Chicago, IL – April 14, 2022 – It was announced today that Lyon & Healy Corporation has been chosen as the exclusive North American distributor for Magneto Guitars of France. The guitar company, founded in 2008, is the brainchild of luthier Christian Hatstatt.

Guitar players in the U.S.A. and Canada will now be able to own a piece of history. Magneto Guitars founder, Christian Hatstatt, had over twenty years of experience in crafting handmade guitars prior to starting the company that created a new line of high caliber instruments that would appeal to the most discerning musicians.

The Magneto Eric Gales Signature Sonnet RawDawg III will be one of the many popular models that will be distributed throughout North America by Lyon & Healy Corporation.

The brand has now become the choice of many recording and touring musicians all over the world. One of those being Eric Gales, Blues Foundation’s 2019 and 2020 Blues Rock Artist and 2022 Nominee for both B.B. King Entertainer and Blues Instrumentalist-Guitar, who found the brand at The NAMM Show in 2012.  He has been playing their guitars ever since, utilizing them on stage and in the studio, including on his latest album Crown. The video for the first single I Want My Crown, features Gales on his Magneto Sonnet RawDawg III alongside the legendary Joe Bonamassa.  Massimo Dolce, Chief Operating Officer of Lyon & Healy Corporation said of their newest brand partner, “Magneto Guitars are very special and we are proud to finally introduce these amazing instruments to the U.S. market.”

In addition to the Eric Gales Signature RD3, Lyon & Healy Corporation will also distribute many of the luthier’s other popular models including the Sonnet double cut-away design, U-Wave single cut-away, and the Velvet double humbucker. “We are already getting requests and inquiries from our existing network of premium dealers nationwide, as well as new dealers that have heard through the grapevine that Magneto is coming to the States.” said Emal Noor, North American Sales Director for Lyon & Healy Corporation.  “The use of high-quality components coupled with the handmade artistry of the Magneto build, which pays homage by preserving the original guitar manufacturing process, can be felt when you play them.  We cannot wait to showcase these beautiful guitars in our collection at The NAMM Show this summer, and want to welcome Magneto Guitars to our growing family of boutique brands at Lyon & Healy Corporation!”

Founded in 1864, Lyon & Healy is one of the oldest and most storied names in the musical products industry.  As part of a business group including Salvi Harps (Italy) and Lyon & Healy Harps (also Chicago), Lyon & Healy Corporation focuses on offering a portfolio of premium musical merchandise including Paoletti Guitars, Delta Harps, SIM1 Sound Imprinting effects pedals, DOPHIX handmade guitar effects, Acus acoustic amplification, Batson Guitars, Marconi Lab guitars, Red Sound FR/FR speaker cabinets, and now Magneto Guitars.

For more information or to become a dealer, please contact: Emal Noor at info@lyonhealycorporation.com or +1.312.226.2005.

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