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Fender Reportedly Lays Off Hundreds of California Employees

Fender has reportedly made over 300 employees at its California operation redundant, with the layoffs including everyone from production line workers to senior management positions. According to unverified sources, a source…

Fender Is Selling More Guitars In 2020 Than Any Year In Its History

Guitar sales have risen exponentially amid the COVID-19 pandemic — so much so that Fender is positioned to move an all-time-high number of instruments on the year. Fender Musical Instruments…

Fender Parts Ways With Custom Shop Master Builder John Cruz Over Social Media Post

Long-time Fender Custom Shop Master Builder John Cruz and Fender have parted ways supposedly over a post-John made about rubbing protester’s over in a recent Facebook post. The luthier’s post,…

Fender Fined $6 Million Dollars For llegal Price-Fixing Scheme

Fender has been fined nearly $6 million USD in the UK after admitting to price-fixing. The move breaks competition laws and prevents retailers from discounting instruments. Fender engaged in price-fixing…

Fender Custom Shop Unveils Two New SRV & Yngwie Malmsteen Models

Stevie Ray Vaughan Signature Series Stratocaster NOS Specs NOS Lacquer Finish 2-Piece Select Alder Body Tinted Maple Rift Sawn Neck with Oval “C” Back-Shape 12″ Radius 21 Jumbo Frets Hand-Wound…

Fender® Introduces New Player Series™ Electric Guitars For Aspiring Artists, Players Ready To Elevate Their Sound

HOLLYWOOD, CALIF. (June 19, 2018)—Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) today released a new line of electric guitars and basses for aspiring players and artists who represent the future of guitar.…

Eric Johnson Debuts His New Fender Stratocaster Thinline At Namm 2018

Legendary guitarist Eric Johnson and Fender debuted Eric’s new Signature Stratocaster Thinline during NAMM 2018. Fender finished the custom-chambered body with nitrocellulose lacquer, allowing the wood to “breathe” with character. The three…

What Is It Going To Take To Increase Guitar Sales Again?

By Andrew Catania It dоеѕn’t take a gеnіuѕ оr a сulturаl рrоgnоѕtісаtоr tо nоtе thаt tоdау’ѕ уоung реорlе hаvе mуrіаd options fоr еduсаtіоn, еntеrtаіnmеnt, еngаgеmеnt, and juѕt рlаіn fun. People…

Guitar Manufacturers

By Andrew Catania Trying tо fіnd оut who mаnufасturеd thе first guіtаrѕ іn Amеrіса іѕ no еаѕу task. Whаt іѕ еаѕу tо trеаѕurе trоvе out іѕ thаt there аrе dоzеnѕ…

Top 5 Most Expensive Guitars In The World

By Andrew Catania  The average guitar ranges from $100-$400. Add in an electric guitar which is primarily defined by the quality of the amplifier, and your average cost can run…

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