my band, kids lessons, instruments, etc. If not for that nice older lady I don't think I'd be back:)

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Be-a-cock Music owes its existence to the "there's a sucker born every minute" ethic. Folks who don't realize they are paying MSRP for just about every item in stock pay an ignorance tax for the "privilege" of shopping there. Agree 100% with the other comments re: the snooty, "Jesus wants me to be rich" attitude of the owners and staff.

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Be-a-cock Music owes its existence to the "there's a sucker born every minute" ethic. Folks who don't realize they are paying MSRP for just about every item in stock pay an ignorance tax for the "privilege" of shopping there. Agree 100% with the other comments re: the snooty, "Jesus wants me to be rich" attitude of the owners and staff.

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One positive point for Beacock's is they have an excellent music book selection. If you like to work with written music or book methods, for virtually any instrument, take a look.

In terms of equipment, they've never been the cheapest option. I've never seen much used equipment there and the new stuff frequently is at MSRP. Oh well. If you happen to live in Clark County, you might consider the hassle factor of driving into "Apple Row" in Portland, especially if you were to need warranty service.

They do put on a decent sale once or twice a year. I recommend asking the staff about that.

They've got unusual stuff you just don't see that often, like marimbas, etc.

Instructors? I took guitar lessons there for a while. No complaints, but finding the right teacher for an instrument like guitar (which has no standard pedagogy) could mean trying different instructors. That's a life lesson there.

The luthier-in-residence, Rick Reiss, is quite good!

I can't really comment on the conventional orchestra and band instruments and instruction. They've been in business for about 30 years and I'd be surprised if they weren't reasonably competitive for their service.

I saw a review that complained about their "old lady" trinkets (candles, etc.) in one section of the store. They also have a small coffee bar. It's irrelevant to the music, but I suppose some people like that stuff!

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One positive point for Beacock's is they have an excellent music book selection. If you like to work with written music or book methods, for virtually any instrument, take a look.

In terms of equipment, they've never been the cheapest option. I've never seen much used equipment there and the new stuff frequently is at MSRP. Oh well. If you happen to live in Clark County, you might consider the hassle factor of driving into "Apple Row" in Portland, especially if you were to need warranty service.

They do put on a decent sale once or twice a year. I recommend asking the staff about that.

They've got unusual stuff you just don't see that often, like marimbas, etc.

Instructors? I took guitar lessons there for a while. No complaints, but finding the right teacher for an instrument like guitar (which has no standard pedagogy) could mean trying different instructors. That's a life lesson there.

The luthier-in-residence, Rick Reiss, is quite good!

I can't really comment on the conventional orchestra and band instruments and instruction. They've been in business for about 30 years and I'd be surprised if they weren't reasonably competitive for their service.

I saw a review that complained about their "old lady" trinkets (candles, etc.) in one section of the store. They also have a small coffee bar. It's irrelevant to the music, but I suppose some people like that stuff!

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We have been customers of Beacock's for the last four years and today reaffirmed why we continue patronizing this store. My daughter has taken guitar, clarinet and oboe lessons at Beacock's over the years. For a year we rented a clarinet, then purchased a clarinet, an oboe and guitar. We have been satisfied with each instrument, price and transaction. We have also had a positive experience when using their repair department. We have never had anyone be pushy or anything less than helpful. Today after a problem with some oboe reeds that my husband had purchased, the store did more than I was asking for to resolve the issue. A1 customer service will keep my family shopping and learning at Beacocks.

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We have been customers of Beacock's for the last four years and today reaffirmed why we continue patronizing this store. My daughter has taken guitar, clarinet and oboe lessons at Beacock's over the years. For a year we rented a clarinet, then purchased a clarinet, an oboe and guitar. We have been satisfied with each instrument, price and transaction. We have also had a positive experience when using their repair department. We have never had anyone be pushy or anything less than helpful. Today after a problem with some oboe reeds that my husband had purchased, the store did more than I was asking for to resolve the issue. A1 customer service will keep my family shopping and learning at Beacocks.

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My son bought his first bass guitar and an electric guitar here because they were convenient to our home. When they moved out to 164th we discovered other places that were much less expensive and a more eager to please.
He went to Beacock, he is a punk so he does not look like he can afford to buy a guitar although he can, he was playing a guitar and went and got a different one to play and played two or three when he came back the last time the cord was gone from the amp he was playing on and all the other amps. He tried to get someone to get a cord so he could continue and all the salespeople ignored him...bought his next and subsequent guitars from Guitar Center.
I agree with other reviews about the arrogance and disregard shown by the employees.

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My son bought his first bass guitar and an electric guitar here because they were convenient to our home. When they moved out to 164th we discovered other places that were much less expensive and a more eager to please.
He went to Beacock, he is a punk so he does not look like he can afford to buy a guitar although he can, he was playing a guitar and went and got a different one to play and played two or three when he came back the last time the cord was gone from the amp he was playing on and all the other amps. He tried to get someone to get a cord so he could continue and all the salespeople ignored him...bought his next and subsequent guitars from Guitar Center.
I agree with other reviews about the arrogance and disregard shown by the employees.

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I searched all over Portland for suitable music to play in a wedding as an instrumentalist but came up with nothing that would work. Visiting Beacock's in Vancouver was extremely helpful! They showed me exactly what I needed and were very knowledgeable when I asked questions. None of the other music stores I went to offered to help research to find the specific music I needed, but the Beacock's employees were attentive and took the initiative to help before I asked.

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I searched all over Portland for suitable music to play in a wedding as an instrumentalist but came up with nothing that would work. Visiting Beacock's in Vancouver was extremely helpful! They showed me exactly what I needed and were very knowledgeable when I asked questions. None of the other music stores I went to offered to help research to find the specific music I needed, but the Beacock's employees were attentive and took the initiative to help before I asked.

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Nelson F.: Beacock Music doesn't handle Gibson or Peavey guitars. Why would anyone argue with you about Products they don't carry? The Counter in that Store is in the middle of a huge room, visible by all employess. How could you wait at a counter that always has 3 to 4 employees behind the counter? Your review doesn't make any sense.

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Nelson F.: Beacock Music doesn't handle Gibson or Peavey guitars. Why would anyone argue with you about Products they don't carry? The Counter in that Store is in the middle of a huge room, visible by all employess. How could you wait at a counter that always has 3 to 4 employees behind the counter? Your review doesn't make any sense.

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Being new to Vancouver, and a lifelong multi-instrumental musician, I was looking forward to seeing what the local music store scene was about. Normally, I would never waste my time to write a "review" about a business because I just won't shop there if I'm not happy with the service. But in the case of Beacock's, I came away frustrated and insulted by the arrogance, lack of knowledge and rudeness exhibited by the staff there. It wasn't just one salesperson, but everybody I spoke to there exhibited a condescending attitude. I couldn't believe it! I waited at the counter for 15 minutes while the staff ignored me. When I finally did get the attention of a salesperson, he was more interested in arguing about why Gibson guitars were lame and a Peavey was a much better choice. All I can say is go ANYWHERE but Beacocks, even Guitar Center had better service and a more informed staff, and I hate shopping there.

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Being new to Vancouver, and a lifelong multi-instrumental musician, I was looking forward to seeing what the local music store scene was about. Normally, I would never waste my time to write a "review" about a business because I just won't shop there if I'm not happy with the service. But in the case of Beacock's, I came away frustrated and insulted by the arrogance, lack of knowledge and rudeness exhibited by the staff there. It wasn't just one salesperson, but everybody I spoke to there exhibited a condescending attitude. I couldn't believe it! I waited at the counter for 15 minutes while the staff ignored me. When I finally did get the attention of a salesperson, he was more interested in arguing about why Gibson guitars were lame and a Peavey was a much better choice. All I can say is go ANYWHERE but Beacocks, even Guitar Center had better service and a more informed staff, and I hate shopping there.

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Ive bought two guitars at beacocks and I was very dissappointed both broke down a couple of days later and they were both over priced, on average a 250$ guitar there will go for 150 - elsewhere, but the lessons were good as long as your not a beginner they teach you assuming you know some basic information iE for guitar they didnt teach Minor Major scales / Chordes at least even go over some of the theory behind it, but that was from one teacher =P

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Ive bought two guitars at beacocks and I was very dissappointed both broke down a couple of days later and they were both over priced, on average a 250$ guitar there will go for 150 - elsewhere, but the lessons were good as long as your not a beginner they teach you assuming you know some basic information iE for guitar they didnt teach Minor Major scales / Chordes at least even go over some of the theory behind it, but that was from one teacher =P

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We visited Beacocks and found their sales manager, Ryan Smith to be extremely pushy and argumentative. We will not be visiting again. We go to music stores to find salespeople who are knowledgeable - not who act like used car salesmen.

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We visited Beacocks and found their sales manager, Ryan Smith to be extremely pushy and argumentative. We will not be visiting again. We go to music stores to find salespeople who are knowledgeable - not who act like used car salesmen.

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We started frequenting this business when my daughter began playing trumpet a number of years ago. They have since moved to a beautiful new custom-built facility which we also enjoy going to.

They have quite a selection of instruments and music, and service many of the local schools' band progams. We have purchased two higher end trumpets and a guitar from them. The salespeople we have interacted with are all high-energy, friendly and know their product (they've demonstrated a variety of items to me at my request).

My daughter also takes lessons here and we are pleased with their quality, their flexibililty and the overall value for our dollar.

They have gone out of their way several times to handle refunds, equipment repairs and special orders.

We highly recommend them to anyone needing lessons or an instrument.

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We started frequenting this business when my daughter began playing trumpet a number of years ago. They have since moved to a beautiful new custom-built facility which we also enjoy going to.

They have quite a selection of instruments and music, and service many of the local schools' band progams. We have purchased two higher end trumpets and a guitar from them. The salespeople we have interacted with are all high-energy, friendly and know their product (they've demonstrated a variety of items to me at my request).

My daughter also takes lessons here and we are pleased with their quality, their flexibililty and the overall value for our dollar.

They have gone out of their way several times to handle refunds, equipment repairs and special orders.

We highly recommend them to anyone needing lessons or an instrument.

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