True, but the ONE Sweetwater location is HUGE, and about as big as 10 or 20 GC's put together.Pretty big reach, to compare Sweetwater (which has one location) to Guitar Center (which has 294 locations).
There's also already a thread about this.
It's not a buyout either, it's a capital investment for expansion.
Thank you interwebs for injecting your nonsense drama into something as benign as a capital investment.
Sweetwater has 1,500 employees in one location. Sure, it's physically big ..... but logistically, it's pretty simple. Guitar Center has 10,000 employees scattered around over 40 states ..... including Alaska and Hawaii. A much heavier lift, for GC to adapt from a "walk in customer" business model to an "online" business model. They make it work (GC) ...... but not without some bumps (so I've heard).True, but the ONE Sweetwater location is HUGE, and about as big as 10 or 20 GC's put together.
It's more than a simple capital investment when someone else obtains a majority ownership. It may not be a complete buyout, but there's an ownership change. If they needed capital, there are other ways to do it other than an ownership sale.
Nonetheless, here's hoping the continuity of leadership will preserve what we've come to expect from Sweetwater.