Tag: Guitar Center

MI Spy Goes Rogue

MI Spy Goes Rogue

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Not long ago, I was hired by one of the richest men on the eastern seaboard to scope out a superb, high-end ax for his grandson, who was about to turn 16. I’ve been a covert operative for a number of years now. So, when a man tells me, “Price is no object,” I can […]

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Little Kids Rock To Honor Joan Jett At Benefit

Little Kids Rock To Honor Joan Jett At Benefit

| October 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Non-profit organization Little Kids Rock will host its sixth annual Little Kids Rock Benefit, honoring Joan Jett and her music. The annual event, this year presented by Guitar Center and produced by Steven and Maureen Van Zandt, will take place on Thursday, October 23, at New York’s iconic Hammerstein Ballroom at The Manhattan Center, a […]

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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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Guitar Center Welcomes New Executives To Leadership Team

Guitar Center Welcomes New Executives To Leadership Team

| July 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Music & Sound Retailer has learned that Guitar Center has made changes to its executive leadership team as the organization moves into the third quarter of its fiscal year. With the launch of a new five-year growth strategy announced in early April, the organization has already begun a host of new organizational changes internally […]

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MI Spy Blows Through ‘The Windy City’

MI Spy Blows Through ‘The Windy City’

| May 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

I felt exhilarated when I found out about my latest spy mission. I was to go—undercover, of course—to four musical instrument stores in search of a mid-level acoustic-electric guitar. Because I do not play guitar, I needed to come up with a cover story. I decided to go with the story that my 20-year-old niece […]

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GC, Behringer Sever All Ties

GC, Behringer Sever All Ties

| May 22, 2014 | 1 Comment

On May 16, Guitar Center gave notice to Behringer that it would no longer be carrying any of the company’s products in-store and terminating its relationship with Behringer for the foreseeable future. The decision was made by Guitar Center executive leadership based on what they describe as, “Behringer’s revision to unreasonable business terms late last […]

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Vnewsletter – May 21, 2014

Vnewsletter – May 21, 2014

| May 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Larry Thomas is Gone from Fender Hosted by Jill Nicolini Larry Thomas Announces Upcoming Retirement TMP Pro to Distribute Mackie in the U.S. QSC’s Ray van Straten Earns a Promotion KMC Music Hosts Hands-On Presentation Guitar Center Improves its Financial Position inMusic Adds D&M Holdings Brands to Portfolio… and much more! May 21, 2014 | Episode […]

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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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