The last 12 months have seen big changes at Gibson Brands Inc, with the aim of the company’s Original Collection being to give Gibson fans the guitars they want at prices that won’t break the bank. As we head towards 2020, does this horned trio of red devils prove that vintage-style SGs still deliver the goods?
Although it didn’t find favour with the man himself, Gibson’s reboot of Les Paul’s signature model at the end of 1960 would go on to be the company’s best-selling model of all time. Here, we tell the story of the devil-horned solidbody that for many, is the ultimate rock guitar.
Although a new Standard line with vintage stylings is on its way, these ‘transitional’ 2019 Gibsons are in stores now. Should you buy now, or hold tight?
Gibson has an ‘under new management’ sign in the window and a simplified range in-store, including these two stripped-down classics. Are they tempting enough to get you through the door?
Including a Billy Gibbons Contour SG Prototype and Chuck Berry Tribute ES-350T
A bold statement of intent from the new Gibson management.
The Les Paul officially became the SG in 1963, but guitars were still leaving Kalamazoo with the man’s name on their truss rod covers until the tail end of the year. Huw Price gets to grips with one of the last examples, along with that sideways Vibrola…
The Grammy Award-winning guitarist’s signature axe now sports a luscious red finish.
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