Gibson Introduces Its Latest Innovations and Signature Guitars at Musikmesse 2013

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Including Stunning Performances by Compressorhead, the World’s Only Robot Band

Innovative technology, quality sound and the world’s heaviest Metal Band will all unite at the 2013 Musikmesse from April 9th -13th thanks to Gibson and its family of brands.

Gibson will showcase its innovative Min-ETune™ “robot tuning” system, which has been hailed by guitarists of all levels as a game-changer that can tune guitars to standard or alternate tunings, accurately and in seconds.

Throughout the show, guests will be entertained by Gibson’s newest artists—the group Compressorhead, a fully robotic power trio that’s literally the world’s “heaviest” metal band.
Signature Guitars and Artists

Gibson will also showcase the limited-edition Joe Perry 1959 Les Paul, and two new signature ES-335 guitars for Chris Cornell of Soundgarden.

Guest artists expected to visit the Gibson booth include Rudolf Schenker to sign his new signature guitar, UK blues-rock band The Brew, German singer/songwriter Finn Martin, Nick Howard (winner of the German version of the television show, The Voice), Kuddel of the German punk band Die Toten Hosen, Berlin Indy rap band The Love Buelow, and Epiphone artist Matt Heafy.
Gibson Pro Audio.

Gibson Pro Audio encompasses a wide range of consumer electronics, including Onkyo, Cerwin-Vega!, KRK Systems, Stanton and the newest member of the Gibson family, TEAC. Two highlights are Stanton’s new line of improved-performance cartridges, and revolutionary updates to the SCS.4DJ controller.

The 2013 Musikmesse takes place from April 10-13th in Frankfurt, Germany. To schedule press meetings for Gibson, or to receive a full press kit, please contact Fred Yager at fred.yager(at)gibson(dot)com. For more information or product images, please visit and

About Gibson
Founded in 1894, Gibson is a global music and lifestyle-oriented company based in Nashville, Tennessee, and 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 LPX guitar and the Min-ETune™ tuning system. Through the Gibson Foundation, Gibson is equally known for its philanthropic efforts on behalf of music, education, health and human services. Gibson’s family of brands encompasses some of the most widely known and respected brands in the history of music and entertainment, including Epiphone, KRK Systems, TEAC, Cerwin-Vega!, 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. More information is available at:,, and

For more information, please contact:

Craig Anderton
Executive Vice President, Gibson Evangelist

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