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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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    This is a Guitar Pick?

    Pykmax_Vignette-2Guitar picks. Maybe you have a favorite and its the only kind that feels right. You've ordered them by the box; they're all the same color and gauge. That might be you, but it's not me. I've got picks scattered throughout my house, different makes,...

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    Fender’s New President: Bob Roback

    Bob Roback(April 28, 2014) Big changes are afoot at Fender. Just two weeks after CEO Larry Thomas announced his retirement, FMIC has announced that Rob Roback will join a President. Roback comes from a digital background, co-founding online music site Launch Media in 1994. When Launch was...

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    Fender to shut New Haven Acoustic Factory

    DSC00209Fender will close its New Hartford, Connecticut acoustic guitar factory in June due to “market conditions and insufficient volume levels.” Kaman Music corporation opened the factory in 1968 as a place to manufacture its Ovation Guitars. Fender bought Kaman in 2007. In 2008, Fender moved Guild...

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    Mr. Stratocaser UK, Hank Marvin is Back

    hankmarvin_narrowweb__300x334,0It started as a mistake. Hank Marvin loved the twangy sound of James Burton’s guitar on sides with Ricky Nelson. All Marvin knew, though, was that Burton played a Fender. When Marvin spotted a red guitar with gold hardware in a 1959 fender catalog, he...

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    Fender’s Larry Thomas to Retire as CEO

    ce42ccea-c8d0-47d0-95bb-7803bd132d23Larry Thomas has announced his retirement from Fender effective May 31st, 2014. Interim COO Scott Gilbertson will assume the role of interim CEO while the company finds a successor. During his three plus years as CEO, Thomas presided over the release of the Fender Select series,...

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