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Hot-Rodding: Aftermarket Electric Guitar & Bass Products are Burning Up

Christian Wissmuller •
  • August 2018
  • Current Issue
  • Roundtable
• August 6, 2018
We recently spoke with representatives from eight major players in this market segment, all of whom noted that guitar modification – hot-rodding – is definitely on the rise. Read More...

Good Things Come in Small(ish) Packages: Parlor Guitars Appealing to a Wide Variety of Players

Christian Wissmuller •
  • August 2018
  • Current Issue
  • Survey
• August 6, 2018
The same qualities that made parlor acoustic guitars popular in the late 19th through mid-20th centuries have been fueling a present-day rekindling of interest in these instruments. Their comparatively compact size and lighter weight appeal to many women, older players, guitarists with shoulder or back problems, younger (smaller) musicians, and smaller men, for obvious reasons. […] Read More...

Kyser’s President and CEO Meredith Hamlin

Denyce Neilson •
  • August 2018
  • Current Issue
  • Upfront Q&A
• August 6, 2018
We recently spoke to Meredith about her great uncle, her own evolution at the company, and what it’s like to now be at the helm of a family-owned business and one of the better- known names in MI. Read More...

Taking it to the Streets – and into the Store

Dan Daley •
  • August 2018
  • Current Issue
  • Last Word
• August 6, 2018
The great thing about guitar players is that they’ll keep coming back to buy strings and picks. Now, as busking becomes more like a career choice than a temporary placeholder in musicians’ résumés, we can add batteries to that. Lots and lots of batteries. Read More...

‘A Wonderful Gathering:’ Summer NAMM’s Unique Strengths On Full Display in Nashville in 2018

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Current Issue
  • July 2018
• July 26, 2018
This Summer NAMM reflected the positive business conditions we find ourselves in,” observes NAMM president and CEO Joe Lamond. “To borrow a phrase from the Fishing Musicians, ‘the fish were biting, and those that were on the river were catching their limits.’” Read More...

Turning the Tables: DJ Market Stable, End-Users Embracing Older Tech (According to Some)…

Christian Wissmuller •
  • Current Issue
  • July 2018
  • Survey
• July 20, 2018

There were few “universals” to be drawn from this month’s retailer survey (sent out to over 400 MI dealers), but “consistency” seems to be one of them.

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