Gibson Guitars have been around forever. Originally established in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 1902, they bring over 100 years of guitar manufacturing experience and knowledge to the table, and it really shows.
Originally set up to produce Mandolins, it wasn’t until the 1950’s, and with Ted McCarty as president, that Gibson would start producing the instruments for which they are best known today. Starting with the introduction of the Les Paul in 1952, this would mark the beginning of the “Golden Age” of Gibson guitars, and with the SG, ES-335, Flying V, Explorer, Firebird and Thunderbird all being originally released within the next decade or so, it’s really not difficult to see why.
Gibson are also known for producing some truly stunning acoustic guitars. From the J-200 and J-45 - originally named for their US Dollar price - through to the incredibly ornate Hummingbird and Dove acoustics, Gibson acoustics really offer something for anybody.