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Fender buys Tacoma!!!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by HeavyDuty, Oct 8, 2004.


  1. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
  2. Squidfinger

    Squidfinger I wish I could sing like Rick Danko.

    Jan 7, 2004
    Shreveport LA
    Oh well, scratch that company off the list.
     
  3. This just in, Fender buys Wal-Mart!













































    ;) :smug:
     
  4. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    :eyebrow:
     
  5. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    No way.:D
     
  6. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Actually, Fender has done well by every company they have acquired in the past few years, except for DeArmond.
     
  7. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I'm actually happy about this. Fender ownership means my local stores will probably start to carry Tacomas. Maybe a Thunderchief is needed to celebrate :)
     
  8. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    I hope they don't change tacomas acoustic guitars. Don't mess with perfection
     
  9. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    No - DeArmond's name was already their property, and they simply revitalized it for a new line of stuff.
     
  10. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    But did they have to market DeArmond stuff as SQUIER??? You can't use that name for a thousand dollar instrument. It just doesn't fit.
     
  11. 6-3-2

    6-3-2

    Sep 20, 2003
    They did a pretty nice job with Gretsch which was pretty much the only company I cared about them buying out. Some people even said the guitars got better. It does seem like Fender is buying everything though, pretty much a company a year, or maybe even more.
     
  12. xcental34x

    xcental34x

    Feb 28, 2003
    Memphrica, TN
    Anyone want to place bets on who Fender buys out next?
     
  13. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Hopefully me, I can use the marketing!
     
  14. JOME77

    JOME77 Supporting Member

    Aug 18, 2002
    Georgia
    So......................Does that mean I'll have to go to Fender for replacement parts for my Toyota truck now? :D
     
  15. 6-3-2

    6-3-2

    Sep 20, 2003
    Chessy joke, but still funny in it's cheesyness.
     
  16. Don't_Fret

    Don't_Fret Justin Schornstein

    Dec 10, 2003
    East Coast, US
    *Awaits the United States of Fenderica*
     
  17. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Yeah, Fender seems to do okay. Gibson...not so much. But, y'know, I haven't seen a rush for "Pre-Fender" SWR gear. Much as there hasn't been a huge problem with "Pre-Washburn" Eden stuff.

    In my opinion, Gibson gave the buyout a bad name. Not like they're the first or anything, but I hear more "Pre-Gibson" than any other "pre" prefix.
     
  18. Dan Molina

    Dan Molina TalkBass Secular Progressive

    Jul 17, 2002
    Murr Town, California
    Fender should buy gibson and re-open Trace.
     
  19. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    You know, this one would fit better in Misc.

    Moved, and don't let it happen again!
     
  20. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts

    LOL!!!!!!!! :D

    (I had to go back to the top and check!!!)