Line 6, Hal Leonard Reach Exclusive Deal

Hal Leonard is now the exclusive distributor of all Line 6 products in the U.S. The company previously had been a non-exclusive distributor of Line 6 since 2011. The new deal coincides with the release of Line 6's new Spider Amp V.

Line 6 has designed a slew of technologically advanced products, from the world's first digital modeling amp, to Variax digital modeling guitars, to a myriad of wireless accessories. The company's new Spider V features a large collection of upgraded amp and effects models as well as a modern design and specialized full-range speaker system.

"It's an exciting time to become the exclusive U.S. distributor for Line 6," said Brad Smith, senior sales and marketing manager. "With all its recent releases and its continued commitment to support its legacy products, Hal Leonard is ready to expand our dealer support and sales programs to make this a must-have line for all retail. Simply put, Line 6 and Hal Leonard can expand the guitar-playing market. We are eager to work with retailers who share this vision."

"Hal Leonard continues to be such an important extension of the greater Line 6 sales efforts," said Steve Bartkoski, Line 6 vice president of sales for North America. "Both Line 6 and Hal Leonard are committed to strong partnerships with dealers that result in exemplary retail experiences for our shared customers. We are so excited to be introducing new and innovative products, like Spider V and Relay G10 just in time for the holiday buying season. We are confident that these products with their innovative features and benefits will be very exciting to the end user and also tremendous areas of growth for retailers. Hal Leonard is a perfect distributor partner for us because they not only hit high marks at the logistics of shipping product, but they also excel in providing retailers with the service, programs and knowledge necessary to be successful in selling product."

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