April 26, 2021 I Opening
Gibson Launches Nashville-based Gibson Repair & Restoration Shop
Gibson has re-launched the Gibson Repair & Restoration Shop, an in-house, state-of-the art, repair and restoration facility in Nashville, Tennessee. The Gibson Repair & Restoration team, dubbed Gibson R&R, offers a skilled and trained staff of experienced luthiers and techs in the company’s climate-controlled environment. Gibson R&R is fully equipped to perform all phases of guitar repair and restoration, from basic setups to full restorations of damaged or neglected vintage instruments. Building on the brand’s successful Virtual Guitar Tech Service, players will have the ability to schedule a free, live, virtual, video call with a Gibson R&R Tech to review, assess and estimate that work that is needed on most models and styles of guitar. Gibson now offers virtual service, restoration, valuation, certification and will even issue a new warranty on vintage guitars.
“We’ve been working on the re-launch of the Gibson Repair and Restoration Shop for 18 months, and we’re excited to finally unveil it to the world,” said Cesar Gueikian, brand president at Gibson Brands. “Gibson R&R has organized the most knowledgeable guitar experts, and it’s the ultimate destination for all repairs, restorations, modifications, valuations and certifications. If you own a Gibson, Epiphone, Kramer — or any other guitar — Gibson R&R is where you should send it. The Gibson R&R is the only shop that gives you the peace of mind that your guitars are getting the same level of experience, craftsmanship and care that you’d expect from Gibson.”
The craftspeople at Gibson Repair & Restoration will guide players through the process of bringing their instrument back to life. Gibson R&R accepts most guitar brands and all styles, including electric or acoustic guitar, bass, ukulele, banjo, mandolin or Dobro. Gibson said it will evaluate each situation individually and offers reliable time and cost estimates to address the instrument’s needs. After repair authorization is issued and the instrument is received, Gibson R&R will give a formal evaluation with a detailed quote. No work will begin until all costs are approved. When the guitar is ready, Gibson R&R will contact players for payment and make arrangements to give the instrument back.