Experience is arguably one of the most elusive attributes in any company and certainly in the current economic climate. Employers and employees alike are currently finding it more and more difficult to engender a lasting relationship.
At Custom, we are lucky enough to tout numerous long standing employees, thus obtaining the rare benefit that experience affords. Experience that expertly informs every aspect of making iconic guitars.
Pictured below is one such experienced operator, Richard Ickes. Richard has been taking part in making Gibson guitars since 1963. Whether its selecting tops, pressing up bodies, numerous other tasks or routing wiring channels as pictured below, Richard's awe inspiring experience informs every detail of everything he does. How lucky we are and how lucky the Custom fans are to have him.