ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT While long associated for creating iconic guitars, the Gibson family of brands now includes such tech giants as Onkyo USA, Stanton, Cerwin Vega, KRK, Baldwin Pianos, Slingerland Drums, Epiphone Guitars, and many others. Gibson 309 Plus Park Boulevard Nashville, TN 37217 615.871.4500 www.Gibson.com Facebook.com/GibsonGuitar @GibsonGuitar Are you looking for a CES story that has never been told? The Onkyo, Stanton, KRK and Cerwin Vega brands are now part of the Gibson family! We cordially invite you to visit the Gibson tent (CP-30) and discover where technology, sound and lifestyle unite. Take this opportunity to learn how our innovative products are changing the world of music– from the way it’s played, to the way it sounds and the way it feels. Experience how Gibson fills your life with music− Onkyo will debut their new line of headphones, Cerwin Vega will present its revolutionary new P-series speakers and Gibson will be unveiling the Min-ETune, the hi tech wonder that keeps your guitar in tune. Mix and mingle with celebrity guests, jam with legendary performers and play our vintage and futuristic guitars. Throughout the show, guests will have the chance to win our legacy Gibson guitars along with other prizes and giveaways. In addition, we invite you to unwind daily at Gibson’s legendary 4–7 pm happy hour where the drinks are on us. We know you have a very busy schedule at CES. That’s why we at Gibson thank you in advance for taking the time to stop by and celebrate our past, present and very exciting future. If you would like to schedule an interview, please contact Fred Yager at firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text his cell phone, 203-918-0884. Gibson introduces the Min-ETune, a tuning system for everyone. Spend less time tuning and more time rocking — your world will sound better. Play with MinETune’s possibilities and tune in to your creativity. Gibson’s innovative Min-ETune is available on a wide range of guitars so you can find one that is just right for you. Still A Classic Gibson! Min-ETune is a small compact battery powered tuning unit attached to the back of the guitar —a mighty enhancement to an already great instrument. No need for screws, wiring or routing. In fact, the system is hardly visible from the front of the guitar. You can adjust the tuning pegs manually or turn on the MinETune to choose from 12 popular tunings or program 6 of your own. Always In Tune! A guitar with Min-ETune looks the same, feels the same, plays the same and rocks the same — it’s just always in tune. Perfect for home, studio and gigging — it even adjusts your guitar's tunings to match other instruments' with the reference tuning feature. Rock longer with the fast and accurate Min-ETune, quickly tuning your guitar 80 to 100 times on one charge. In Perfect Harmony! Digital tuners that emulate open tunings are available, BUT because the Min-ETune physically turns the tuners, the system is always natural. There is no delay, no dampening and no dead sound — just the natural vibration of guitar strings in total harmony with the amp producing ringing harmonics and powerful sustain. Connect With Your Rockability! Min-ETune is available for the guitar you want and style of music you choose to play. In the mood for some retro rockabilly? Get the Les Paul ‘50s Tribute with Min-ETune. Digging the quintessential Les Paul but prefer a slim neck? Get rocking with the Les Paul ‘60s Tribute with MinETune. Want to get heavy? Try the SG ‘70s Tribute with Dirty Fingers and Min-ETune. Looking for edgy and modern? You will love the playability and speed of the Future Tribute. No matter what your taste, one thing is for sure — the 2013 Gibsons with Min-ETune will up your coolness on every tune. With the new Min-ETune equipped guitars all you have to do is PUSH the button, STRUM, get TUNED and ROCK out. Min-ETune is a huge boost to the live performer, the touring professional, the experienced enthusiast, the beginner and novice player alike. Save time and money in the studio with this fast and accurate tuning system. It is a priceless tool for writing with instant access to the sounds your creativity demands. Perfect for the professional – MinETune will have you rocking around the clock. Travel light to your next gig or across the globe, just one guitar does the work of multiple guitars in different tunings – perfect for the enthusiast. Keep on rocking and experiment with a wide range of alternate tunings or create your own and save it forever with Min-ETune. Spend less time learning to tune and more time learning to play the guitar. Perfect for the beginner – Min-ETune puts a variety of tunings at your fingertips. So you are ready to rock! More than just efficient, affordable, versatile, and powerful, Min-ETune is truly a creative tool that you can’t do without. In the Studio When laying down tracks, everything must be perfectly in tune — especially when dealing with punch ins/outs and recording loops. With a normal tuning system, it takes a considerable amount of time to maintain this threshold of accuracy. With Min-ETune you stay perfectly in tune, so you can make better use of your time and capture that next big hit. On Stage Does your setlist consist of pop songs in E Standard, grunge songs in Drop D, an alt metal song in D Standard, and a blues song in open G with bottle slide? There is no need to drag along 4 guitars to the gig with Min-ETune. Quickly switch tunings between songs with just a few strums. And it doesn’t matter how loud your bandmates are, Min-ETune automatically adjusts by sensing the tension of the strings, and dials in to perfect tune with an isolated piezo pickup that is immune to outside noise. When Writing Sometimes songwriting happens right where the inspiration hits you — in the back of a tour bus, on the balcony of your city apartment or around a campfire. With Min-ETune, changing the tuning is easy, and almost instantly a single guitar opens up the entire world of musical expression. So when the muse strikes and you create that unique song, save the tuning in the programmable bank of the system for safe keeping. Enthusiast Keep on Rocking Min-ETune is fast, easy, accurate and removes the inconvenience of getting in tune. It also opens your play to more sonic opportunities of open tunings. No need to remember how to tune to open G to sound just like Keef. Ever tried to learn a song from your favorite artist’s CD and you just can’t get it quite right? Chances are the track is played in an alternate tuning. The MinETune system allows you to quickly change from E to E♭ to Drop D so you can play along with your favorite recordings. Beginner Ready to Rock? How many of us have struggled with pitch pipes, tuning forks or complex electronic tuners as beginners? When learning the guitar, time is of the essence — you want to get playing fast. With Min-ETune, you will spend your time learning how to rock instead of tuning your guitar. Take the famed Onkyo sound on the road with ES-HF300 and ES-FC300 OnEar Headphones. Your passion for music is reflected in the aluminum driver housing, its shape referencing the volume control on our iconic audio components. The single-arm design creates a clean, elegant profile accentuated with brushed and burnished aluminum. Soft leatherette earpads and headband make for comfortable listening, but that's just the beginning: two 40 mm (1 9/16˝) titanium drivers, bass reflex sub-chambers, and rigid construction combine to present a wonderfully clear stereo image. These headphones handle everything from Mendelssohn to metal, with deep-reaching bass and a detailed mid-range-testament to the long hours spent tuning the drivers to perfection. The flat elastomer cable design of the ES-FC300 resists knots and tangles while the ES-HF300 include an audiophile-grade copper cable, which provides almost perfect conductivity for superior sound quality. Protected by transparent elastomer to insulate against touch noise, the one-piece cable has gold-plated connections and is the perfect length for travel. Details such as the flat-folding design and detachable cable make it easier to enjoy component-quality audio If space and budget considerations run a close second to sound quality when choosing a home theater, then this neat 2.1-channel package from Onkyo is worth a close look. Your days of thin sound will be over, with SRS processing technology creating an immersive 3D sound field using just two speakers- perfect for movies, music, and games. But the real beauty of the system lies in its convenience. For example, the control center is preprogrammed for use with most TV remote controllers. It turns on automatically with your television and responds to volume commands from your TV remote. Two sculpted speakers- featuring a pair of 2" (5 cm) drivers each- can be mounted in a variety of ways on the wall, entertainment unit, or stand on their own. The system is also great for music, with Bluetooth 2.1 allowing you to stream from your smart phone, tablet, and laptop. Analog and digital connections are available to connect a PC or CD player. Wireless implementation extends to the powered subwoofer, which can be placed anywhere in the room- another handy feature in what is an exceptionally useful home theater system. iLunar Bluetooth Music System Turn your whole room into a stereo playground with the iLunar Dock Music System, featuring Absolute 3D sound processing technology from Swiss company Sonic Emotion. This remarkable system envelops the listener in stereophonically balanced sound, regardless of where they are within the room. Getting the 3D listening party started is a just matter of docking your iPod/iPhone- or if you prefer, streaming wirelessly from any Bluetooth-compatible smart phone, tablet, or personal computer- and diving into a refreshing musical landscape. With six precision drivers nested above a down-firing subwoofer, the iLunar has a lot more oomph than the average compact system. So whether you're entertaining guests or just relaxing with the friends, this stylish music system has the power to offer everyone the best seat in the house. For a stylish and modern personal audio solution, take a closer look at our CS-355. This mini system looks and sounds great, and boasts some handy technology to cue your tunes with the minimum of fuss. Built-in Bluetooth allows wireless streaming from smart phone, tablet, or personal computer. Plug in an iPod, iPhone, or iPad to the front-panel USB port and use the system r emote for track selection and playback. The system includes a front-loading drawer-type CD player and an FM/AM tuner with 30-station preset memory. Two big 3 15/16˝ (10 cm) cone woofers drive a deep, clear mid-range, while a pair of balanceddome tweeters pick out and enhance the details. The rounded cabinets have subtly angled sides to prevent internal standing waves and the boomy sound that can result. Much of the Colibrino's appeal lies in its understated design and tasteful finish. Available in black, white, or red, the system will enhance the ambience of your living space and help you to discover the hidden depths in your music collection BD-SP809 -THX Certified 3D Blu-ray Player Network Hi-Fi Mini System Now you'll never be short of content. As Onkyo's top Blu-ray player, the THXR certified BD-SP809 provides a wide range of playback functions to complement your high-quality home theater. As well as playing CDs, DVDs, and 3D-encoded BDs, the BD-SP809 handles videos, music, and photos sent from a DLNA 1.5certified media server. On top of that, it also supports video on demand from popular services such as VUDU, Blockbuster, and Netflix. Image quality is superb, whatever the source. Onboard QdeoT technology from Marvell ensures pristine deinterlacing, noise-reduction, and 1080p upscaling. Twin HDMIR outputs allow you to switch between two displays-say, your main TV for daily viewing and a projector for movies and sports. And whether you're playing high-def DTS and Dolby formats or compressed MP3s, your audio benefits from a highprecision clock, separate blocks for video and audio circuitry, and a vibration-reducing top cover. It all adds up to a virtuoso playback solution for the dedicated fan of quality entertainment. Stream tracks from online music services, catch up on your internet radio shows, and air your digital music collection with the clarity and assurance of a high-end audio component. With wireless-capable Ethernet and optional Bluetooth USB adapter, you can source music from a preloaded selection of online channels- including Pandora and Last.fm- or stream from your smart phone, PC, tablet, or iPhone. Then there's the top-quality front-loading CD player, FM/AM tuner with 40-station preset memory, USB port for iPod/iPhone, and digital inputs linked to the 192 kHz/24-bit DAC for playback of lossless formats stored on computer. And because it is an Onkyo product, you're assured of outstanding sound quality, with a deep and natural bass resonance. Three-Stage Inverted Darlington amplifier technology is sourced directly from our high-end audio components, and the symmetrical channel layout and short signal pathways clean up noise and produce a well-separated stereo sound. Solid two-way bookshelf speakers feature N-OMF cones for extremely precise audio reproduction. Controlled via remote app for selected smart phones, the CS-N755 integrates your digital life and elevates music to spectacular new heights. TX-NR5010 9.2-Channel THX Certified Network A/V Receiver First Class Audio Technologies & Engineering: THXR Ultra2 PlusT certified: The TX-NR5010 will recreate the cinematic experience & give you the best sound you can experience in your own home. Gold-plated speaker and HDMI terminals, independent anti-vibration aluminum side, bottom & top panels are integral to the top-grade technologies' performance. Superlative Video Technologies: Dual Core Video Engine -hailed as the best video processing system currently available- ensures optimum video from any source, whether it's from your cell phone or a Blu-ray player. Abundant & Straightforward Connectivity: Intuitive operation; abundant legacy and standard connections; multizone capability; and Onkyo Remote Apps give you easy control over the ultimate home theater experience. The culmination of nearly 70 years of audio engineering experience, this flagship model celebrates Onkyo's distinguished heritage by engaging the latest, most elite technologies. Behind the thick anti-resonant exterior panels is immense power: a massive toroidal transformer powers the Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry, supported by two discrete transformers dedicated to audio and video processing, fundamental to achieving THX Ultra2 Plus certification. Crucial components (such as the premium 192 kHz/32-bit DACs, gold-plated speaker posts and terminals, and differential DAC mode) will pique any audiophile's attention, as will the Audyssey MultEQR XT32 and DTS Neo:XT processing systems. Video processing is incomparably powerful, with technology from HQVR, QdeoT, and ISF upscaling video sources to 4K. With HDMIR support for two displays; 11.4-channel pre-outs, and powered audio for three zones, your entertainment system can expand its soundstage throughout your entire home, yet is easily managed with Onkyo's convenient remote apps and HDMI-enabled GUI. A total of 11 HDMI ports (including MHLT for smart phone), DLNA, and ample legacy connections allow your media to be played with exhilarating power and accuracy. This iconic fusion of phenomenal sound engineering and advanced video technologies is why exacting home theater experts own an Onkyo. The home of Gibson electric guitars today is "Gibson USA," built in 1974 in Nashville specifically for the production of Gibson's Les Paul guitars. Although the entire guitar industry went through a slump in the late '70s, the spirit of innovation remained strong at Gibson. In response to a growing demand for vintage stylings, Gibson tapped its rich history and reissued the dot-neck version of the ES-335 in 1981 and the flametop sunburst Les Paul in 1982. At the same time, two legendary guitarists joined Gibson- B.B. King in 1980 with the Lucille model and Chet Atkins in 1982 with his new concept of a solidbody acoustic guitar. Gibson world headquarters moved to Nashville in 1984 with the closing of the Kalamazoo plant. The financially troubled company was rescued in January 1986 by Henry Juszkiewicz and David Berryman, and the new owners quickly restored Gibson's reputation for quality as well as its profitability. Today's Gibson electric guitars represent the history as well as the future of the electric guitar. The models whose designs have become classics-the ES-175, ES-335, Flying V, Explorer, Firebird, SGs and Les Pauls-are a testament to Gibson's wide appeal, spanning more than four decades of music styles. Gibson's close relationship with musicians is manifest in endorsement models from King, Atkins and jazz greats Howard Roberts and Herb Ellis, plus new Les Pauls made to the personal specifications of rock stars Jimmy Page and Joe Perry. In 1994, Gibson's Centennial year, the new Nighthawk model won an industry award for design, setting the stage for a second hundred years of Gibson quality and innovation. Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman and CEO of Gibson Guitar Corp., grew up in Rochester, NY. With a passion for music and superior academic skills, he enrolled at the General Motors Institute in Flint, MI, a five year co-op engineering college. Sponsored by GM's Delco division, he gained experience in a variety of different jobs at Delco's 6,000-employee electronic components plant in Rochester. Putting his musical skills to work, he worked his way through school playing guitar - a Gibson, of course - in various rock bands playing for parties and weddings. After graduating with honors, he worked at Delco Products for two years as product manager while studying for an MBA in night school at the University of Rochester. He completed his MBA at Harvard University on a General Motors Fellowship. Juszkiewicz then joined the New York firm of Neiderhoffer, Cross and Zeckhauser, Inc., a pioneer in the area of middle-market deals, where he rose to the position of executive vice president of mergers and acquisitions. He left the firm in 1981 and, with two former Harvard classmates (David Berryman and Gary Zebrowski), acquired Phi Technologies of Oklahoma City. Within one month he turned the struggling technology firm into a highly profitable company. In 1986, Juszkiewicz and his partners acquired the faltering Gibson guitar operation from the Norlin corporation. Juszkiewicz's aggressive management style again effected an immediate turnaround, and Gibson became profitable within a month's time. With creative and innovative marketing tactics he concentrated on the consumer rather than the retailer - a reflection of his personal experience as a guitar player. Refocusing the company on achieving the highest possible standards of quality and customer service, he drove Gibson from the brink of closing to a company that has regained worldwide respect with annual average growth of 20 percent over the last decade. Juszkiewicz is a committed supporter of The Rainforest Alliance and conservation. A member of the Society of International Business Fellows and others, Juszkiewicz continues his commitment to a better world through his active participation in organizations such as Nordoff-Robbins, which provides music therapy for severely handicapped children, to the T.J. Martell Fund for Leukemia Research, The Environmental Defense Fund, Teenage Cancer Trust and leads numerous philanthropic endeavors under the Gibson Foundation banner. He is a board member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, a board member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, a board member of the Rainforest Alliance and a board member of the We Are Family Foundation. He is a co-founder of Music Rising, a campaign to help aid musicians, schools and churches of the Gulf Coast and is active in the Clinton Global Initiative and numerous environmental causes. He is the recipient of numerous awards, honors and extensive media coverage. Juszkiewicz began fulfilling his vision of Gibson as a full-line, global musical instrument company by acquiring other instrument companies, establishing a Gibson-owned European distribution center with joint-venture distributors, and acquiring manufacturing facilities in China. He dedicated a standalone division to R&D, resulting in the introduction of the worlds first digital guitar, the HD.6X Pro and most recently, the Gibson Robot Guitar, both which represent the biggest advance in guitar technology since the invention of the electric guitar over 70 years ago. He continues to expand the company worldwide with new consumer electronics accessories, the acquisition of the Wurlitzer Jukebox company and several other facilities in China. Gibson is known worldwide for producing classic models in every major style of fretted instrument, including acoustic and electric guitars, mandolins, and banjos. Founded in 1894 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and headquartered in Nashville since 1984, Gibson Guitar Corp.s family of brands now includes Epiphone, Dobro, Maestro, Kramer, Steinberger, Tobias, Echoplex, Electar, Flatiron, Slingerland, Valley Arts, Maestro, Oberheim, Sunshine Piano Take Anywhere Technology, Baldwin, J&C Fischer, Chickering, Hamilton, and Wurlitzer. Henry Juszkiewicz resides with his wife and children in Nashville. David Berryman is president of Gibson Guitar Corp., parent company of an entire family of world-renowned musical instrument brands, including Gibson guitars, banjos and mandolins, Epiphone fretted instruments, Dobro® resonator guitars and Baldwin pianos. Dave has had oversight of the Gibson Foundation since 2008, is a member of the Board of Directors of the Gibson Foundation, is on the Executive Board of TJ Martell Foundation / Nashville, Chairman of the International Business Council of the Nashville Chamber of Commerce and a member of the District Export Council of the US Dept. of Commerce. Born and raised in Buffalo, New York, Berryman studied finance and accounting at Boston College, graduating in 1974. After three years as a CPA for Price Waterhouse & Co., he earned an MBA from Harvard. In 1981 he teamed up with former Harvard classmates Henry Juszkiewicz and Gary Zebrowski to acquire Phi Technologies of Oklahoma City. They turned the struggling technology firm into a highly profitable company in their first month of ownership. Seeking high growth through acquisitions, they acquired Gibson and Epiphone (which had been the fretted instrument division of Norlin Industries) in 1986. One of the most-respected names in the fretted instrument world since 1894, Gibson’s reputation had fallen in the 1970s. With Berryman as president and Juskiewicz as chairman, the new owners immediately restored Gibson’s prestige and profitability. Since 1992, Berryman has also headed Gibson’s Epiphone division, which encompasses all of the company’s import activity. Under Berryman’s leadership, Epiphone instruments became the most highly respected import brand, earning a reputation for the best combination of quality and value. By 1999, with Epiphone firmly established with its own identity and artist base separate from Gibson, Berryman expanded Gibson’s import business by implementing an internet-only sales arm, MusicYo, to deal in a variety of brands, including Kramer, Steinberger and Maestro. In 2002, Berryman secured greater control of Epiphone’s manufacturing sources through Gibson’s pioneering acquisition of an instrument factory in Qingdao, China. The division further expanded in 2004 with the addition of Baldwin Piano’s import brands, Wurlitzer and Hamilton, and once again a reliable supply of instruments was secured by a partnership with a Chinese manufacturer. Through Dave Berryman’s efforts, Gibson’s Epiphone division has grown from an obscure line of import products to become a worldwide force in the musical instrument inudstry and a vital part of Gibson Guitar Corp.’s continued growth. As part of its continued expansion as a lifestyle brand, Gibson Guitar, the world's premier musical instrument manufacturer, today announced the creation of its pro audio division through the acquisition of the platform assets of the Stanton Group. One of the oldest, most widely recognized and respected designers and marketers of audio products, Stanton Group is comprised of KRK Systems, Cerwin-Vega! and Stanton DJ and makes superior products for consumers and professionals. Together, the companies will form Gibson Pro Audio division, which will be headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. The closing of this acquisition marks Gibson's further expansion into the pro audio market with loudspeaker, monitor and electronics technology. In addition, Stanton Group gives Gibson the ability to leverage its existing research and development base. "Right now we have an extremely powerful brand that people recognize and value, but the musical instrument category is inherently limited because people who purchase instruments also need to know how to play them," says Henry Juszkiewicz, Chairman and CEO of Gibson Guitar. "This new division is perfectly aligned with our core. It expands our reach to fellow music lovers and allows us access to 20 in 20 consumers instead of the one in 20 we currently hit." Juszkiewicz adds, "Stanton produces some of the best pro audio equipment in the world and we're incredibly excited to be working with the very talented team at Stanton as we take Gibson into the future." "We are very excited to be joining the Gibson family," says Timothy Dorwart, CEO of the Stanton Group. "This partnership will allow our brands and core management team to continue our growth and momentum in the marketplace within our shared channel while the association with the iconic Gibson brand gives us the opportunity to quickly expand our customer base. Moreover, we bring technical resources that will enhance the R&D capabilities of both companies." Cerwin-Vega! Inc. is a leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of loudspeakers for the home and professional audio markets. Designed in the pursuit of dynamic, accurate sound reproduction since 1954, Cerwin-Vega! products are distributed throughout the world via a network of distributors and dealers in more than 75 countries. facebook.com/CerwinVegaLoudSpeakers @CerwinVegaHome @CerwinVegaPro KRK Systems is a leading provider of accurate and reliable monitors and control room solutions. Founded in 1986, KRK has remained true to its mission of providing and developing products that meet the needs of its customers. During that time, KRK's studio monitors, subwoofers, headphones and accessories have become synonymous with quality design and unparalleled performance. With a wide range of monitoring systems, available in multiple sizes and configurations, KRK offers products that meet the diverse needs of professionals and audio enthusiasts across the globe. facebook.com/KRKSystems @KRKSYS Stanton is an industry leader in the design and manufacture of professional audio products for DJs. Founded in 1946 by Walter O. Stanton, the inventor of an easily replaceable phonograph stylus, Stanton Magnetics has grown from being one of the first American companies to make and sell magnetic cartridges to offering a complete line of DJ products, which include turntables, high-performance cartridges, CD players, DJ mixers, accessories and digital controllers. facebook.com/StantonDJ @StantonDJ4LF Since 1946 Onkyo has been passionately committed to developing audio products that deliver uncommon performance, quality and value. Bundling proprietary technologies and innovations with other sound-enhancing exclusives, Onkyo continues to created award winning products that are lauded by many of the industry leading audio publications. The company's philosophy is to deliver products that are superbly designed and built to a consistently outstanding standard of excellence. The results can be seen in the obviously high quality of any Onkyo-manufactured product, even before it is turned on. facebook.com/OnkyoUSA @Onkyo_USA Les Paul, a true legend of popular music, had one of the most successful and diverse careers in the history of entertainment. During his 80 years on stage, screen and in the studio, Paul was a solo performer, jazz bandleader, virtuoso guitarist, radio personality, TV star, engineer, producer and inventor. But Les is probably best known for the solid body guitar that bears his name. Les Paul and Gibson Guitars first collaborated 60 years ago, and the guitars that followed have represented the most successful partnership between artist and manufacturer in the history of the electric guitar. In honor of the occasion, Gibson USA is celebrating a year-long tribute—2013 The Year of Les Paul—with a run of special Les Paul and SG ’50s, ’60s, ’70s and Future Tribute models, while rolling out great new specs and features for its full range of Les Paul and SG guitars. Check out the 2013 The Year of Les Paul site to discover more about Les’s fascinating story. And, in keeping with Les Paul’s legacy of innovation, Gibson’s exclusive new Min-ETune™ tuning system is available on many 2013 guitars straight from the factory, as Gibson roars into the 21st century. Founded in 2002, the Gibson Foundation is committed to making the world a better place for children by creating, developing and supporting programs and other non-profit organizations in their efforts to advance education, music and the arts, the environment and health & welfare causes. Music Rising Music Rising is a campaign that was launched in 2005 as a post-Katrina effort to rescue and preserve the musical culture of the Central Gulf region of the United States by replacing the musical instruments lost or destroyed in the deluge. The program was founded by U2's The Edge, legendary producer Bob Ezrin and Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz. To date Music Rising has replaced more than 3000 instruments to individual musicians and 10s of thousands more to schools and churches, impacting more than 250,000 people. GuitarTown GuitarTown Project, a public arts project that features 10-foot tall fiberglass Gibson Les Paul or Chet Atkins model guitars was launched in April 2004. The guitar sculptures are artistically designed by local and nationally acclaimed visual artists and displayed throughout Nashville in front of the city's landmarks and businesses. Many guitar sculptures are partnered with a country music celebrity and backed by a corporate sponsor. The GuitarTown Project has united the Nashville art, music and business communities behind the cause of raising money for four worthy charitable organizations: Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, The DISTRICT, and the United Way of Nashville. Click here to see all Gibson Guitartowns! Soundwaves The Perfect Blend of Art, Music and Technology Benefiting Gibson Foundation Charities Gibson Foundation is the official partner of the "Soundwaves" project with renowned British artist, Tim Wakefield. Tim developed the process of capturing the sound images of iconic songs off a soundboard, manipulating and colorizing them through a computerized process, and transferring them to large 40"x40" canvas. The art work is then signed by Tim and the artist who either wrote or performed the song and auctioned off to benefit Gibson Foundation charities. Some of the artworks that have been created and signed by the performers and musicians include: Paul McCartney, Band on the Run; Gregg Allman, Midnight Rider; Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Gone, Gone, Gone; Tina Turner, Private Dancer; Eric Clapton, River of Tears; Jay Z, Empire State of Mind ; Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here; Rod Stewart, Maggie Mae; Dolly Parton, Jolene and dozens more. Visit our tent located at: CP-30 Gibson’s legendary Happy Hour: 4pm-7pm daily Kelly LeBrock Appearance at Gibson Tent - January 8th from 3:00-4:00 Living in Digital Times, FashionWare Show – Featuring ONKYO January 10th at 7pm in the Venetian Ballroom January 8th Frankie Moreno B-Side Jason Hook – Five Finger Death Punch Felicia Day Carrot Top Rick Harrison – Pawn Stars Kelly LeBrock January 9th Frankie Moreno B-Side January 10th Frankie Moreno B-Side DJ Ashba – Guns and Roses Felicia Day Additional Guests May Include Danny Koker – Counting Cars Bill Kelliher – Mastodon Joe Bonamassa Slash Dweezil Zappa Michael Grimm Brendon Small Mickey Dolenz Ace Frehely Brian Wilson Rick Dale – American Restoration BB King Kelly LeBrock Please contact Jamie Joffe for up to date appearance times We have entered the age of personalized technology, where the technology you wear reflects who you are. With your body as the showcase, high tech fashion can be expressed in the beauty of an LED skirt powered by your movements or in the pure utility of gloves that don’t need to be removed when texting. High Tech Fashion is a new sneaker that sense the body’s movements, or a sensor driven dress that changes with the wearer’s mood. It’s the ability to charge your electronics from your handbag, using the sun’s energy, or the ability to have a loved one notified in case of an emergency directly from a handsome bracelet. Traditionally, fashion changed with the season. Styles come in and out, but we’re about to see an entire new industry based on high tech fashion that will remain a constant couture. FashionWare show celebrates these new ideas. They come from all over the world, from students and seasoned designers, from techies, makers and artists alike. The new headphone line by ONKYO USA will be featured in the FashionWare Show In the Venetian Ballroom on January 10th at 7pm With a flair for style and an inner beauty, model and actress Kelly LeBrock began her career as a model at the age of sixteen. She went on to appear on thousands of magazine covers and in fashion spreads, including a Christian Dior campaign, and became one of Eileen Ford’s most sought-after models. She also gained notoriety as the Pantene shampoo commercial spokeswoman whose line "Don't hate me because I'm beautiful" became a pop-culture catchphrase. Her film career cast her as the perfect "fantasy" woman in films such as The Woman in Red (1984) and Weird Science (1985). Dozens of popular songs have been written for her through her career from "Maneater" to "The Women In Red". Today LeBrock is an outspoken advocate for a number of philanthropic causes. In the last year she has done over a dozen charity events to benefit childhood cancer and autism charities. She owns and runs a 700 acre ranch, grows her own foods and rides horse-back for 17 miles each day. She stopped acting at the peak of her career to raise her kids and is now coming back with a major motion picture- and is the celebrity spokesperson for "The Museum of Motherhood" in NYC.