For several years now people on guitar fora have used Henry Juszkiewicz as their favorite knock down clown. Though they themselves have never gone all out to save a near dead iconic business, they have felt it their sacred duty to savage him and his brand with usually unfounded tales of poor quality control and complaints of overpricing. Any innovations that were not born in the 1950s or earlier were routinely and without due diligence shunned by the "traditionalists." Diversification into "lifestyle" brands was mocked as though no other corporation had ever done it before. At the end of the day, the jeerleaders won. Whatever one thinks of Henry's business model, he kept the brand alive and thriving, put out some great guitars and basses and had some fun. Now we will see the return of group think, much like the Norlin era. I predict that the new organization will be less successful than Norlin. "Group think" is usually not a good thing. A new CEO has apparently been appointed but has yet to be named; new board member Nat Zillkha, head of alternative credit at KKR and musician, is keen to reestablish Gibson’s position as a musical instrument manufacturer. “For us, establishing the credibility that we intend to deliver is important,. “We are musicians. We care deeply about the brand and we are going to protect it.” Talk is cheap. But now all of you have your wish and let's see who is right about the direction the company will take. Hard to say since they won't even name the new ceo.