Gibson Custom Shop Grand Opening


Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz, Scotty and Mike Mcguire, 
Photo courtesy Bucky Barrett

In July of 2006 Gibson opened its new 40,000 sq foot Custom Shop facility in Nashville and celebrated it with a 3 day event that included auctions and performances by many artists.  Scotty was invited down on the 28th to officially cut the ribbon. 


Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz, Scotty and Mike Mcguire, 
Photo courtesy Bucky Barrett

Never much for public speaking Scotty merely said "I sold an acre of cotton for one", meaning a Gibson guitar and then cut the ribbon.


Mike Mcguire, Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz, Scotty and Rick Gimbar
Photo courtesy Bucky Barrett


Mike Mcguire, Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz, Scotty and Rick Gimbar
Photo courtesy Bucky Barrett

Some of the things on display there besides the Custom Shop guitars were one of a kind Gibson Les Paul and custom motorcycle made by Orange County Choppers.  Each were made from original copper recovered from the refurbishment of the Statue of Liberty in NYC.  The one of a kind Les Paul called the Freedom guitar is displayed enclosed in a ring that was the third tier of the  Statue of Liberty's arm that was holding the torch.


The Freedom Guitar
Photo courtesy Bucky Barrett


Scotty on the "Liberty Bike" Custom built by Orange County Choppers
Photo courtesy Bucky Barrett


The "Liberty Bike" Custom built by Orange County Choppers
Photo courtesy Bucky Barrett


Scotty and Gail
Photo courtesy Bucky Barrett


Buck Barrett and Pete Pritchard
Photo courtesy Bucky Barrett


Bucky, Don (The Gibson Bus driver) and Scotty
Photo courtesy Bucky Barrett


Gail, Scotty and Pat Foley
Photo courtesy Bucky Barrett

 

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