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    Fender has a New Executive VP

    fenderFender has promoted Richard McDonald to Executive Vice President. He will be in charge of "unifying" all aspects of the brand, and will now oversee Fender acoustics and accessories, as well as electric guitars, amps, and pro audio equipment. McDonald most recently served as Senior Vice President....

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    Making T-types with Reclaimed Wood: Ron Kirn

    DSC_7941Ron Kirn built his  first guitar when he was 16. “I was mesmerized by Fender, but I grew up in a family of fine artists, so I have the artistic curse, and I decided I wanted to redo the body and make it look a...

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    Gibson’s new Memory Cable

    MC-Article_01How many great riffs, chord progressions and solos do you lose a week? It’s not a problem if you’re constantly recording, but for me, that means breaking out the microphones, firing up Garageband and…actually that’s it.  But that process can still be a royal pain....

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    Fender Gets Rid of Guild Brand

    GlobalLogoFender has announced plans to sell the Guild brand to Cordoba Music Group, a distributor of nylon string guitars and ukeleles  in the United States. Originally founded in 1952, Guild was purchased by Fender in 1995. During that time, Fender moved production from Rhode Island to Corona, California,...

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    Yes, This is a Guitar Pick

    Pykmax_VignetteMost of us don’t pay a lot of attention to our guitar picks. We might have favorites, but finding that exact one often means digging through jeans pockets, searching guitar cases, even checking the dryer. In most cases, we settle for the closest pick around,...

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    Fender Appoints New President

    Bob Roback(April 28, 2014) Fender announced that Bob Roback will join FMIC as President. This comes just two weeks after CEO Larry Thomas announced his retirement. Roback has worked extensively in the music business, co-founding Launch Media in 1994, an online music site and magazine that was later...

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    Fender Closing Plant in New Hartford, CT.

    fender-kingman-jumbo-sce-3-color-sunburst-headstockFender has announced it will close its plant in New Hartford, Connecticut in June because of "market conditions and insufficient volume levels." The factory was opened in 1968 by the Kaman Music Corporation to build Ovation guitars. Fender purchased Kaman in 2007. The facility was also the U.S....

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    Korg’s latest pedal – the Nuvibe

    hendrixAugust 18, 1969. Jimi Hendrix wakes up a sleepy crowd at Woodstock, playing an unforgettable rendition of the Star Spangled Banner. The phrasing was all his, but the phasing came from an Uni-Vibe vibrato/chorus pedal. Invented that same year by Japanese engineer Fumio Mieda, the...

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