Fleet-fingered Fender ambassador Greg “the Gristle Man” Koch is once again making the rounds of the nation this summer, demonstrating Fender Road Worn guitars and Vintage Modified amps in free public appearances at dealers nationwide. Koch will make a dozen such appearances from May 20 to June 27 from the West Coast to the Midwest.At each appearance, Koch, soft-spoken Fender University “professor,” Favored Nations recording artist and instruction book/DVD guru, will introduce players to Fender’s award-winning Road Worn guitar series—’50s- and ’60s-style instruments built with road-battered aged look and feel. Koch will also demonstrate the newest additions to Fender’s Vintage Modified amp series—the Deluxe VM and Band-Master VM 212, both of which are road-ready, gig-worthy tube amps with studio-quality effects.An evening with Koch is guaranteed to be an entertaining and informative session not to be missed. Guests can get an up-close look and listen as he offers tips on getting great tone from Fender’s latest products, all demonstrated with Koch’s own inimitable humor and jaw-dropping six-string virtuosity.Fender “Return of the Gristle Man” dates, cities and dealers are:May 20 San Jose, Calif. Guitar ShowcaseMay 21 Redwood City, Calif. Gelb MusicMay 26 San Antonio, Texas Redbone Guitar BoutiqueMay 27 League City, Texas Danny D’s Guitar HaciendaMay 28 Fort Smith, Ark. Sigler’s MusicMay 29 Boulder, Colo. Robb’s Boulder MusicMay 30 Fort Collins, Colo. Spotlight MusicJune 23 Omaha, Neb. Russo’s Guitar CenterJune 24 Ellisville, Mo. Fazio’s Frets & FriendsJune 25 Maple Grove, Minn. American Guitar & BandJune 26 Mansfield, Ohio Metronome MusicJune 27 Fort Wayne, Ind. Sweetwater SoundAs noted, each appearance is free and open to the public. Contact each dealer for more specific information or visit www.fender.com.
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