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  • Musicians Friend Changed Their Logo for 30th Anniversary

    Looking for celebration discount online banners on the website.



    It's going to take a MF-style major sale to get me to act on my GAS.



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    2013 marks our 30th year in business, and we thought that was a proper milestone to celebrate with a bold new logo that moves us forward while giving a nod to our beginnings.



    When our first catalog was printed in the summer of 1983, our goal was the same as it is today
    Gear:

    Fender '92 MIM Strat
    Washburn Idol '05 MIK
    Epiphone Elitist LP Std '08 Cherryburst
    Gretsch Acoustic Historic Series G3700
    Epiphone LP Std (Yr Unknown)
    Fender Squire Mini '08

    Marshall Valvestate 8100 / Marshall 4 X 10
    Peavey Bandit 112

  • #2
    Yeah, I got the e-mail today. Interesting that they announce it, but it's still the treble clef on their website.











    Quote Originally Posted by EJ_Boy
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    It's going to take a MF-style major sale to get me to act on my GAS.




    and I was also looking at that e-mail thinking, "what's in it for me?"





    Just the thrill of their new logo?

    A '57 Classic, MIJ from USA parts.
    HCEG Existentialism: I buy guitars, therefore, I am.
    Well Dick, it's got a good beat, and I could dance to it, so I give it a 10!
    I have opinions of my own,strong opinions but I don't always agree with them.

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    • #3
      Yeah, I got the e-mail today. Interesting that they announce it, but it's still the treble clef on their website.











      Quote Originally Posted by EJ_Boy
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      It's going to take a MF-style major sale to get me to act on my GAS.




      and I was also looking at that e-mail thinking, "what's in it for me?"





      Just the thrill of their new logo?

      A '57 Classic, MIJ from USA parts.
      HCEG Existentialism: I buy guitars, therefore, I am.
      Well Dick, it's got a good beat, and I could dance to it, so I give it a 10!
      I have opinions of my own,strong opinions but I don't always agree with them.

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      • #4
        Sweet! I wonder how much money they wasted paying someone to redesign their logo? And then I remember that they're massively in debt and probably declaring bankruptcy in a few months.



        Good job MF!
        .

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        • #5
          Sweet! I wonder how much money they wasted paying someone to redesign their logo? And then I remember that they're massively in debt and probably declaring bankruptcy in a few months.



          Good job MF!
          .

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          • #6






            Quote Originally Posted by GAS Man
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            Yeah, I got the e-mail today. Interesting that they announce it, but it's still the treble clef on their website.









            and I was also looking at that e-mail thinking, "what's in it for me?"





            Just the thrill of their new logo?





            Funny thats the first thing I did, was go to the website to see the "new look." Looks like the Communications and Branding department aren't in sync on this one.



            I'm ok with that, as long as they "celebrate" the 30 yr anniversary.
            Gear:

            Fender '92 MIM Strat
            Washburn Idol '05 MIK
            Epiphone Elitist LP Std '08 Cherryburst
            Gretsch Acoustic Historic Series G3700
            Epiphone LP Std (Yr Unknown)
            Fender Squire Mini '08

            Marshall Valvestate 8100 / Marshall 4 X 10
            Peavey Bandit 112

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            • #7






              Quote Originally Posted by GAS Man
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              Yeah, I got the e-mail today. Interesting that they announce it, but it's still the treble clef on their website.









              and I was also looking at that e-mail thinking, "what's in it for me?"





              Just the thrill of their new logo?





              Funny thats the first thing I did, was go to the website to see the "new look." Looks like the Communications and Branding department aren't in sync on this one.



              I'm ok with that, as long as they "celebrate" the 30 yr anniversary.
              Gear:

              Fender '92 MIM Strat
              Washburn Idol '05 MIK
              Epiphone Elitist LP Std '08 Cherryburst
              Gretsch Acoustic Historic Series G3700
              Epiphone LP Std (Yr Unknown)
              Fender Squire Mini '08

              Marshall Valvestate 8100 / Marshall 4 X 10
              Peavey Bandit 112

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              • #8






                Quote Originally Posted by bjcarl
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                Sweet! I wonder how much money they wasted paying someone to redesign their logo? And then I remember that they're massively in debt and probably declaring bankruptcy in a few months.



                Good job MF!




                Yep, rebranding costs ALOT of money.



                I've heard about the bankrupty in other threads, but thought it was thrown out there in jest. Are they in threat of real bankruptcy, or just airline industry bankruptcy?
                Gear:

                Fender '92 MIM Strat
                Washburn Idol '05 MIK
                Epiphone Elitist LP Std '08 Cherryburst
                Gretsch Acoustic Historic Series G3700
                Epiphone LP Std (Yr Unknown)
                Fender Squire Mini '08

                Marshall Valvestate 8100 / Marshall 4 X 10
                Peavey Bandit 112

                Comment


                • #9






                  Quote Originally Posted by bjcarl
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                  Sweet! I wonder how much money they wasted paying someone to redesign their logo? And then I remember that they're massively in debt and probably declaring bankruptcy in a few months.



                  Good job MF!




                  Yep, rebranding costs ALOT of money.



                  I've heard about the bankrupty in other threads, but thought it was thrown out there in jest. Are they in threat of real bankruptcy, or just airline industry bankruptcy?
                  Gear:

                  Fender '92 MIM Strat
                  Washburn Idol '05 MIK
                  Epiphone Elitist LP Std '08 Cherryburst
                  Gretsch Acoustic Historic Series G3700
                  Epiphone LP Std (Yr Unknown)
                  Fender Squire Mini '08

                  Marshall Valvestate 8100 / Marshall 4 X 10
                  Peavey Bandit 112

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    It's well-known-incidentally, GC and MF are the same company, essentially-and they sure aren't getting any help from the Federal Government ala the banks and auto manufacturers. Here's what I found with a quick Google search...



                    Excerpt from the Retail Column - Music Trades Magazine July 2012:



                    Notwithstanding solid operational performance, Guitar Center has been hobbled by a crushing $1.56 billion debt burden that was incurred in late 2007 when Bain Capital acquired the business for $2.2 billion. Since the acquisition the company has consistently operated in the red, unable to cover the approximately $160 million in annual interest expense. The Steady losses have triggered regular credit "downgrades" from the ratings agencies Standard & Poor's and Moody's. In the most recent downgrade, issued on May 8th 2012 Standard and Poor's wrote " We have downgraded Guitar Center's liquidity profile to "less than adequate" and revised our ratings outlook to negative from stable."
                    .

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                    • #11
                      It's well-known-incidentally, GC and MF are the same company, essentially-and they sure aren't getting any help from the Federal Government ala the banks and auto manufacturers. Here's what I found with a quick Google search...



                      Excerpt from the Retail Column - Music Trades Magazine July 2012:



                      Notwithstanding solid operational performance, Guitar Center has been hobbled by a crushing $1.56 billion debt burden that was incurred in late 2007 when Bain Capital acquired the business for $2.2 billion. Since the acquisition the company has consistently operated in the red, unable to cover the approximately $160 million in annual interest expense. The Steady losses have triggered regular credit "downgrades" from the ratings agencies Standard & Poor's and Moody's. In the most recent downgrade, issued on May 8th 2012 Standard and Poor's wrote " We have downgraded Guitar Center's liquidity profile to "less than adequate" and revised our ratings outlook to negative from stable."
                      .

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                      • #12






                        Quote Originally Posted by EJ_Boy
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                        I've heard about the bankrupty in other threads, but thought it was thrown out there in jest. Are they in threat of real bankruptcy, or just airline industry bankruptcy?




                        Only they really know. GC is privately owned by a company with vast sums of money to play with. And it owes over a billion dollars to other privately owned companies. So it could be that GC and its owners/creditors/partners have a plan to work all this stuff out. Or it could be that GC is three months from fiscal armageddon when creditors demand repayment this spring, resulting in a default to Fender that also takes Fender down. We won

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                        • #13






                          Quote Originally Posted by EJ_Boy
                          View Post

                          I've heard about the bankrupty in other threads, but thought it was thrown out there in jest. Are they in threat of real bankruptcy, or just airline industry bankruptcy?




                          Only they really know. GC is privately owned by a company with vast sums of money to play with. And it owes over a billion dollars to other privately owned companies. So it could be that GC and its owners/creditors/partners have a plan to work all this stuff out. Or it could be that GC is three months from fiscal armageddon when creditors demand repayment this spring, resulting in a default to Fender that also takes Fender down. We won

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                          • #14
                            / They are NOT the "same company", but they are separate companies owned by the same parent company. If GC fails, it has NO bearing on MF as a legal entity.
                            Since Dylan went electric, man things just ain't been the same; now DJs are making records, could you please just be ashamed? -- Two Cow Garage

                            Yes, I can actually play: Falstaff

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                          • #15
                            / They are NOT the "same company", but they are separate companies owned by the same parent company. If GC fails, it has NO bearing on MF as a legal entity.
                            Since Dylan went electric, man things just ain't been the same; now DJs are making records, could you please just be ashamed? -- Two Cow Garage

                            Yes, I can actually play: Falstaff

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