Gibson Unveils New Original Collection Faded Series, Now Available Worldwide

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Above: the Gibson Original Collection Faded Series, electric guitars.
       

NASHVILLE, TN (October 4, 2022) Gibson, the iconic American instrument brand, has shaped sound across generations and genres of music, becoming one of the most relevant, played, and loved guitar brands around the world. Gibson is proud to unveil the new Gibson Original Collection Faded Series on select electric and acoustic guitar models. The new models blend vintage appointments, and modern, high-quality construction and sound, with a satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish that gives them the look and playing feel of a long-treasured vintage instrument. The Gibson Original Collection Faded Series is available worldwide now at authorized dealers and on Gibson.com.

Above: the Gibson Original Collection Faded Series, acoustics.

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Explore the Gibson Original Collection Faded Series, electric guitars, HERE.

Above: the Gibson Les Paul Standard 50s Faded.

Gibson Les Paul Standard 50s Faded:

A Classic, Reborn in a Beautiful Faded Finish…

The new Les Paul™ Standard 50s Faded returns to the classic design that made it relevant, played, and loved — shaping sound across generations and genres of music. It pays tribute to Gibson’s Golden Era of innovation and brings authenticity back to life. The Les Paul Standard 50s features a satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish that gives it the look and feel of a long-treasured musical companion. It has a solid mahogany body with an AA figured maple top and a rounded 50s-style mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard and trapezoid inlays. It’s equipped with an ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic bridge, an aluminum Stop Bar tailpiece, Vintage Deluxe tuners with Keystone buttons, and gold Top Hat knobs with dial pointers. The open-coil Burstbucker™ 1 (neck) and Burstbucker 2 (bridge) pickups are hand-wired to audio taper potentiometers and Orange Drop® capacitors.

Above: the Gibson Les Paul Standard 60s Faded.

Gibson Les Paul Standard 60s Faded:

A Whole Lotta Les – Now in Faded Dress…

The new Les Paul™ Standard returns to the classic design that made it relevant, played, and loved –shaping sound across generations and genres of music. It pays tribute to Gibson’s Golden Era of innovation and brings authenticity back to life. The Les Paul Standard 60s features a satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish that gives it the look and feel of a long-treasured musical companion. It has a solid mahogany body with an AA figured maple top and a SlimTaper™ 60s-style mahogany neck with a rosewood fingerboard and trapezoid inlays. It’s equipped with an ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic™ bridge, aluminum Stop Bar tailpiece, Grover® Rotomatic “Kidney” tuners, and gold Top Hat knobs with Silver Reflectors and Dial Pointers. The open-coil 60s Burstbucker™ pickups are loaded with Alnico 5 magnets and hand-wired to audio taper potentiometers and Orange Drop® capacitors.

Above: the Gibson SG Standard ’61 Maestro Vibrola Faded.

Gibson SG Standard ’61 Maestro Vibrola Faded:

The Choice of Legends – Now in a Beautiful Faded Finish…

The SG™ Standard ‘61 Faded Maestro™ Vibrola™ returns to the classic design that made it relevant, played, and loved — shaping sound across generations and genres of music. It features a satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish that gives it the look and feel of a long-treasured musical companion. As the name implies, the Gibson SG Standard ’61 Faded Maestro Vibrola also adds vibrato capability. The Maestro Vibrola offers smooth vibrato effects and the classic styling of the Lyre engraving on the tailpiece cover. Standard features include a SlimTaper™ mahogany neck and a bound rosewood fingerboard. The mahogany body features a deeply sculpted body scarfing, a 5-ply teardrop pickguard, and a 22nd-fret neck joint. The nickel-plated hardware includes an ABR-1 Tune-O-Matic™ bridge and Keystone tuners in addition to the Maestro Vibrola Tailpiece. The pickups are open-coil 60s Burstbucker™ humbuckers™ for a classic voice with added power and top end. Controls feature audio taper potentiometers and Orange Drop® capacitors.

Explore the Gibson Original Collection Faded Series, acoustic guitars, HERE.

Above the Gibson J-45 Faded.

Gibson J-45 50s Faded:

The World-Famous Workhorse With a Beautiful Faded Finish…

The J-45 is Gibson’s best-selling acoustic of all time. Nicknamed “The Workhorse” and first introduced in 1942, this iconic acoustic has become the cornerstone of its round-shoulder, dreadnought line. World-renowned for its full, balanced expression, warm bass, and excellent projection, the J-45 has been refined to carry this legacy to new heights. The Gibson J-45 50s Faded delivers full-spectrum sound with incredible dynamic range, warm mids, and tight, punchy bass. Now available with a faded satin nitrocellulose lacquer finish that accentuates the guitar’s vintage vibe and equipped with a modern LR Baggs pickup and electronics package for studio and stage use. A hardshell case is also included.

Above: the Gibson J-35 30s Faded.

Gibson J-35 30s Faded:

The Pre-War Classic With a Beautiful Faded Finish…

The J-35 evolved from the Jumbo in 1936, a time when the Great Depression was still wreaking havoc on Americans. Gibson developed the J-35 to be a pared-down model that still offered musicians a warm and balanced instrument. The J-35 30s Faded delivers every bit of the seasoned, vintage look, feel, and sound of our iconic J-35, with a satin nitrocellulose finish that only adds to its rich legacy and undeniable vintage vibe. Discerning flattop players will love the rich, full-bodied tone from this vintage-inspired, round-shoulder beauty, along with its superb playability and simple aesthetic charm. Includes a hardshell case.

Above: the Gibson Hummingbird Faded.

Gibson Hummingbird Faded:

One of Gibson’s Most Distinguished Acoustics, With a Beautiful Faded Finish…

The unmistakable Gibson Hummingbird™ is followed by the masses as one of the most remarkable acoustic guitars ever built. The new Hummingbird Faded blends vintage appointments and today’s modern, high-quality build construction. The Hummingbird Faded is outfitted with gold Gotoh® Keystone tuners, a traditional Hummingbird truss rod cover, and a bone nut and saddle. The built-in LR Baggs VTC electronics make this guitar stage and studio-ready, right out of the included hardshell case.