Blackstar and Gordon Smith / Auden (GSA) demerge


This week, Northamptonshire based companies, Blackstar and Gordon Smith / Auden (GSA) have announced their decision to demerge the businesses…  

Blackstar Managing Director, Ian Robinson commented “Since we got together in 2017, it has been a pleasure to work with Doug and the team at GSA.  Having achieved many of our original goals, it now feels like the right time for the companies to go our own ways. This will allow maximum focus in our respective core businesses.”

The two companies remain committed to continuing to work together in the future as two forward looking, vibrant and independent companies.

Doug Sparkes, Managing Director of GSA added “It’s been an positive journey working with the team at Blackstar.  I feel that we now have the right set up in place to continue to develop our electric and acoustic guitar offerings and take our UK-based guitar workshop to the next level.”

After several months of planning and with immediate effect, the businesses will now operate as separate entities.