• A pilgrimage to Kalamazoo

    Serious students of the mandolin have long revered the name of Lloyd Loar, the Gibson luthier from the 1920s whose design innovations during his brief 5 year tenure are widely credited with revolutionizing their fretted instruments. Gibson's most prized mandolins

  • Bluegrass Unlimited instrument issue

    The March 2009 issue of Bluegrass Unlimited is their annual Instrument Issue, and this year's cover story is on Gibson. The story, by Dave McCarty, is titled When Only A Gibson Is Good Enough. It focuses not on the company's storied

  • News from NAMM

    A number of prominent bluegrass instrument manufacturers are exhibiting this weekend at the annual convention and trade show of the National Association of Music Merchandisers, known as The NAMM Show. Held in January of each year in Anaheim, CA, it

  • David Harvey joins Gibson (OAI)

    The mandolin division at Gibson Original Acoustic Instruments is a place of legends. Names like Lloyd Loar and Charlie Derrington are ever present in the minds of mandolinists. Danny Roberts, of the Grascals, has also served a stint with Gibson

  • No deal – Gibson calls off merger

    The proposed merger between Gibson Guitar and TC Group which was announced in January '08 has been shelved. The two companies issued a joint press release late last week. Gibson Guitar, the world's premier musical instrument manufacturer and leader in music technology

  • Commemorative Earl Scruggs banjo update

    Here's a brief update to our post from last week about Gibson's new limited edition Earl Scruggs Flint Hill Special banjo model. In our previous post, we mentioned that no pricing information was found on the Gibson site, and that our

  • Gibson announces commemorative Scruggs banjo

    Gibson is debuting a new, limited edition banjo model this year, marking the 5oth anniversary of the original release of Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs' classic recording, Foggy Mountain Jamboree. Though they had been releasing singles on a regular basis

  • Phil Leadbetter feature at Gibson.com

    Gibson has posted an article on their web site about Grasstowne Dobro man Phil Leadbetter. The piece covers Phil's early experiences learning teh resonator guitar, his work with JD Crowe, his IBMA awards and teh debut CD with his new performance