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2016 marks Gibson's 64th year producing solid body electric guitars, and they've been one of the most influential luthiers in the industry for even longer than that. The number of guitarists with a Gibson in their collection probably outnumber those without, and the Gibson 2016 electrics are definitely on the right track to add to those figures. If you already own a Gibson, this could be the right year to add another. And if you don't, there's no better time to get your hands on one. The options are as tempting as ever in the 2016 lineup, more than six decades in the making and filled with the most sought-after styles in Gibson's history.
A highlight of these Gibson 2016 electrics is that they mark a return to form when it comes to tuning machines. You'll notice that they've added a "T" to each guitar's name, which is to indicate that they're traditional-spec models using traditional-style tuners. That goes across the board from legendary instruments like the Gibson 2016 SG Special Faded Series T and 2016 Les Paul '50s Tribute T, all the way to the iconic and unique ones including the 2016 Flying V Pro T, 2016 Explorer T and 2016 Firebird T. So no matter which Gibson design you prefer, you can get your hands on those sweet vintage-style tuners.
Any guitar in this section can be the right choice if it suits your tastes, but there are two in particular to check out if you're looking for the most economical buy. For the Les Paul fans, that would be the Gibson 2016 Les Paul Studio T. Its pickups are modeled after the renowned vintage PAF, and it uses the same tonewoods as the original Les Paul to create the same unparalleled sound. If the SG is more your speed, consider the Gibson 2016 SG Standard T: its body may be lightweight and sleek, but the amount of tone it packs into that chassis is nothing less than enormous.
We've come to expect great things from each new Gibson model year, and that's definitely what Gibson is striving to give us with these 2016 electrics. The traditional-style tuners are just one tick on a long list of items you'll be able to check off your wish list when you take home one of these beauties, and like every other Gibson before them, they're built to be played and played hard. So don't hesitate - today is the perfect occasion to get your hands on a brand-new 2016 Gibson guitar.
Check out the latest from Gibson: The 2016 Electric Models are now available for purchase online, or try them out in stores before you buy.