A Musician's Worst Nightmare Transforms into a Dream Come True as Gibson Replaces Instrument Destroyed by Delta Airlines

  A Musician's Worst Nightmare Transforms into a Dream Come True as Gibson
  Replaces Instrument Destroyed by Delta Airlines

Business Wire

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- January 11, 2013

Earlier this week, Dave Schneider was told by Delta Airlines he couldn’t carry
on his 1963 Gibson ES-335 TD guitar on a flight to Detroit and had to check
it. But when he landed, he learned his guitar had been crushed between a
service elevator and loading dock at the gate.

Delta offered Dave $1,000 for his $10,000 vintage guitar, which he declined.
So Gibson came to the rescue by giving Dave a new ES-335, which he’ll pick up
today at Gibson’s New York Showroom.

“As soon as we saw the picture of the crushed guitar case and heard Dave’s
story, we felt immense sympathy for him,” said Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz.
“At Gibson we’re committed to music and those who love and appreciate their
instruments. For musicians like Dave, instruments are practically members of
their family. It was only right to replace his guitar, and we are happy to
have him at our showroom.”

Dave Schneider is the lead singer of the Zambonis and lead guitarist of a
Jewish band The LeeVees. He says he’s happy to be able to continue performing
because of Gibson's kindhearted gift.

For more information please contact Fred Yager at Gibson:


Founded in 1894, Gibson is a global musical and lifestyle-oriented company
based in Nashville, Tennessee, that creates products that enrich the lives of
musicians, fans, and consumers, alike. Gibson is known worldwide for producing
classic models in every major style of fretted instrument, including acoustic
and electric guitars, mandolins, and banjos. Run by technology visionary Henry
Juszkiewicz, the company has been at the forefront of innovation since its
inception, the latest of which is the Firebird X robot-guitar. Through the
Gibson Foundation, Gibson has become known for its philanthropic efforts on
behalf of music, education, health and human services. Gibson’s family of
brands encompass some of the most widely known and respected in the music and
entertainment industries, including Epiphone, KRK, Stanton, Onkyo, Dobro,
Kramer, Steinberger, Tobias, Echoplex, Electar, Flatiron, Slingerland, Valley
Arts, Maestro, Oberheim, Baldwin, Sunshine Piano, Take Anywhere Technology,
J&C Fischer, Chickering, Hamilton, and Wurlitzer. For more information visit:
www.gibson.com, www.facebook.com/gibsonguitar, www.twitter.com/gibsonguitar.


Fred Yager, 615-871-4500 Ext. 1995
J2 communications
Jamie Joffe, 610-864-5737
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