2011 marks the 35th anniversary of EMG Pickups, one of the premier names in the field and, for many, the name in active pickup design.
Basilios Strmec returned from the Shanghai Music show more enthused than ever. “Speaking with Chinese buyers was a refreshing experience, and one I believe bodes well for our American market,” he says. “I was also pleased to have the opportunity to preview the new piano models we’ll be introducing at NAMM.”
Fielding an impressive lineup of popular brands, LPD Music International (www.lpdmusic.com) prides itself on offering the benefits of the “big” distributors, but with the human touch of a smaller organization.
Excited, the 15-year-old Sacramento kid with rock star ambitions had his Mom drop him off at the local music store. The burgeoning guitarist had slaved away at a paper route, earning money for his dream ax – a Gibson ES 335. He breezed through the doors and went straight to the cherry red beauty hanging behind the counter. He smiled big when he realized he was more than halfway to the amount of money needed to bring it home. The young Skip Maggiora got the attention of the music instrument storeowner and asked to try that guitar.