If you're a musician, you've heard of Gibson. Since its founding in 1902, Gibson has grown to become one of the world's most iconic luthiers. While everyone knows about the quality and reputation of Gibson's electric instruments, a lesser-known fact is that the same level of care and innovation goes into their acoustic and acoustic-electric models. Only the best tone is good enough for Gibson acoustic guitars, so they go to great lengths to choose the right tonewoods, electronics and parts to get it. From traditional 6-string instruments to 12-strings and hybrids, Gibson crafts a range of guitars to suit every player.
If you're looking for a real workhorse, the Gibson J-45 Custom Acoustic-Electric Guitar is a solid option. As Gibson's best-selling acoustic, this guitar has been used by some of music's biggest names onstage and in-studio since the model's introduction in 1942. Some modern perks include the Element Active Acoustic Pickup System from L.R. Baggs, and the lovely floral and vine abalone pearl headstock inlay.
A collector on the lookout for something truly special will want to check out some custom and limited-edition models, like the Gibson Limited Edition SJ-200 Vine Super Jumbo Acoustic Guitar. This gorgeous instrument features mother-of-pearl vine inlays and abalone details to take the vintage SJ-200 design to a whole new level of beauty. And when it comes to tone, the richness and resonance is truly a step above.
From Woody Guthrie to Emmylou Harris, Neil Young, Jimmy Page and more, lots of influential artists have used and continue to use Gibson acoustic guitars. They're a top choice for serious musicians and collectors worldwide, and their unique designs are often imitated but never duplicated. If you haven't played a real Gibson before, you don't know what you've been missing.