D'Angelico Guitars has announced its acquisition of Supro USA and Pigtronix.
Both Supro and Pigtronix were previously owned by Long Island, NY-based Absara Audio. Supro had previously collaborated with D'Angelico as a guitar/amp pairing in marketing efforts, while Supro's recently-released Blues King 10 (opens in new tab) amp features a Pigtronix Fat Drive mode.
Their geographic proximity to the New York City-based D'Angelico also played a key role in the acquisition, according to the storied guitar manufacturer.
“All three companies having a home base in New York just amplifies the harmony these brands already share,” said D’Angelico COO Jimmy Lovinggood.
The three companies are already working on company restructuring, and a revised product plan for 2021.
“The acquisition of Supro and Pigtronix by D’Angelico creates a trifecta,” said Dave Koltai, former co-owner and new CTO of Supro and Pigtronix. “It’s a perfect fit, and I am thrilled to be able to continue making new gear for musicians around the world.”
For more info on the acquisition, go to dangelicoguitars.com (opens in new tab).
Jackson is an Associate Editor at GuitarWorld.com and GuitarPlayer.com. He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.
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