Gibson Retains Wurlitzer Juke Box Business and Name in Germany
On January 25th, 2013, Gibson Guitar Corp. sold Deutsche Wurlitzer GmbH. Deutsche Wurlitzer GmbH produced a proprietary line of vending machines and also served as an OEM for Gibson of its Wurlitzer Jukeboxes. Gibson does not consider the vending machine business as relevant to its core business. Gibson retains all right to the family of Wurlitzer brand names as well as the Wurlitzer Jukebox business and all associated intellectual property. Plans are currently underway to re-launch the jukebox business globally, which is consistent with Gibson’s continued advances in the consumer electronics field.
Wurlitzer jukeboxes range from the striking design of the innovative Lyra, which accesses streaming internet music as well as media from attached USB storage devices, to the Classic 2000 line that replicates the classic Wurlitzer jukebox of the 1950s. The One More Time line blends classic jukebox looks and style for CD, vinyl, or iPod with modern technology.
For more information on Wurlitzer jukeboxes, please visit http://wurlitzer.de/en/musikautomaten
The Gibson family of premium brands encompasses pro audio, sound reinforcement, consumer electronics, DJ gear, and of course, America’s most iconic guitars. Known for both quality and innovation, Gibson’s classic guitars such as the Les Paul, ES-335, Firebird, and Flying V have powered countless rock, blues, country, and jazz recordings—and are endorsed by an artist roster that’s a veritable who’s who of the music world. Gibson has also pioneered technologies such as automated tuning, wireless control for musicians, the Magic specification for digital audio/data transmission, and more. Headquartered in Nashville, TN, Gibson will celebrate its 120th anniversary in 2014. For more information, please visit www.gibson.com.