Gibson debuts the Generation Collection, the company's first acoustics to feature its new Player Port secondary soundhole

Gibson Generation Collection
(Image credit: Gibson)

Gibson has introduced an all-new range of acoustic guitars, the Generation Collection, which features the brand’s newly designed Player Port – a secondary, side-mounted soundhole created with the aim of providing a more immersive playing experience.

Despite coming across as a particularly contemporary development, the new soundhole design was in fact inspired by a 1960s blueprint found within Gibson’s archive, which has been repurposed for the modern player.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month**

Join now for unlimited access

US pricing $3.99 per month or $39.00 per year

UK pricing £2.99 per month or £29.00 per year 

Europe pricing €3.49 per month or €34.00 per year

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Prices from £2.99/$3.99/€3.49

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.