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On Mar. 20, Gibson closed all of its U.S.-based operations, including its headquarters in Nashville, due to coronavirus concerns.

According to a press release, Gibson made the decision “in alignment with other Nashville-based factories and the broader guitar manufacturing industry across the USA.”

In addition, the company has announced that they will provide all hourly factory workers with a stipend. “With this current, and uncertain situation, Gibson’s leadership has also decided to provide all Gibson hourly factory workers with a $1000 Gibson support payment to help get the team through this difficult time,” read a press release.

“At the early stages of this unfortunate and ever-evolving situation, we took a proactive approach to monitoring and prioritizing the health and safety of our entire team around the world,” said James ‘JC’ Curleigh, CEO of Gibson, in a press release. “I am proud of the way our teams have responded and we now shift our focus to supporting each other to get through this together.”

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