For more than a century, the Gibson name has adorned the headstocks of some of the world's greatest guitars. That's common knowledge in the music community, and it leaves one question begging to be asked: "what could be better than a Gibson?" This selection of platinum Gibson Custom instruments aims to answer that question by demonstrating that the only thing that can beat a Gibson is an even better Gibson. This is where you'll find the best craftsmanship Gibson has to offer, in a selection of instruments that vary from limited-edition to completely unique, designed and built to showcase the brand's top luthiers at their absolute best.
Like any of Gibson's guitars, the first thing to ask yourself when looking through the platinum custom collection is what you're searching for in an instrument. For example, there are lots of signature models here, so if you're interested in walking in a guitar legend's footsteps, maybe one of those is the way to go? Just check out instruments like the Gibson Custom Peter Frampton 1954 Les Paul Custom Phenix or the Gibson Custom Alex Lifeson 40th Anniversary R40 Les Paul Axcess to get started on the signatures.
On the other hand, maybe you're searching for something malleable enough for you to make into your own signature axe? If so, your ideal canvas could be the Gibson Custom 2015 Les Paul Custom Electric Guitar or the Gibson Custom 2015 L-5 CES Electric Guitar, to name just two. Or, for the ultimate collector wanting an instrument that's pure art from head to tail, why not take a look at an individual luthier's masterpiece? For instance, Bruce Kunkel's greatest creation is probably the Gibson Custom Bella Voce Electric Guitar, an emerald-green showpiece that's drop-dead gorgeous in every conceivable way.
It takes a great instrument to even be worthy of the Gibson headstock in the first place. But a quick look through the platinum Gibson Custom family is all it takes to see that these instruments take that to a whole new level. If you're itching to get your hands on the best of the best, an axe that looks and sounds like no other, then you're in the right place to start looking - and considering the caliber of these instruments, you probably won't have to look any further.