I think it'd be dumb to kill Gretsch. It's a big name and everything they sell will also be benefitting DW anyway. DW just owns these names now, I doubt there will be a change in how each does its business, at least in the short term. Hopefully they won't repeat what CBS did when they bought Fender, but stranger things have happened in businesses, right?Wow. DW owns Gretsch now. Interesting to see if anything changes with Gretsch.
DW could kill it if they wanted.
If he was an idiot, he could. Somehow John Good has never struck me as being one though. If Gretsch were a dud, then it would be feasible. But why kill something that still sells like hotcakes?DW could kill it if they wanted.
Sadly it's been my experience that the first thing the acquiring company tells you is that "nothing will change", but of course everything does change. It'll be interesting to check back in a year.I don't think anything will change. As others have said, you may not like DW drums - but John Good isn't an idiot; passionate, an extremely successful businessman in this area, a drummer. Better this than a guitar company at the helm….I think. Unless he gets greedy with wanting his name on everything. Anything "Gretsch by DW" would be be nasty.