We Have Some Seriously Top Notch Gibson Guitars in Stock Right Now
Classics. You really can't argue with the classics.
Gibson is clearly one of the most iconic guitar manufacturers in history.
They truly changed history with the introduction of the legendary Gibson Les Paul in the 1950s. This solid-body electric guitar became synonymous with rock music, embraced by guitarists like Jimmy Page, Slash, and Joe Perry. Then there's the SG, another iconic model, which gained popularity due to its lightweight mahogany body, slim neck profile, and double-cutaway design. These features made it perfect for high-energy performances, while its dual humbucking pickups delivered a distinctive, biting sound ideal for rock, blues, and beyond.
What about the ES-335?
The Gibson ES-335 has well-deserved, revered status in the guitar world, serving as a cornerstone of electric guitar design since its introduction in 1958. Combining the warmth and resonance of a hollow body with the sustain and feedback resistance of a solid body, the ES-335 offered unparalleled versatility. Its semi-hollow construction allowed players to achieve rich, organic tones ideal for blues, jazz, rock, and beyond.
And the acoustics! Listen, what more needs to be said here.
Let's check out some guitars.
You just can't go wrong with the Gibson Les Paul Special, an iconic guitar with a distinct charm. Originally an upgrade from the Les Paul Junior, it boasts a sleek flat body and dual P90 pickups, coveted by professionals seeking the Les Paul essence in a more agile form factor. These P90s deliver Gibson's signature tone with added power and vintage flair, complementing its rich mahogany neck and classic rosewood fingerboard for effortless playability and timeless style. Bridging the gap between the Les Paul Junior and Gold Top, the Les Paul Special maintains the former's essence while adding a second P90 pickup for enhanced versatility. With warm tones, exceptional playability, and a no-frills design, it's the ultimate choice for discerning guitarists.
As Gibson's flagship model, the Les Paul Standard embodies the essence of this iconic design, particularly in its '50s iteration. Returning to its roots, Gibson meticulously crafts this instrument with the classic formula: a solid Mahogany body topped with Maple, ensuring a stunning aesthetic and remarkable sustain. The Mahogany neck, boasting a rounded '50s-style profile and paired with a Rosewood fingerboard, delivers the quintessential Les Paul feel and tone. Equipped with Burstbucker pickups featuring Alnico II magnets, handwired electronics, and Orange Drop capacitors, the '50s Standard produces the legendary Les Paul sound that has inspired generations of guitarists. Vintage Deluxe tuners, Amber Top Hat knobs, and Nickel plating pay homage to the instrument's heritage, while luxurious binding adds the final touch to this timeless masterpiece.
The SG™ Special harkens back to its iconic design, celebrated for shaping sound across generations and genres. With its early '60s style, this guitar exudes the vibe and tone heard on countless classic rock tracks. Featuring a SlimTaper™ mahogany neck and bound rosewood fingerboard, it offers effortless playing and comfort. Equipped with two P-90 pickups, renowned for their versatile sonic range, the SG Special boasts hand-wired controls with Orange Drop® capacitors and a 3-way toggle switch for dynamic tonal exploration. The P-90s deliver bright, punchy tones coveted by musicians across rock, country, jazz, and punk genres. Coupled with a slim taper neck design, the guitar ensures seamless fretboard navigation and enhanced playability. With its rosewood fretboard and medium jumbo-sized frets, the SG Special offers superb sustain and effortless pitch bends, inspiring players to reach new creative heights.
I mean, the Gibson ES-335 is truly an icon in the brand's lineup, revered for its status as the ultimate semi-hollow guitar. While traditionally favoured by vintage enthusiasts, the modern updates on the USA ES-335 broaden its appeal to contemporary musicians. Crafted with a 3-ply maple/poplar body, this guitar delivers bright, resonant tones with acoustic-like volume. Complemented by a quarter-sawn mahogany neck and rosewood fingerboard, it offers a comfortable playing experience with a rounded "C" profile and rolled binding for smooth transitions. Equipped with medium-output T-Type humbucking pickups, the ES-335 Figured produces a warm, dynamic sound suitable for various playing styles. Enhanced by an ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge with Titanium saddles, this instrument ensures stability, precision, and longevity for the discerning guitarist.
Crafted to encapsulate a decade of iconic blues and revolutionary rock 'n' roll, the Gibson J-45 Original 50s embodies the spirit of a bygone era while embracing modern performance standards. Constructed with traditional Sitka Spruce and Mahogany, renowned for their rich tonal qualities, this guitar exudes vintage charm with its subtly antiqued binding. Yet, it's not just a relic of the past; it's been upgraded for contemporary musicians. The LR Baggs VTC pickup system ensures natural amplification for larger audiences, allowing you to embrace the golden era of music with confidence. With its mahogany body providing a sturdy foundation and rich, captivating tone, and classic Gibson craftsmanship evident in every detail, this guitar offers both sonic excellence and timeless aesthetics. Coupled with its comfortable playability and vintage-inspired design elements, the J-45 Original 50s invites players to embark on a musical journey back to the 1950s, infusing their performances with nostalgic flair and timeless allure.
Classics for a very, very good reason.
This is but an overview of some of the awesome guitars that we currently have in stock at Musicmaker.
Remember, all of these guitars are available to test in our wonderful Guitar Rooms, so please visit! But if you can't, we can happily ship any guitar to you, at any time, totally free of charge. Assuming you live in Ireland. We can ship them anywhere in the world too, should you wish, but there may be some postage involved.
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Until next time.
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