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Greg Koch Fender Guitar History

The Greg Koch Fender guitar began to take shapeall the way back when Greg Koch was in the thirdgrade. Greg cut out cardboard Fender Stratocasterguitars, then Koch used his sisters sewing machinepedal as a wah-wah. By watching, listening and copyingwhat he heard on records he was able to advance quickly.

Early on while playing his Greg Koch Fender guitar,Greg melded the blues, rock and country styles.Koch's Fender guitar playing style began to mutate.This continued by his playing in polka groups andblues-rock ensembles of his own creation. He evenaccompanied Elvis impersonators.

Greg Koch studied jazz guitar for four years at theUniversity of Wisconsin. His musical maturity playingwith a Fender led to national attention as a fieryinstrumentalist. Greg was "Guitarist of the Year"(92, 94-99). His playing style has been featured onnumerous TV and radio commercials including Sprite,Sassoon, Bank One and Oldsmobile.

Greg Koch utilizing his own tunes as a backdropis one of a handful of guitarists that promote Fender,Guild, SUNN and De Armond instruments and tools.He created a unique clinic, in which he shares a widearray of tones, tricks and anecdotes with those present.Greg was present at the Summer NAMM 2000, todebut the Fender American Series Stratocaster.This summer music festival attracted large crowdsand was a great success.


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