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Gibson Guitars

The ultimate guide to Gibson guitars — from the Gibson Les Paul, SG, Explorer, and ES. We cover all of Gibson’s most iconic models, guitarists that used them, as well as all the latest news and reviews


When it comes to iconic guitars, there are two names that everybody knows: Gibson and Fender. The reason for this is simple too: Gibson and Fender basically invented the modern electric guitar, way back in the 1950s.

The most iconic of all Gibson guitars is, of course, the Gibson Les Paul. But like Fender, Gibson isn’t a one-trick pony – it has other, extremely popular guitar models like its Gibson SG, the Gibson Flying V, The Gibson ES, and the Gibson Explorer to name just a few of Gibson’s most iconic guitar lines.

Favored by famous guitarists like Jimmy Page, Tony Iommi, Buzz Osbourne, Adam Jones, and a raft of other players dating back to the 1960s, the Gibson Les Paul is just about as iconic as it gets. Les Paul and Fender’s Strat are the two most well-known and loved guitars of all time.

Like Fender, Gibson has been popular since the 1950s. In this time, everybody from metal acts to pop music players has used its guitars to craft some of the best records ever committed to tape. Gibson now makes a plethora of models, custom shop editions, and various configurations of its popular SG, Les Paul, and ES models.

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