A Little Bit about Who We Are
Supersonic Music started in September 1998 two and a half miles west of its Topeka location. The owner had been the manager of a now-extinct music store for a couple of years and returned to buy its Topeka location. About a year and a half later, Supersonic moved downtown where it is headquartered and TreeHouse Custom Drums was born. The next year, Derek bought out the Lawrence location of that other store; Supersonic Music of Lawrence opened September 2000. Fast forward to 2008 and Derek bought out the holdings of another store in Kansas City, converting its inventory to a new online retail operation currently working through eBay, Reverb and this site out of the 3rd floor of the Topeka store. No new ventures planned at this point--two stores, a custom drum company, a traveling show to sell handdrums to folks at fairs and festivals, an online store, and an ever-expanding website. That’ll do.
For all its quirkiness, Supersonic Music is steeped in honesty, honor and integrity. All the staff are mighty decent folks who are real. No slick salesmanship or annoying elitism. Whether you buy a $2.50 part or an $8,000.00 rig, we'll respect and/or tease you just the same.
Turns out that almost everybody who works and teaches here is either in college, married, or still eats at mom's now and then. Several of us are parents. We're stable and can relate to lots of different people--rich, poor, loners, family folks, proper, slobby, mature, annoying; it's all good! The music we pipe over the house systems have no parental advisories and we welcome kids. Soccer moms shouldn’t ever be anxious about being over-testosteroned by a staff who can’t relate, hobbyists can always find inspiration and seasoned pros will find great stuff from folks who get it. If you've been to the other stores, but have yet to make it to Supersonic Music, you'll be pleasantly surprised!