Chuck Surack (left) received a baton from Chuck Mynett symbolizing the transfer of ownership of Mynett Music Company.

Sweetwater Purchases Mynett Music
Chuck Surack has purchased Mynett Music Company, which will become a part of the Sweetwater family of companies. Mynett Music will retain its name and location at 3710 Hobson Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana.

"Mynett Music is a true Fort Wayne institution," Surack said. "As a saxophone player, I have been a devoted customer for decades and have always been impressed with their first-rate customer service, the quality of their instruments and their excellent repair work."

The purchase will not only retain seven jobs, but will guarantee the future of one of only two music stores in Fort Wayne that sell and repair band and orchestra instruments.

Sweetwater and Mynett Music, though both music retailers, are complimentary businesses, not competitors, since what the two companies sell and service do not overlap.

"Mynett Music has proudly served local school bands and orchestras, as well as individual musicians and performing groups, for more than 80 years," said Chuck Mynett. "I'm extremely pleased that Chuck Surack has stepped in to make sure that our service to the music community continues."

Mynett Music was established by Chuck Mynett's father Milt Mynett in downtown Fort Wayne in 1933 and has been a mainstay of the northeast Indiana school music community every since.

Mynett Music provides a full musical service department, music lessons, instrument rental programs, and a large selection of new and used woodwind, brass, string, and percussion instruments and accessories. In addition to schools, its customers include individual musicians of all ages, ensembles and small bands.