Founded by Orville Gibson in 1894 as a mandolin maker, the company soon became known for their archtop guitars. By the 1930s they were exploring electric instruments and they are seen as the makers of the first commercially successful electric guitar. In the 50s, working with a man called Les Paul, they made their own take on the solid body guitar. The Les Paul is now one of the most recognizable guitars in world, particularly in rock music. Gibson went on to produce more exotic and extreme guitars such as the Flying V and the SG, and can been seen being played by countless guitarists the world over.
Square-shouldered dreadnought acoustic with pedigree
Slim single coil guitar
Classic with thin fast neck and body
A special edition of the popular SG guitar with P-90 pickups
Legendary arched-top semi-acoustic electric
Gibson’s most successful guitar ever. A rock classic.