Readers Celebrate Acoustic Guitar’s 25th Anniversary by Giving Back

Acoustic Guitar invited its readers to help celebrate the magazine’s 25th anniversary by donating 20% of their subscription fees to support five great guitar-related causes.  More than 400 readers responded and Acoustic Guitar has donated more than $2,000 in their names.  The recipients are: Guitars 4 Troops: Sending guitars and other musical supplies to troops …

Ovation Brand Sold to Drum Workshop Inc.

On January 6, Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) announced that KMC Music, its wholly owned subsidiary, has sold the Ovation acoustic guitar brand to Drum Workshop, Inc. Considering Fender’s recent history of brand divestment, the move isn’t entirely unexpected. However, the fact that Ovation was acquired by DW—a major manufacturer of percussion instruments and accessories—raised …

Martin Guitars Inspires Snowboard Design

Olympic snowboarder Danny Davis never hits the slopes without his Martin guitar—literally. The guitar-playing boarder, and C.F. Martin & Co. “ambassador,” has helped design Burton snowboard company’s new Winter 15 Easy Livin’ model, which features on its base a graphic of a Martin fretboard and the iconic Martin headstock. Davis debuted the Martin-inspired snowboard earlier …

Cordoba Steps Up Efforts in UK

With such British artists as Ed Sheeran, Laura Marling and Mumford and Sons fueling a folk-revival across the pond, it’s no surprise acoustic guitar manufacturers are taking notice. Last week, Cordoba Guitars announced its partnering with Selectron Ltd. to distribute all of the company’s lines of guitars and ukuleles in the UK. The Sittingbourne, Kent-based musical …