The Gibson Custom 2016 Lineup
The Legacy Lives On


Introducing the Gibson Custom 2016 New Model Year
For over 20 years Gibson Custom has proudly been the torchbearer of, not only Gibson’s legacy, but also American craftsmanship and the value of human ingenuity. We believe today, as we did 20 years ago, that there remains a place in this world for the best of the best and that there is a value in what we do that extends far beyond the glossy sheen and gratifying weight of a finely crafted Les Paul.

We take great pride in knowing that we bring the most discerning players and collectors in the World the most refined collection of Historic Reissue, Archtop and Custom guitars we have ever had the pleasure to craft. Through milestone achievements that reflect decades of a passionate commitment by Gibson Custom’s craftspeople, engineers, players and collectors from around the globe, today’s Gibson Custom proudly reflects Gibson’s century long-plus position as the World’s Finest Guitar maker.
True Historic
Replica Level Historic Reissue
  • Hand-Sanded Thin Lacquer Finish
  • True Historic Replica Plastics & Knobs
  • Hand-Rolled Fingerboard Binding
  • All Hide Glue Construction
  • 50’s Thin Holly Head Veneer
  • Vintage Body Radiuses and Edges Throughout
  • Vintage Cutaway Contour and Body Thickness
  • Multi-Step Setup Process
  • Historic Long Neck Tenon
  • Bumblebee Capacitors
  • Hand Wired CTS Pots
  • Light Weight Aluminum Tailpiece
  • Aniline Dye
  • Solid Indian Rosewood Fretboard
  • One Piece Mahogany Neck
  • One Piece Mahogany Back
  • Custom Bucker Pickups
Standard Historic
The Hand Crafted Look, Tone and Feel of Vintage Original Gibsons
  • Historic Long Neck Tenon
  • Nitro Cellulose Lacquer
  • Bumblebee Capacitors
  • Hand Wired CTS Pots
  • Light Weight Aluminum Tailpiece
  • Aniline Dye
  • Solid Indian Rosewood Fretboard
  • One Piece Mahogany Neck
  • One Piece Mahogany Back
  • Custom Bucker Pickups
  • Holly Head Veneer
  • All Hide Glue Neck Construction