Gibson Guitars Gives Back to Nashville Musicians
Gibson guitars and Nashville have long had a connection, and in the aftermath of Tuesday morning's devastating storm, Gibson is giving a little bit back to the musicians that may have lost their prized instrument or old faithful stage-ready workhorse.
Any musician who lost their guitar in the storm may apply via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the details of their situation. Replacement guitars will be provided at Gibson's sole discretion and may be demo models, prototypes, or even shopworn instruments.
This is not the first time that Gibson has done something like this, Gibson Gives is part of the Gibson Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization. In 2019 Gibson Gives committed to giving away 1,000 guitars in 1,000 days and is already ahead of schedule.
According to Dendy Jarrett, the director of Gibson Gives, "Our goal is to get a guitar back into the hands of anyone who has had their guitar damaged or destroyed in the recent Tennessee storm."
In addition to helping out the Nashville musicians, Gibson Gives has also supported Do It For The Love foundation and provided several guitars for a music room at the Maplewood High School in Nashville through it’s partner organization Give A Note. Gibson has also donated 48 guitars and 19,000 sets of strings to Guitars For Vets on behalf of returning US military veterans with PTSD.
There are many individuals and organizations helping Nashville recover from the storms and all of those efforts are greatly appreciated, but it's nice to know that Gibson is doing what they can to help the working musicians in the area.