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Thread #158850 Message #3760686
Posted By: Mr Red
24-Dec-15 - 01:50 PM
Thread Name: Why Musicians Put Their Name on Instrument?
Subject: RE: Why Musicians Put Their Name on Instrument?
It pays to advertise. Branding. Product placement. Remember the photos get everywhere! In a crowded genre, how do you stand out? Particularly with wannabe imitators.
I remember seeing so country & western scene in a movie (can't remember which) and the C&W singer's character/band differed from the name set in marquetry in the fretboard. I thought it naff, artistically then, but how many starving wannabe musicians are there out there?
"Waylon" - no prizes for guessing.