The Candyman has a long and exciting history dating back to 1969. It’s been an epic ride ever since. From the humble beginnings of a small acoustic guitar shop – to a large home theater, electronics, recorded music and musical instrument store – and back to its roots as a musical instruments store (with a few additions including a music education center, repairs and rentals), The Candyman continues to offer an exceptional experience to the Santa Fe community and New Mexico at large.
We could never have imagined, over 50 years later, The Candyman would come be the most decorated music store in the world, including the distinction of Dealer of the Year, the most widely recognized award of the music instrument industry, competed for globally by thousands of retailers. Today, we owe a huge thanks to our community for joining us on this awesome journey and we hope that you’ll continue to be a part of our story!
How The Candyman Was Named
We're often asked how The Candyman got it's name. We're so fortunate that the original Candyman founder, Matthew Schwartzman, left us this wonderful story.