I am totally blown away by the 1-star review someone posted! I don't attempt to second-guess various experiences that folks have but what is described here - does not described either Rob or his work!!!!
I waltzed into Gibson's for the first time way-back-when in 1999, literally couple of days after they opened their door. It took me and my wife all but 2 mins to decide to have a plate done.... The rest, as they say, is HISTORY!!!
I cannot even try to count how many times I have returned, sometimes by myself, sometimes with family, sometimes with friends. Some of these times new plates (both glass and tin as well as accompanying copies of paper CdVs) were made, some - it was solely a "tourist stop" (esp. for the folks who've never been before). EVERY SINGLE TIME Rob was courteous, helpful, very professional and more than willing to share his knowledge and to show around the studio. I also have never had any complaints about the quality of work - everything I have is first rate!
Rob is renown in the CW Living History & Re-Enactment circles. His work is known throughout the country and perhaps in some corners of the World. He was invited to document the filming of "Gods and Generals" and did a superb job of that. And if one said "Get a Gibson" (or "I got a Gibson") some of us would immediately know what he was talking about...and it aint a guitar!!!!
There are other studios in Gettysburg incl. the truly "cheesy" touristy ones where you can play "dress-up" for a $20.00 shot. If anyone has any "reservations" about Gibson Studio, prices, quality of work and Rob's personality - they are more than welcome to go there - chances are THERE they'll get what they paid for....