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FENDER® CELEBRATES 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE STRATOCASTER® DURING FENDER CUSTOM SHOP VIP EVENT AT NAMM SHOW

Anaheim, Calif. (Jan. 23, 2014) Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) executives and employees were joined by artists and VIPS during the annual Fender Custom Shop NAMM kickoff ceremony on Jan. 22 to commemorate 60 years of the world’s greatest electric guitar, the Fender Stratocaster (left to right: Elliott Easton, Reggie Hamilton, Sean Hurley, Marcus Miller, Greg Koch, Janie Hendrix, Larry Thomas, Phyllis Fender, Jim Root, Hugh McDonald, Abigail Ybarra, Don Felder).

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About Fender Musical Instruments Corporation  Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is one of the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturers, marketers and distributors, whose portfolio of brands includes Fender®, Squier®, Gretsch®, Jackson® , Takamine®, Guild®, EVH®, Ovation®, Charvel® and Groove Tubes® , among others. For more information, visit www.fender.com. KMCMusic, a division of FMIC, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of musical instruments, accessories and stage lighting equipment, whose brands include Gretsch® Drums, Gibraltar® Hardware, Latin Percussion®, Toca® Percussion, Sabian®  cymbals and MBT™ Lighting, among others. For more information, visit www.kmcmusic.com.