The Gibson Custom Shop Fuses Personal Touches With History and Innovation

Gibson Custom Shop
Gibson holds such an iconic position in music history that it is difficult to begin describing any aspect of the company without sounding redundant. Mention Gibson to your grandmother, and she will know exactly what you are talking about, and it won’t just be guitars. The name instantly conjures up everything from korina-bodied Flying Vs, sputnik and rock and roll to Mother Maybelle Carter’s L-5, Americana and the birth of country music. With such a storied past, paired with uplifting tales of the company’s resurrection, no overview of what Gibson is about seems needed.

Gibson Custom Shop However, as preferences in the guitar market have made a pronounced shift toward smaller, boutique builders, the major manufacturers have adapted. The Gibson Custom Shop has taken a multifaceted approach to enriching their stock, adding three extensive lines in just two years. Ranging from meticulous recreations of vintage models to the “thinking outside the box” aesthetic of their artist-inspired lines, Gibson has devoted a great deal of attention to their Custom Shop ventures.

This month, we’re taking a look at exactly what the Gibson Custom Shop has up their sleeves, how the company’s past has brought them to this point, and how you can get your hands on one of these distinctive instruments.

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