In 1894, Orville Gibson began selling instruments out of a one-room workshop in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Suffice it to say that Gibson has come a long way since its humble beginnings. Gibson celebrates its 120th Anniversary in 2014 and has produced some of the most iconic and innovative guitars in history, including the Les Paul and SG lines.
In celebration of its 120th Anniversary, the new line of 2014 Gibson guitars and basses commemorates this historic milestone with a 120th Anniversary banner inlay at the 12th fret on all instruments and a brown hardshell case with pink interior for select models. Other changes found in this year's instruments include max grip speed knobs, a new extra-large strap button, undercut fret over binding on all bound guitars except the LP Traditional, Cleartone coated strings, a Graph Tech nut, a new Sidewinder™ humbucker and a cryogenic-treated fret wire for longer life and corrosion resistance.