NEWS: Gibson 50th Anniversary models

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A lot of neat stuff happened in 1958: the Sputnik satellite fell to earth; St Clare was named Patron Saint of Television; the Bossa Nova was invented; and instant noodles went on sale for the first time. But perhaps the coolest thing to happen in 1958 was that Gibson well and truly sunk its teeth into some new designs.

To celebrate the most well known of the designs or redesigns that went on sale in 1958, Gibson is releasing 50th anniversary versions of the Korina Flying V, Korina Explorer, ES-335 and Les Paul. The Les Paul even features an aged finish by Gibson’s Tom Murphy.

These guitars don’t appear to be exact recreations of the originals – they didn’t actually make ‘Burstbucker’ pickups back then, after all, and this series is full of ’em – but they’re sure to be as collectible as they are good-lookin’.

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