One of the many items that helps create the Gibson Custom mojo is the vast amount of artisan handwork that goes in to each stage of production.
Below, an Operator is hand rolling a neck to its final shape, measuring as he goes along. If he takes too much off, it won’t make the cut and will need to be scrapped. Sure…there is some CNC assistance to help get the rough neck shape going, but the final periphery is finessed and achieved by the Operator’s artistic wisdom channeled via his hands. Hands that have innumerable hours of experience in creating the necks that will be part of the legendary Gibson Custom Shop offerings.