I called a Gretsch dealer who I have done business with before and is quite reputable. He claims that Gretsch is wanting dealers to take on a package deal with the new Rancher. Says they have to stock 1 each of the new line, Banjos, Ukes, Ranchers and I don't know what else. This could hamper sales in my humble opinion. Seems he remarked about having to order around 20 instruments??
I was wrong once in my life but I was right and just thought I was wrong.