Gibson previews first Murphy Lab models with sneak peek at new artificially aged Les Pauls

Gibson Murphy Lab Les Pauls
(Image credit: Gueikian/Instagram)

At the tail end of 2019, Gibson announced the Murphy Lab, a new division of the Gibson Custom Shop that focuses on building historically accurate guitars – and now we’ve been offered our first glimpse at these Tom Murphy-masterminded models.

In a new Instagram post, Gibson CMO Cesar Gueikian shared shots of three new aged Les Pauls with the caption, “We’re working on some #epic stuff #prototype at the Murphy Lab - Gibson Custom Shop Historic Collection”.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.