What do you get when you take 114 years of guitar-building experience and combine them with some of the world's highest standards for craftsmanship? The answer is these Gibson 2016 acoustics. Although Gibson gets a lot of well-deserved attention for its electric guitars, we can't overlook the fact that acoustic instruments were what got the ball rolling back in 1902. Orville Gibson's philosophy of handcrafted innovation is still alive and well all these years later, and the 2016 acoustic lineup is another fantastic step forward for one of the world's most renowned luthiers. Take a look and see for yourself: every guitar in this section is a product of its legendary history.
It's plain to see by this year's round of updates that Gibson focused hard on performance for 2016. There are all kinds of tweaks aimed at improving playability and sound quality across the board, including some brand-new features designed to raise the bar on what an acoustic guitar can be. For instance, guitars in the Vintage line (such as the Gibson 2016 1932 L-00 Vintage Acoustic Guitar) are now sporting thermally-aged top woods. The process is new for 2016, and it produces tonewoods that capture the look and sound of genuine vintage Gibsons without the decades of waiting.
The more modern-oriented members of Gibson's 2016 guitar lineup are no slouches, either. The 2016 Hummingbird Square Shoulder Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitar, for example, is a visual and auditory stunner. It follows faithfully in the footsteps of its earlier model years, which have graced the stage with the likes of Keith Richards and Gram Parsons. Plus, its advanced L.R. Baggs VTC pickup delivers accurate plugged-in tone so you can always count on it, even for the biggest gigs of your career.
Those Gibson 2016 acoustics are only a few examples from the incredible range of instruments you'll find in this section. So go ahead and explore! The work rolling out of Gibson's Bozeman workshop is as stunning as always, and any guitar you choose will be a testament to the century-old Gibson tradition of building instruments that easily rank among the world's finest.