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Barry J. Sallinger

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Soldiers can sing blues away, 13 May 2004 [cached]
Bozarth contacted CA Guitars Chief Executive Officer Barry Sallinger, who was more than happy to contribute.
"Knowing that the guitars will be used for worship and R&R time makes our small efforts that much more meaningful," Sallinger said.
The Times of Acadiana - Acadiana's Weekly Newspaper, 1 Sept 2002 [cached]
That all sounds pretty complicated, but it's the kind of thinking you might expect from Seal, who left a lucrative position with Martin-Marietta (now Lockheed Martin) to start CA with his brother-in-law, Lafayette attorney Barry Sallinger.
"Ellis had been tinkering," says Sallinger.
Seal and Sallinger formed CA Guitars and approached Peavey, one of the nation's largest instrument and instrument amplification manufacturers, about making a deal to build the guitars.
Part of the deal would have included moving the manufacturing of CA guitars overseas, however, which both Seal and Sallinger agreed was something their consciences couldn't bear.
"What we've seen," says Sallinger, "is that there's a considerable interest from all walks of life in the music world in terms of technology.When it comes to the technology, everyone has his or her own choice of application.Cases and closure systems, lighting trusses, support for necks, tailpieces, snares, djembe.But the hardest thing to do is make a guitar.A carbon guitar doesn't want to have a soul.You have to put that in.Once that's done, it makes people step back and really start thinking about the potential for further applications."
Instead of making a product that would appeal merely to amateur guitarists, Sallinger and his team have headed straight to hardest sell in the business: bluegrass flatpickers.
Of all the groups of people who play acoustic guitars (songwriters, fingerpickers, Christian rockers, etc.), flatpickers are the most notoriously demanding.They're also the most snobby and traditionalist as far as instrument choice goes.In the world of bluegrass, guitars of Indian rosewood built in the 1930s are the most sought after, and the whole industry of high-end guitar building caters to this by building instruments that are meant to look and sound like those built before World War II.The famous "Pre-War" Martins routinely sell for upwards of $50,000, and small builders and large manufacturers alike offer new guitars that mimic specific pre-war models.
According to Sallinger and Seal, guitar and resophonic parts might only be the tip of the iceberg for CA. Plans are in place to expand the operation drastically within the next five years.
"I really think," says Sallinger, "that with some help, we could have Lafayette serve as a base for composite materials manufacturing in the music business."Sallinger envisions that, within five years, CA could employ several hundred people building 2,000 guitars a year, as well as whatever other applications might be in the works by then.
The Advocate reports the lawsuit now ... [cached]
The Advocate reports the lawsuit now questions the legitimacy of DWI guilty pleas that Lafayette attorney Barry Sallinger contends are tainted because they were arranged by a man who is not an attorney and who instead doled out cash to secure plea deals for his clients.
Sallinger is representing Ryan Dean Stelly, who claims in the lawsuit to have paid Lafayette private investigator Robert Williamson $5,000 in 2010 in exchange for arranging a plea deal for a first-offense DWI.
DDA & DLU Board Members - Lafayette Economic Development Authority, 22 Aug 2006 [cached]
Barry Sallinger
The Times of Acadiana - Acadiana's Weekly Newspaper, 2 April 2003 [cached]
Lafayette defense attorney Barry Sallinger, who specializes in OWI defenses, says plea bargains are a natural part of the system."If a plea bargain is brokered that is because both sides agree that there is a risk not worth taking," says Sallinger.
Sallinger describes city prosecutors as "very diligent in trying to get a prosecution when a prosecution is warranted" and that other Acadiana jurisdictions are more flexible than Lafayette's city court.
"If an attorney does not ask for it, you're probably committing malpractice," says Sallinger.
Younger Drivers See Few Consequences
Sallinger says the system needs such built-in flexibility because society as a whole has failed the offenders.
The system "is fair because until we deal with the underlying issue, people will make the mistakes," Sallinger says.
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