Gibson Guitar acquires jukebox manufacturer Deutsche Wurlitzer
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.