Fender Musical Instruments Corp.

  1. Fender Decides Against Initial Public Offering

    July 20, 2012 10:31 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- The guitar-maker Fender, finding itself playing before a hostile crowd, is reversing course on becoming a publicly traded company. The company, whose guitars have been wielded by Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen and set afire by Ji ...

  2. Randall, Named Fender Stratocaster Guitar, Dies

    January 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Don Randall, the marketing dynamo who gave Fender's Stratocaster guitar its name and led the brand to onstage ubiquity, has died. He was 91. Randall died of age-related causes Dec. 23 at his home in Santa Ana, his son, Tim, told the Los Angel ...

  3. Fender Acquires Kaman Music

    October 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fender Musical Instruments Corp. has agreed to acquire Kaman Music Corp. for approximately $117 million in cash. Fender, maker of the Stratocaster and other guitar brands, expects to complete the acquisition of Kaman by Jan. 1, 2008. Kaman indepen ...