Yesterday, Gibson Brands announced their acquisition of MESA/Boogie, a premier boutique amplifier brand based in Petaluma, California.
“This is a perfect partnership based on our collective professional experiences and passion for sound.” Gibson CEO James Curleigh said in a statement.
Known for high-powered amplifiers, MESA/Boogie has catered to tone chasers for over 50 years. Their original Mark series, which carries on to this day, helped to kick off the boutique amp craze. The Rectifier series defined the high-gain sound of metal and hard rock starting in the early ’90s and continues on through today.