I just read that Guitar Center has been sold to a private investment firm for $2.1 billion. The company says the deal will "affect" all 210 Guitar Center retail stores, the Musician's Friend Web site, the Guitar Center Web site and GC's education programs. However, what that "affect" will be is unknown. The company says it will be "minimal." Hopefully things will change for the better, not worse (if that's even possible with GC).