New video of Gibson destroying guitars, this time it’s ES models

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After a video was posted two days ago of Gibson destroying hundreds of Firebird X models, another (subsequently removed video) has emerged of what looks like Gibson destroying what looks like ES guitar models. Gibson ES Guitars Destroyed YouTube channel BJs World today uploaded another video its proprietor says shows Gibson destroying guitars, Its title: ‘Putting […]

Gibson Firebird guitars mass destruction video uploaded online

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Yesterday a video surfaced on YouTube and in the video you can clearly see hundreds of Gibson Firebird X guitars being systematically destroyed by a digger with caterpillar tracks. The video appeared on BJ’s World YouTube page. Destruction of hundreds of Gibson Firebird guitars! This destruction of hundreds of Gibson Firebird X guitars goes to show […]

Gibson to move its headquarters to Downtown Nashville

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Cummins Station in downtown Nashville will be the future site of Gibson’s headquarters, the company has just announced. Gibson says it expects to have 100+ employees there by the end of the year. Gibson Headquarters Downtown Nashville So Gibson has decided to move its HQ from its current premises on the outskirts of Nashville where […]

Gibson CEO announces – Gibson Authorized Partnership Program

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Gibson CEO James ‘JC’ Curleigh has been interviewed by Jesse Knutson on Nashville’s News Channel 5 website and during the talk he announced a new program to work with boutique guitar builders. Gibson Authorised Partnership Program The interview uploaded to the site starts off by talking about that infamous Play Authentic video with Mark Agnesi. […]

Dean Guitars alleges Gibson threatened dealers over copyrights

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In a new twist to the ongoing Gibson lawsuit story, Armadillo has responded to the recent Gibson lawsuit by seeking the cancellation of Flying V, Explorer and ES-335 shape trademarks. According to Guitar.com, the parent company of Dean Guitars and Luna also accuses Gibson of threatening dealers selling Dean and Luna guitars with legal action. These […]

Gibson G-45 Studio & Standard: Quality acoustics from the USA?

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After all the negative news of the past few weeks in connection with Gibson, I am very happy to finally be able to report about some new instruments. With the release of the new G-45 Studio & Standard, Gibson has released two new solid-state acoustic guitars. Made in the USA at a surprisingly low price. Gibson G-45 Studio & Standard […]

Gibson officially responds – From Confrontation To Collaboration

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Gibson has finally responded to the debacle over them taking to court of Dean Guitar over trademark infringements.  Gibson Official Statement Below is the official Gibson response in full (just ion case they remove it) and it covers the situation between them and Dean Guitars, plus gives insights into why Gibson has reacted in such […]

Did Gibson steal the Les Paul design?

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Did Gibson steal the Les Paul design? Well, it certainly looks as though they were influenced by O W Appleton and his original guitar design from 1943, 9 whole years before the Les Paul came to market in 1952. Did Gibson steal the Les Paul design? Well, allegedly the little-known luthier named O.W. Appleton claimed that in […]

Gibson loses Flying V trademark case in EU court

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Gibson has just lost their Flying V trademark case in EU court. The court has stated that the Flying V body shape has “no demonstration of distinctive character”.  Flying V trademark case blow Dean Guitars’ legal team will surely be watching this outcome and using it in their defence against Gibson, over the alleged copyright infringement […]

Gibson Custom Shop is back – with a vengeance!

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Although Gibson’s financial woes are a recent and still-painful memory, we might be seeing a renaissance of the once-great Gibson Custom Shop. The company’s premium brand has updated its website and there have been some component changes, too… Gibson Custom Shop 2019 Just in case you’ve been living on the moon, the American guitar company […]