END of the CORNFORD Line - BREAKING NEWS!

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Official Statement form Andertons re: Cornford

Post by Paulski73 » Wed Mar 27, 2013 1:45 pm

Just saw this on the Andertons website:

http://www.andertons.co.uk/blog/guitars ... nford-amps

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END of the CORNFORD Line - BREAKING NEWS!

Post by 59Bassman » Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:33 pm

Statement posted today on Andertons web... Cornford no more...

http://www.andertons.co.uk/blog/guitars ... nford-amps
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Re: END of the CORNFORD Line - BREAKING NEWS!

Post by lienffur » Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:44 pm

If there was an award for 'least surprising announcement ever'... :neutral:

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Re: END of the CORNFORD Line - BREAKING NEWS!

Post by Gadget » Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:27 pm

Copied here...

"In response to a number of enquiries from customers Lee Anderton has made the following statement that outlines all the information we have about Cornford Amplification:

“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.”
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Re: END of the CORNFORD Line - BREAKING NEWS!

Post by richard » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:29 pm

So is this the end ? Looks like it. Shame, great shame. As good as the PTP amps were I think the RH series could have been world heavyweight contenders in sales terms. Unbeatable at the price.

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Re: END of the CORNFORD Line - BREAKING NEWS!

Post by lienffur » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:51 am

Basically, it's pretty much what Wally had already told us several weeks ago, backed up by several forum members' assertions that StraightEdge have simply been using up the last of their component stock.

I'm pretty glad I bagged a RH30H and 2x12 cab last week! :biggrin:

It's actually desperately sad, considering events outside of anyone's control - accidents & ill-health etc - have been a major factor in holding Cornford back.
Wherever Paul C is, I hope he's well. Whatever happened & why, the legacy is surely some of the best boutique amps ever produced in the UK...

The question now (going back to Wally's posts) will be whether Cornford re-surfaces as a viable company building amps?
The first stage in that process would appear to be to get a manufacturing base/partner set up.

I wonder if we'll ever hear from Paul or Wally as to the ongoing intention, and if Martin Kidd going his separate way ('Victory' is a whole other speculation at this point) is any indicator? :question:

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Re: END of the CORNFORD Line - BREAKING NEWS!

Post by Tellboy » Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:21 pm

According to this:- http://www.trademarkia.com/ctm/cornford ... _en-US.htm Straight Edge (Ian Raydon Wilson) registered the trademark of Cornford Amplification in February 2009 (just before the fire in their factory). If that is the case, and the trademark belongs to them, and they are no longer going to manufacture Cornford amps, where does that leave Paul C with regard to resurrecting the amps under the Cornford brand? Is this possibly why Cornford (Paul C) has not been able to make any comments/statements?

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Re: END of the CORNFORD Line - BREAKING NEWS!

Post by 59Bassman » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:57 pm

...makes you wonder whether the fire was an accident then....
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PRS Soapbar ll, Les Paul Studio, Yamaha SG2000s, Gibson 335, 1973 Strat
into a Cornford Roadhouse 30 Combo (+ ext 1x12 V30)
BOSS ME5 - With Custom 'Boutique' Upgrade Set - see below:


http://boss-pedals.jimdo.com

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Re: END of the CORNFORD Line - BREAKING NEWS!

Post by RichM » Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:43 am

Both the MKII and the Carrera have restock dates for Tuesday so not sure we are quite at the end of the line. I still expect them to phase out model by model as supply and demand both dwindle ... Interesting that Andertons felt need to be a little more open with the customer but I don't think anything has changed from where we were beforehand.

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Re: END of the CORNFORD Line - BREAKING NEWS!

Post by Munkipuss » Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:34 am

I agree.

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