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MI Spy Scores the ‘Triple Crown’

MI Spy Scores the ‘Triple Crown’

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Usually, The Chief, cantankerous though he is, at least restricts our intrepid Spy’s mission to just a single city, within a single state. Well, he must have been in a rare mood this time, because he had our sleuth score a spying hat trick: Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia! emailprint

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Vnewsletter – March 26, 2014

Vnewsletter – March 26, 2014

| March 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Passionate Manufacturer Marks a Quarter-Century Hosted by Jill Nicolini Gearing Up For Make Music Day Music Products Industry Mourns Bob Rufkahr Vestax Opens First Retail Showroom Tech 21 Celebrates 25th Anniversary Sweetwater Defends Its Intellectual Property The Retailer’s Guitar Issue Is Coming Up! … and much more! March 26, 2014 | Episode No. 175 | [...]

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Spyin’ In Memphis

Spyin’ In Memphis

| March 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

What a great spy assignment! I’d be traveling along the Blues Highway, eating delicious barbecue and hanging out on Beale Street, where the music comes alive. I was headed to Memphis TN, baby! There is not a bathroom in town without a picture of the King himself, Elvis Presley. Really…every public bathroom has a black-and-white [...]

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Devil Went Down To Georgia

Devil Went Down To Georgia

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

I was thrilled to get an assignment in the historic city of Savannah GA. I was feeling on top of the world to know I was going to a city known for its southern cooking and moss-draped trees, and for Forrest Gump sitting on a bench below those trees spouting his philosophy that “life is [...]

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Probing The Pacific Northwest

Probing The Pacific Northwest

| January 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

I got a call from The Chief at a reasonable hour, but he sounded frantic. “This mission is of the utmost importance,” he stressed, demanding that I journey immediately to Ashland OR in order to investigate the bounty of classical guitars contained within that vicinity. “It may be out of your way,” he said, “but [...]

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Dietze Music Receives Tremendous Honor

Dietze Music Receives Tremendous Honor

| December 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s been a pretty good year for Dietze Music, which has multiple locations in Nebraska. Not only has it survived its big summer move from its 73-year-old location in downtown Lincoln, but it’s also recently been honored with the 2013 “Nebraska Retailer of the Year” distinction. The honor was bestowed at the Nebraska Retail Federation [...]

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Hot Licks Helps Battle Breast Cancer

Hot Licks Helps Battle Breast Cancer

| December 26, 2013 | 1 Comment

For the last four years, Hot Licks Guitar Shop (Waldorf MD) has tried to find new ways to help raise money for a cause in which the shop truly believes: the fight against breast cancer. This year, Hot Licks hosted a fundraiser that took the form of a blues concert in the store’s outdoor courtyard. [...]

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Loungin’ At New York’s All Music Inc.

Loungin’ At New York’s All Music Inc.

| December 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

All Music Inc., of Plainview NY, has recently announced the opening of its new climate-controlled Acoustic Guitar Lounge, which was timed to coincide with the holiday season’s arrival. Located at 397D S. Oyster Bay Rd. in Plainview and featuring products from Larrivee, Gibson, Martin, Taylor, Fender acoustic Custom Shop, Godin, Guild and Seagull, this room [...]

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Cruz With Me, Baby

Cruz With Me, Baby

| December 23, 2013 | 0 Comments

It was on a sunny day that I started my mission in Santa Cruz CA. The Chief had called me and ordered the trip south for guitar pedal investigation. The mission was gladly taken on. (I had my own ulterior motives to explore such devices for secret spy purposes, as well as having a deep-seated [...]

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Village Music Store Marks Milestone

Village Music Store Marks Milestone

| December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

Anniversaries are often a time for reflection. And, when you’re in the music products industry and your business reaches the 50-year milestone, that’s definitely cause for celebration. Such is the case for Bob Gand, whose Village Music Store (Deerfield IL) is currently celebrating its “golden anniversary,” according to coverage from the Lake County News-Sun, from [...]

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