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Guitar Center Opens In Columbia SC

Guitar Center Opens In Columbia SC

| April 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Guitar Center announced the grand opening of its newest retail location, covering 12,000 square feet in Columbia SC. The grand opening took place at 7 p.m. on April 9 at 253 Park Terrace Drive. Guitar Center’s Columbia location features modern showrooms equipped with the latest products for musicians—from guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments and keyboards to live […]

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Brenden Cohen: CEO, D’Angelico Guitars

Brenden Cohen: CEO, D’Angelico Guitars

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Since April is The Retailer’s annual Guitar Issue, we set out a couple of months ago to book a fitting executive for this month’s “Five Minutes With” interview. In Brenden Cohen, CEO of D’Angelico Guitars, we think we’ve found just the right person. Although D’Angelico is a legendary name in the guitar market—John D’Angelico began […]

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User Reviews: They Can’t Put Anything On The Internet That Isn’t True!

User Reviews: They Can’t Put Anything On The Internet That Isn’t True!

| April 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

By now, everyone’s seen the famous “French model commercial” in which an attractive woman tells a friend, “They can’t put anything on the Internet that isn’t true.” She then introduces her friend to her date, whom she met on the Internet: a French model…who is clearly anything but. Everyone loves this commercial. It’s hilarious because […]

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Ethos Custom Brands

Ethos Custom Brands

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Ethos Custom Brands (ethoscustombrands.com) Owner Chad Little took a different route into the music products industry than most. “I started making cowboy boots about 25 years ago, and in the last 5 to 10 years, the artists that I was making boots for, like Garth Brooks, Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill and others, wanted straps, too,” […]

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Pick-Up The World

Pick-Up The World

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

For boutique companies, the NAMM show presents an opportunity to get on the industry’s radar without relying on huge advertising budgets. Take, for example, Pick-Up The World (pick-uptheworld.com), a manufacturer of custom pickups for unique and unusual—as well as traditional—instruments that has thrived for almost 20 years on word of mouth alone. The company’s Owner, […]

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Facet Mutes

Facet Mutes

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Brass players looking for innovative new accessories for their instruments don’t typically have much to get excited about. However, Facet Mutes (facetmutes.com) is looking to change that with its attractive, handmade wooden mutes. The company started five years ago as a joint venture between teacher and student. Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Bruce Lee, […]

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Anthology Gear Wear

Anthology Gear Wear

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

  The passion that is such an essential part of the MI industry is readily apparent at NAMM each year. This is especially true of the smaller, boutique companies that exhibit at the show, many of whom are in the industry more for a love of their craft than for the pursuit of profit. Anthology […]

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Loknob

Loknob

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

In addition to being a great place to find the latest products, the NAMM show also offers a wealth of feel-good entrepreneurial stories. You’ll find countless examples of passionate people who launched successful businesses with little more than a dream, an idea and some initiative. Loknob (loknob.com), manufacturer of the innovative accessory of the same […]

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Gig Gear

Gig Gear

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Although the big draw of the NAMM show comes from all of the new musical instruments on display, some of the most innovative new products on the show floor this year were accessories. Case in point: the Gig Glove by Gig Gear (gig-gear.com), the first protective work glove designed specifically for touring musicians, DJs and […]

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PureSalem Guitars

PureSalem Guitars

| March 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Rick Sell, Owner of PureSalem Guitars (puresalemguitars.com), started his company after 21 years as a police officer. PureSalem manufactures several vintage-inspired guitar models, and offers every one of its models in righty and lefty versions. “It started as me being a frustrated lefty player and never being able to find the weird kinds of guitars […]

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