“It’s a marvelous piece of work”
Elvis Costello Limited
Gibson Acoustic proudly announces the recreation 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 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 storage facility where he stored 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 original instrument and the original blueprints from the 1930s, Gibson Acoustic’s team of master luthiers were able to successfully reproduce every tiny attribute of Costello’s prized acoustic. The result is an amazing recreation of a legendary instrument, with flawless accuracy and immaculate attention to detail.