GIBSON Guitars are Back!
Marshall Music are proud to announce that all Marshall Music stores nationwide are now official GIBSON dealers. After an absence of almost 4 years in South Africa, Gibson and indeed, Marshall Music are very excited about the new partnership...
NEW FROM GIBSON & EPIPHONE 2012 HERE
Competition winners for 2011:
The lucky winner of the Gibson Guitar at the Gibson launch Woodmead in June was Abrie Viljoen.
The lucky winner of the Gibson Acoustic Competition Woodmead was Josh Roxton.
The lucky winner of the Gibson Les Paul Junior (Billie Joe Armstrong Signature Model) at the Gibson Launch Party Cape Town was Natalie Van Zyl.
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About Gibson Guitars
The Gibson Guitar Corporation, of Nashville, Tennessee, USA, is a manufacturer of acoustic and electric guitars. Gibson also owns and makes guitars under such brands as Epiphone, Kramer, Valley Arts, Tobias, Steinberger and Kalamazoo. Company founder Orville Gibson made mandolins in Kalamazoo, Michigan in the late 1890s. He invented archtop guitars by using the same type of carved, arched tops found on violins. By the 1930s, the company was also making flattop acoustic guitars, as well as one of the first commercially available hollow-body electric guitars, which were used and popularized by Charlie Christian.
In the early 1950s, Gibson introduced its first solid-body electric guitar and its most popular guitar to date—the Les Paul. After being purchased by the Norlin corporation in the late 1960s Gibson's quality and fortunes took a steep decline until early 1986, when the company was rescued by its present owners. Gibson Guitar is a privately held corporation (company stock is not publicly traded on a stock exchange), owned by chief executive officer Henry Juszkiewicz and president David H.(Dave) Berryman.
Gibson has enjoyed a double digit growth rate since the acquisition in 1986, growing sales revenues and market share. It is now the number one company in the electric guitar market, and continues to expand both market share and revenues. It is one of a handful of musical instrument companies that has invested in a proprietary global distribution system selling directly to dealers in most major countries. Gibson is the largest manufacturer of guitars in the United States.