The 2019 range of Gibson fretted instruments promises something for every Gibson fan and collector. The assortment represents a “back-to-basics” approach on the part of Gibson, with a sharp focus on core features that matter most to players. Whether it’s electrics, acoustics or basses, all categories benefit from Gibson’s streamlined product lines.
2019 Gibson Electric Guitars
The 2019 Gibson Designer Models include the Firebird, the Flying V and the Explorer. These three models were ahead of their time when first created, but now have a huge following. Fans will be pleased to see that Gibson has built these with all of the traditional features that aficionados desire. Each designer guitar is available in a choice of finishes, including some B-2 versions that sport a stealthy satin ebony finish.
Always best-sellers, 2019 Gibson Les Paul Models are badged with familiar names. Working down from the top, there’s the Les Paul High Performance, the Les Paul Standard, the Les Paul Traditional, the Les Paul Classic, the Les Paul Studio, the Les Paul Studio Tribute and the super affordable Les Paul Junior Tribute DC. Each Les Paul version is offered in a choice of finishes, including some incredible fades and bursts. You’ll definitely find a 2019 Les Paul to suit your taste, playing style and budget.
Originally conceived in 1961 to replace the Les Paul, 2019 Gibson SG Models represent everything SG enthusiasts love. The collection features four models that distill the history of the SG into its most important elements. From the top, you’ll find the SG High Performance, the SG Standard ‘61, the SG Standard and the SG Standard Tribute. Between the four SG models there’s a choice of seven distinct finishes, from a cool Blueberry Fade to a Walnut Vintage Gloss, to all of the standard colors you know and love.
A groundbreaking concept when introduced in the ‘50s, today’s 2019 Gibson ES Models will continue to please blues and jazz players alike. The 2019 collection of Electric-Spanish guitars boils down to variations on two basic models: the ES-235 single-cutaway and the ES-335 double-cutaway. Offered in versions that respect specific years, and available with humbuckers or P-90s, these semi-hollowbody guitars comes in some gorgeous finishes. The ES-335 Figured Blueberry Burst is one you have to see.
2019 Gibson Acoustic Guitars
Orville Gibson began making acoustic guitars and mandolins in the late 1800s, contributing to the evolution of all musical genres in America. This tradition continues today in the wonderful and extensive offering of acoustic models for 2019. The guitars are divided into multiple series with names that should be familiar to most Gibson players. Guitar Center is pleased to stock these Gibson acoustics in store and online.
The 2019 Gibson Studio Series guitars are the most affordable of the bunch. The build quality is excellent, sans unnecessary frills. They feature hand-fitted dovetail neck-to-body joints, domed tops with hand-scalloped X-bracing, nitrocellulose lacquer and hand-built quality. They’re ideal for home, studio and even stage where the deluxe aesthetics of a more expensive model might cause concern. The Studio Series are inspiring tools for the player who likes to dig in and play out. Models include the J-45 Studio acoustic/electric, the Hummingbird Studio, the J-200 Studio, the J-45 Studio and the L-00 Studio. Many of these models also come in limited-edition finishes of which the Walnut Burst is a real show-stopper.
The 2019 Gibson Standard Series models respect tradition with historically accurate appointments. These are Gibson’s most famous and legendary guitars that countless artists have played and we’ve all heard in the recordings of America’s most cherished music of the past century. With traditional appointments, Standard Series models include the J-45 Standard acoustic/electric, the J-200 Standard acoustic/electric, the J-45 Standard, the L-00 Standard, the J-15, the J-45 Cutaway, the Hummingbird and the Hummingbird acoustic/electric. Many of these models are available in limited-edition versions that are fashioned in vintage- and antique-style finishes that are sure to please the connoisseur in you.
Taking details up a notch or two are the 2019 Gibson Deluxe Series guitars. These are Gibson’s most famous and popular models with upgraded features like beautiful rosewood back and sides, gold tuners, Adirondack red spruce tops and custom top trim. The collection includes the Hummingbird Deluxe, the J-200 Deluxe, the J-45 Deluxe and the L-00 Deluxe. All of the Deluxe guitars feature a beautiful rosewood burst finish.
Players who prize vintage instruments will find their favorite Gibson acoustic guitar within the 2019 Gibson Vintage Series. Vintage editions of Gibson’s famous acoustics all feature Thermally Aged tops. The tone, feel and look of these will give a performer the experience of owning and playing a 60-to-80-year-old acoustic. They are all hand-built with the same tonewoods used to create the original icons, along with period-correct bracing patterns and relic, vintage-style tuners. The Vintage Series includes the Hummingbird Vintage, the J-200 Vintage and the J-45 Vintage. All three are available in limited-edition versions with Vintage Sunburst finishes or a spectacular Heritage Cherry Sunburst finish.
Does the 2019 Gibson Sustainable Series of acoustic guitars mean you get more sustain? It might, but it certainly means that Gibson is offering players instruments that are made from earth-sustainable elements. In addition, these guitars mark the introduction of a breakthrough finish of natural beeswax. The Sustainable Series includes the Hummingbird Sustainable, the J-45 Sustainable and the L-00 Sustainable. All three are limited-editions that feature an Antique Natural finish from beeswax.
2019 Gibson Electric Basses
Bassists will appreciate the updated selection of 2019 Gibson Bass Models. If you prefer a shorter scale, the SG Standard Bass comes in two finishes with all of the time-honored features. The Thunderbird Bass offers a regular scale, versatile electronics and a choice of sunburst finishes. The EB 4 and EB 5 basses are the most affordable of the group, offering modern players the performance of dual humbuckers and a 5-string option, all in sleek satin finishes.
View our entire collection of Gibson 2019 guitars online, or visit a Guitar Center store to learn more and discover which Gibson electric guitar, acoustic guitar or bass will help you find your sound.