Woodland Hills, CA(November 16, 2010) – Albion Musical Instruments today announces Onori Entertainment as their new distributor to launch a new line of guitar and bass amplifiers in the United States. The new line will debut at the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) trade show in January 2011 with amplifier designer Steve Grindrod and industry veteran Richie Onori.

Albion TCT 100H

The new lineup is comprised of TCT handwired tube guitar amplifiers, AG hybrid guitar amplifiers, and ABH bass amplification with tube-based preamps and solid-state power amps. Features on select models include birch ply cabinet construction, FR4 printed circuit board, programmable digital effects systems, seam welded chassis, custom hardware, metal grilles and proprietary transformers. All speaker cabinets are equipped with proprietary speakers. Flagship models in each line are the TCT 100H guitar tube amplifier with two discrete channels, the AG80DFX guitar hybrid amplifier and the ABH 300H bass amplifier.

Albion ABH 300H

Steve Grindrod, apart from having been a pro musician and building his first guitar amp at the age of 13, has been designing and engineering amplifier and speaker products for two of England’s most famous guitar amp companies. From 1973 to 2000, Grindrod served as Chief Engineer and Director of Research and Development for Marshall Amplification. Under his direction, Marshall produced their most successful product lines to date. In 2000, Grindrod was invited by VOX to become Managing Director and Chief Designer, a position he held until 2008.

Albion AG80DFX

President of Onori Entertainment, Richie Onori shares a similar track record within the music industry. With his decades of experience in the music product field and his international recognition as a member of the multi-platinum group The Sweet, Onori will now be the sole distributor of Albion Musical Instruments within the United States. He has also performed with Keith Emerson, Rick Derringer and Brothers Johnson. In 2005, he established Onori Straps.

MSRP for product line will range from the entry level AG series models at $160 to the high end level TCT 100 watt heads at $1066.

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Onori Entertainment

Source: Press Release