Dave Gupton has had a long career with a number of companies and a rather impressive list of innovators who helped pioneer our industry. Dave worked in retail with Karl Bruhn before joining Fender--before the CBS Musical Instruments buyout in the mid 1960s. As a result he was able to work with Leo Fender. Dave also worked with other industry innovators who became close friends, such as Harold Rhodes, Don Leslie and Arnold Brilhart. Dave also worked with Danny Henkin and the Rico Reeds Company before retiring in 1990.