21 Aug · After the recent Hendrix 'Izabella' Strat, the new Gibson Custom Shop Eric Clapton 1964 Firebird I is the latest example of a high-priced, limited edition guitar made for collectors.
Gibson - News and Rumours
You want all the latest news, rumours and everything else there’s to know about Gibson? We're happy to oblige: On this page you’ll find everything at a glance – and it’s always up to date!
09 Aug · A special one-off Les Paul guitar is now listed on Reverb by Les Paul’s longtime luthier Tom Doyle. It was supposedly one of Les' favourites - now you could down it. If you have the money.
03 Aug · YouTube channel BJs World has now uploaded another video of Gibson destroying new ES model guitars. The whole process looks pretty severe and will make you cringe.
02 Aug · Brian is the lead guitarist for Paul McCartney’s band and his new Custom Shop '62 SG Junior has lots of features to make his job a lot easier and give him a smooth ride.
27 Jul · A crucial part of BB King's career was played by a certain Gibson ES-345 that he named "Lucille". Now, a prototype he used in his later career is to be auctioned in September 2019.
20 Jul · In a gesture of good will Gibson has returned the Oberheim brand and trademark back to the company founder Tom Oberheim who says he's thrilled!
Summer NAMM 2019: Gibson partners with Banker Custom Guitars, Echopark Guitars and Jimmy Wallace Guitars18 Jul · Gibson has announced the first boutique guitar companies to sign on for their Authorized Partnership Program. Could this be the beginning of a new era?
16 Jul · James “JC” Curleigh and the team at Gibson HQ are moving out of the outskirts and into Cummins Station in Downtown Nashville. I wonder if Mark Agnesi will have a corner office?
15 Jul · Potentially boutique builders may only be able to build a certain amount of those Gibson authentic guitar shapes, but will have to pay a royalty or license for the privilege to do so.
10 Jul · Armadillo is accusing Gibson of threatening dealers that are selling Dean and Luna guitars with legal action. They are also making a counterclaim against the Flying V, Explorer and ES-335 body shape trademarks.
04 Jul · The new Gibson G-45 Studio & Standard will provide a new entry point into a Gibson acoustic guitar. New features meet proven construction methods at a good price.
01 Jul · Gibson has now officially responded to the whole trademark infringement case with Dean Guitars and you can read the full statement here.
30 Jun · O.W. Appleton claimed that in 1943 he brought a solid body, single cutaway, electric Spanish style guitar he had made to show Gibson Guitars . Looks a lot like the Les Paul that came out 9 years later in 1952
28 Jun · Gibson has lost their Flying V trademark case in European courts. The court has stated that the US company just waited far too long to act.
25 Jun · Gibson is taking its anti-counterfeiting efforts to the next level, launching a web page for the public to report potential copyright infringements. But who is the target of this new initiative?
23 Jun · The new Gibson Joan Jett Signature ES 339 is a departure from her usual Melody Maker guitar but brings a whole new range of rock'n'roll tones, which will probably sound the bomb!