Guild Guitars is pleased to announce the launch of the newly revamped www.guildguitars.com. The website has been completely overhauled; aside from the fresh, clean aesthetic, the most obvious major improvement is its responsive design. Whether viewing guildguitars.com on a phone, tablet, desktop, or laptop, the website auto-adjusts to optimize the browsing experience.
For 21 years, Rosenthal has performed with Billy Joel as keyboardist, adding "musical director" to his title along the way. A longtime Radial user, the Rosenthal says the Radial SW8 figures prominently in his equipment plan. "I've been using SW8s for quite some time, but most recently in the new generation of my keyboard rig that I'm using on this tour," he says.
Mapex & Majestic Concert percussion recently welcomed Pete Korpela to their roster of Artists. Korpela is a Latin Grammy Award-nominated percussionist. Since moving to Los Angeles in 1997, he has gained a reputation as a versatile musician in orchestral, Latin, jazz, world, rock and pop music. Korpela employs the Majestic Prophonic Snare Drum and Concert toms within his array of percussion instruments on tour with Josh Groban. He has also chosen a stand-mounted Mapex Saturn IV bass drum.
Locally owned music retail store Best in Music (Orem, Utah) recently celebrated 25 years in business with an anniversary event on September 12. The event (one in a series of annual anniversary events) saw big deals on music, instruments, and other products as well as the famous drawing for $18,000 worth of prizes. Musical performances from local bands as well as students and teachers from the Best in Music Education Center held in the store parking lot began at noon on September 13.