Back in 1896, Orville H. Gibson founded the Gibson Guitar Company.
Orville's guitars were often made of the wood from old furniture, to get
the tonal quality of aged wood. Orville also pioneered the use of the arch top
in guitar and mandolin design,
taking inspiration from that of fine violins and cellos. This resulted in
instruments that produced great tone and volume and established Gibson as one
of the premier guitar makers in the world.
Ever since Orville's day, the Gibson guitar company has been
particular about selecting and curing tone woods and in using fine finishes
that get the most out of these carefully selected materials.
Gibson has always been one of the greatest innovators in the guitar business.
From the pioneering solid-body
electric guitars developed with legendary guitarist and inventor Les Paul,
to the humbucking
pickup, to the development of the first guitar
effects, Gibson has always been at the forefront of guitar technology.
Today, Gibson guitars are made in the musical heart of the United States:
Gibson remains one of the most respected and innovative companies in
the music business, known for its great solid body electric guitars, hollow
body electric guitars, acoustic
guitars, mandolins, and more. Gibson makes some of the most prized guitars
in the world, including legendary solid-body electrics like the Gibson Les Paul, the Gibson SG, the Gibson Firebird, and
the Gibson Flying V;
prized arch-top electric jazz boxes like the Gibson ES-335 and the B.B.
King Lucille; and stunning acoustic guitars like the Gibson
Hummingbird, and the Gibson
J-200. The Gibson
Custom Shop produces unique and sophisticated guitars of the highest order.
Gibson also makes a full line of guitar
accessories, including guitar strings.
Gibson 2014 Models
Celebrate 120 years of American-made musical innovation with Gibson's 2014 New Model lineup. Gibson has put all its expertise behind the creation of this exciting array of 28 new models, proving that quality and value are not mutually exclusive. If you've always dreamed of owning a genuine Gibson instrument, 2014 is your year. From their use of innovative PLEK technology for precision fingerboard production to carefully chosen tonewood combinations and refined appointments, Gibson is producing some of the best guitars in their 120-year history. The first time you play one of these new 2014 Gibson models, you'll hear — and feel — the difference a genuine Gibson U.S.A. instrument can make. You can check out the Gibson 2014 Models here.