Pros: The workers and designers are paid decent hourly wages and there is no slave labour involved in the manufacturing of Gibson guitars.
Source: Glassdoor.com – Anonymous salaries posted
Gibson guitar and Soldiers angels gave over twenty new acoustic guitars to wounded service members that were guitar players at the freedom celebration in Pasadena, CA.
Source: Bio-medacine.org Copyright vocus.inc
Cons: Looking through anonymous reviews of the company I found that quite a few are very unhappy with a company job in Nashville Tennessee where a CEO is described as a narcissist and just a bad person overall. This is just at one company though.
Source: – Anonymous reviews.
Pros: The company uses what is needed to make the guitars and do not have a high amount of waste. Some Gibson guitars are actually made of recycled wood.
Ultimately, our goal is not to promote certified-wood guitars as something special, but to bring our industry to a point where the use of certified wood is standard procedure.
”We utilize sustainable harvested wood as much as possible with all of our models.”
-Henry Juszkiewicz, Gibson chairman and CEO
Source: Thursday, Dec. 12th 2002
Pros: Gibson guitars have been used as first guitars by many new players as well as many great guitar players.
Cons: Going back to the company in Nashville though, the people were very unhappy with the working conditions there. But again this is only one company out of several around the country.
Pros: Animals are not harmed in the making of guitars.