The Ultimate Gibson Collection: From Vintage to Brand New - Part 1 (Electric)
Gibson is one of the most recognisable brands in the history of guitars.
Known for producing high quality, hand-crafted instruments, Gibson guitars have not only shaped the face of many music genres but are a firm favourite for many music icons including Jimi Hendrix, Neil Young, Bob Marley, John Lennon, and the legendary B.B. King.
And here at Art of Guitar we are now the ultimate destination for Gibson guitar lovers across the Middle East!
We have the largest collection of acoustic and electric Gibson guitars in the region including rare and sought-after vintage pieces such as the 1979 Gibson Les Paul Standard to brand new models including the Gibson Custom M2M 63 SG Special.
And it’s not difficult to see why musicians love the Gibson so much.
Since creating its first Gibson ‘Standard’ guitar in 1902 and later the electric guitar in 1936, the company has continued to raise the bar on guitar ingenuity and quality.
Over the decades fans of Gibson guitars have remained confident that the one thing that has never changed about the brand is Gibson’s use of only the best materials and parts giving its guitars exceptional sound quality.
So, let’s take a look at some of the most popular and highly regarded Gibson models that Art of Guitar has to offer.
Gibson Les Paul
The Les Paul is one of the most iconic and most successful electric guitar models in the world. Known for its thick, warm tone and sustain, it has been played by guitarists in a wide range of genres, from rock and blues to jazz and metal.
And we have several Gibson Les Paul in stock including:
Gibson Les Paul Standard Signed By Les Paul 1992
A minty clean guitar that's 100% original. It's signed on the top "Keep Picking, Les Paul," how cool is that?
Gibson Les Paul Deluxe Wine Red 1979
In late 1960, Gibson replaced the Les Paul body shape with the SG (solid guitar) design. When the original Les Paul was relaunched in the late '60s, the new "Standard" in the catalog was dubbed the Les Paul Deluxe until the actual Standard came back in 1975.
The SG, which stands for "solid guitar," is a sleek and fast-playing instrument with a distinct, powerful tone. It was originally introduced as a redesign of the Les Paul in the 60s but soon gained popularity with fans everywhere.
You can check out some of the SG models at our store including:
Gibson SG Special 1973
The great and good of the music world have queued up to sample the Gibson SG Special including Pete Townshend of The Who, and, perhaps most famously of all, Carlos Santana at the Woodstock festival.
Gibson Custom M2M 63 SG Special Reissue Lightning Bar Inverness Green VOS
The SB Special is the younger brother to the original SGs and they don’t come any better than this!
The ES-335 is a semi-hollowbody guitar that combines the warmth and resonance of a hollowbody with the sustain and feedback resistance of a solid body. It's known for its versatile tone and has been used by guitarists in many genres over the years.
Why not take a look at the following Gibson models:
This semi-hollow body electric guitar is a fabulous choice for players that want the singing sustain of a Les Paul with the airy warmth of an ES-335.
Completely original and in amazing condition you don’t find a 40-year-old 335 like this every day.
Gibson Custom Shop
Gibson's Custom Shop produces some of the most high-end, hand-crafted guitars available on the market. These instruments celebrate Gibson’s legacy as they are built to the exact specifications of the customer and are considered to be among the finest guitars in the world.
We already mentioned that Art of Guitar is the number one destination for Gibson guitars including a selection of CS models:
Gibson Custom Shop Mark Knopfler 1958 Les Paul VOS limited edition of 150 Gibson Custom
This is a precise replica of Mark Knopfler’s original 58, a favoured live and recording companion of one of the most revered players and writers of all-time.
Gibson Made To Measure Custom 54 Les Paul Standard
As the flagship model from Gibson Custom Shop, the Les Paul Custom lives up to
the high standards set by its 1950s archetype and sounds as good as it looks.
Gibson Limited Tony Iommi Signature SG
An extremely rare Gibson signature model, the Iommi SG is a unique model designed by the man at the sonic forefront of Black Sabbath.
If that isn’t enough, we are also excited to announce that we will be home to the Gibson Hendrix Flying V.
This is a limited-edition model produced in honour of legendary musician Jimi Hendrix. The guitar is based on the iconic Flying V model, which Hendrix himself played during his career. This guitar is not only a piece of art but is a collector’s item and we can’t wait to introduce it to our extensive Gibson collection here at Art of Guitar.
As you can see, our range of Gibson guitars is the largest across the region and we want to bring you not only the best of Gibson across the decades, but we seek to find the rarest and sought after editions too.
Gibson has revolutionised the world of guitar since its first build, and this is one brand where top-notch quality matters in every piece they make and we know the ultimate Gibson guitar is waiting for you.
Whether you are seeking a vintage model or a brand new guitar, pop along to our Dubai stores at The Courtyard or at the Ribbon Mall or go online to check out our ultimate Gibson collection today.