SEPT. 9 I KORG I PARTNERSHIP
Korg, Marshall Part Ways
Korg USA has announced it’s parting ways with Marshall Amplification. The two companies have reached an agreement where Korg, which has represented two of the industry’s major amplifier brands for several decades, will no longer distribute Marshall products as of Oct 1. Marshall will open its own branded distribution network, Marshall USA, to serve the U.S. market.
“Korg USA has had a reputation as a brand builder,” said Joe Castronovo, Korg USA president. “We’re extremely proud of the job we’ve done for Marshall over many years and wish them luck in the future.”
Korg will continue to distribute, market, service and support its parent company’s brands, Korg and Vox, as well as the recently added Lâg guitar brand.
“The Marshall brand has been well-served by the efforts of Korg USA, and we would like to thank them for many years of loyal service, support and friendship,” said Jon Ellery, Marshall’s co-managing director. “The time is now right for us to distribute and market our products in the U.S., taking the Marshall brand to the next level.”