Many who own Gibson Acoustic guitars consider them to be more than an instrument they possess. Owning a Gibson imparts a certain pride and affection. At Gibson Acoustic we have the same pride and affection for our customers as they do in their guitars, considering them old friends. We look forward to the reunion that is the Gibson Homecoming as an opportunity to reconnect, share stories, songs and successes.
The sixth annual Gibson Homecoming, organized by Gibson’s longtime friend Mike Goecke, was another successful reunion. Folks came from all over the United States and Canada. Those that made the trek to Bozeman, Montana, were treated to a personal tour of the Gibson Acoustic facility, a day-long celebration event at the local Five Star Gibson Acoustic Dealer, Music Villa, open mic and jam events and lots of camaraderie.
Guests spent the afternoon with Gibson Acoustic General Manager Dennis O’Brien, Master Luthier Ren Ferguson and Product Specialist Jeremy Morton getting the inside skinny on new materials, maintaining instruments and what’s new. With Yellowstone National Park around the corner, the lure of a day trip couldn’t be resisted as well as the opportunity to tour other local music manufacturers, Weber Mandolins and Waverly Manufacturing.
Music Villa hosted special performances by local artists Little Jane and the Pistol Whips, Jeremy Morton (our rock-star Product Specialist) and Mike Beck. Their Gibson Acoustic Certified Specialists offered free string changes and setups for Gibson guitars and many door prizes were given away. Lucky winners came away with a Gibson barstool, Epiphone and Gibson electric guitars and the Grand Door Prize, a Gibson Hummingbird.
Plans are already being made for the 2012 Gibson Homecoming, which will be held June 13-16, 2012. Inquiries and registration can be made by contacting Mike Goecke at email@example.com or visiting the Gibson Homecoming website at http://www.gibson-homecoming.com/.