Oh no! I saw this news from Anderton’s yesterday – apparently Cornford Amps (most famous for being used by mountain goat shred god Guthrie Govan and also my favourite all round musician Richie Kotzen) are having problems with their factory, and have issued a statement saying that the UK factory that has produced them for the past 20 years, will no longer do so!
I wonder what this means for the company – shift production, within the UK/overseas, or will it fade into the ether completely?!
Let’s hope they continue on, till I get the chance to actually play one of these. Haha.
Here’s the statement:
“As of March 2013 we have been informed that the UK based factory that has been making Cornford Amps for the last 10 years will cease production of the line. This factory continues to make other brands: it is just Cornford that has been affected. Currently we’re unable to confirm whether or not Cornford will re-locate its manufacturing elsewhere & as such Andertons will not be re-stocking Cornford once our current stocks run out. In terms of warranties on any amps Andertons has sold, these will be unaffected & we will honour the full extent of all our obligations, plus we’ll continue to service Cornford amps that are out of warranty as normal. We wish Paul Cornford luck in finding alternative production for the amps. Our stock of Cornford amps have been reduced in price by up to 25% as part of this final clearance of stock, but once these are gone, Andertons will not be able to supply any more.”
And here’s Richie and his RK100 signature amps, just cos he’s awesome. Good luck Cornford!