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GIBSON


GIBSON

“The home of Gibson electric guitars today is “Gibson USA,” built in 1974 in Nashville specifically for the production of Gibson’s Les Paul guitars. Although the entire guitar industry went through a slump in the late ’70s, the spirit of innovation remained strong at Gibson. In response to a growing demand for vintage stylings, Gibson tapped its rich history and reissued the dot-neck version of the ES-335 in 1981 and the flametop sunburst Les Paul in 1982. At the same time, two legendary guitarists joined Gibson- B.B. King in 1980 with the Lucille model and Chet Atkins in 1982 with his new concept of a solidbody acoustic guitar.”

“Gibson world headquarters moved to Nashville in 1984 with the closing of the Kalamazoo plant. The financially troubled company was rescued in January 1986 by Henry Juszkiewicz and David Berryman, and the new owners quickly restored Gibson’s reputation for quality as well as its profitability.”

GR GUITARS


GR GUITARS

“Gregg Rogers Handcrafted Musical Instruments”

“Guitar repair & setup for Western Washington musicians”

“Our handcrafted, benchmade guitars are built in Washington State, featuring locally grown, logged, milled and kiln dried alder tone wood. The lumber boards are cut to length, joined and planed in our shop. The electric guitar bodies are cutout, routed and sanded without the use of computers or CNC machines. We try to source as many of the components as possible from USA companies.”

 

 

 

 

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