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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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Fender Opens Mexican Custom Shop

Fender Opens Mexican Custom Shop

| February 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

Fender’s “Dream Factory” celebrated the grand opening of its first-ever Custom Shop showroom in Latin America last December in Mexico City. The showroom, independently owned and operated by music store Holocausto Music, is located on the rooftop of the store’s building, overlooking skyscrapers, historic buildings and high-rise rooftops in Mexico City’s historic center. Artists, such [...]

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Fender Items Help Raise Money

Fender Items Help Raise Money

| January 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

More than 50 10-foot, hand-painted Fender Stratocaster guitars were auctioned off at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum this past October, raising $230,000 for the United Way of Greater Cleveland and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum education programs, as part of GuitarMania. GuitarMania has been a popular charitable [...]

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Vnewsletter – January 17, 2013

Vnewsletter – January 17, 2013

| January 17, 2013

Lights-Up At Harman and Lights-Out On YourTubes Harman Acquires Martin Professional Hosted by Jill Nicolini Harman Acquires Martin Professional Fender Opens Custom Shop Showroom Fishman Distributing Asterope Cables NAMM Young Professionals To Meetl Zildjian Celebrates 390th Anniversary PreSonus’ Customer Satisfaction Group… and much more! January 17, 2013 | Episode No. 148 Run time: 00.13:59   [...]

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