Gibson may have made their biggest-ever headlines with their legendary electric guitars, but they were already an old company when those first came out. Acoustic instruments were the products that got Gibson off the ground more than a century ago, and in all that time, they've never stopped raising the bar and building world-class acoustic guitars. Need proof? Just take a look through this selection of Gibson 2017 acoustics. It's shaping up to be a good model year (as usual), with a range of 2017s combining Gibson's latest innovations and techniques with the proven core designs they've been building since the early 1900s.Of course, guitars aren't one-size-fits-all instruments, and it's up to you to figure out which Gibson acoustic is the best fit for your playing style and preferences. For instance, lots of guitarists will choose a dreadnought body shape for its versatility, but if you're looking for a smaller-body design, you'll probably prefer something like the Gibson 2017 High Performance HP 665 SB Acoustic-Electric Guitar. And even within the same style, you may have some options: for instance, the J-45 is one of Gibson's top-selling models, and since it's so popular, they offer it in slope shoulder and cutaway formats so you can pick out the shape that best suits your taste.Want the flexibility to play plugged-in? You've got it: most of these Gibson 2017 acoustics are actually acoustic-electric models, with L.R. Baggs pickup and preamp systems under the hood. The specific system varies by instrument - for example, the Gibson 2017 HP 415 CEX Acoustic-Electric Guitar comes with an Element pickup system, while the High Performance Series HP 835 Supreme Acoustic-Electric Guitar uses the Session pickup system instead. They're all great performers, just keep that in mind if you need a tiebreaker to help you decide which of two guitars to choose! Sometimes, with a lineup of guitars as good as these 2017 Gibsons, making the right selection can come down to a single detail.