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Fender inc. To Acquire Kaman Music Corp

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TwistedLefty
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http://www.guitarplayer.com/article/fender-musical-instruments/oct-07/32149

"Kaman Music Corp. is the preeminent independent U.S. distributor of musical instruments and accessories, offering more than 20,000 products for amateurs and professionals. KMC owns Ovation Guitars, LP and Toca hand percussion products, Gibraltar Hardware, Genz Benz Amplification, Hamer Guitars, and is the exclusive U.S. sales representative for Sabian Cymbals, and exclusive worldwide distributor of Takamine Guitars and Gretsch Drums."

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Posted : 17/12/2007 1:41 pm
jimjam66
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Interesting! I wonder if Fender will bring the Ovation brand back into the mainstream or move towards canning it?

Time will tell ...

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Posted : 18/12/2007 12:42 pm
TwistedLefty
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yea, i noticed this back in Oct, but had not heard anything about it from anyone.
probably still too soon to see if this will affect anything.

#4491....

 
Posted : 18/12/2007 12:49 pm
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Hopefully Genz Benz will get better distribution; they make some great bass amps but you don't see them in too many shops. They also have great customer service; I hope that doesn't go away.

"Everybody got to elevate from the norm."

 
Posted : 18/12/2007 12:52 pm
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Hamer is part of this, isn't it? I wonder if they will get better distribution or remain a boutique line of electrics. They are SWEET.

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Posted : 21/12/2007 11:20 am
Blueline
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I hope this is a good thing for Ovation. I know I'm the minority, but I've always liked them. (have one myself)

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Posted : 21/12/2007 1:18 pm
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Keep in mind they discontinued the DeArmond line after acquiring Guild. :(

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like the passengers in his car.

 
Posted : 24/12/2007 4:32 pm
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I hope they don't delete the Ovation line. I love the 1778 Elite T.

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Posted : 02/01/2008 5:56 pm
Nick Torres
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I would doubt it. Ovation still sells pretty well. I'd worry more about the Adamas line.

 
Posted : 02/01/2008 11:54 pm
97reb
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yeah, high end, probably low profit. Mass produced, low cost, low labor product is much more in-line with what most big guitar companies do these days.

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Posted : 02/01/2008 11:57 pm
Nick Torres
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This is my Adamas 6591. One of my top four guitars.

 
Posted : 03/01/2008 12:20 am
Rahul
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That's a nice looking guitar there, Nick.

 
Posted : 03/01/2008 12:16 pm
97reb
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yes, rather nice looking guitbox, kudos. Hey, if Fender does discontinue the Adamas line, then that will only drive up the re-sale value of yours. If you ever decided to sell it.

It is a small world for metal fanatics. I welcome you fellow musicians, especially the metalheads!

 
Posted : 05/01/2008 11:58 pm