Gibson ushers in "the future of aging guitars" with the 50-strong Murphy Lab collection

A preview of Gibson's new Murphy Lab collection
(Image credit: Gibson)

Almost a year and a half after the project's initial announcement, and a month and a half or so since we got our first concrete look at the shop's work, Gibson's Murphy Lab has finally officially unveiled its first collection of electric guitars

Featuring an even 50 (!) immaculately detailed instruments with four distinct levels of aging – Ultra Heavy-Aged, Heavy-Aged, Light Aged and Ultra-Light Aged – the collection features Les Pauls, SGs, Firebirds, ES-335s and more.

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.