Oral History Information
Scott Emmerman began taking guitar lessons in his hometown of Chicago when he was five years old. As a musician he toured and recorded with different bands and landed some great gigs, including, ironically enough, as a Boss demo artist at the 1979 NAMM show! He later was hired by Roland as a sales rep and took a territory in the south-east. These experiences served Scott well as it was a great training ground for learning which products inspired dealers and how to work best with both music retailers and consumers. He applied this knowledge to great success through his tenure as a VP at EMU-Ensoniq, Director of Purchasing for Sweetwater Sound and again when he joined Hohner. Among his many projects for Hohner was working with Steven Tyler, Bob Dylan, and John Lennon's estate to create a line of celebrity-endorsed signature harmonicas.