Sherwood’s Music Changes Name, Location

Sherwood’s Music, recently acquired from its namesake by long-time employees Charles Gately and Brian Landrum, relocated to a new location on Lexington Avenue on Feb. 2.

Sherwood’s, renamed Heyday Musical Instruments and Repair, specializes in vintage instrument consignment and repair since opening in 2010.

Together with their sole hired staff member, Howard Jefferson, Gately and Landrum provide valuable services to the Asheville music community, both stocking and servicing vintage gear.

Originally reported by Mountain Xpress, Gately says that many of the vintage items the store carries are often only seen online.

“People appreciate being able to walk in and touch an item they’ve always been curious about.”

The owners say the new location provides the store with more open space and are excited about being closer to other members of the local music scene like Moog Music and Static Age Records. Not only does the new location feature more open space and greater proximity to other downtown businesses, but also an inviting, colorful interior update.

Reflecting on the past couple weeks, Gately said Heyday has experienced a substantial increase in foot traffic since relocating to a more central downtown location.

Though still settling in and bustling with business, the team at Heyday is in good spirits.

“I’m happy to be here,” said Jefferson, standing behind the counter with a smile.

Heyday will continue to provide sales, repairs and consignment options previously available at the Patton Avenue location.

More information about Heyday Musical Instruments and Repair can be found on their website.

The team at Heyday Musical Instrument and Repair from left to right: Brian Landrum, Howard Jefferson and Charles Gately.

The team at Heyday Musical Instruments and Repair from left to right: Brian Landrum, Howard Jefferson and Charles Gately.

A view of Heyday's new logo on the front window facing Lexington Avenue.

New logo on front window facing Lexington Avenue.

Howard Jefferson, retail specialist, behind the counter at Heyday.

Howard Jefferson, retail specialist, smiles from behind the counter.

One display at Heyday featuring guitar stomp boxes.

One display featuring guitar stomp boxes.

The building previously home to Sherwood's Music on Patton Avenue now stands vacant.

The building previously home to Sherwood’s Music at 180 Patton Ave. now vacant.