Tag: Guitar Center

D’Addario To Celebrate NYXL Strings Launch

D’Addario To Celebrate NYXL Strings Launch

| April 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

D’Addario has announced the launch of the next generation of electric guitar strings: NYXL. To celebrate the unveiling of these strings, a special launch event will take place at the Carle Place Guitar Center on Long Island NY on Thursday, May 1 at 6:30pm. The event will feature a concert with performances by legendary guitarists [...]

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GC Announces Improved Capital Structure

GC Announces Improved Capital Structure

| April 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

Guitar Center has announced the successful completion of financial transactions that greatly improve the company’s financial position. As a result of these transactions, Guitar Center’s total debt has been reduced by approximately $500 million and annual cash interest expense has been reduced by more than $70 million. The improved financial position of the company will [...]

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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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Vnewsletter – November 20, 2013

Vnewsletter – November 20, 2013

| November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Lesser Publicized Products Grab the Spotlight Hosted by Jill Nicolini Harman Makes Important Acquisition PMC Executive Committee Adds Montgomery-Clark Peavey’s Super-Cool Guitar Giveaway ADJ, American Lighting Reach Settlement The Retailer Salutes Lesser-Publicized Products Guitar Center’s Brooklyn Store Hosts Mega-Party … and much more! November 20, 2013 | Episode No. 167 | Run time: 00.10:21 Vnewsletter Sign-up [...]

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Covert Affairs On Long Island

Covert Affairs On Long Island

| November 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

I was taking a well-deserved vacation at a resort in Jamaica, following the overwhelming success of my last mission—fugitive apprehended and brought back to the U.S. for prosecution—when I received a text message on my handheld instructing me to contact headquarters right away. Apparently, The Chief had a new assignment for me. This time, it [...]

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GC’s Gene Joly Named President Of Musician’s Friend

GC’s Gene Joly Named President Of Musician’s Friend

| September 4, 2013 | 0 Comments

Guitar Center has named longtime GC executive Gene Joly as the new President of its Musician’s Friend (MF) division. MF is the largest direct-response retailer of musical instruments and professional audio equipment in the U.S. The announcement was made by Mike Pratt, Guitar Center’s CEO, and, according to the company, underscores GC’s long-term strategic multi-channel [...]

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Sleuthing In ‘The Steel City’

Sleuthing In ‘The Steel City’

| April 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

He did it again… The Chief gave me an assignment in a city that’s typically blustering with snow and wind in the middle of winter. “The assignments have to be done well in advance of their being published,” The Chief said. But, this time, I fooled the weather and The Chief. You see, on the [...]

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Guitar Center Appoints Mike Pratt As CEO

Guitar Center Appoints Mike Pratt As CEO

| March 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

Guitar Center announced today that Mike Pratt has been appointed CEO and a member of the company’s Board of Directors, effective April 1. Pratt succeeds Marty Hanaka, the company’s Interim CEO, who will remain on the Board and assist in the transition. Since 2008, Pratt has served as President and COO of Canadian consumer electronics [...]

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The Road To Rhode Island

The Road To Rhode Island

| March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments

It was Independence Day. Or, at least, that’s the way it felt when I was traveling through Rhode Island on my most recent mission. And when I say “Independence Day,” I don’t actually mean in the traditional sense. Certainly not as in the summer-centric, family-oriented holiday that’s filled with fireworks and backyard barbecues. Far from [...]

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There’s Gold In Them Stores!

There’s Gold In Them Stores!

| February 20, 2013 | 0 Comments

While I was hibernating during the cold winter months, a call came in for me from The Chief. “It is imperative that you search the city of Sacramento for the best selection of bass guitars, and for astounding customer service,” he barked, rousing me from a bleary-eyed cat nap. I came to attention rather rapidly, [...]

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