“Inspired by original drawings from 1957”: Gibson announces the Theodore Standard – bringing the unearthed archive design to the firm’s core USA line for the first time ever

Gibson Theodore Standard
(Image credit: Gibson)

Gibson has announced the arrival of the Theodore Standard electric guitar – a regular-run production version of the flagship Custom Shop Theodore model that was first unveiled back in 2022.

The release of the original model was one of ‘22’s most intriguing guitar stories. Not only did it introduce a brand new body shape to the Gibson lineup for the first time in quite some time, it did so by bringing to life a sketch that had been unearthed in the firm’s archives.

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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.