I received an email that Riff City was closing. They did a really nice job at marketing and trying to differentiate but he said it still wasn't enough to maintain profitable margins. I only bought one guitar (Gretsch ProJet) from them but they were easy to work with and I enjoyed their marketing emails. Makes me kid of sad to see them go. But this is the world we live in and have created. Myself included. I usually buy low price as long as someone has decent reviews and ratings. I have rarely found an independent (never one locally) dealer that was worth a hoot and certainly not one I felt obliged to pay extra for doing business with them. So as the big keep getting bigger the small disappear. My wife's brother is closing his last Hallmark (Franchisee) Card Store in 2 weeks. Rent keeps going up, Hallmark sells to EVERYONE (Grocery stores,Walmart, DollarTree, Drug Chains, stc.) including direct. They have been screwing over their franchisees for years. The economy that everyone keeps proclaiming is so robust has never truly recovered since 2009. Sooo many of the good jobs went away to be replaced by crap jobs with no benefits and people need 2 and 3 jobs struggling to keep their heads above water. It scares me. I am stepping down from this soapbox. All I wanted to say is take care Riff City. I will miss you.