Published on November 6, 2008
Gibson Guitar - What Makes Them Special? www.gibson-accoustic-guitar.com
The Gibson Guitar Corporation, of Nashville, Tennessee, USA, is a manufacturer of acoustic and electric guitars. Gibson guitars have been around for decades, and this is partly attributed to the fact that they emit a great sound.
Gibson guitars are also very durable, meaning that guitars from 50 and 60 years ago are still playing like they are brand new. These two factors alone have gone a long way in ensuring that Gibson guitars still have a place in today’s music industry. Over the years they have earned a very fine reputation.
Gibson also owns and makes guitars under such brands as Epiphone, Kramer, Valley Arts, Tobias, Steinberger, and Kalamazoo. But probably none are as popular as the Gibson Les Paul. The Les Paul is probably one of the most widely used guitars in rock music. The guitar first made its presence in 1952 and is still going strong over 50 years later.
The Les Paul is a solid body electric guitar that comes in many models including the Les Paul Classic, Les Paul Supreme, Les Paul Standard, Les Paul Studio Baritone, Les Paul Studio, Les Paul Goddess, Les Paul Gt, Les Paul Menace, Les Paul New Century, Les Paul Vixen, Les Paul Special (with Humbucker pickups), Les Paul Doublecuts and Les Paul Melody Maker. Each one of these guitars has its own distinct sound.
But Gibson is more than just Les Paul guitars, even though they are the most popular models and used by more musicians than any other model. Gibson also makes the Americana, which is a fairly new guitar series. This includes the Pioneer Cutaway and the Ranger. These are 6 string acoustic guitars that have a very beautiful tone.
Getting back to electric guitars and to another old favorite, Gibson also makes the Firebird series which includes the Firebird Studio, Firebird V and Firebird VII.
This series started way back in 1963 and took electric guitars in a whole new direction with its look and sound. This guitar is still very popular today with people who are looking for something a little different from the classic Les Paul sound.
Even two years before the Firebird was the SG series by Angus Young. This was actually a modification of the Les Paul with a thinner body and pointed horns. Originally part of the Les Paul series, it eventually got its own name.
The SG series includes the SG 61 reissue, which is actually an exact replica of the original guitar, the SG Goddess, SG GT, SG Menace, SG Standard, SG Supreme and SG Special.
Gibson also makes other models of electric guitars but in addition to guitars, Gibson also makes electric bases which include the Continental V Bass, Les Paul Double Cut Bass, Les Paul Standard Base and Les Paul Thunderbird Bass which includes the four and five string models.
Over the years Gibson guitars have changed a lot. If you are a collector you will be able to easily identify the changes. But for the average person, it can sometimes be difficult to determine what year a guitar is from.
If you are trying to determine the make, model, and year of your piece you may want to go online, or stop into a guitar store for some professional assistance. This will allow you to get a top notch appraisal from somebody that is experienced in the industry.
To find a wide range of acoustic guitars, guitar amps, and strings click link below www.gibson-accoustic-guitar.com
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