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The company (Gibson) was within three months of going out of business before it was bought by Henry E. In 2011, Gibson acquired the Stanton Group, including Cerwin Vega, KRK Systems and Stanton DJ.Gibson then formed a new division, Gibson Pro Audio, which will deliver professional grade audio items, including headphones, loudspeakers and DJ equipment.According to the Memphis Daily News, Gibson plans to search for a new facility for its Memphis operations and will stay in the current spot for the next 18 to 24 months.The facility, which sits across from Fedex Forum along South B. King Boulevard, is expected to list for million.
The Nashville-based guitar maker opened the Memphis facility 18 years ago, which currently occupies just a portion of a massive 127,620 square foot complex.
In 1952, Gibson introduced its first solid-body electric guitar, the Les Paul which became its most popular guitar to date— designed by Ted Mc Carty and Les Paul.
Gibson was owned by the Norlin corporation from 1969 to 1986. Initially, the company produced only Orville Gibson's original designs.
It was only in the late 1960s and early 70s when the two guitars were reintroduced to the market that they sold well.
The Firebird, in the early 60s, was a reprise of the modernistic idea, though less extreme.Between 19 production of Gibson guitars was shifted from Kalamazoo to Nashville, Tennessee. New production plants were opened in Memphis, Tennessee, as well as Bozeman, Montana.