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Amati USA Names Jay Wanamaker President, COO

Amati USA Names Jay Wanamaker President, COO

| August 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Amati USA, maker of wind instruments, has announced that industry veteran Jay Wanamaker has been named President and COO. Wanamaker will oversee all Amati U.S. operations, including Amati Woodwind & Brass Instruments and V.F. Cerveny Brass Instruments, as well as overseeing the Strunal String Instrument brand. “Jay’s vast experience in running world-class MI wholesale and […]

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Why We Fired Fender

Why We Fired Fender

| August 18, 2014 | 19 Comments

Editor’s Note: The Music & Sound Retailer recently reported that Fender is preparing plans to sell all its “Fender” brand products direct to consumers through its Web site. In this op-ed, Gabriel O’Brien, Sales Manager at Larry’s Music Center, a prominent brick-and-mortar retailer, addresses the broader issues at play. The writer’s opinions are his own, […]

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Guitar Center Dazzles In Heart Of Times Square

Guitar Center Dazzles In Heart Of Times Square

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

In August, Guitar Center celebrated the grand opening of the retailer’s brand new store location in Times Square in New York City, drawing numerous members of the press, including Dan Ferrisi, Editor of The Retailer. The new store is located at 218 W. 44th St. and opened its doors on August 7. The opening coincides […]

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FMIC Formulating Plans For Direct ‘Fender’ Product Sales

FMIC Formulating Plans For Direct ‘Fender’ Product Sales

| August 11, 2014 | 2 Comments

The Music & Sound Retailer has been made aware of major news from Fender Musical Instruments Corp., the iconic brand located in Scottsdale AZ. The Retailer has learned that, although no specific timetable has been established, the company is preparing plans to sell its “Fender” brand products direct. This development was first announced the week […]

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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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