NAMM 2021: Get a close look at the first instruments aged by Gibson’s Murphy Lab

The ultimate relic jobs?

Launched in 2019, Gibson’s Murphy Lab is a division of its Custom Shop – helmed by ageing specialist Tom Murphy, and focused on creating ultra-premium aged Gibson guitars. For NAMM 2021, the brand has shown off the first in-depth look at what it’s capable of, after a small tease last year. Aged models include Goldtop Les Pauls, Firebirds, Les Paul Juniors and many more.

Cesar Geuikian, Gibson CMO, said of the division: “The Gibson Custom Shop is the pinnacle of craftsmanship, quality and sound excellence. Each instrument celebrates Gibson’s legacy.

“The Murphy Lab, one of our Gibson Labs, is where we re-imagine and implement new ways of delivering the Gibson Custom Shop historic experience. Master Artisan Tom Murphy brings his expertise, authentic style and his passion for building historically accurate guitars to the Murphy Lab Collection.”

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You can take a closer look at the first offerings of the Murphy Lab with the gallery below.

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