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I'm not sure if this has been discussed in detail on TGP, as I've only found little mention of it here and elsewhere. It appears that due to supply chain issues, availability of parts, the changing the transformers vendor from Magnetic Components to Schumacker, and possibly the Gibson acquisition of Mesa Boogie, they have decided to forgo all new orders/custom shop orders. I'm not sure if this applies to amps only. Some sites like Sweetwater have limited supplies of amps available, but their more recent models like the Badlander are n/a. I have also read from Phillip McKnight (fwiw) that Gibson-Boogie is requiring authorized dealers to potentially triple the size of their orders if they want to retain the title of being an authorized Mesa Boogie dealer, meaning a lot of smaller operations will no longer be officially carrying Mesa Boogie. The Lark Guitars article linked below does a good job of describing the situation. I've also posted a screenshot of a Mesa Boogie employee talking about it over on Talkbass.
While demand for Mesa/Boogie products is at an all time high, for good reason some may have noticed there is a scarcity of product. Ongoing part shortages, tubes, and the transformer manufacturing switch back to Schumacher after Magnetic Components, a company Boogie has worked with for over 30...