This year Gibson introduced its groundbreaking Guitar of the Week program. Each week a new guitar, in a limited edition run of 400, is unveiled, and when they're sold, they are gone for good. From favorite, historically accurate Gibson designs no longer in production to exciting new models fresh off the drawing boards of the Gibson USA luthiers, each Guitar of the Week has been distinctive, eye-catching, and original.
Now Gibson USA is proud to give you the final Guitar of the Week batch of the year. Feast your eyes.
’67 SG Special Reissue with P-90s
Gibson’s beloved ’67 SG Special makes a grand re-entrance with a pair of snarling black soapbar P-90s that ensure a crisp, bright tone and miles of midrange. With the archetypal look of the Heritage Cherry finish, a bound rosewood fingerboard, and a vintage-style pickguard, this mahogany rock machine represents the combination of looks, functionality, and value that is the hallmark of the SG series.
SG Classic Custom Aged Cherry
The crème de la crème of the SG family, the SG Classic Custom in Antique Black Cherry comes with all the finest trimmings—hand-bound ebony fingerboard and mahogany headstock, split diamond pearl inlay, gold hardware, and a pair of covered ’57 Classic humbuckers that look as amazing as they sound. The gleaming white pickguard adds yet another vintage touch to this instantly classic guitar.
Les Paul Classic Custom
This Les Paul Classic Custom preserves all the elegance and refinement of the original Classic Custom—gold hardware, ebony fingerboard, and singing vintage tone—but updates it with a pristine Antique White finish, white binding and inlays, and two covered ’57 Classics. All the makings of a gorgeous, screaming Les Paul.
’84 Flying V Reissue
Gibson’s revolutionary Flying V gets a slick rethinking with a glam Silverburst finish and chrome hardware that all but screams metal. A pair of 496R and 500T pickups bring the ’84 Flying V to an unsurpassed level of performance. Crank her up—way up.
Nashville Les Paul Junior Double Cutaway
Embellished with the Prairie Flower pickguard motif found on Gibson Acoustic’s iconic SJ-200, the Les Paul Nashville Junior Double Cutaway proves it’s a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll. A dog-eared P-90, White Satin finish, ebony fingerboard, and wraparound compensated tailpiece make this a guitar with tremendous value and tremendous sound.
Les Paul Classic Custom with Three Pickups
The luxury of a Les Paul Classic Custom gets amped to the nth degree with a trio of cream Dimarzio Super Distortion pickups. In a blazing Heritage Cherry Sunburst finish, this is a guitar that looks as fierce as it sounds. Searing sound capabilities and supreme style.
Explorer with Vibrola
The Explorer’s radical body shape debuted in 1958 and was almost 20 years ahead of its time. Not until the late 1970s did rock and roll’s most daring guitarists embrace the Explorer, and that classic 1976 styling is captured on today’s Explorer, now embellished with a short vibrola, Trans Amber finish, and a pair of ’57 Classics.
Les Paul Standard ’50s Neck
The all-time favorite Gibson model, the Les Paul Standard is recognized the world over as an icon for rock and roll. As Gibson’s first solidbody electric guitar, the Les Paul model made a lasting impression when it debuted in 1952, and it continues to shape the sounds of popular music today. This sculpted, high power classic comes with an Unburst finish, rounded ’50s neck, and double cream PAF-style Dimarzio pickups.
Les Paul Classic Custom Three Pickup Antique Ebony
With all the singing vintage tone of the Les Paul Classic Antique, the Les Paul Classic Custom draws on the legendary Black Beauty Les Pauls of the past. An Antique Ebony finish and single-bound body are set off with gleaming gold hardware. Powered by a trio of gold ’57 Classic humbuckers, this vintage-styled Les Paul is a true work of art.
’84 Explorer Reissue
Always radical, always righteous, the Explorer blazed a path 50 years ago that would forever change electric guitar design. With a unique, triangular control figuration and no pickguard, the clean lines of this Alpine White ’84 Explorer Reissue are undeniably eye-catching. A pair of EMG pickups is the final touch on this metal masterpiece.
RD Standard Reissue
Similar to a reversed Firebird in body style, the Gibson RD models were introduced in 1977 but remained on the production line for only five years. In response to heavy demand from collectors worldwide, Gibson USA has proudly resurrected this double-cut solidbody with a popular Silverburst finish and a pair of Dirty Finger humbuckers. With the same bright sound and innovative design, the Gibson RD’s return is cause for celebration.