Gibson Revives Maestro with Five New Stompboxes

Gibson introduces five pedals in the Maestro Original Collection line, paying tribute its classic models and adding modern features and expanded versatility.


Now, after decades, Gibson has revived the Maestro brand for 2022 with the debut of the Maestro Original Collection line of effects pedals with five new pedals--the Fuzz-Tone FZ-M, Invader Distortion, Ranger Overdrive, Comet Chorus, and Discoverer Delay--all designed, voiced, and styled for the musician looking to shape a unique sound. The Maestro Original Collection pays tribute in sound and style to the brand’s pioneering classic models, while staying true to Maestro’s trailblazing spirit with modern features, expanded versatility, and advanced tone-tweaking capabilities.

Maestro’s influence has shaped music, from the Rolling Stones to the Raconteurs, Pete Townshend to George Harrison, Clapton to Frampton, and the Foo Fighters to the Black Keys. “Maestro was the first commercially successful pedal, it changed everything, and set the entire world of pedals and effects into motion,” says Mat Koehler, Senior Director of Product Development, Gibson Brands. “We’re using the distinct Maestro aesthetic to develop unique takes on each of these effects in a way that’s fun and looks back at the past, but with an awareness of what modern guitarists require. Maestro sounds are relevant to new, casual, and professional level players and everyone at Gibson felt a responsibility and obligation to revive Maestro because it’s vital to pedal history.”

Maestro Fuzz-Tone FZ-M

Maestro Fuzz-Tone FZ-M Demo

Maestro Ranger Overdrive

Maestro Ranger Overdrive Demo

Maestro Invader Distortion

Maestro Invader Distortion Demo

Maestro Discoverer Delay 

Maestro Discoverer Delay Demo

Maestro Comet Chorus

Maestro Comet Chorus Demo

Maestro is available worldwide at authorized Gibson dealers; for more information visit: www.maestroelectronics.com.

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