Yeah, I wouldn't doubt it if Henry (gibson ceo) isn't sure that the robot guitar is the future and he's tooling up for the onslaught of orders. I mean, if you're at a point in your guitar playing where you can't even tune your guitar, you're definitely in the market for a $3K guitar, right?
Anyway, the rumor about Bozeman is that they're only going to keep the custom shop...not sure if that's a small shop in Bozeman or what, but closing the regular production there. That means that all production for regular acoustics would move to Japan where the Masterbuilt Epis are being produced. This makes me nuts if it's true.
Peavey is also auctioning off equipment at their Morton, MS plant. Don't know what it means except maybe these companies are going off-shore for manufacturing. We build very little here anymore. It's disturbing.
Going back to the OP's question, as somebody who frequents several acoustic guitar forums I've seen no mention of this anywhere, not even on forums rich in posters who despise Gibson guitars and as a company. This doesn't mean it's not true, but if I were a betting man I'd wager that it's nothin' but FUD.