MELVILLE, N.Y. (April 5, 2021) — Spector Musical Instruments, a Korg USA Inc. company, announces the hiring of William DeYoung. DeYoung, an established luthier, production manager, and multi-instrumentalist, will leverage his expertise in various areas of instrument production to further Spector’s goal of delivering heirloom-quality instruments to distributors and retailers nationwide.
William joins the Spector team after six years at Fodera Guitars in Brooklyn, where he served as luthier and production manager. In addition to being involved in all areas of production, DeYoung took on the managerial duties of overseeing the production staff, developing instruments, and business planning. He can be also seen on multiple demo videos showcasing his chops on Fodera’s latest builds.
Prior to Fodera, William worked as a repair technician for several years in Ohio and his native state of Michigan. DeYoung holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan.
A skilled craftsperson and accomplished music industry professional, William DeYoung will be an asset to the general production team at Spector Musical Instruments, a legacy brand with an exciting future of growth and expansion.
Learn more about Spector Musical Instruments and other Korg USA brands at www.korgusa.com.
About Korg USA
Established in 1963, Korg USA Inc. is a sales and marketing leader in the musical instrument industry as the exclusive U.S. distributor for the world’s finest brands, including Korg, VOX, Blackstar, Spector, Darkglass, Tanglewood, Cole Clark, Sakae, Waldorf, Sequenz, Nu:Tekt, and Aguilar Amplification. The company is committed to inspiring all musicians and bringing the most innovative products and technologies to the U.S. market via electronic instruments, DJ and production tools, keyboards, synthesizers, amplifiers, guitars, tuners, strings, and more. Learn more at www.korgusa.com.