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why gibson?

One of the most legendary of all instrument manufacturers, Gibson guitars can be seen on stages around the world. Since the birth of the electric guitar, Gibson has been at the forefront of design and construction, and singers and songwriters across all genres have favored their acoustic instruments for generations. The Gibson line also includes classic electric bass models known for their unique sound and original designs. Plus, every Gibson is still proudly made in the USA.

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LES PAUL

First released in 1952 and named for the iconic musician ‭and inventor Les Paul, this signature model has been a mainstay of modern music ever since. The favorite instrument of countless players around the globe has had many variations and editions over the years, with high quality and amazing tone in every incarnation. For players looking for a pro sound in nearly any style, the current lineup features a wealth of options.

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SG

Gibson’s thin and fast-playing double-cutaway model debuted in 1961 and was named the SG (for Solid Guitar) in 1963. The simple design and great sound have been popular with players since its release, with the SG Standard being Gibson’s best-selling model of all time. Blues, classic rock and alternative guitarists particularly love the SG for its lighter weight and comfortable playing experience.

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SEMI/HOLLOWBODY

Taking the best qualities from both acoustic and electric instruments, the ES (Electric Spanish) series and other hollow and semi-hollow guitars from Gibson have been popular since their early releases in the late ‘30s and early ‘40s. From studio to stage, the undeniable Gibson tone has been heard from the very top guitarists in jazz, blues, rock and many other styles. With beautiful finishes and quality electronics, the current lineup features models that are as welcome in players’ hands now as ever.

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SPECIAL BODY TYPES

The history of Gibson is one of innovation. Since the beginning, the company has continuously strived to make instruments better and more exciting than ever before. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the bodies of the Flying V and Explorer models originally released in the 1950s, the Firebird models of the 1960s and other shapes through the years. Gibson pioneered the idea of instruments that sound great with unconventional shapes and amazingly cutting-edge looks that still turn heads more than 50 years later.

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ACOUSTICS

Gibson was founded in 1902, first building mandolins and later acoustic guitars, years before the first electric guitars went into production. For over 100 years, Gibson acoustic instruments have been known as some of the very best available. The Dove, Hummingbird, J-45, J-200 and many other models have become legendary for their quality luthiery and even, balanced tone. The current Montana-made models are built to inspire modern players, the next generation and beyond.

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BASSES

The distinctive low-end growl of a Gibson bass has been heard on countless recordings and on stages throughout the world. Since the late 1950s, Gibson has created unique and industry-leading electric bass models for appreciative players. The powerful Gibson tone drove bass lines of classic rock in the 1960s and 1970s, and continues to the present day where it can be heard in metal, alternative, blues and more.

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