“Every single spec is the same as a vintage guitar from the late-’50s would have”: Mark Agnesi says this Gibson guitar offers the best value of its whole lineup

The Gibson Garage in Nashville, TN
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Gibson’s Director of Brand Experience Mark Agnesi is used to dealing in high-end gear. But what if he had to pick something off the shelf – placing an emphasis on value, rather than vintage? 

Well, putting him on the spot somewhat, Guitar World challenged him to do exactly that in a recent interview.

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Matt Parker
Features Editor, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is Features Editor for GuitarWorld.com. Before that he spent 10 years as a freelance music journalist, interviewing artists for the likes of Total Guitar, Guitarist, Guitar World, MusicRadar, NME.com, DJ Mag and Electronic Sound. In 2020, he launched CreativeMoney.co.uk, which aims to share the ideas that make creative lifestyles more sustainable. He plays guitar, but should not be allowed near your delay pedals.