Nissan, Gibson Collaboration Builds a One-of-a-Kind Mobile Repair Van

NEW YORK – Making its world debut ahead of the 2013 New York International Auto Show is the Gibson NV200 Mobile Repair & Restoration Van.

This unique vehicle is the result of an iconic collaboration between Nissan and Gibson that are, opportunely, corporate neighbors in the Nashville area.

“Gibson and Nissan are both Tennessee-based companies that build products worthy of consumer passion yet suitable for everyday use. We’ve sought a way to combine forces for many years now, and the introduction of the 2013 NV200 Compact Cargo van gives us the perfect opportunity to do so. Working with Gibson has been a dream come true for many of us here at Nissan,” said Joe Castelli, Nissan’s vice president of Commercial Vehicles.

The Gibson NV200 Mobile Repair & Restoration Van, built by Nissan, is an extension of both Gibson Pro Audio and Gibson’s fabled Repair & Restoration shop, based in Nashville, Tenn. This facility is where the best and brightest guitar builders go to ply their craft for one of the oldest and most-respected guitar companies.

As the Repair & Restoration shop fixes and customizes guitars owned by both the top professional musicians in the world and passionate enthusiasts, the Gibson NV200 Compact Cargo acts as a quick response support vehicle for professional and part-time musicians in need of timely repairs. It also will serve as an educational tool to the public representing the art of someone who makes or repairs stringed instruments, also known as a luthier.

In discussing the collaboration between Nissan and Gibson, Castelli said: “it’s really worked out and beautiful music is now being played between our great product and their (Gibson’s) great product. For each company, our customers are looking for something that is high quality. It’s not only assumed, but it’s expected.”

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