Now, to properly consummate this union, the master builders at the Gibson Custom Shop are going to have put on a fresh pot of coffee, sit round a table with Cantrell and draft some kind of carefully spec'd signature model. In the meantime, though, Cantrell will be at NAMM on official Gibson/Cantrell business, and will sign your stuff if you head to the Gibson experience space, 3rd Floor, Ballroom A for 4pm local time today.
Sadly, there is no news just yet as to what Cantrell will play yet – though he is playing an SG in the accompanying press release, has played a number of SGs and Les Pauls in the past, and is a big fan of the Hummingbird acoustic. But it sounds like there will definitely be something.
“I’m very happy to announce that I am officially joining the Gibson family,” says Cantrell. “I’m looking forward to what we can create together in the future.”
“Bringing Jerry to the Gibson to family is a dream come true," says Cesar Gueikian, chief merchant officer at Gibson. "He is one of the riff lord heroes that personally influenced and inspired me to play guitar. It’s a privilege to have such an icon become one of our ambassadors. He continues to shape sound in a way that is unique to his artistry. Together we will be a on quest to make music matter more than ever.”
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