Gibson To Celebrate Expansion Of Montana Acoustic Facility With Official Groundbreaking Ceremony Next Week

February 27, 2021, a month ago

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Gibson To Celebrate Expansion Of Montana Acoustic Facility With Official Groundbreaking Ceremony Next Week

For 127 years, Gibson has shaped sound across generations and genres of music, becoming one of the most relevant, played, and loved guitar brands around the world. 

The company is opening the doors of Gibson’s Acoustic facility in Bozeman, Montana (1894 Orville Way, 59715). It will have a one-hour groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the announcement of the new expansion, which will effectively double the size of the Gibson Acoustic facility. Gibson is also building a Custom Shop in Bozeman that will celebrate the history and legendary quality of the company's handcrafted acoustic guitars. 

The groundbreaking ceremony will take place on Wednesday, March 3rd at 1:00pm local time.

Gibson has issued the followng statement:
"Gibson is in major investment/expansion mode and prioritizing our acoustic facility and its artisans who create our intricate new acoustic guitar collections. The expansion of the Gibson Acoustic facility will lead to new job opportunities and recruitment of top talent on both the local and national level." 

Watch the new Gibson 2021 video from CEO James “JC” Curleigh below.

Gibson recently announced a new partnership with Dave Mustaine, the legendary guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and Grammy-winning founder and leader of Megadeth who joins Gibson as a Brand Ambassador. The new Dave Mustaine Collection will span acoustic and electric guitars across Gibson, Epiphone, and Kramer.

Dave will join the Gibson Artist Alliance - a forum which includes legendary musicians, innovative movers and shakers, and new talent - to share in thought leadership, research & development, mentorship of the next generation of players, as well as philanthropic endeavors. In addition to the Dave Mustaine Collection, Dave will be featured in original content and special projects across Gibson, Epiphone, and Kramer.

“One of first albums I ever bought was KISS Alive. On the back of that LP was the Gibson logo, followed by ‘KISS uses Gibson Guitars because they want the best’. Period,” says Dave Mustaine. “Years later, I’m still that same fan, but now I’ve been playing, touring, writing, and performing around the world myself, and I can say that I could not agree more with that statement. As I was looking for a change in my guitars, I met with Cesar and got his perspective on the vision and direction Gibson is taking. I saw passion, respect for the instruments, a focus on quality and a company that is led by guitar players. I feel I am finally at home with Gibson and I am proud of what we’re building together. I can’t wait for the world to get their hands on the new Gibson, Epiphone, and Kramer Dave Mustaine Collection guitars. This is a dream come true for me, don’t #@!# wake me up.”

“It’s an honor to welcome icon, pioneer and visionary musician Dave Mustaine to the Gibson family as our brand ambassador”, said Cesar Gueikian of Gibson Brands. “Dave is one of the most influential metal icons and riff lords of all time, having paved the way for multiple generations of players to carry the flag for hard rock and heavy metal, from riff writers to shredders and everyone in between. Working with Dave is especially gratifying because he is a guitar nerd like me, who gets involved in every aspect of the development of the concepts and ideas we have been designing with him at the Gibson Lab. When I was as kid learning how to play guitar, I aspired to play Dave’s riffs and I was one of the fortunate fans who attended their Youthanasia Tour concert at Estadio Obras Sanitarias in 1994, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where the ‘Aguante Megadeth’ chant was born over the song Symphony of Destruction. That was an epic night that I will never forget. I look forward to bringing this partnership to life and unveiling the first stages of the Dave Mustaine Collection to the world.”

See a sampling of prototypes for the new Dave Mustaine Collection below:

Above: the Gibson Dave Mustaine Flying V EXP in Metallic Silver

Above: the Kramer Dave Mustaine Flying V Vanguard in Natural

Above: the Gibson Dave Mustaine Flying V 30th Anniversary ‘Rust in Peace’ Edition

Above: the Gibson Acoustic Dave Mustaine CF-100 Blood Burst

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