Saturday, August 17, 2019

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Peavey to auction off $12 million worth of old unsold guitars, amps and raw...

The US company offloads a huge selection of parts, components, tools and unsold products that it says are “no longer needed for ongoing operation”.
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Reverb.com sold to e-commerce giant Etsy for $275 million

Deal with the popular online marketplace will see Reverb spun off as an independent business, and founder David Kalt step down.
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Gibson returns Oberheim trademark to namesake founder as “gesture of good will”

After over three decades, synth pioneer Tom Oberheim has reclaimed the rights to his brand and intellectual property.

PRS to celebrate 35th anniversary with the “ultimate guitar festival”

PRS Guitars has announced the 10th edition of its annual concert and open house event, Experience PRS 2020, which takes place next year at...
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Summer NAMM 2019: Gibson announces collaborations with Echopark, Banker and Jimmy Wallace

Last week, Gibson announced its Authorised Partnership Programme – the much-trumpeted move ‘from confrontation to collaboration’ that the company promised in the wake of...
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Danocaster Guitars is shutting down

Owner Dan Strain’s exquisite relic’ed electrics will be missed.
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Gibson’s “shift from confrontation to collaboration” results in the Authorized Partnership Program

Under the new initiative, Gibson will enter a quid pro quo agreement with several boutique builders that allows them to build guitars based on the Nashville brand's iconic shapes.
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Dean seeks trademark cancellations against Gibson, alleges dealer interference

Armadillo responds to counterfeit lawsuit by seeking the cancellation of Flying V, Explorer and ES-335 shape trademarks, and accuses Gibson of threatening guitar stores selling Dean and Luna guitars with legal action.
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Tributes pour in for late guitar tech Alan Rogan

The Who’s guitar guardian is remembered by Fender CEO Andy Mooney, Slash, Fred Gretsch and more.
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Furch bolsters US market operations with new Nashville head office

The Czech brand has taken back the reins from distributor Stonebridge Guitars International.
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