Gibson Guitar acquires jukebox manufacturer Deutsche Wurlitzer

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Gibson Guitar has acquired a jukebox and vending machine maker.Financial terms weren't disclosed but the deal concludes several years of litigation regarding the use of the Wurlitzer name.
Deutsche (DOY'-chuh) Wurlitzer was a subsidiary of the Nelson Group -- a privately held business based in Australia and New Zealand.
The company was founded in 1856. It started making pianos in 1880. It later dominated the jukebox-making market.
Gibson intends to keep Deutsche Wurlitzer at its current locations and create a broader international distribution.
Gibson was founded in 1894 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It has been headquartered in Nashville since 1975.

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