“Whichever model you choose, you’ll never be underdressed”: Four of Gibson’s most enduring acoustics have received the Custom Shop tuxedo treatment inspired by the Les Paul Custom

Gibson Custom Acoustics 2024
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Gibson has announced four new custom model editions of some of its most popular acoustic builds. The new versions of the J-45, Hummingbird, SJ-200, and the Songwriter EC Custom editions retain the key features that made them so well revered in the first place, but adorn them with new cosmetic appointments inspired by the Les Paul Custom.

The story of the Les Paul Custom started when Les Paul personally requested a guitar that “looks like a tuxedo.” That sharply dressed aesthetic permeates from these new builds, which are all handcrafted in Bozeman, Montana.  

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.