I’m in Memphis for a day and went to the Gibson “factory tour” or thought I did. There’s a lot of building there with dumpsters outside, signs on doors aiming you to other doors, xx,000 sq. ft. commercial real estate For Lease signs and when I got to the actual tours entrance a sign at the counter read “All today’s tours are fully booked.” or something to that effect. Talking with a security guard at the “gift shop” I learned that, “the dust collection system is down so there’s not much going on.” The other guy who was [I guess] running the gift shop had someone else to talk to so I got ignored. There were lots of guitars on display, mostly LP and 335 but not one bass. I have no official or business basis for this but my bet is that Gibson Memphis is going away before long. Too bad. I’d looked forward to the tour and to a better impression than this. I hope the new CEO has a plan. I hope it works. If not, I have my Epi JCB.