Gallery: Gibson's Nashville Factory after the flood

23rd Aug 2010 | 15:40

Gallery: Gibson's Nashville Factory after the flood
The flooded Gibson factory
The submerged Gibson plant in early May.

Many of you may have heard about the disastrous floods that brought Nashville to its knees in May of this year, but – as the home of Gibson Guitars – the flooding of the Tennessee state capital had a major impact on the guitar industry too.

These pictures, taken by Gibson's staff photographer Sandy Campbell, illustrate some of the damage that befell the manufacturer's US headquarters. Beware though, these make painful viewing…

Gallery: Gibson's Nashville Factory after the flood
Damaged SGs and Les Pauls.
Just a few of the guitars ruined by the flood.

Many of you may have heard about the disastrous floods that brought Nashville to its knees in May of this year, but – as the home of Gibson Guitars – the flooding of the Tennessee state capital had a major impact on the guitar industry too.

These pictures, taken by Gibson's staff photographer Sandy Campbell, illustrate some of the damage that befell the manufacturer's US headquarters. Beware though, these make painful viewing…

Gallery: Gibson's Nashville Factory after the flood
Ouch...
Any guitars exposed to the potentially harmful floodwater and humid conditions were destroyed.

Many of you may have heard about the disastrous floods that brought Nashville to its knees in May of this year, but – as the home of Gibson Guitars – the flooding of the Tennessee state capital had a major impact on the guitar industry too.

These pictures, taken by Gibson's staff photographer Sandy Campbell, illustrate some of the damage that befell the manufacturer's US headquarters. Beware though, these make painful viewing…

Gallery: Gibson's Nashville Factory after the flood
Broken machines
It wasn't just the guitars, the machinery didn't escape the devastation either.

Many of you may have heard about the disastrous floods that brought Nashville to its knees in May of this year, but – as the home of Gibson Guitars – the flooding of the Tennessee state capital had a major impact on the guitar industry too.

These pictures, taken by Gibson's staff photographer Sandy Campbell, illustrate some of the damage that befell the manufacturer's US headquarters. Beware though, these make painful viewing…

Gallery: Gibson's Nashville Factory after the flood
Wet work
Most luthiers don't expect to wear wellies to work.

Many of you may have heard about the disastrous floods that brought Nashville to its knees in May of this year, but – as the home of Gibson Guitars – the flooding of the Tennessee state capital had a major impact on the guitar industry too.

These pictures, taken by Gibson's staff photographer Sandy Campbell, illustrate some of the damage that befell the manufacturer's US headquarters. Beware though, these make painful viewing…

Gallery: Gibson's Nashville Factory after the flood
A new relic effect? Err, nope...
Gibson brought in a dedicated team of cleaners to clear the plant of contaminated dust in the later months.

Many of you may have heard about the disastrous floods that brought Nashville to its knees in May of this year, but – as the home of Gibson Guitars – the flooding of the Tennessee state capital had a major impact on the guitar industry too.

These pictures, taken by Gibson's staff photographer Sandy Campbell, illustrate some of the damage that befell the manufacturer's US headquarters. Beware though, these make painful viewing…

Gallery: Gibson's Nashville Factory after the flood
The workers
Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz said, "It's amazing how connected the employees are with this plant… They had been hit personally."

Many of you may have heard about the disastrous floods that brought Nashville to its knees in May of this year, but – as the home of Gibson Guitars – the flooding of the Tennessee state capital had a major impact on the guitar industry too.

These pictures, taken by Gibson's staff photographer Sandy Campbell, illustrate some of the damage that befell the manufacturer's US headquarters. Beware though, these make painful viewing…

Gallery: Gibson's Nashville Factory after the flood
Getting back on track
Production started to get back underway in July.

Many of you may have heard about the disastrous floods that brought Nashville to its knees in May of this year, but – as the home of Gibson Guitars – the flooding of the Tennessee state capital had a major impact on the guitar industry too.

These pictures, taken by Gibson's staff photographer Sandy Campbell, illustrate some of the damage that befell the manufacturer's US headquarters. Beware though, these make painful viewing…

Gallery: Gibson's Nashville Factory after the flood
The production line starts rolling
They're nicer without the muddy stains aren't they?

Many of you may have heard about the disastrous floods that brought Nashville to its knees in May of this year, but – as the home of Gibson Guitars – the flooding of the Tennessee state capital had a major impact on the guitar industry too.

These pictures, taken by Gibson's staff photographer Sandy Campbell, illustrate some of the damage that befell the manufacturer's US headquarters. Beware though, these make painful viewing…

Gallery: Gibson's Nashville Factory after the flood
Up to speed again
Hanging the guitars is part of the finishing process – not a precaution against future floods!

Many of you may have heard about the disastrous floods that brought Nashville to its knees in May of this year, but – as the home of Gibson Guitars – the flooding of the Tennessee state capital had a major impact on the guitar industry too.

These pictures, taken by Gibson's staff photographer Sandy Campbell, illustrate some of the damage that befell the manufacturer's US headquarters. Beware though, these make painful viewing…

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