Divisions


Gibson USA
The home of Gibson's electric guitars, including Les Pauls, SGs, Firebirds and Chet Atkins; housed in Gibson's original Nashville factory, built in 1974.
   
The Gibson Showcase /
Gibson Original Acoustic Instruments

A multi-purpose facility located in the Opry Mills shopping complex in Nashville, with restaurant, performance venue, gift shop and manufacturing; home of Original Acoustic Instruments, which makes Gibson and Flatiron mandolins, Gibson banjos and Dobro® resonator guitars.
   
Gibson Audio
Makes Wurlitzer Digital Jukebox, introduced in 2004; based in Washington, DC; became a part of the Gibson Technology group in 2004.
   
Gibson Custom, Art & Historic
The Custom line includes artist-signature models, "one-off" custom-ordered instruments and limited runs of promotional guitars for corporate clients. Art guitars are one-offs designed to showcase the artistic skills of Gibson's luthiers. The Historic line features reissues of classic Gibson models, such as the 1959 Les Paul Standard or the 1958 Flying V. Gibson has had a custom shop, making custom-ordered and special-design instruments since the inception of the company. The stand-alone division, located two doors down from Gibson USA, was opened in 1994.
   
The Gibson Memphis Showcase
A multi-purpose manufacturing and entertainment facility located near Beale Street in Memphis, producing the “ES” line of Gibson hollow- and semi-hollowbody guitars, became a part of the Custom division in 2004.
   
Gibson Labs
Gibson’s technology research division; introduced MaGIC connectivity protocol in 2001; new line of virtually indestructible speakers and amps for systems contractors in 2002; digital guitar in 2002; offices in Sunnyvale, CA, and Seattle, WA; became part of the Gibson Technology group in 2004
   
Gibson China
   

Gibson Montana
Makes all of Gibson's acoustic flat-top guitars, including the J-200, the Dove and the Hummingbird; located in Bozeman, Montana.

   

Gibson Gear
(formerly Strings & Accessories)

Produces strings, pickups and picks, and accessory products and replacement parts; located in Elgin, Illinois.

   
Baldwin
Markets Baldwin, Hamilton, Chickering and Wurlitzer acoustic pianos; administrative offices in Nashville, manufacturing in Trumann, AR, Conway AR, Juarez, Mexico and overseas.
   


Gibson Technology
Encompasses Gibson Audio and Gibson Labs.
   


Slingerland/Tobias
Makes Slingerland drums and Tobias basses in Conway, AR, since 2003.
   
Valley Arts
Manufacturing facility and retail store, located in downtown Nashville; makes Valley Arts guitars
   
Epiphone
Makes a full line of electric and acoustic fretted instruments, amplifiers and accessories, including John Lennon Casino reissue; includes Music Yo internet sales; located on Massman Drive in Nashville next to Gibson USA.
   
  Music Yo
An internet-only sales division (www.musicyo.com) offering Kramer guitars, Steinberger basses, Tobias basses, Slingerland drums, Maestro effects, Electar products and other music-related products not manufactured by Gibson.

For separate listing of brands, see Brands of Gibson Guitar Corp.
For addresses, see Corporate Directory