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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GUITAR CENTER TO SELL DELL®
— Guitar Center to sell Dell desktop and notebook systems powered
Dual-Core AMD processors for professional audio applications —
NEW YORK, Oct. 5, 2007 — Guitar Center
(NASDAQ-GTRC), America’s leading professional audio recording
equipment and musical instruments retailer, announced today that it
will be an authorized reseller of Dell® desktop and notebook systems,
powered by dual-core AMD (NYSE: AMD) processors. Guitar Center worked
closely with both companies to create desktop and notebook computers
specifically designed with the power, stability and reliability needed
for use in the professional digital audio recording market sector.
With the addition of Dell computers to the product assortment
at Guitar Center’s 214 stores, as well as guitarcenter.com and
Musician’s Friend, recording professionals in the music, post-production,
and other pro audio sectors will have a one-stop resource for purchasing
everything necessary to create a complete digital recording environment.
Commenting on the Dell announcement, Bryan Bradley, Guitar
Center’s Director, Professional Audio and Recording Merchandise
stated, “After extensive evaluation of several manufacturers’
personal computing products and carefully looking at the evolution and
expansion of the digital recording process, we found that Dell best
suits our customers needs. As the nations leading supplier of products
for the professional audio community, we are pleased to provide our
customers access to AMD technology and Dell products and the outstanding
customer experience they provide.”
“Musicians are increasingly sophisticated in how
they buy and use technology,” said Phil Bryant, vice president
of Dell consumer sales. "Customers shopping at Guitar Center stores
will be able to experience the Dell direct advantages when purchasing
systems to create and share music. We’re happy to be working with
Guitar Center to make it easier for musicians at all levels."
“Musicians have long suffered getting a personal
computer to behave like an audio recording device that doesn’t
intrude upon the creative process,” said Charlie Boswell, director
of Digital Media and Entertainment for AMD. “At AMD, we’ve
learned much by engaging with the industry’s top audio professionals
for years. Working with our partners at Dell, we’re now able tolend
our expertise to help deliver a specific audio-recording appliance that
meets the discerning standards of customers who have made Guitar Center
the supreme musical instrument and pro audio retailer in the world.”
About Guitar Center
Guitar Center is the leading United States retailer of guitars, amplifiers,
percussion instruments, keyboards and pro-audio and recording equipment.
Our retail store subsidiary presently operates more than 210 Guitar
Center stores across the United States. In addition, our Music &
Arts division operates more than 95 stores specializing in band instruments
for sale and rental, serving teachers, band directors, college professors
and students. We are also the largest direct response retailer of musical
instruments in the United States through our wholly owned subsidiary,
Musician's Friend, Inc., and its catalogs and websites, including www.musiciansfriend.com,
and www.music123.com. More information
on Guitar Center can be found by visiting the Company's web site at
The Guitar Center logo is a registered trademark of Guitar
Center, Inc. Other brand or product names may be trademarks of the respective
companies with which they are associated.
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technology and services they trust and value. Uniquely enabled by its
direct business model, Dell is a leading global systems and services
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or to communicate directly with Dell via a variety of online channels,
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Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) is a leading global provider of innovative
processing solutions in the computing, graphics and consumer electronics
markets. AMD is dedicated to driving open innovation, choice and industry
growth by delivering superior customer-centric solutions that empower
consumers and businesses worldwide. For more information, visit www.amd.com.
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