For those unfamiliar with the history of Steve Grindrod, apart from having been a pro musician and building his first guitar amp at the age of 13, he has been designing and engineering amplifier and speaker products for two of England’s most famous guitar amp companies. From 1973 to 2000, Grindrod served as Chief Engineer and Director of Research and Development for Marshall Amplification. Under his direction, Marshall produced their most successful product lines to date. In 2000, Grindrod was invited by VOX to become Managing Director and Chief Designer, a position he held until 2008. The products of Grinrod’s work have been heard on countless recordings and are featured on more concert and club stages than could be counted.
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President of Onori Entertainment, Richie Onori shares a similar track record within the music industry. With his decades of experience in the music product field and his international recognition as a member of the multi-platinum group The Sweet, Onori will now be the sole distributor of Albion Musical Instruments within the United States. He has also performed with Keith Emerson, Rick Derringer and Brothers Johnson. In 2005, he established Onori Guitar Straps, filling a gap missing in this niche market: high quality, superb designs, excellent delivery times, top-rated customer service and a diverse product line at prices customers can afford. He is looking forward to introducing this new line to his extensive network of dealers across the country.