The sign on the wall at sam ashe says its been open since 1929. Thats a pretty long time. SamAshe however is HUGE....I mean HUGE musical instrument store. I have a little bit of a weakness for guitars, sam ashe has a room full of acoustic guitars and literally thousands of electric guitars availible. I like this store because you can take a guitar off the wall, plug it into an amp, and try it out. They also have drums...lots of drums, keyboards...and even DJ equipment. i hear taht its an annoying place to visit during the day weekends because of the surplus of teenagers trying out stuff, I had a good time though saturday early evening.