Ren Ferguson – The Lost Story of Leaving Gibson
Before moving to California to work at Guild, Ren Ferguson was a long time Bozeman, Montana resident and worked as the Master Luthier at Gibson Acoustic which is also based in Bozeman, MT.
What can I say, this conversation is nothing short of riveting. Ren goes deep in Gibson history and how he first got involved with Gibson, tells some amazing stories, and then gives us the scoop behind why he ultimately escaped Gibson. I have to tell you that when we first released the second part of this interview on YouTube, Gibson made it known that they were unhappy and since the music store’s vendor account was at stake, we immediately took it down.
I’m so happy to be able to give you access to this rare account. I wish it could be re-made into a History channel special. It’s that good.
Ren is now the VP of Manufacturing and R&D at Guild, who no doubt appreciate what he brings to the table. He now has the freedom to lead the team and design some amazing guitars.
What are your favorite takeaways from Ren? Leave a comment below!