Jeff Cary


Oral History Information

Interview Date
Job Title
Senior Vice President of Specialty Brands
Company Name
Fender Musical Instruments Corp.

Jeff Cary grew up in Rochester, New York playing guitar and started his career in the music industry by working at House of Guitars. He also developed a passion for audio gear and the recording industry. Jeff worked for the pro audio company, ART, as well as in a recording studio (for over 12 years) before being hired by Fender in 1998. Among the areas he has worked within Fender, Jeff headed the Audio Division where he led the team that produced the Fender Passport PA system. Jeff later led the Specially Brands Division that included non-Fender brands owned by the company such as Jackson and Charvel.