“Two decades after it first appeared, the Les Paul Supreme is back”: Gibson ushers in a new era for its ultra-luxe Les Paul with two new Supreme single-cuts

Gibson Les Paul Supreme
(Image credit: Gibson)

Gibson CEO Cesar Gueikian has spent much of his time on social media this year hinting at numerous upcoming product releases – such as Murphy Lab acoustics and an all-new body shape – but one particular tease from August was especially enticing for electric guitar fans.

That’s because Gueikian posted a picture of 15 unfinished, incomplete Gibson Les Pauls that clearly bore the distinct and recognizable fretboard of a Les Paul Supreme. The caption – “A Supreme Friday to be at our Craftory” – was also a bit of a giveaway.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.