Gibson responds to reports of Murphy Lab model finish flaking issues

Gibson Murphy Lab
(Image credit: Gibson)

Earlier this year, Gibson unveiled its Murphy Lab family of electric guitars – a 50-strong series of six-strings that treats some of the brand’s most iconic models to an innovative, artificial aging process for period-accurate relic'd aesthetics.

Not long after the release, though, a handful of buyers who managed to get their hands on the luxurious-looking axes reported that the finish on their guitar had begun to flake soon after they received it.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

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.