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

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--()--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: Fred.yager@gibson.com

ABOUT 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.

Contacts

Gibson
Fred Yager, 615-871-4500 Ext. 1995
Fred.yager@gibson.com
or
J2 communications
Jamie Joffe, 610-864-5737
Jamie@j2online.com

Release Summary

Gibson Guitar generously donated new Les Paul ES-335 TD guitar to musician whose guitar was destroyed on Delta flight.

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Contacts

Gibson
Fred Yager, 615-871-4500 Ext. 1995
Fred.yager@gibson.com
or
J2 communications
Jamie Joffe, 610-864-5737
Jamie@j2online.com