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.
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!
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!
20 Jun · Dean Guitars CEO Evan Rubinson has gone on record defending his company's guitars, saying that Gibson’s claims are without merit. This could be the beginning of a bruising legal battle.
20 Jun · The David Gilmour guitar collection has smashed all kinds of records at an auction in New York today, including the most expensive electric, acoustic, Stratocaster and Les Paul guitars ever sold!
20 Jun · That was quick! Gibson follows through with its threat to take legal action on companies it says infringe on its copyrights - the first company is Dean Guitars! Will this be the first of many?