Gibson Launches Leo Scala Super '58s from Master Artisan Collection

Gibson kicks off the Master Artisan Collection with the Leo Scala Super '58s, a collection of one-of-a-kind Flying V style guitars designed by iconic luthier Leo Scala.


Every new series in the Master Artisan Collection will feature instruments and accessories that are custom designed and built to be the pinnacle of craftsmanship, authentically Gibson Custom Shop, and extraordinarily rare. Gibson Custom Shop is proud to launch of the new Master Artisan Collection with the Leo Scala Super ‘58 Flying V’s, its first collaboration with Los Angeles based luthier Leo Scala, the founder of Scala Guitars and one of the world’s foremost guitar makers.

During his three decade career, Leo has established an enviable reputation for his unique creativity and impeccable craftsmanship, in addition to his passion for Gibson instruments. The ultra-rare and desirable Gibson Master Artisan Collection feat. All guitars come with a custom hard case with plush ruby interior and a Certificate of Authenticity with Leo’s signature. Though his guitars have the visual impact of sculpture, the looks are never the most important thing to Scala. “It’s always the sound,” he adds. “It can be extremely flashy, but if you pick it up and it doesn’t do its own thing, then you just missed the whole point. It’s not art that should be hanging on a wall; it’s a performing piece of art. That’s what this collection represents, and I feel honored to be asked to contribute to an iconic legacy.”

Leo Scala 777

The 777 available in Black, White, and Custom Metal. The Leo Scala 777 includes a Bigsby B7 vibrato tailpiece like performer Lonnie Mack installed on his “Number 7” Flying V.

Leo Scala Hybrid

The Hybrid available in Black, White, and Custom Metal. The Leo Scala Hybrid includes added brass stoptails to the V-Plate allowing for alternate stringings.

Leo Scala Classic Custom

The Classic Custom available in Black, White, and Custom Metal. The Leo Scala Classic Custom guitars are the closest to the original 1958 specifications.

Gibson Master Artisan Collection | Leo Scala Super '58s

The new Gibson Master Artisan Collection is only available directly from the Gibson Garage in Nashville, TN, call (615) 933-6000. Explore the Gibson Master Artisan Collection feat. Leo Scala on Gibson.com.


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