Gary Hedges has been with Epiphone for three years now.
As Shipping Team Leader in the Epiphone Distribution Center, Gary is the
"go-to" guy and ultimately responsible for shipping of all Domestic
Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio where he worked for mega
dealer Guitar Center, Gary made a move to Nashville with a friend after
a band break-up in 2002 but found some initial resistance to getting hired
in the Nashville area. Gary explains, "You know when I first came to Nashville
I would go on interviews and tell people I was a musician. I didnt realize
until later that telling people that was causing me to not be hired!
There's a stereo-type
here, and rightfully so. I've worked with a lot of musicians at other places
and its true that a lot of them are lazy. That's what's cool about Gibson
and Epiphone. We don't have that here. It's cool because you're proud
to say you work for Epiphone. Gibson has so much clout, especially in this
city ...it's real motivating and provides a great environment to work in.
In his spare time Gary fronts "Thousand Fold", contributing
lead vocals and rhythm guitar to the hard rock ensemble, sighting Epiphone
Endorsees Sevendust as a major influence.
People like Gary are what make Epiphone the great guitar
company it is.