British Depth Study's Essay

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Hello test fileMany bands still use Fender guitars today. Some notable Fender players, both past and present, include Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Danny Gatton, Roy Buchanan, Albert Collins, Robin Trower, Buck Owens, Don Rich, Doyle Holly, Bob Dylan, Duff Mckagan, Ritchie Blackmore, Yngwie Malmsteen, Waylon Jennings, Buddy Guy, Jeff Beck, Steve Cropper, Tom Morello, Kurt Cobain, Rory Gallagher, "Karaoke" Bob Heazlit, George Harrison, John Frusciante, Keith Richards, Bruce Springsteen, Steve Miller, Dave "Mello D" Fernandez, Brian Wilson, Rick Parfitt, Francis Rossi, Hank Marvin, Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, David Gilmour, John Mayer, Pete Townshend, Marc "Mad Dog" Davis, Mark Hoppus, Mike Dirnt, Jim Root, Dave Murray, Tinsley Ellis, Tom Principato, Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Robert Smith, and many others[citation needed]. The company also makes and / or distributes acoustic guitars, electric basses, mandolins, banjos, and electric violins, as well as guitar amplifiers, bass amplifiers, and PA (public address) equipment. Other Fender brands include Squier (entry level/budget), Guild (acoustic and electric guitars and amplifiers), SWR (bass amplification), Passport Tacoma, Jackson, Charvel, Gretsch guitars and collaborated with Eddie Van Halen to make the EVH guitars and amplifiers. On February 11, 1994 the Fender manufacturing plant based in Ensenada, Mexico burned down. Fender President Bill Shultz decided to temporarily move production from the Mexico plant to the U.S. plant. These Fender guitars are fairly rare and can be identified by the unique serial number. On October 28, 2007, Fender announced its intention to buy Kaman Music Corporation (owners of Hamer Guitars, Ovation Guitars, Genz Benz amplifiers, Gibraltar Hardware, along with many others, and exclusive distributor for Sabian cymbals and Takamine Guitars). Other Fender

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