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Cordoba and Fender seal Guild sale

Cordoba and Fender seal Guild sale

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Cordoba Music Group (CMG), the manufacturer of Cordoba guitars, ukuleles, and accessories, has finalised the sale of the Guild guitar brand.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jul 8th 2014 at 10:15AM
Fender flexes legal muscles in Danish dealer dispute

Fender flexes legal muscles in Danish dealer dispute

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Fender has emerged victorious from a legal dispute with Danish retailer Musik Bixen for infringing on its intellectual property.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jun 5th 2014 at 10:31AM
Fender adds Bono and The Edge to board of directors

Fender adds Bono and The Edge to board of directors

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U2 duo Bono and The Edge have joined the Fender board of directors.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 29th 2014 at 3:08PM
VIDEO: Belfast dealer crowned Giro d'Italia window dressing champion

VIDEO: Belfast dealer crowned Giro d'Italia window dressing champion

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Belfast dealer Matchett’s Music emerged victorious from a special Giro d’Italia window dressing completion, which took place last weekend.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 13th 2014 at 12:52PM

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TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

TOP TEN: This week's most read stories

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The announcement that DV247 MD John Da Costa is to leave the firm following further cuts to its workforce dominates this week’s top ten.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on May 9th 2014 at 9:53AM
Fender sells off Guild

Fender sells off Guild

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Fender has struck a deal to sell the Guild guitar brand and assets to US manufacturer and distributor, Cordoba Music Group.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on May 7th 2014 at 8:33AM
INTERVIEW: Sharon Van Etten

INTERVIEW: Sharon Van Etten

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Returning this month with her fourth studio album Are We There, US singer songwriter, Sharon Van Etten, caught up with Daniel Gumble in a Hackney hotel to discuss, gear, her ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 29th 2014 at 2:43PM
New president for Fender

New president for Fender

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Following on from the recent announcement of Larry Thomas' retirement, Fender has recruited Bob Roback as president and to its Board of Directors.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Apr 28th 2014 at 6:17PM

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VIDEO: Fender closes doors on Connecticut Ovation factory

VIDEO: Fender closes doors on Connecticut Ovation factory

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Fender is to close its Ovation plant in Connecticut in June after 47 years of production.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Apr 24th 2014 at 10:27AM
Fender CEO confirms plan to retire

Fender CEO confirms plan to retire

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As exclusively revealed by MI Pro yesterday, Fender CEO, Larry Thomas is leaving the firm at the end of May.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Apr 10th 2014 at 9:56AM
EXCLUSIVE: Fender CEO set to depart

EXCLUSIVE: Fender CEO set to depart

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Fender is expected to announce the departure of CEO, Larry Thomas later today.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Apr 9th 2014 at 10:00AM
Fender announces direct-to-consumer design programme

Fender announces direct-to-consumer design programme

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Fender fans will now be able to design their own guitars and basses and have them delivered directly by the firm within 90 days.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 20th 2014 at 11:15AM

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First Fender Stratocaster to sell for $250,000

First Fender Stratocaster to sell for $250,000

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A guitar from the very first production line of Fender Stratocasters is set to fetch a cool $250,000 after going on sale in Nashville, Tennessee.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Mar 19th 2014 at 10:21AM
GARY COOPER

GARY COOPER

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An exclusive online column this month, as Gary Cooper continues his watching brief on the world of MI...

Gary Cooper
by Gary Cooper
on Feb 14th 2014 at 10:28AM
Fender to host London Learn to Play Day

Fender to host London Learn to Play Day

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Fender is to host a London Learn to Play Day at Charing Cross Road’s Gallery Soho.

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Feb 11th 2014 at 10:49AM
INTERVIEW: Toy guitarist Dominic O'Dair

INTERVIEW: Toy guitarist Dominic O'Dair

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Following the launch of their eponymous 2012 debut album, London psych-rockers Toy recently returned with their sophomore outing ‘Join the Dots’. Daniel Gumble sat down with guitarist Dominic O’Dair to ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 7th 2014 at 11:18PM

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INTERVIEW: Lee Ranaldo talks gear, guitars and shops

INTERVIEW: Lee Ranaldo talks gear, guitars and shops

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Having emerged from Sonic Youth’s ongoing hiatus with the critically acclaimed 'Between the Times and the Tides' back in 2012, Lee Ranaldo recently returned with a brand new collection of ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Jan 2nd 2014 at 1:47PM
Dylan guitar shifts for nearly $1m

Dylan guitar shifts for nearly $1m

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The guitar that Bob Dylan played when he famously 'went electric' at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival sold at auction for a record $965,000.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Dec 9th 2013 at 10:57AM
MIA Awards 2013: Wins for PMT and Barnes and Mullins

MIA Awards 2013: Wins for PMT and Barnes and Mullins

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Last night's MIA awards saw wins for Barnes & Mullins, PMT, Andertons and Tanglewood among others.

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Dec 5th 2013 at 10:10AM
2013: As it happened

2013: As it happened

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Gary Cooper gets out his handy MI Pro binder to thumb through the issues and look back at the stories, which grabbed the headlines this year…

Gary Cooper
by Gary Cooper
on Dec 4th 2013 at 9:05AM
Cooper's Corner

Cooper's Corner

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Continuing his watching brief, veteran journalist Gary Cooper gives us his latest thoughts on the wide world of MI...

Gary Cooper
by Gary Cooper
on Dec 2nd 2013 at 11:26AM
Global market to grow just 2.64 per cent by 2016...

Global market to grow just 2.64 per cent by 2016...

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A new report from global market analyst Technavio suggests more tough times ahead for the MI industry, predicting worldwide market growth at a CAGR (Compound Annual growth Rate) of just ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Oct 24th 2013 at 11:02AM
MI brands back budding students at FresherFest

MI brands back budding students at FresherFest

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A host of leading MI suppliers recently teamed up with Belfast retailer Matchett’s Music to take part in FresherFest – a brand new annual event aimed at showcasing the city’s ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Oct 7th 2013 at 5:15PM
Genz-Benz and SWR to face Fender axe?

Genz-Benz and SWR to face Fender axe?

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Industry rumours suggest that two more Fender owned brands, bass amp specialist SWR and bass and acoustic amp maker Genz-Benz, could be closed following in the footsteps of Hamer Guitars, ...

Ronnie Dungan
by Ronnie Dungan
on Oct 2nd 2013 at 4:06PM
INTERVIEW: Steve Cradock talks us through the making of his new album

INTERVIEW: Steve Cradock talks us through the making of his new album

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With the release of third solo album Travel Wild - Travel Free imminent, MI Pro's Daniel Gumble headed to a Shepherds Bush hotel to shoot the proverbial with Ocean Colour ...

Daniel Gumble
by Daniel Gumble
on Aug 9th 2013 at 9:52AM