Gibson and Firebird X Take CES by Storm
Gibson Guitar was a major force at this weekend’s record-breaking Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 2011 edition of CES featured the biggest international attendance in the four-day event’s history – and many of the guests were drawn to the display of cutting-edge technology at the Gibson booth.
Fans stormed the booth to see the latest products from Gibson USA, Gibson Custom, Epiphone and Wurlitzer. Visitors also were treated to demonstrations of the most technologically advanced guitar in history – Gibson USA’s Firebird X. They even got the opportunity to get their hands on one of 16 Firebird X models available at the booth and checked out the instrument’s remarkable features, including robot tuning, onboard effects and Bluetooth capabilities. Fans were thrilled at the chance to play the guitar and many musicians commented about the wide range of possibilities that Firebird X allows.
The Gibson booth had some high-profile visitors, too. Tennessee Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn stopped by and was wowed by Gibson’s latest advancements in musical technology. Former Doobie Brother (and current US Defense consultant!) Skunk Baxter stopped by the booth, as well. In total, more than 140,000 industry professionals attended this year’s CES, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, making it the biggest electronics show in three years. The annual event is the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow and features companies from around the world sharing their latest advancements in electronics, computers, entertainment and more.