Gibson Guitars: From the heart of Nashville, Tennessee, guitar manufacturer Gibson is responsible for creating some of the most iconic electric, acoustic and bass guitars in history, thousands of which can be found in the hands of some of the world’s most influential players.
Gibson’s huge range of stylistically and tonally unique guitars have all found legions of fans, although of course the legendary Gibson Les Paul in particular has become its most important offering, both the Les Paul Studio and Les Paul Standard gracing stadium stages and professional recording sessions across every style and genre of music.
For those whose tastes are geared towards more outlandish looks, Gibson guitars have long furnished the world of hard rock with the likes of the Gibson Firebird and Explorer – angled bodies that retain raw tone and were born to be chugged and shredded. Acoustic players have also been similarly spoiled, and Gibson is just as well known for legendary high-spec models the J-45, J-200, Dove and Hummingbird – each a unique take on sumptuous tonewoods and traditional craftsmanship.
World-renowned artists like Jimmy Page, Elvis Presley, Gary Moore and Peter Green have of course been honoured with their own Gibson signature models, but equally a great many younger players are already finding ways of making the likes of the Gibson Les Paul and SG their own – will you be next?