Gibson 2017: New Model Preview
Gibson has long been celebrated for its dual-pronged approach to tradition and innovation. The new 2017 lineup captures these characteristics like never before, with the mix of cutting-edge technology, bold styling and incredible legacy you’ve come to expect. Improved tone, playability and quality are the key elements for 2017.
Here are just a few new features to highlight across the ranges and models...
Traditional vs. High Performance
All 2017 core models are offered in Traditional (T) and High Performance (HP) options, so there’s something for everyone. Here’s a quick guide to help you discover what best suits you.
On the T models, you’ll find traditional tuners, historic plastics and TekToid™/nylon nuts; 0.55 frets on top of Gibson’s original 1.695” neck width; traditional heel; and controls, pickups and hardware in the mould of yesteryear’s classics. The historic flamed maple on many of the Traditional and Standard Les Pauls, a Gibson benchmark, is stunning as are the gloss or faded finishes.
For the HP models, you’ll experience improved G FORCE™ tuners, titanium zero nuts, upgraded and higher output pickups, fast-playing low profile 0.45 frets on top of the wider soloist neck width and a Fast-Access heel for smooth access to the high notes. Premium chrome abounds, from the trussrod covers to new control designs. Look out for HP guitar controls that are push/pull, offering a near endless palette of tones.
Whichever you choose, you get the look, tone and feel you want and deserve. Each and every player is going to have their own favorite, but here are just a few highlights from the 2017 lineup.
2017 Gibson SGs
You can experience new T and HP versions of the classic Gibson SG in Faded, Special and Standard spec.
2017 Gibson Les Pauls
2017 Gibson Les Pauls continue the tradition of one of the greatest guitar designs of all time and are now better than ever.
The Les Paul Traditionals have no weight relief—for those who like their Les Pauls meaty. The Les Paul Classics and Tributes have 9-hole weight relief, the Fadeds, Studios and Standards have a new Ultra Modern weight relief.
Pictured Above: Ultra Modern weight relief
Here are just some of the different looks you’ll find on 2017 Gibson Les Pauls.
The Gibson Firebird is burning bright in 2017 in Traditional and High Performance choices, across regular and Studio models.
2017 Gibson Explorers and Gibson Flying Vs
Explorers also available in T and HP versions.
The Flying V comes in HP and T options, too.
2017 Gibson S Series
The Gibson M2 is all new and like all Gibson guitars, handmade in the U.S.A.
The solid poplar body comes in some spectacular colors—Ebony, Phantom Grey, Citron Green, Teal, Strawberry Milk, Bright Cherry—with Gibson’s new Nitro Light Gloss finish. A glued-in one-piece slim taper maple neck and one-piece rosewood fingerboard make for superb playability, and classic Gibson Pro-Bucker humbuckers kick out of the jams. 1 volume, 1 tone, and one guitar that sets new standards at a tremendous value. This is destined to be another Gibson modern classic.
There are other new models in the Series, too. There’s the all-new Firebird Zero design, SG Fusion, Les Paul Custom Special and Les Paul Custom Studio.
Here are a few models in the S Series.
These are just a few headlines on Gibson’s 2017 models. Click on the individual product pages for full spec to get up to speed on the choices you have.