Nissan Showcases the Gibson Repair Van at Summer NAMM
Compact, economical, and ready to roll at a moment’s notice, the Nissan/Gibson-branded NV200—outfitted to create a guitar tech’s dream, with a built-in mobile repair and restoration shop—will be on display at the Gibson Booth (#1526) during the Summer NAMM show, held at the new Music City Center from July 11 to July 13. The final show day will be open to the general public.
According to Gibson Brands Chairman and CEO Henry Juszkiewicz, “We thought it was only fitting for the NV200 to make its official Nashville debut at Summer NAMM—especially because the light cargo van’s small footprint makes it ideal for maneuvering in tight places such as urban music venues, crowded outdoor concerts, and convention halls where space is at a premium.”
Featuring excellent fuel economy and a 131-horsepower 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine, the NV200 has the roadworthy appeal of a vehicle that can log as many miles as the typical touring band—and the 53-inch cargo height, combined with a 122.7 cubic feet cargo bay, compares to many standard roof full-size vans. But the NV200’s heart is a pullout bench that features an array of luthier’s tools; the bench can either extend to the lip of the NV200 to work on instruments, or detach to an indoor location.
As a final touch, the cockpit has been customized with wood veneers in the dashboard that evoke classic Gibson materials such as mahogany and flamed maple, and the vehicle’s custom audio system is provided by Onkyo, part of the Gibson Brands family.
“Our partnership with Gibson on the NV200 is a perfect example of what can be done with this versatile vehicle,” said John Brancheau, vice president of Marketing, Nissan North America. “It’s a cost-effective solution for any size business, from global firms like Gibson Brands to entrepreneurs and dreamers.”
Please visit www.NissanNews.com, then enter Gibson in the search box, for more information and a video on the vehicle’s construction.
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