Hands-on demo: there are no surprises with Gibson's 2019 range - and that's a very good thing

Best of 2019: Gibson’s 2019 electric guitar range has landed and it’s fair to say that the buzzword is ‘heritage’.

Gone are the Min-ETunes, widened necks, freaky holograms or any other gimmicks; this back-to-basics range focuses on the brand’s core assets: its classic models.

Of course, even we couldn’t squeeze the 25-strong range into our vast studio space, so we settled for a modest three: the Les Paul Doublecut, SG Standard and Les Paul Tribute.

All three are firmly at the more affordable end of the range, and while they might not set the world alight with new features, there is definitely an air of dependability and high-quality finishing throughout.

Simon Arblaster
Video Producer & Reviews Editor

I take care of the reviews on MusicRadar and Future Music magazine, though can sometimes be spotted in front of a camera talking little sense in the presence of real musicians. For the past 30 years, I have been unable to decide on which instrument to master, so haven't bothered. Currently, a lover of all things high-gain in the guitar stakes and never one to resist churning out sub-standard funky breaks, the likes of which you'll never hear.

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