Gibson, the iconic American brand that has shaped sound across generations and genres of music, has announced the launch the first set of Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab Acoustic Guitars. The iconic acoustic models pay tribute to the legendary acoustic guitar designs that shaped the sound of 20th-century music and continue to provide the soundtrack to our lives. The Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab Collection in Light Aging is now available at authorized Gibson dealers and on www.gibson.com.
“We are excited to unveil the Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab Acoustic Collection,” says Cesar Gueikian, President, and CEO of Gibson Brands. “It’s the natural evolution of the Murphy Lab, now established in Bozeman, MT, where our expert Murphy Lab luthiers under Tom Murphy have been applying the Lab’s aging techniques to our famous Gibson acoustic models for two years. Rest assured; this launch is only the beginning of more epic things to come out of the Gibson Custom Shop Acoustic Murphy Lab.”
Gibson Custom Shop’s exclusive Murphy Lab lacquer and thermally aged tops enhance the resonance and tone of these acoustic guitars, while the Murphy Lab Light Aging treatment provides the played-in look and feel of a vintage guitar, with softened edges throughout. From the haunting Dust Bowl-era tones of the 1933 L-00 to the iconic midrange punch of the 1942 Banner J-45 and the 1942 Banner Southern Jumbo, to the famed projection of the 1957 SJ-200, and the rock ’n’ roll swagger of the 1960 Hummingbird, the Murphy Lab Acoustic guitars are a recreation of the most recorded and played acoustic guitars of all time.
Gibson Master Artisan Tom Murphy and his team have gained widespread acclaim, using sophisticated aging techniques to bring unparalleled vintage tone and feel to a range of brand-new electric guitar models cherrypicked from Gibson’s illustrious history. Each expertly aged Murphy Lab instrument is a unique, a handcrafted work of art, with the character, vibe, and feel of a vintage heirloom.
Explore the Gibson Custom Shop Murphy Lab Collection HERE.