Marshall described securing the exclusive distribution rights for the two brands as ‘a major coup’.
Marshall Distribution sales manager Michael Clapham said: “The addition of Lag and D’Angelico to our portfolio significantly widens the product range we are able to offer our recently restructured dealer network. Both brands fit right in with our integrity and core values. After spending time with the good people at Lag and D’Angelico I can say without doubt that both companies share Marshall’s energy and passion for producing world class products – products that embody a spirit of innovation.”
D’Angelico, renowned for their archtop guitars, will have a UK distributor for the first time. Marshall Distribution will bring the D’Angelico Standard and USA Series to the UK as part of the exclusive agreement.
Lag had previously been distributed in the UK by Barnes & Mullins. Brian Cleary, Barnes & Mullins joint managing director said: “Although we are sad to lose the Lag line, we do understand Lag’s increasing concern at the growth of Faith Guitars. Lag is a good line, and we wish Marshall the very best, and remain good friends with Algam, Lag Guitars’ parent company.”
Lag will mark the launch in September by bringing a new series of high concept, French made electric guitars called ‘Roxane Racing’ to LAGS featuring Electric Live.
The new instruments feature solid American Poplar bodies, mahogany necks, engraved aluminium headstock & back plates, high precision stopbars, Bigsby tremolo systems, Seymour Duncan pickups, Graphtec Tusq nuts and vintage and racing car inspired aesthetics.