With a huge number of high-profile users, Gibson has built an outstanding reputation for their craftsmanship and prestige. Some of their most renowned players include Slash (Guns ‘N’ Roses), Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) and Angus Young (AC/DC).

History of Gibson

Gibson has a rich history, and since the company’s inception in 1902 they have produced a wide range of guitar designs that have gone on to become classics. Their first major breakthrough in electric guitar design came in 1935 with the Gibson ‘Electric Spanish’, now affectionately known as the ES series.

However, their most successful and legendary innovation came in 1952. Enlisting the help of renowned musician Les Paul, together they created a solid body electric guitar to rival electro- acoustic guitars, including the popular J-45 and Hummingbird models. Gibson acoustic guitars have been seen in the hands of iconic acts over the years, including the Everly Brothers and more recently Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains).

With their designs often copied and acting as the foundation for many subsequent brand’s models, this is a testament to Gibson's wide appeal, spanning many generations and continuing to inspire.