Future Shop rocks with Gibson and Epiphone Guitars, launching on Futureshop.ca and in-store

BURNABY, BC, Oct. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Future Shop and Futureshop.ca, Canada's leading destinations for consumer electronics and lifestyle goods, are rocking into exciting new musical ventures with Gibson Brands. Their premium Gibson USA guitars and basses, as well the iconic line of Epiphone guitars and basses, are now available at Future Shop's three Musical Instruments store-within-a-store locations—as well as online at www.futureshop.ca.

"It's a pivotal moment in Future Shop's history to be partnering with Gibson Brands, and bringing two of their world-renowned guitar brands into our stores and online," said Phil Johnston, Director of Musical Instruments, Future Shop. "We currently have an extensive variety of Gibson and Epiphone instruments, with more arriving in time for the holidays."

Future Shop has Musical Instruments "store-within-a-store" locations in Victoria, West Vancouver and South Edmonton where customers can experience the quality, tone, and unparalleled feel of Gibson and Epiphone electric and acoustic guitars, as well as try out other brands. Furthermore, the stores feature Music Experts whose music backgrounds and expertise in musical instruments provide valuable assistance to help consumers make the right purchasing decisions.

Musical instruments first emerged in a dedicated, store-within-a-store concept at the 2007 grand opening of Future Shop's South Edmonton Common location. Since then, it has grown to other locations in Western Canada that offer a complete selection of guitars, basses, pianos, electronic drums, accessories and much more.

Discover more about Future Shop's Musical Instruments department here.

About Future Shop
With 140 stores across the country and the nation's premier web store (www.futureshop.ca), Burnaby, BC-based Future Shop is Canada's largest retailer and e-tailer of consumer electronics. The company employs more than 10,000 technology enthusiasts, has enabled its website, Futureshop.ca, to deliver unparalleled content about the products it sells. Futureshop.ca also hosts an online community forum and tech blog called Tech Yeah for technology beginners and tech-savvy experts to exchange ideas, reviews, tips and other consumer electronics information (www.futureshop.ca/techyeah). As a proud corporate citizen, Future Shop has developed solutions to recycle used electronics and is committed to employee volunteerism and supporting non-profit organizations dedicated to transforming local youth into Future Leaders (see www.futureshop.ca/futuregeneration).

SOURCE: Future Shop

For further information:

Media contact:
Elliott Chun, Communications Manager, Future Shop
E: echun@futureshop.com
P: 604.412.1764
Facebook: www.facebook.com/FutureShop
Twitter: www.twitter.com/FutureShopNews

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