Gibson has pledged to give guitars to any musician who had their gear destroyed by the recent tornados which ripped through middle-Tennessee earlier this week.
The Nashville-based guitar company announced that it would provide a replacement instrument to musicians in Tennessee who were affected by the storms through Gibson’s charitable arm, Gibson Gives, regardless of the original model. Musicians seeking a replacement instrument is invited to submit their story to Gibson Gives, which will provide guitars based on their discretion. In the fine print, Gibson notes that free guitars may be previously owned, floor models, demo types, or any other number of stipulations.
“Our goal is to get a guitar back into the hands of anyone who has had their guitar damaged or destroyed in the recent Tennessee storm,” Executive Director of Gibson Gives Dendy Jarrett said in a release. “As a Nashville, Tennessee based company, we are also engaging with our artists and other partners to provide support across many areas.”
Since the tornados in Tennessee killed over two dozen people and caused millions of dollars in property damage earlier this week, there has been an outpouring of support from throughout the music community. Besides the donations from Gibson, Taylor Swift has also given $1 million toward disaster relief, and a benefit concert featuring Mitchell Tenpenny alongside Devin Dawes and more is set to occur on Monday, March 9th at Dierks Bentley‘s Whiskey Row in Nashville.
Additionally, Bentley traveled down to Nashville along with his road crew to help clean up the home of his drummer Steve Misamore, a Nashville resident whose home was destroyed in the storm. Along the way, he engaged in some tragic humor that he posted to his Instagram page, available below.
If you’re a musician in Tennessee who needs the help of the music community, head to Gibson Gives to submit your story for a chance to get a free replacement guitar.
[H/T Rolling Stone]
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