Korg recruits Fordera’s William DeYoung to Spector Musical Instruments

Spector Musical Instruments, part of Korg USA, has recruited William DeYoung as a luthier, production manager, and multi-instrumentalist.

The company aims to use DeYoung’s expertise in various areas of instrument production to help it deliver its “heirloom-quality” instruments. 

DeYoung joins from Fodera Guitars in Brooklyn, New York, where he worked for six years as a luthier and production manager.  At Fodera, DeYoung was also involved in developing instruments, business planning and overseeing production staff. 

Previously, DeYoung worked as a repair technician in Ohio, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Adrian College in Michigan.

Spector Musical Instruments first started out as Spector Guitars in Brooklyn, NY in 1976 when it was founded by Stuart Spector and Alan Charney. 

After steadily growing in popularity, the company really entered the mainstream in 1983 when Sting used the company’s Spector NS-2 bass on The Police’s Synchronicity tour.

After being sold to Kramer Guitars in 1985, the Spector brand went on hiatus until Stuart Spector started a new company and eventually bought back the Spector trademark in 1998.

In 2019, Korg purchased Spector Bass, now under the name Spector Musical Instruments.