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Trade Regrets: William Bartolini

Christian Wissmuller • Trade Regrets • September 5, 2023

William (Bill) Bartolini, renowned electronics and bass pickups innovator, has passed away at the age of 84.

The sad news was first shared on the Bartolini Pickups Facebook page. “With heavy hearts and sadness, we must announce the passing of one of the legends in the musical instrument industry. An innovator and creator to whom many owe so much. Generous and a mentor, he launched many successful careers over a span of 50 years.”

Bartolini launched the Hi-A brand of pickups in 1973, later evolving into the world-renowned “Bartolini” brand in 1978.

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