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Stan Rendell

Guitar string pioneer Stan Rendell passed away September 11, 2006, at the age of 91. Rendell served as president of Gibson Guitars in Kalamazoo, Michigan, from the late 1960s to the mid ’70s, where he worked closely with Les Paul developing the Les Paul Guitar. In 1976, Rendell left Gibson to found Sterlingworth Music, a private-label string-manufacturing company that he eventually sold to Dean Markley. Rendell, who continued to serve as an active consultant to Dean Markley for over 20 years, is survived by his wife of 47 years, Shirley, his daughters Nora Kovacs and Susan O’Connell, and his son, R. Mills Rendell.
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