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We're the only dedicated guitar-centric business media outlet of its kind.

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Episodes

Episode 19 - Michael Stevens Continuing On

6/17/2018
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In our 19th episode, our special guest for the full hour is Michael Stevens, one of the great guitar builders of our time. His career, spanning nearly five decades, includes founding the Fender Custom Shop (with John Page), and building his own extraordinary brand of guitars for many of the planet's finest players for over 25 years. There is nothing in The Shorts this week, but you will get the final segment of The Value Shot. Highlights of the podcast include: Thanks for listening and we...

Duration:01:10:21

Episode 18 - Dan Erlewine Explaining the Guitar Repair Business

6/10/2018
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In our 18th episode, we talk with Dan Erlewine, who is one of the leading experts on guitar repair, has written best-selling books on the topic and produced a ton of videos (and still does). He is the author of a long running column in Vintage Guitar magazine and has been a regular part of the team at StewMac for well over 30 years. In addition, we take a quick look at Summer NAMM in The Shorts. And, in The Value Shot, we bring you Next Level Part 9 on Spheres of Influence. Highlights of...

Duration:00:44:44

Episode 17 - Howard Paul Runs and Plays Benedetto Guitars

6/3/2018
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In our 17th episode, we have a compelling interview with Benedetto Guitars CEO, Howard Paul, who is also an accomplished jazz guitarist still playing nearly 200 gigs a year. In addition, we have something inspirational in The Shorts. And, in The Value Shot, we bring you Next Level Part 8 on Market Messaging through Influence. Highlights of the podcast include: Thanks for listening and we look forward to hearing from you!

Duration:00:50:35

Episode 16 - Mike Robinson Driving Eastwood Guitars

5/27/2018
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In our 16th episode, we have an amazing interview for you with the CEO of Eastwood Guitars, Mike Robinson, who has blazed a unique trail in the guitar business for the last 16 years and continues to pursue some very innovative strategies for his company. In addition, we brief you on something old and something new in The Shorts. And, in The Value Shot, we bring you Next Level Part 7 on Market Messaging. Highlights of the podcast include: Thanks for listening and we look forward to...

Duration:00:50:51

Episode 15 - John Page and the Artistry Beyond Fender

5/20/2018
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In our 15th episode, we talk at length with John Page, co-founder of the Fender Custom Shop about his lengthy history with the iconic company. Since moving on from Fender, he's built a successful business as an artist and innovator in guitar building. In addition, we mention Yamaha's acquisition of Ampeg in The Shorts. And, in The Value Shot, we bring you Next Level Part 6 about leveraging your experience. Highlights of the podcast include: Thanks for listening and we look forward to...

Duration:01:03:24

Episode 14 - Tom Bedell Creating a Customer Experience

5/14/2018
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In our 14th episode, we have a great chat with Tom Bedell, owner of Breedlove Guitars, Bedell Guitars and Weber Mandolins. He'll tell us why he's creating customer experiences and not just building guitars. We'll also get some history, philosophy, science and perspective on how he runs his business and where he's going with it in the future. We offer a brief story of interest in The Shorts. In The Value Shot, we bring you Next Level Part 5 with more about leveraging your...

Duration:00:44:29

Episode 13 - Jamie Gale Showcasing Boutique Guitar Makers

5/6/2018
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In our 13th episode, we have an insightful interview with Jamie Gale, the creator (and curator) of the Boutique Guitar Showcase that brings many of the world's most innovative guitar makers in a collective manner to NAMM shows and major cities around the globe. We also talk briefly about Gibson in The Shorts. In The Value Shot, we bring you Next Level Part 4, about taking your business or career to the next level. Highlights of the podcast include: Thanks for listening and we look...

Duration:00:50:44

Episode 12 - Andy Beech from Prince to Africa

4/29/2018
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In our 12th episode, we talk with Andy Beech of D'Haitre' Guitars about his career of over three decades that includes his own acclaimed brand of instruments as well as building 31 guitars for Prince and more. Now, a new guitar project is taking him back and forth to Africa. We also talk about the Holy Grail Guitar Show in The Shorts and in The Value Shot, we bring you Next Level Part 3, about taking your business or career to the next level. Highlights of the podcast include: Thanks for...

Duration:00:46:20

Episode 11 - Will Kelly's Shop of Hard Knocks

4/22/2018
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In our 11th episode, we have a great interview with Vintage Guitar magazine columnist and feature writer, Will Kelly. We also introduce a new feature in The Shorts and in The Value Shot, we bring you Next Level Part 2, about taking your business or career to the next level. Highlights of the podcast include: Thanks for listening and we look forward to hearing from you!

Duration:00:39:48

Episode 10 - Bruce Forman Gets Serious

4/15/2018
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In our 10th episode, we're joined by multi-talented guitarist, Bruce Forman, who gets serious for a moment or two to talk about the business side of things and what it takes to make a career work and keep a happy heart at the same time. We also present a short version of The Shorts and in The Value Shot, we start a new discussion on taking your business or career to the next level. Highlights of the podcast include: Thanks for listening and we look forward to hearing from you!

Duration:01:01:05

Episode Nine - Maegen Wells Full Speed Ahead

4/8/2018
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In our ninth episode we welcome Maegan Wells (Maegen Wells Guitars & Mandolins) to the show. She has an extraordinary story of determination and devotion to her craft that has taken her to the next level... the major leagues. Also in E9, we detail a variety of changes to the show that are already kicking it up a notch plus an important news brief in The Shorts. In The Value Shot, we explore the idea of Resimplification. Highlights of the podcast include: Thanks for listening and we look...

Duration:00:50:01

Episode Eight - Richard Hoover Paying It Forward

4/1/2018
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In our eighth episode we talk at length with the founder of Santa Cruz Guitar Company, Richard Hoover. After more than 40 years, this boutique builder produces between 400 and 500 guitars a year. We find out how and why. Also in E8, we debut our Supporting Roles segment and premier a highly anticipated new feature called, The Shorts. In The Value Shot, we delve deeper into the dark underworld of Competitive Criticism. Highlights of the podcast include: Thanks for listening and we look...

Duration:00:35:15

Episode Seven - Bill Conklin Extending the Collective Range

3/25/2018
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Our seventh episode includes a illuminating interview with Bill Conklin of Conklin Guitars. Over nearly 35 years, he has developed a reputation as both a pioneer and an innovative builder of extended range and multi-scale instruments among others. We answer questions and post a new one in Questionable Moments. In The Value Shot, we look at, among other things, Constructive Criticism (it's not what you think). Highlights of the podcast include: Thanks for listening and we look forward to...

Duration:00:45:49

Episode Six - Jon Moody inside GHS Strings

3/18/2018
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Our sixth episode includes a fascinating interview with Jon Moody, Director of Digital Brand Development and Product Development at GHS Strings. We get a unique, inside look at a company that's certainly been synonymous with guitar and bass strings for over 50 years. We answer questions and post a new one in Questionable Moments. And in The Value Shot, we look at, among other things, Your Cash Flow Crisis. Highlights of the podcast include: Thanks for listening and we look forward to...

Duration:00:45:32

Episode Five - Cory Batson Makes the Big Shift

3/11/2018
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Our fifth episode includes a great interview with guitar builder, Cory Batson of Batson Guitars. Over the years, he has developed a reputation for building thoughtful and innovative guitars for the high-end market, often selling in the $8,000 to $10,000 range. But a few years ago, his mission changed and ironically, it had a lot to do with the original reason he got into building guitars in the first place. He talks to us in detail about making The Big Shift. We answer questions and post a...

Duration:00:43:10

Episode Four - Dennis Mollan Carves a Path

3/4/2018
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Our fourth episode lends itself well to our previous Questionable Moment, "Where is the Pedal Industry heading?" To answer that question and much more, we are joined by Dennis Mollan of Pro Tone Pedals. Since starting his company about 15 years ago, he has carved a path in a segment of the pedal market that may have seemed obscure at one time. That is no longer the case. Plus, as usual, we have a few other things up our sleeve. Highlights of the podcast include: Thanks for listening and...

Duration:00:38:25

Episode Three - A Vocational Approach

2/26/2018
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Our third episode goes in a different direction as we continue our discussion of guitar-related opportunities of the future. In that realm, we talk with Michael Phifer of Musicians Institute Guitar Craft Academy in Nashville about what is, in many respects, an upscale approach to vocational training in guitar building, technical maintenance and more. Highlights of the podcast include: Thanks for listening and we look forward to hearing from you!

Duration:00:39:29

Episode Two - Pat Wilkins Unfinished

2/18/2018
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Our second episode features a very interesting interview with a leader in the high-end custom finishing market for decades. Pat Wilkins has put incredible finishes on literally tens of thousands of guitars and basses. And, while he's probably best known for his finishing operation, he's actually been building his own line of basses and guitars for years. We talk to him about all this and more. Highlights of the podcast include: Thanks for listening and we look forward to hearing from you!

Duration:00:34:04

Episode One - The Real Mark Lacey

2/11/2018
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Episode One brings it all to life. This inaugural episode features, among other things, an in-depth interview with the Nashville-based guitar builder, Mark Lacey. For over 40 years he has been building extraordinary custom guitars while handling many high-end repair projects, working with literally the icons of popular music and jazz. Highlights of the podcast include: Thanks for listening and we look forward to hearing from you!

Duration:00:34:46

Trailer - The Business of Guitar

1/23/2018
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This Guitar Business Radio trailer sets the stage for future episodes by describing the nature and flavor of the show (natural flavorings). Find out how you can participate on the show with Guitar Business Minutes, Interviews and more. No reviews. No demos. No idle chatter.

Duration:00:05:15