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From NAMM to Southern Jumbos

After returning from a really good NAMM show, in warm SoCal, back to Montana, I realized that there was so much good stuff we often over look some of the classics. The Gibson Acoustic Jumbo line is nothing short of legendary.  This goes all the way back to the singing cowboys of the '30s to the cosmic cowboy's of the '60s - from Gene Autry to Gram Parsons to Emmylou Harris to the Rolling Stones - Gibson's Jumbos have been at the heart of music since they debuted in the '30s.

Kris Kristofferson
The NAMM show reminded me of this as Kris Kristofferson visited the booth to support the fantastic Southern Jumbo we now offer with his name on it.  Kris is a true american icon and he was also a great gentleman. He played several songs to a large and very appreciative audience and was gracious with pictures and autographs. But most of all, that Gibson Southern Jumbo reminded me of the great history and legends who are the heart and soul of the business.

 


Posted: 2/5/2009 8:01:35 AM with Comments | Add Comment | Email Link | Permalink

The "Sexy-Cool" Metamorphosis of The New Songwriter Deluxe Standard

Everything that you've come to expect from a Songwriter Deluxe is still there, from the distinctive style of the body to the hand picked Indian rosewood sides and back (and let's not forget that ever-popular sound and playability), but now we've brought it into the 21st century. 
Songwriter Deluxe Standard
The thing I noticed when I first laid eyes on the new Songwriter Deluxe Standard was the completely original and stylish fret board inlays designed by our creative services team which were patterned after the popular Advance Jumbo "arrows and diamond" inlay pattern.  Made out of authentic Mother-of-pearl shell, the classic meets the future with this one-of-a-kind design.  Next I noticed the flamed maple binding adorning not only the body, but the fret board and the head stock as well.  The contrast of the white flamed maple next to the dark hues of the Indian rosewood gives it a luxurious look that use to be reserved only for the higher priced custom "one-of-a-kind" guitars.  It takes a considerable amount of time and patience to apply wood binding, but it is definitely well worth it.  Add to this the newly designed ebony bridge (a sleeker, more modern approach to the Songwriter's original bridge), the classy abalone rosette, and the multi-colored strip of marquetry running down the center of the back of the guitar, and you have a guitar that will turn heads. 

Playability has not be ignore, however, as we have introduced, for the first time, our new compound radius fret board.  Now you have the ease of playing your favorite electric guitar neck with the dynamic tone of the Songwriter Deluxe.  Want the entire neighborhood to hear you?  The on-board electronics allows you to plug it in to your favorite amp and dial it to 11. 

The Indian rosewood and body shape still offers the well-balanced tones that made the Songwriter series popular in the first place.  The warm, deep lows and the bright treble tones are now enhanced by the hand scalloped braced top made out of our finest Sitka spruce.  

All this, and much more, makes this a juggernaut among the classics.  Find a Songwriter Deluxe Standard at your local Gibson Acoustic guitar dealer and see if you don't agree with us that this guitar is "sexy-cool". 

Posted: 2/2/2009 3:06:24 PM with Comments | Add Comment | Email Link | Permalink

The "Sexy-Cool" Metamorphosis of The New Songwriter Deluxe Standard

Everything that you've come to expect from a Songwriter Deluxe is still there, from the distinctive style of the body to the hand picked Indian rosewood sides and back (and let's not forget that ever-popular sound and playability), but now we've brought it into the 21st century. 

Songwriter Deluxe Standard
The thing I noticed when I first laid eyes on the new Songwriter Deluxe Standard was the completely original and stylish fret board inlays designed by our creative services team which were patterned after the popular Advance Jumbo "arrows and diamond" inlay pattern.  Made out of authentic Mother-of-pearl shell, the classic meets the future with this one-of-a-kind design.  Next I noticed the flamed maple binding adorning not only the body, but the fret board and the head stock as well.  The contrast of the white flamed maple next to the dark hues of the Indian rosewood gives it a luxurious look that use to be reserved only for the higher priced custom "one-of-a-kind" guitars.  It takes a considerable amount of time and patience to apply wood binding, but it is definitely well worth it.  Add to this the newly designed ebony bridge (a sleeker, more modern approach to the Songwriter's original bridge), the classy abalone rosette, and the multi-colored strip of marquetry running down the center of the back of the guitar, and you have a guitar that will turn heads. 

Playability has not be ignore, however, as we have introduced, for the first time, our new compound radius fret board.  Now you have the ease of playing your favorite electric guitar neck with the dynamic tone of the Songwriter Deluxe.  Want the entire neighborhood to hear you?  The on-board electronics allows you to plug it in to your favorite amp and dial it to 11. 

The Indian rosewood and body shape still offers the well-balanced tones that made the Songwriter series popular in the first place.  The warm, deep lows and the bright treble tones are now enhanced by the hand scalloped braced top made out of our finest Sitka spruce.  

All this, and much more, makes this a juggernaut among the classics.  Find a Songwriter Deluxe Standard at your local Gibson Acoustic guitar dealer and see if you don't agree with us that this guitar is "sexy-cool". 

 


Posted: 2/2/2009 3:06:24 AM with Comments | Add Comment | Email Link | Permalink

A Look at the Elvis Costello Century of Progress

Gibson Acoustic proudly has recreated of one of the most important acoustic guitars, from one of the most original artists to emerge from the punk and new wave scene of the late ’70s and early ’80s: The Elvis Costello Century of Progress acoustic — the first artist guitar in Gibson Acoustic’s new Songwriter Series.

Elvis Costello Century of ProgressThe new Elvis Costello Century of Progress acoustic is fashioned after Costello’s beloved 1936 model, which was left in pieces following a bizarre flood at the Dublin storage facility where he kept his instruments. The new model is a painstaking recreation of Costello’s favorite acoustic, used to record and perform many of the songs that made him the iconic musician that he is.

Culling information from photos of Costello’s treasured instrument and the original blueprints from the 1930s, Gibson Acoustic’s team of master luthiers were able to successfully reproduce every attribute of Costello’s prized acoustic. The result is an amazing recreation of a legendary instrument, with flawless accuracy and immaculate attention to detail.

“It’s a marvelous piece of work,” Costello told Gibson. “The prototype was just remarkable. In every respect, the tone is exactly as I would expect it to be if I were to pick up my original Century of Progress.”

No feature was overlooked in the creation of the Elvis Costello Century of Progress acoustic. From the figured Hard Rock Eastern maple used for the back and sides to the Adirondack spruce used for the top and bracing, including vintage-style glue used to put it all together. The new Elvis Costello Century of Progress acoustic also offers a distinct peghead veneer and pearloid fingerboard, adorned by diamond inlays within rosewood rectangle fingerboard markers. The neck is crafted from one solid piece of Honduras mahogany, and hand-sanded to form a pronounced “V” profile.

The new Elvis Costello Century of Progress from Gibson Acoustic will be released in a very limited run of only 300 instruments, numbered from 001 to 300, with an exclusive black hard-shell case adorned with a special Elvis Costello/Gibson stamped commemorative plaque and certificate of authenticity. Each guitar’s label will also be personally autographed by Costello.


Posted: 1/30/2009 1:26:40 PM with Comments | Add Comment | Email Link | Permalink

The New Gibson Acoustics in 2009

Lots of inquires are being made about the new line-up for Gibson Acoustic this year. We’ve received numerous calls already, asking where they can see the new line-up and some of the improvements made to the existing Gibson line-up.
 

Gibson Acoustics


The new, improved Gibson Acoustic Web site already has these great new guitars shown with detailed information on each guitar.
 
Additionally, these guitars should be hitting the dealer’s showroom the first week of February.  

Many dealers have already started to order the new lineup and share in the excitement of the new guitars.


Posted: 1/12/2009 3:02:57 PM with Comments | Add Comment | Email Link | Permalink

Come See Kris Kristofferson at NAMM!

Kris Kristofferson will be visiting the Gibson booth at NAMM in Anaheim, Calif., on Thursday afternoon, Jan. 15. He will be present from 1:00 pm until 2:00 pm.
 

Kris


Kris will be there to promote “the Kristofferson,” an accurately detailed recreation of his beloved Southern Jumbo acoustic. Kris is a true icon and will be available for photo opportunities during his visit to the Gibson booth. Don’t miss a great opportunity to meet a true legend and American icon.

The Kristofferson SJ


Posted: 1/12/2009 2:58:19 PM with Comments | Add Comment | Email Link | Permalink

Happy Holidays from Gibson Acoustic!

Happy Holidays from Gibson Acoustic! 2009 promises to be an exciting year and you can expect to see some great new changes to the acoustic lineup this year. Look for new guitars and some improvements to some of the current line up to hit the dealers in February. Classic Gibson acoustics, like the True Vintage line up, will capitalize on proven upgrades. Other top lines will see exciting new line extensions – look for the new Songwriter Deluxe Standard and Songwriter Deluxe Custom to join the Songwriter line up. Comments from those fans that have seen the prototypes has been outstanding and these new guitars are sure to be instant fan favorites.


Posted: 12/31/2008 9:26:19 AM with Comments | Add Comment | Email Link | Permalink

A Look at The Sheryl Crow Model

Sheryl Crow
The Gibson Sheryl Crow model is an excellent example of how far the Gibson acoustic division has progressed. Not only is it the most successful Artist model that the Montana division has done, it really brings back the feel and sound that brought so many players into the Gibson family years ago.
 
Patterned after the original Country Western, this instrument has that full-bodied tone that is Gibson's signature trademark. The balance is perfect, with lows, mids and highs all present and clear. I personally feel that this is the perfect acoustic guitar, and anyone who has played one will be hard pressed to disagree.

Posted: 12/31/2008 2:30:16 AM with Comments | Add Comment | Email Link | Permalink

The Kristofferson

Gibson Acoustic proudly presents “The Kristofferson” – an accurately detailed recreation of Kris Kristofferson’s beloved Southern Jumbo acoustic, and a tribute to his legendary songwriting skills and genuine love of Gibson acoustics. This limited production run features vintage appointments, blending the classic details of his original Southern Jumbo with several modern features, including the new Fishman Matrix Infinity – an under saddle pick up system with endpin mounted preamp and sound hole mounted controls. An aged Vintage Sunburst finish gives it a beautiful, yet understated look that faithfully captures the distinct feel of the original. Kris’ long time support for the United Farm Workers is also fully acknowledged through the genuine mother of pearl UFW logo on the 12th fret, and a donation in Gibson’s name for every guitar sold. His autograph is notably featured on each Songwriter series label, and each guitar comes with a certificate of authenticity and an exclusive hard shell case designed specifically for this special issue. Play The Kristofferson and experience a fitting tribute to a modern legend, and the rich history of Gibson Acoustics.


Posted: 12/31/2008 2:29:02 AM with Comments | Add Comment | Email Link | Permalink
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