September 22nd, 2018
The DEAN Guitars artist roster has seen substantial growth over the last quarter of 2018, having signed artists: Vic Fuentes (Pierce the Veil) Matt Fisher, Derrick Shipp and Josh Hamler of Shaman's Harvest, Art Alexakis (EverClear), Ryan Keifer and Chuck Wepfer of Blacktop Mojo, Michael Orlando, Matt Hoffman and Benji Bryan of Dead Girls Academy, Joey Walser (Devour the Day), Corey Lowery (Seether) and Christian Martucci (Stone Sour).
“We're thrilled to announce and welcome these talented musicians to the DEAN Artist Family," said Evan Rubinson, President and CEO of DEAN Guitars. “At DEAN, we pride ourselves on building instruments that are sought after by some of the most respected players in the music industry - and we will continue to grow our artist roster with musicians who honor the Dean logo."
“Any time a business expands as rapidly as ours has, there are decisions that must be made to ensure such growth aligns with the organization's long-term strategic vision. That said, at this time we felt it best to end our partnership with Rusty Cooley," Rubinson said. “We are proud of the success we have achieved together and wish Rusty all the best in his future endeavors."
Added Rubinson, “Over the next 6 to 12 months DEAN Guitars will begin a transformation across all channels. My intent is that all company initiatives continue to honor the legacy that this iconic, American brand stands for and all the amazing artists who built it – but to add talent that will elevate DEAN Guitars now and for many years to come."