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Old 09-11-2021, 03:46 PM
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This morning McCabe's posted a nice photo of our stuff on their Instagram page. I gotta pinch myself. How wonderful can it get?

Feel free to bop in for a visit.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CTsSZqbPwkD/

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Old 09-14-2021, 07:45 PM
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This has been so much fun.

McCabe's. I'm still pinching myself.

Thanks to all of your for your support through the years. Can't believe we're already in our sixth year and into the second half of our existence. All from a dude who started making picks only for himself to play.

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More dealers coming on board soon. We're growing.

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Great news Scott, will look forward to see who is next to come on board!
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Old 09-21-2021, 11:27 AM
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Great news Scott, will look forward to see who is next to come on board!
Lake, thanks. It's been a slow build. We never pursued outside dealers due to our long lead times and glacially-slow production. Casein is SO HARD to work on, but so fabulous when you get it right. We've spent probably close to 10,000 hours getting it right, and easily five figures in financial investment. I'm a maniac. It's only through sheer stubbornness and cussedness that I got it right. The next phase is to mechanize those processes, which has begun, and, ultimately, to automate. This is a long-term goal of three to five years.

The most satisfying thing to me is that we're known throughout the industry now, at least in the high-end pick world, and that only comes with time and longevity. I read recently that more than 50% of new businesses fail in the first five years, so we're over that hump. Now it's time to rock-n-roll. We've certainly paid our dues.

Thanks for your undying support. I think I saw you bought those plane tickets. Are you flying out to Chicago to go guitar shopping soon?

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Thanks to everyone at AGF for your continued support and interest (we're now in our sixth year). McCabe's is doing very well with our line.

I should mention also that our retailer in Australia emailed us earlier in the week and is preparing a reorder. They really like our line, and tell us it has been very well received by their customers.

We're building our dealer base slowly. The worst thing a small business can do in this country is try to grow too fast. A lot more companies in America go out of business from growing too fast rather than growing at a steady, controlled pace. Tortoise vs hare. I'm pleased to say we've never borrowed a nickel in building CLP. We have zero debt and pay cash for everything. If we want a piece of equipment for our shop but don't have the money, we don't buy it. Period. And we don't finance things either. So we're positioned very well for the next five years.

A safe and healthy weekend to everyone.

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McCabes never really dabbled in high-end picks before, so we started them off with our entry-level casein and Vespel models. However, they've really begun to sell through their initial order, so they'll probably be adding some of our best-selling artisan blue and flame casein models on their next order.

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Thanks for looking. A month in, things appear to be going well with our line at McCabes. Looks like we're well-positioned for their holiday sales.

Our dealer in Melbourne, Australia, is really kicking trail. We're thrilled to be associated with Acoustic Centre, the #1 boutique guitar dealership in the country.

https://www.acousticcentre.com.au/



For those of you who live Down Under, Acoustic Centre is placing an order to stock up for the holidays. They will have a very good selection of our products going into Nov-Dec-January. Also, they do a strong job with internet sales, and most of our products they've sold have been with their showroom completely closed (Melbourne has been on full COVID lockdown for weeks now).

They will even be carrying our flagship Iridescence teardrop, inlaid with our logo in genuine mother-of-pearl. If you're an Aussie, this is the place to shop.



Thanks to our supporting dealers. You'll see a lot more dealers popping up around the country over the next few months.

Be Well,
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Hope you all have a great week.

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