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Guild Guitars’ remarkable recovery. (Guild Guitar Company)

Guild Guitars’ remarkable recovery. (Guild Guitar Company) How Better Service And Better Products Saved A Venerable Firm From Bankruptcy Four years ago Chuck Faas was ridiculed by dealers and guitar manufacturers for his $2,100,000 purchase of the failing Guild Guitar Company. Faas’s critics had every right to be skeptical. Guild’s sales had been sliding for […]

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Nationwide promotion offers Clavinova CLP-124 digital piano. (Yamaha Clavinova keyboards) (Yamaha Keyboard Division)

Nationwide promotion offers Clavinova CLP-124 digital piano. (Yamaha Clavinova keyboards) (Yamaha Keyboard Division) The Keyboard Division of Yamaha Corporation of America and Piano & Keyboard magazine have announced the co-sponsorship of a consumer promotion featuring a national drawing for the Yamaha Clavinova[R] CLP-124 digital piano. The contest, which will be highlighted on the front cover […]

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On the road receives President’s Award: Audio-Technica.(INDUSTRY FOREFRONT)

On the road receives President’s Award: Audio-Technica.(INDUSTRY FOREFRONT) AUDIO-TECHNICA has presented On The Road Marketing of Paterson, New Jersey, with its prestigious President’s Award. Glenn Roop, A-T’s diector of professional product sales, announced the award, and John Cheese, A-T territory manager, joined in congratulating On The Road for its achievement. On The Road Marketing Principal […]

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Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe powered by Yorkville sound. (Industry Forefront).

Nashville’s Bluebird Cafe powered by Yorkville sound. (Industry Forefront). THE RENOWNED Bluebird Cafe, located in the trendy Green Hills section of Nashville, has become the institution in Nashville as a place for young artists to be discovered, for established songwriters to try out new material, and for audiences to see and hear the music close-up. […]

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Robert Caputo Casio division head.(People)

Robert Caputo Casio division head.(People) ROBERT CAPUTO has joined Casio, Inc. as general manager of the company’s Calculator, Music, and TV divisions. He is responsible for sales at the three divisions and for interfacing with Casio R&D efforts in Japan. He will report directly to John Luongo, executive vice-president, Consumer Products Division. Prior to joining […]

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Grand Ole Opry staff play tradition guitars.(Industry Forefront)

Grand Ole Opry staff play tradition guitars.(Industry Forefront) EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT for more than 20 years a group of the same four musicians has graced the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. The group’s job is to back up the never ending flow of musical acts that play at the Opry. The Opry has been […]

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Shadow pickups on Lakewood guitars.(PRODUCT NEWS)

Shadow pickups on Lakewood guitars.(PRODUCT NEWS) A SHADOW pickup system is now available on Lakewood guitars. The system contains a Nanoflex pickup in the bridge, and the new Nanomag magnetic pickup in the fingerboard. The preamp is powered by two 3V cell batteries and has a balance control, allowing users to mix Nanoflex and Nanomag. […]

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DW DRUMS

DW DRUMS Stephen Perkins Clinic Visits 11 Cities Stephen Perkins, famed drummer for Jane’s Addiction and a DW Drum, Pedal, and Hardware artist, conducted his first ever-drum clinic tour, visiting eleven key DW Drum dealers during late February and early March. Perkins appeared at the following stores: Columbus Percussion in Columbus, Ohio; Mom’s Music in […]

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Redwood Music moves to California.(Industry Forefront)

Redwood Music moves to California.(Industry Forefront) Redwood Music Corporation, formerly located in Sandy, Utah, relocated its offices and warehouse to Walnut, California, in February. CEO Julie Robinson explained the move: “Although the skiing was great, the business climate in Utah was not conducive to finding and retaining good m.i. people due to some of the […]