While we've been making the API 512c Microphone Preamp for a while now, we reached a milestone in production this year when we built serial number 10,000! We have hit a lot of big numbers recently with our 40th anniversary, the delivery of the 100th 1608 console, and the 1,000th A2D. Toronto-based guitarist and composer Brian Legere bought #10,000 and so, in appreciation, he was awarded serial number 10,001 directly from API. Legere has worked in the Toronto area for nearly 30 years, which is almost as long as the 512c has been in production. As an accomplished guitar player, Legere has worked in the studio with famed producer Daniel Lanois (U2, Peter Gabriel, Bob Dylan) and has had guitar work played on the Speed Channel's "Dream Car Garage" and "Chop Cut Rebuild." Congratulations Brian!