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Guitar Makers Jam Session

Guitar Makers Jam Session

| April 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Manufacturers Discuss Pressing Issues That Face The Guitar Market Fitting with The Retailer’s well-established Guitar Issue theme for our April issue, we present this month a roundtable discussion that features four of the most prominent, well-respected members of the guitar-making community: Alvarez Guitars, D’Angelico Guitars, Ibanez and PRS Guitars. This year, instead of asking the […]

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U.S. Secretary Of Education Rallies Behind Every Student Succeeds Act

U.S. Secretary Of Education Rallies Behind Every Student Succeeds Act

| April 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Secretary John B. King has called for a “renewed focus on well-rounded education for all students” at the Las Vegas Academy for the Arts in Nevada. The speech highlighted provisions in the new federal law, Every Student Succeeds Act, that sends a strong message to state and district policy makers that “every kid in this country […]

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Guitar Center Announces Zakk Wylde Guitar Line, Exclusive Master Class

Guitar Center Announces Zakk Wylde Guitar Line, Exclusive Master Class

| April 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Guitar Center has partnered with legendary metal musician Zakk Wylde, encompassing a private Master Class program for unsigned artists and a new line of Zakk Wylde guitars, called Wylde Audio. The guitars are available at Guitar Center, and the iconic guitarist will also appear on the cover of Guitar Center’s April 2016 “Guitar Buyer’s Guide.” […]

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Sweetwater Files Suit, Claiming Copyright Infringement

Sweetwater Files Suit, Claiming Copyright Infringement

| April 14, 2016 | 1 Comment

Sweetwater Files Lawsuit, Alleging Copyright Infringement NAMM Gears Up For Annual DC Fly-In For Music Education Godlyke Announces Release Of TWA WR-3 Wah Rocker Fano Guitars Introduces Standard Series Of Signature Guitars Davitt & Hanser Named U.S. Distributor For Kustom Amplification Audio Engineering Society Launches AES Live Online Video Collection Vnewsletter Sign-up Got something you […]

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Lighting Up Springsteen’s The River Tour

Lighting Up Springsteen’s The River Tour

| April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

The River Tour by the legendary Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band calls forth powerful musical memories. Celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Boss’ seminal “The River” recording and the recent release of The Ties That Bind: The River Collection box set, the concert features full-length sequential performances of the 1980 album’s songs. Mindful […]

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Yamaha’s TransAcoustic Guitars Enhance Natural Effects

Yamaha’s TransAcoustic Guitars Enhance Natural Effects

| April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Yamaha is known worldwide for its innovation, and TransAcoustic technology vastly expands the capabilities, versatility and the sound of traditional musical instruments. Originally developed in the company’s acoustic piano division, TransAcoustic technology is now available in the Yamaha LL-TA handcrafted dreadnought and LS-TA concert acoustic guitar. In essence, TransAcoustic guitar technology allows the player to […]

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Submissions Open For 2016 She Rocks Summer NAMM Showcase

Submissions Open For 2016 She Rocks Summer NAMM Showcase

| April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Women’s International Music Network (the WiMN) will return to Nashville for its third annual She Rocks Summer NAMM Showcase, taking place on Thursday, June 23, 2016 from 8:30-11pm at The Listening Room Cafe on 217 2nd Ave. S., Nashville TN 37201, a short walk from the Music City Center. Submissions are now open for […]

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Yamaha Introduces Two New Digital Pianos

Yamaha Introduces Two New Digital Pianos

| April 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Yamaha has introduced the YDP-143 and YDP-163, the latest additions to the company’s popular Arius line of console digital pianos. These cost-effective Arius models retain the elegant cabinetry and sound associated with Yamaha’s acoustic pianos. The Digital Piano Controller app for Apple iOS devices allows users to interact with their YDP-143 or YDP-163 via a colorful […]

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GC Pro Appoints Jessica R. Sullivan National Sales Manager

GC Pro Appoints Jessica R. Sullivan National Sales Manager

| April 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the B2B division of Guitar Center, has appointed Jessica R. (Jess) Sullivan to the position of National Sales Manager. In her new position, Sullivan will be responsible for the overall management of the GC Pro Account Managers, developing/growing their overall sales figures through effective management of their clients’ needs. She […]

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The Latest From Roland: Hi-Hat Controller, PA System & New Video Channel

The Latest From Roland: Hi-Hat Controller, PA System & New Video Channel

| April 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

A slew of new products and innovations from Roland have come out this month. From new pedals and packs to digital offerings, below sums up the latest from the company. Ultra-Quiet Hi-Hat Controller When playing V-Drums with headphones, the majority of sound produced is heard only by the user. However, playing the kit still creates […]

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