Gibson is donating guitars to musicians who lost instruments in Tennessee tornadoes

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Gibson is donating guitars to musicians who lost instruments in Tennessee tornadoes

Matthew Leimkuehler, Nashville Tennessean

Nashville-based guitar maker Gibson wants to help musicians impacted by the deadly  tornadoes that struck Middle Tennessee earlier this week. 

Gibson Gives, a nonprofit wing of the global guitar brand, plans to donate guitars to players with damaged or destroyed instruments as a result of the early Tuesday storm, a news release said. 

Guitarists needing instrument replacement can reach the Gibson Gives Recovery Plan at donation.request@gibson.com. 

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“Guitars will be provided at Gibson’s sole discretion based on proof of damage or loss,” the release said. “Replacement guitars may be demo models, prototypes, or shop worn across Gibson’s family of guitar brands.” 

a man riding a horse down a cart: An employee works at the Gibson factory in Nashville, Tenn. on Thursday Dec. 19, 2019.

© Alan Poizner An employee works at the Gibson factory in Nashville, Tenn. on Thursday Dec. 19, 2019.

A 126-year-old company, Gibson crafts popular electronic guitars — such as the Les Paul and SG — in a southside Nashville facility. The brand migrated primary offices last July to Cummins Station. 

This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Gibson is donating guitars to musicians who lost instruments in Tennessee tornadoes

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