Monday, February 18, 2019

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Gibson new CEO James Curleigh

Who is the new Gibson CEO, James ‘JC’ Curleigh?

He calls himself a “marketing wizard of Oz”.

Joe Bonamassa and others react to Gibson’s new CEO announcement

Joe Bonamassa and other figures in the guitar industry have shared their thoughts on the news that former Levi's boss JC Curleigh will be...
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Women account for 50% of new guitarists, says Fender

The guitar is not dead—it’s just evolving.

Gibson’s plans for Chapter 11 exit get a green light

Lenders, including KKR & Co, will lead the guitar giant out of bankruptcy.
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Gibson Brands files amended plan of reorganization, Henry Juszkiewicz to step down

Future owners also tip an imminent Chapter 11 bankruptcy exit for Gibson.
Moog Moogerfooger

Moog sunsets Moogerfooger effects

It’s time to bid farewell to the idiosyncratic pedals.
Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz

Gibson launches search for new CEO to replace Henry Juszkiewicz

Henry Juszkiewicz’s tenure as the Gibson boss may soon come to an end as a job ad for a new CEO surfaces online.
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Can Trump make US-made guitars great again?

First he came for synths, now he’s coming for instrument cases. What would happen if guitars were next on the list?
Yamaha Ampeg

Yamaha acquires bass amp brand, Ampeg

The brand beloved by bassists joins Line 6 as part of Yamaha’s brand-new guitar-focused subsidiary.
Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz

Gibson files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, announces restructuring plans

Reorganization plans include a fresh injection of $135 million, a change in ownership, and the offloading of unprofitable assets.
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