Gibson acoustic guitars have a long and storied heritage. From the company s humble origination in 1902 to its journey to worldwide power player status today, the history of music has often been played out on Gibson acoustic guitars.
Although founder Orville Gibson only ever got a single patent (for a mandolin design), Gibson quickly rose to prominence as a premiere producer of acoustic guitars.
The Gibson J-45, known as the American Workhorse, has been a solid, simple performer since 1942. Relatively unchanged to this day, it is widely considered to be the most popular acoustic in the Gibson stable.
The Gibson SJ-200, "King of the Flattops," has seen expert play in the hands of the Everly Brothers, Buddy Holly, and Pete Townsend, among many others. Available today in a range of flavors, this guitar is carefully crafted in the Bozeman, Montana plant responsible for Gibson s best acoustic guitars.
The Gibson L-5 is arguably the standard in the jazz world, having been played by Wes Montgomery, Django Reinhardt, and Scotty Moore, among others. While this guitar boasts a hefty price tag, its place in jazz history cannot be overestimated.
The Gibson Dove guitar, and its more ornate sibling, the "Doves in Flight," are often called the King of Dreadnought Acoustic-Electric Guitars. Associated with the King of Rock n' Roll, Elvis Presley, these guitars became part of Gibson's "Modern Classics" series in 2002.
These are but a small sample of the acoustic guitars available from this venerable guitar company. Gibson relies on their Epiphone brand to cater to the lower end market, and for the last hundred plus years has crafted some of the finest acoustic guitars the world has ever seen.