Gibson Custom Shop Grand Opening
In July of 2006 Gibson opened its new 40,000 sq foot Custom Shop facility in Nashville and celebrated it with a 3 day event that included auctions and performances by many artists. Scotty was invited down on the 28th to officially cut the ribbon.
Never much for public speaking Scotty merely said "I sold an acre of cotton for one", meaning a Gibson guitar and then cut the ribbon.
Some of the things on display there besides the Custom Shop guitars were one of a kind Gibson Les Paul and custom motorcycle made by Orange County Choppers. Each were made from original copper recovered from the refurbishment of the Statue of Liberty in NYC. The one of a kind Les Paul called the Freedom guitar is displayed enclosed in a ring that was the third tier of the Statue of Liberty's arm that was holding the torch.
Photo © courtesy Bucky Barrett
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