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A few years ago, many dealers and other industry insiders predicted that the booming “Uke craze” would cool off soon.

Read more: Small Wonders: With No End in Sight for the ‘Ukulele Craze,’ Higher End Models Increasing in...

Current Issue

In recent years, demand for compact FX stompboxes has skyrocketed and the number of players in that market, itself, has grown substantially.

Read more: Thinking Outside of the (Stomp)Box: Smaller, ‘Boutique’ FX Pedal Brands are Leading the Way in 2018


Braided, colored, coiled, switchable, with volume control, Bluetooth-capable, low profile, with gold connectors, DIY cable kits – the options available to end-users when it comes to selecting instrument cables have never been more varied, and the brands offering these products are just as numerous.

Read more: Plugging Along... A look at the Increasingly Crowded and Diverse World of Instrument Cables


In 1950, Detroit’s population hit 1.85 million, making it America’s fourth-largest city. It was the hub of car manufacturing.

Read more: Wallace Detroit Guitars: Reclaiming a City’s History

Last Word

China has occupied a protean place in the business of MI.

Read more: Another Way of Looking at China

Current Issue

At the winter NAMM show, I sat in awe at the Idea Center while one music superhero after another took the stage.

Read more: Masters of Intangibles

Small Business Matters

Always say yes to an invitation to make the world a better place

At the NAMM show I received a fun email from Hal Leonard’s Brad Smith with a request to participate in a breakfast panel for Guitar Accessory Manufacturers Association (GAMA).

Read more: A United Collective is Always Stronger


This – our March issue – is one of MMR’s two annual “fretted focus” issues.

Read more: Living in the Present

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