Fender Musical Instruments Corporation

  1. Bob Roback Appointed Fender President

    April 28, 2014 8:06 PM EDT Fender Musical Instruments Corporation announced Monday that Bob Roback has joined the company as president and a new member of the board of directors.  Roback comes from Dashbox where he was chief executive officer at the cloud-based workflow ma ...

  2. Billboard Latin Conference Panels: Mana's Sergio Vallin On His Guitars; Top 5 Moves To Make or Break Your Career

    April 23, 2013 3:58 PM EDT Panel: The Essential Partnership: Artists & Their Instruments Moderator: Leila Cobo Executive Director, Latin Content & Programming, Billboard Speakers: Sergio Vallín, Guitarist, Maná Sergio Villanueva, SVP of Manufacturing, Fender   A ...

  3. Fender's Sergio Villanueva Previews Upcoming Panel at Billboard Latin Conference & Awards (Q&A)

    April 11, 2013 8:50 AM EDT Instruments like guitars have helped artists from Eric Clapton to Jimi Hendrix find their voice in music. During the Billboard Latin Conference & Awards, presented by State Farm, this theme will be explored during the panel "The Essenti ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Fender Guitar Makers Prepare To Go Public

    June 21, 2012 4:30 PM EDT For Sergio Vallin of popular Mexican rock band Maná, Fender guitars are the only way to go. "It's the Rolls-Royce of guitars," Vallin says. "It's versatile, and so easy on the fingers." A fan of Fender products since ...

  6. Jim Marshall, Famed Founder of Marshall Amps, Dead at 88

    April 05, 2012 10:02 AM EDT Jimi Hendrix (left) with Noel Redding performing live onstage filming German TV Show 'Beat Club' in 1967 with Marshall amplifiers. ( Photo by Bob Baker/Redferns) LONDON (AP) -- Ears still ringing from the 1960s? Jim Marshall might be to ...

  7. U.K. Pop Sale For Haiti Raises Almost $80,000 So Far

    February 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST An online auction of pop memorabilia from some of Britain's biggest acts has raised around £50,000 ($79,600) so far for survivors of the Haiti earthquake, organizers Oxfam said. Among the top lots sold so far is a jacket worn by Coldplay fron ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Fender Backs 'Rock Band' Videogame

    May 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fender Musical Instruments has been named the exclusive provider of musical equipment for use in the upcoming music videogame Rock Band. The game's developers -- Harmonix and MTV -- have asked Fender to create a special game controller modele ...

  11. Guitar Center Acquires Historic Clapton Axes

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "Blackie," the 1950s-era Fender Stratocaster owned by Eric Clapton and auctioned for a record $959,500 last week at Christie's in New York, was acquired along with a handful of other historic instrume "Blackie," the 1950s- ...

  12. Fender To Offer Rebate Program

    April 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) has unveiled a rebate program for dealers and consumers as part of its yearlong celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Stratoc Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Fender Musical Instrum ...