Thursday, March 8, 2012

Scottsdale's Fender Musical Instruments Corporation files $200M IPO

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, makers of Fender guitars, is taking its business public with a $200 million initial public offering. Fender Musical Instruments Corp. has filed the IPO and will be listed as FNDR on the Nasdaq stock market.

Fender executives and employees were recently joined by Scottsdale Mayor Jim Lane and Members of the Chamber for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the company’s new corporate headquarters in Scottsdale. The new facility is located at 17600 N. Perimeter Drive, and replaces its previous corporate location on 8860 East Chaparral Road. Fender has been with the Scottsdale Chamber for more than 20 years.

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) is the world’s leading guitar manufacturer, and its name has become synonymous with all things rock ‘n’ roll. Iconic Fender® instruments such as the Telecaster®, Stratocaster®, Precision Bass® and Jazz Bass® guitars are known worldwide as the instruments that started the rock revolution, and they continue to be highly prized by today’s musicians and collectors. FMIC brands include Fender®, Squier®, Guild®, Tacoma®, Gretsch®, Jackson®, Charvel®, EVH®, SWR® and Groove Tubes®, among others. For more information, visit

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