When we looked at the left handed guitars available from Gibson last year we had four different models to choose from. This year Gibson has upped the ante and is bestowing us with six lefty models, most of which are brand new offerings!
Gibson has ditched some of their more pricey lefty guitars in favour of more affordable models which should appeal to a wider demographic. But don’t fret if you preferred the higher spec guitars offered last year, there will no doubt still be a few hanging in guitar stores the world over.
Update : This article has been updated August 2011 to reflect new models and finishes which were introduced during summer NAMM.
Gibson Les Paul Studio Lefty Guitar
Since 1983, Gibson USA has been proving not only that less is sometimes more, but also that less can sometimes knock your socks off – when it comes in the form of the popular no-nonsense Les Paul Studio model, at least. Originally designed as a model for studio artists but adopted wholeheartedly by countless players of all stripes, the Les Paul Studio combines stripped-down appointments with the full tonal splendour and unrivalled playability of a Les Paul Standard at a significant financial saving.
Finishes: Ebony, Wine Red
Gibson Les Paul Studio ‘60s Tribute Guitar
The Les Paul Studio ’60s Tribute’s Worn Gold Top, Worn Honey Burst and Worn Ebony finishes nail the appearance of three popular “Standard” and “Custom” finishes from 1952-60, while its unbound body and neck and chambered mahogany body with carved maple top keep it in line with the simplicity that thousands of Les Paul Studio players already cherish. A Nashville Tune-o-matic bridge, stopbar tailpiece and Kluson-style tuners keep it all rock-solid and resonant and its gnarly P-90 tone stays true to the Les Paul style.
Finishes: Worn Honey Burst, Worn Gold Top, Worn Ebony