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    Turn Your Strat into an Organ

    maxresdefaultCharlie Christian wanted his guitar to sound like a sax. Jack White wanted his to sound like a bass. Eric Clapton wanted his to sound like a woman's voice. Us guitar players always want what we can't have.  But if you've ever wanted your guitar...

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    Bono and The Edge join Fender’s Board

    bonoAndTheEdge_largeFender has announced that the Edge and Bono have joined Fender Musical Instruments Corporation’s board of directors. Co-chairman Bill McGlashan said that adding the two is an "important step toward building a company that is able to meet its potential as a business and a brand." “This...

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    Fender’s Old Growth Redwood Stratocaster

    6c33d22d769f94f3a8be4d1b5d47c76d-4During California's Gold Rush, some 300,000 people ran to the state hoping to strike it big. With them came the need for wood—lots of it, for buildings, water flumes, mine timbers and more.  As a result, many miners traded their pick axes for saws, and...

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    Fender Appoints New Executive VP

    Panelist_RichardMore changes at Fender— Richard McDonald has been appointed to Executive Vice President. He's tasked with “unifying” all aspects of the brand, and will now oversee Fender acoustics and accessories, along with electric guitars, amps, and pro audio equipment. McDonald joined Fender in 1993, working an entry...

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    Using Old Wood on New Guitars:Ron Kirn

    DSC_7042Ron Kirn got bit by the guitar building bug when he was just 16. He was “mesmerized” by Fender designs, but coming from a family of fine artists, he wanted to put his own stamp on the shape. Ron wanted something more “exotic” looking. His finished product looked like...

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    Record Your Guitar on Gibson’s Memory Cable

    gibsonCableGreat riffs, chord progressions, and solos often come when you least expect it. Keith Richards was half asleep in a hotel when he came up with the lick for "Satisfaction." Fortunately, Keith had a tape recorder nearby. But what happens if you don't?  Or you do,...

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    Fender Sells The Guild Guitar Brand

    GlobalLogoFender Music Instrument Corp has announced plans to sell Guild to Cordoba Music Group, a distributor of ukeleles and nylon string guitars  in the United States. Sales of Guild guitars will continue as usual during the transition.  “We will continue to make instruments of exceptional quality in the...

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