5th Crown Announces Western, Ontario & Eastern Canadian Sales Reps; Partnership with Luthier Mark Atkinson

Michael Raine
August 18, 2021

After recently being appointed as the Canadian distributor for Fret King and Vintage fretted instruments,  5th Crown Music Limited has announced partnerships with MI agents across Canada and the addition of luthier, Mark Atkinson to further its reach and product quality.

5th Crown Music has announced three agents that represent all of Canada for both Fret King and Vintage brands.

Representing the Maritimes and Quebec is MI agent Jimmy Papadimitrios. Papadimitrios comes to 5th Crown with over 10 years of experience within MI retail sales and management including representing other popular instrument brands. Now with focus on Fret King and Vintage instruments, Papadimitrios can be contacted at jimmy.papadimitrios@gmail.com or 514-592-8065.

Representing Ontario, Toronto, and the Golden Horseshoe is MI agent Brian Le Blanc. He brings over 35 years of experience within the music instrument industry. He started as a professional musician before moving into the sales side of instruments. With the addition of Fret King and Vintage, LeBlanc has rounded out his brand list which includes Ibanez Guitars, Laney Amplifiers, Mooer Pedals, and Dean Markley Strings. Brain can be contacted at brianleblanc007@gmail.com or 416-570-5792.

Representing Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut is MI Agent Dave Firby. Firby can be contacted at dave@firbygroup.com or 604-644-8518.

As well, starting July 2021, long-time professional luthier, Mark Atkinson, will assess, adjust, and prepare 5th Crown's guitars, including all fret work upon import. Mark is a well known in the Greater Toronto Area guitar community and joins 5th Crown with many years of experience in the business.

For more information, contact 5th Crown Music: 705-441-2791, enquiries@5thcrownmusic.com, www.5thcrownmusic.com.

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Michael Raine

Michael Raine is the Editor-In-Chief at NWC, publisher of Canadian Musician, Professional Sound, Professional Lighting & Production, and Canadian Music Trade magazines. He is also a co-host of the popular Canadian Musician Podcast. Michael has extensively covered nearly all aspects of the Canadian music business, as well as the pro audio, musical products, and the lighting and production industries.