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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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    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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