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Company Overview of Gibson Guitar Corp.
Gibson Guitar Corp. manufactures, repairs, and restores musical instruments. The company offers electric guitars, mandolins, banjos, acoustic instruments, pianos, jukeboxes, and gear and accessories. It also operates an online store that offers gear, including cases, guitar picks, guitar straps, and strings; hardware, including bridges, covers, knobs, mountings, nuts, pick guards, strap buttons, tailpieces, tuning; historic products; instrument care products, such as care kits, and polishes and cleaners; lifestyle products, which include collectibles, hats, men's clothing, and women's clothing; pickups and electronics, such as capacitors, humbucker pickups, potentiometers, and single coil pi...
309 Plus Park Boulevard
Nashville, TN 37217
Founded in 1974
Key Executives for Gibson Guitar Corp.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Executive Director of The Gibson Foundation
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.
Gibson Guitar Corp. Key Developments
Gibson Guitar to Unveil New Brands at Annual National Association of Music Merchants Show
Jan 24 13
Gibson Guitar will introduce 2013 lineup at the annual National Association of Music Merchants show from January 24, 2013 to January 27, 2013. Gibson family of brands will be on display at the Gibson booth #303AB, showcasing revolutionary musical instruments and accessories. Legacy favorites continue to be the essence of Gibson, and 2013 will celebrate the anniversary of Les Paul - showcasing the traditional models as well as custom, studio and Collector's Choice models that have become a symbol of Rock 'N Roll in its purest form. Other models unveiled include the Jason Hook M-4 Sherman Explorer is a limited-edition signature model with chrome plating, mahogany neck and body, with an alpine white finish and olive green stripes. Inspired by musician Jason Hook of Five Finger Death Punch, this model will be limited to a run of 400 guitars, and NAMM 2013 will mark its official launch. In addition, Gibson continues to keep up with and surpass music trends, releasing products at an unparalleled value, like the Min-ETune. This automatic robot tuning allows guitarists to rock out, unstopped, as the tuning system keeps the guitar perfectly in tune with the press of a button and one or two strums. Gibson ProAudio Brands encompass a wide range of musical instruments and consumer electronics, including Onkyo, Stanton, Cerwin Vega, KRK, Baldwin Pianos, Slingerland Drums, Epiphone Guitars, and others.
Gibson Guitar Corp. Agrees to Resolve Investigation into Lacey Act Violations
Aug 6 12
Gibson Guitar Corp. entered into a criminal enforcement agreement with the United States resolving a criminal investigation into allegations that the company violated the Lacey Act by illegally purchasing and importing ebony wood from Madagascar and rosewood and ebony from India. The agreement was announced by Assistant Attorney General Ignacia S. Moreno of the Justice Department's Environment and Natural Resources Division, Jerry Martin, U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee and Dan Ashe, Director of the Department of the Interior's U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. The criminal enforcement agreement defers prosecution for criminal violations of the Lacey Act and requires Gibson to pay a penalty amount of $300,000. The agreement further provides for a community service payment of $50,000 to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation to be used to promote the conservation, identification and propagation of protected tree species used in the musical instrument industry and the forests where those species are found. Gibson will also implement a compliance program designed to strengthen its compliance controls and procedures. In related civil forfeiture actions, Gibson will withdraw its claims to the wood seized in the course of the criminal investigation, including Madagascar ebony from shipments with a total invoice value of $261,844.
Ed James Leaves Gibson as VP of PR
Jul 30 12
Ed James, VP of PR for Gibson, has left the company and returned to the PR agency he co-founded as Gibson navigates an ongoing PR and political crisis over its use of rare wood. James, 42, led PR for the company for the past 11 months before this July returning to Cornerstone, the New York-based firm he co-founded with Rob Stone and Jon Cohen in 2006. He was previously a senior VP with New York PR firm The Morris + King Company.
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