NAMM ’08: Happy Anniversary
Chris Martin and Dick Boak of C.F. Martin with an MMR plaque commemorating the guitar maker’s 175th anniversary.
Rane, Fred, Will, and Fritz Gretsch of Gretsch Mfg. boast 125 years of family involvement in music products manufacturing.
Bill Carpenter and Steve Maines of Hamilton Stands. The Ohio-based firm is now celebrating its 125th year in business.
Pat Bovenizer and Scott Peterson of Peterson Electro- Musical Products display MMR plaque marking their 60th year. At right, the Peterson family – Sandy, Scott, and Kara – at the cake-cutting.
Calato Mfg., makers of the Regal Tip brand, turns 50 in 2008. From left: Cathy Calato, Alberto Iacobellis, David Escovedo, Keith Garlock, and Carol Calato (front).
Samick’s John Hawkins displays the Korean corporation’s 50th anniversary plaque.
U.K. manufacturer Rotosound has been in string making for 50 years. Seen here is managing director Jason How at Rotosound’s NAMM Show exhibit.
Benedetto Guitars’ Howard Paul and Cindy Benedetto with the company’s 40th anniversary plaque.
Players Products’ Aase Jorgensen, JodiAnn LaLonde, and George Phelps.
PianoDisc’s Jan Glazier, Tom Lagomarsino, Kirk Burgett, and Gary Burgett on the occasion of their 20th anniversary.