Tag: Fender

Vnewsletter – May 29, 2014

Vnewsletter – May 29, 2014

| May 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

What’s Gibson Buying Now? Hosted by Jill Nicolini Make Music Day Is On The Way Music & Arts Increases Its Presence Recording Industry Golf Tourney Tees Up Godin Guitars Promotes Mario Biferali Gibson Brands To Acquire WOOX Innovations Bob Roback Joins Fender As President… and much more! May 29, 2014 | Episode No. 179 | Run time: […]

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Cordoba Music Group Plans To Purchase Guild Brand

Cordoba Music Group Plans To Purchase Guild Brand

| May 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Cordoba Music Group, the manufacturer of Cordoba acoustic guitars, ukuleles and accessories, has announced that it has finalized a letter of intent to purchase the Guild guitar brand and related assets from Fender Musical Instruments Corp. (FMIC). “It was important for us to find a great steward to continue the important legacy of Guild guitars,” […]

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Fender Appoints Bob Roback As President

Fender Appoints Bob Roback As President

| April 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fender Musical Instruments Corp. (FMIC) has named Bob Roback as President; he has also joined the company’s Board of Directors. Roback has extensive experience as an entrepreneur and executive in the music business, overseeing the growth and development of many innovative consumer experiences in digital music and converting those experiences into successful businesses. Roback is […]

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Fender CEO Announces Upcoming Retirement

Fender CEO Announces Upcoming Retirement

| April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fender Musical Instruments Corp. (FMIC) has announced the upcoming retirement of CEO Larry Thomas, effective May 31. Thomas was appointed to the FMIC Board of Directors in 2009 and later appointed CEO on August 1, 2010. Current Interim COO Scott Gilbertson will assume the role of Interim CEO until the company completes its search for […]

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Fender Announces Direct-To-Consumer Program

Fender Announces Direct-To-Consumer Program

| March 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fender recently announced the American Design Experience, a new offering on Fender.com that allows consumers to design electric guitars and basses based on Fender’s iconic instruments: the Telecaster, Stratocaster, Precision Bass and Jazz Bass guitars. Consumers’ personalized designs are then built by hand in Fender’s flagship Corona CA-based facility and delivered to their door within 90 […]

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UP, UP<strong>TOWN AND AWAY</strong>

UP, UPTOWN AND AWAY

| March 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

It has been 23 years since Jim Nardi first opened Uptown Music in a 600-square-foot space located next to a hardware store. Although the store’s physical presence has grown exponentially—Nardi purchased a carpet retailer that was going out of business in 2007, creating 5,000 square feet of display space, plus another 3,000 square feet for […]

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Gruhn Offers Earliest-Known Fender Strat

Gruhn Offers Earliest-Known Fender Strat

| March 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Gruhn Guitars (Nashville TN) is pleased to offer for sale the earliest-known 1954 Fender Stratocaster (serial number 0100) with original “poodle”-style hard case for $250,000. This is an instrument of great importance not only to musical instrument history but also to music history. “I have seen a vast number of fretted instruments during the 50-plus […]

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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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Mark Terry Leads KMC Music

Mark Terry Leads KMC Music

| October 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

Fender Musical Instruments Corp. has announced the appointment of Mark Terry as President of KMC Music. Terry has more than 37 years of music industry experience, including at his own global consulting firm. He has been President of The AVC Group, President of Harman Pro Group, President of JBL Professional and Vice President of Sales […]

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Rattle & Strum

Rattle & Strum

| April 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

The guitar market is often lumped together as exactly that: an amalgam of all different types of guitars, and every manufacturer from small to large. That, however, isn’t really an accurate way to look at a market segment boasting such a high level of diversity and that evinces sales trends, even within the guitar universe, […]

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