Fender University Announces Guest Faculty

March 4-8 course to feature James Burton, G.E. Smith, John 5, Eddie Kramer and others

Corona, CA (Feb. 9, 2008) — For its spring 2009 session, Fender University has announced that the March 4-8 education program in Corona, Calif., will be topped with special appearances and performances by guitar heroes James Burton, G.E. Smith and John 5, and legendary producer/engineer Eddie Kramer.

Fender University’s “guest faculty” also features guitar aces Gary Hoey, Greg Koch and Wolf Marshall, plus Fender signature artist bass masters Reggie Hamilton and Tony Franklin. Fender University will also feature a special private concert with guitarist/vocalist Philip Sayce (Jeff Healey, Uncle Kracker) and “class photos” taken by world-renowned rock photographer Robert Knight.

Burton, Smith and 5 are all Fender signature artists with their own distinctive Telecaster guitar models.

Fender University offers a five-day behind-the-scenes music education experience to guitar and bass enthusiasts worldwide at all skill levels. Students experience a hands-on immersion in the world of Fender products and people, with exclusive access to Fender’s manufacturing headquarters and to the world-renowned Fender Custom Shop, all presented through a series of music workshops, hands-on educational experiences, facility tours, performance opportunities and special guest appearances.

The weeklong music education program was an unqualified success when it was launched in 2007 with a summer session that featured guest artists including Yngwie Malmsteen and Dweezil Zappa.

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