I spoke today with my good friend Phil, who manages the guitar department for the biggest indie music store on the east coast. He told me that Gibson is NOT attending winter NAMM this year. They didn't attend summer NAMM either, and it was right in their backyard in Nashville. Also, Phil is buying up every single custom shop and one-off guitar he can from Gibson right now, and that their inventory is down to almost zero. Something big is going on. Phil thinks Peavey is poised to buy King Henry out, and he thinks it might be a disaster, as Peavey stuff doesn't sell very well in his store, putting a negative connotation peoople's minds, i.e., what happened when CBS bought out Fender in '65. I guess we'll see what happens.