Looking for the latest from Gibson USA? Here's the 2018 collection announcement you've been waiting for! We've got the rundown on the looks, tone and playability from the 2018 lineup including Les Paul, SG, Explorer, Firebird models with updated specs and new finish options!
Keep an eye out on our site as they roll in later this year or pre-order yours today by calling us at 516-626-9292 // firstname.lastname@example.org
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Les Paul Standard HP 2018
The Les Paul Standard HP retains popular features, including comfortable asymmetrical Slim Taper neck profile, while enhancing the experience with upgraded takes on the hallowed PAF humbucking pickups and a AAA+ figured maple top with high-end appointments. The HP model delivers cutting-edge innovations for the forward-looking player including next-gen G FORCE™ tuners, Ultra-Modern weight relief with belly scarf, fast-access heel, soloist neck width, and titanium adjustable zero-fret nut and saddles. Exceptional sonic tonal variety provided by 4 push-pull pots with DIP switch for over 150 reversible instant rewiring options. Available in Blood Orange Fade, Cobalt Fade, Heritage Cherry Fade (pictured), Hot Pink Fade (pictured above) and Mojave Fade.
Les Paul Standard 2018
Legendary tonewood combination. Ultra modern weight relief for light weigth and comfortable playing. BB Pro humbuckers for modern classic tones. AAA figured maple top. Asymetrical slim taper neck. Solid rosewood fingerboard. Locking Grover tuners. 4 push-pull knobs. Available in Blood Orange Burst (pictured), Cobalt Burst, Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Mojave Burst (pictured)
Les Paul Traditional 2018
The Les Paul guitar that established the legend, with the power, look, and feel of the world’s most desirable dual-humbucker electric guitar. The Les Paul Traditional retains the archetypal feel of the vintage Les Paul guitars in its rounded neck profile, solid rosewood fingerboard and non-weight relieved body. Traditional looks are complemented by the legendary tonewood combination of a mahogany body and AA figured maple top, vintage style tuners and ABR bridge and nickel-plated hardware. Classic PAF tones are enhanced by hand-wired electronics including Orange Drop capacitors. Available in Heritage Cherry Sunburst, Honey Burst, and Tobacco Perimiter burst (pictured).
Les Paul Tribute 2018
The Les Paul Tribute captures the historic character of the legendary Les Paul guitar. Historic Gibson tonewoods, carved top, cream pickguard, vintage-style tuners, trapezoid inlays, and boosted PAF-inspired pickups give this impressive guitar classic looks and sound with an elegant, vintage touch. No weight relief for those players who like to feel the authenticity of history in their hands. Available in Satin Faded Honeyburst and Satin Gold Top (pictured).
SG Faded 2018
The SG Faded brings legendary Gibson SG performance alive with a spirited, worn finish. Simple style comes from the faded gloss-nitro finish and classic dot inlays. Slim Taper neck, mahogany body, solid rosewood fingerboard and classic PAF humbucking pickups deliver the signature sound and feel of the great SG of the past six decades.
Les Paul Faded 2018
The SG Faded brings legendary Gibson SG performance alive with a spirited, worn finish. Simple style comes from the faded gloss-nitro finish and classic dot inlays. Slim Taper neck, mahogany body, solid rosewood fingerboard and classic PAF humbucking pickups deliver the signature sound and feel of the great SG of the past six decades. Available in Worn Bourbon (pictured) and Worn Cherry.
SG Special 2018
The SG Special guitar comes equipped with a pair of mini-humbucking pickups delivering bright, crisp tones. Impressive looks via small-block inlays in an un-bound rosewood fingerboard, teardrop pickguard and a satin-nitro finish that perfectly blend style and simplicity. A Slim Taper neck delivers increased comfort and ease for faster playing. Available in Natural Satin and Satin Cherry (pictured).
SG Standard 2018
The new SG Standard guitar captures the essence of the groundbreaking SG of 1961 with the sonic characteristics that made this model a legend. New and modern improvements include locking tuners and white fingerboard binding on a solid rosewood fingerboard. The powerful, expressive tone is driven by a pair of humbuckers that are faithful recreations of the popular late-era PAF pickups. Available in Autumn Shade (pictured), Ebony, and Heritage Cherry.
The new Gibson Explorer embodies the trail-blazing characteristics of the Explorers originally introduced in 1958, which made these rare and desirable guitars so far ahead of their time. Featuring a solid mahogany body and set-in mahogany neck with fast, comfortable Slim Taper profiles and torrefied Granadillo fingerboard. BurstBucker humbucking pickups and the classic Gibson hardware combine for superb tone and sustain.