Gibson Makes 9/11 Anniversary Guitars For Charity

The factory workers at Gibson USA's Nashville plant personally recognized the 10th anniversary of the events of September 11th, 2001, by creating three very special guitars.

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The factory workers at Gibson USA's Nashville plant personally recognized the 10th anniversary of the events of September 11th, 2001, by creating three very special guitars. Each of these Les Paul Traditionals feature a custom laser etching designed by Gibson's top craftsmen. The luthiers started with one of Gibson's famous Les Paul Traditionals with a gloss Ebony finish. They then created a line drawing for the unique artwork of each guitar that was then loaded into a computer controlled laser to create an engraving into the wood of the guitar body. This ensures that the artwork is a permanent part of the guitar, as opposed to simply being a part of the finish. The first in this series of three is entitle, Never Forget. This guitar displays the Twin Towers standing prominently in the New York skyline. The second guitar in the series is entitled, Always Honor. It is a tribute from the employees of Gibson to those first responders who gave so much of themselves, including their lives, to protect others. The final guitar in the series is entitled, Forever Free. This guitar has a stunning representation of New York's future skyline, with the Freedom Tower proudly standing tall. The guitars will travel the USA this year, being played by a variety of artists, before being auctioned for charity on 9/11/12 to benefit families of 9/11 first responders. For more guitar pictures please visit Gibson.com.

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    jrodgers
    Who would want to play a guitar that reminds everyone who sees it of 9/11? Seriously, none of us will ever forget that day no matter how often the media beats it like a dead horse. Gibson recognizes that by just making these guitars it will make money for 9/11 victims, which is fine. But if they were gaining any profit on them that would be a serious faux pas
    Metalxorxdie
    thenextkirk92 wrote: !SOAD! wrote: Why would people buy this? Because it's a very limited edition and will be played by some artists.
    plus it's for charity...and people might say "well why not just have regular American flag guitars?", there's soo many American flag guitars, and this is not only limited and special edition like thenextkirk92 wrote, but it signifies 9/11 the best with the towers
    xevious1
    Khaosdogg wrote: Damn, I was hoping this would be a double-neck guitar with kind of a worn look. In all seriousness, this isn't 'patrioism', this is pure marketing.
    how is it marketing when they arent making money off the guitar? im as anti-corporate as anyone but some people are so quick to judge, they wanted to make a guitar and donate the profits made from it to people hurt by a terriost attack. who are you to question their motives?
    thenextkirk92
    !SOAD! wrote: Why would people buy this?
    Because it's a very limited edition and will be played by some artists.
    Alpha_Wolf
    "The guitars will travel the USA this year, being played by a variety of artists, before being auctioned for charity on 9/11/12 to benefit families of 9/11 first responders." Read the article, you idiots.
    ali.guitarkid7
    TryingYourLuck wrote: To all the morons saying this is marketing... How is charity marketing?!?!?!?!?!? The money is going to those families who lost a loved one. Funerals arent cheap you know. Now stop ****ing dissing America cause you know damn well your damn country is ****ed WITHOUT US!!!!
    lol, relax. And I'm pretty sure that's not true. Anyway, these guitars look great. I'm not so sure about the color on the sides though, I think I'd like it better if it was entirely black with the new york skyline at the front. I'd love to get one, but it will definitely cost a fortune (seeing as how there's only three and they're being auctioned). Well done to Gibson though, capitalizing on a shitty situation. I don't blame them really, I wish I'd thought of this first.
    TryingYourLuck
    To all the morons saying this is marketing... How is charity marketing?!?!?!?!?!? The money is going to those families who lost a loved one. Funerals arent cheap you know. Now stop ****ing dissing America cause you know damn well your damn country is ****ed WITHOUT US!!!!
    moparhead
    JMKAM wrote: America: The only country that celebrates & markets a terrorist attack.
    this is americanism and in all west europe ha
    Khaosdogg
    Damn, I was hoping this would be a double-neck guitar with kind of a worn look. In all seriousness, this isn't 'patrioism', this is pure marketing.
    Mootallica
    Jtrocks1356 wrote: lefty311 wrote: JMKAM wrote: America: The only country that celebrates & markets a terrorist attack. This isn't marketing terrorism you f-ing retard. People are celebrating the lives lost and the ability to pull through a really sh*tty event in the country. Are you going to take a dump all over D-Day and Independence day too? Lol I wouldn't put Independence Day quite on the level of 9/11 there, pal, assuming you were trying to be analogous (that means to make an analogy), especially since Independence Day is just the day we signed a piece of paper saying we want freedom and not actually getting freedom (until 1783). On topic, I think the design is very nice, but I think something more (not too much though) could go through the skyline or the top half of the guitar. Not sure what, but even without that it still looks great.
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    SovietStar
    Regardless of what any of you scrubs believe about conspiracy and that crap, this is a well done tribute that isn't decked out in stars and stripes for once. Well done Gibson, subtlety like this is the lasting kind, not the hate mongering, propaganda, nationalism kind.
    JAHellraiser
    Pagan_Poetry wrote: This could have been so insulting, but I think the design was done tastefully. It doesn't have an assortment of "remember" and "9/11" and symbols and all sorts. It just has the skyline with the towers still up, something we can only remember and never witness again. Well designed in my opinion.
    Could have been so insulting? How? Besides maybe something like 'hahaha America lost!' I dont see how this would insulting in any way.
    Pagan_Poetry
    This could have been so insulting, but I think the design was done tastefully. It doesn't have an assortment of "remember" and "9/11" and symbols and all sorts. It just has the skyline with the towers still up, something we can only remember and never witness again. Well designed in my opinion.
    Jtrocks1356
    lefty311 wrote: JMKAM wrote: America: The only country that celebrates & markets a terrorist attack. This isn't marketing terrorism you f-ing retard. People are celebrating the lives lost and the ability to pull through a really sh*tty event in the country. Are you going to take a dump all over D-Day and Independence day too?
    Lol I wouldn't put Independence Day quite on the level of 9/11 there, pal, assuming you were trying to be analogous (that means to make an analogy), especially since Independence Day is just the day we signed a piece of paper saying we want freedom and not actually getting freedom (until 1783). On topic, I think the design is very nice, but I think something more (not too much though) could go through the skyline or the top half of the guitar. Not sure what, but even without that it still looks great.
    Pagan_Poetry
    lefty311 wrote: JMKAM wrote: America: The only country that celebrates & markets a terrorist attack. This isn't marketing terrorism you f-ing retard. People are celebrating the lives lost and the ability to pull through a really sh*tty event in the country. Are you going to take a dump all over D-Day and Independence day too?
    I wish there were more people like lefty.
    lefty311
    JMKAM wrote: America: The only country that celebrates & markets a terrorist attack.
    This isn't marketing terrorism you f-ing retard. People are celebrating the lives lost and the ability to pull through a really sh*tty event in the country. Are you going to take a dump all over D-Day and Independence day too?
    JMKAM
    America: The only country that celebrates & markets a terrorist attack.
    AnnihilationUK
    moparhead wrote: lol america still believe in 9/11
    9/11 didn't happen. Just kidding, i'm not a prick.
    Pagan_Poetry
    ^got ahead of myself. *something we can only remember and never witness again, so them just having a shot of "old" new york is a nice token to remind us. It could have been made so much tackier but this is subtle and respectful.
    ninfan200
    Unrulyguitarist wrote: our* (governement sucks like my spelling)
    actually that would be your grammar and my apoligies for looking like a grammarnazi