Hats off to Hap!
On January 25th, EMG Pickups hosted the Hap Kuffner Roast to honor his 30-plus years of service with the company.
Hap [One of my absolute favorite folks in the industry. Good dude, backed hard – Ed.] met EMG president and founder Rob Turner in 1982 and the two forged a great friendship in addition to taking a small pickup company from garage to the 30,000 square foot manufacturing, sales, and marketing facility it is today. Roasters Rob Rizzuto (BBE/G&L Guitars), Stuart Spector (Spector Basses & Guitars), Doug Marhoffer (Harman), and emcee Rob Turner made sure everyone in attendance had a good laugh at Hap’s expense. “Hap has meant the world to me and EMG and always will, so we wanted to recognize him by having fun with him like any family would do.”