Gibson unveils 120th anniversary models

30th Jun 2014 | 15:45

Gibson unveils 120th anniversary models
Gibson unveils 120th anniversary models
Celebrating a dozen decades in style.

Gibson has unveiled a set of new models to celebrate the company's 120th anniversary.

The new models include two new Les Pauls in the form of the Light Flame Top (above) and the Traditional Flame Top, a pair of Flying Vs, an SG and an Explorer.

The Les Paul Standard Light Flame (£2199) features a tasty maple top, '50s profile mahogany nexk, rosewood fingerboard and a BurstBucker Pro with a mini-toggle switch for coil-splitting.

Click through our gallery to see the full range of new models.

For more information visit the official Gibson website.

Gibson unveils 120th anniversary models
Gibson Les Paul Traditional Flame Top
The Traditional Flame Top starts at £2049.

Gibson Les Paul Traditional Flame Top specs

Body: Mahogany - No Weight Relief
Top: Maple – AA, AAA, AAA+
Neck: Mahogany, 60’s Slim taper profile
Fingerboard: Bound Rosewood, Trapezoid Inlays 120th Inlay
Hardware: Chrome Tune-o-Matic, Tone Pros Vintage Style Tuners
Electronics: 59 Tribute Chrome Cover
Plastics: Cream, Amber top hat knobs – no pickguard
Case: Vintage Brown Hardshell

Gibson unveils 120th anniversary models
Gibson Explorer 120
Check out this anniversary Explorer...

Gibson Explorer 120 specs

Body
Species: Mahogany
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50

Neck
Species: Mahogany
Profile: .800 / .850
Truss Rod: Standard
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50

Neck Fit
Joint: Mortise & Tenon
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
Joint Angle Tolerance: +/- .005"

Fingerboard
Species: Rosewood
Frets: 22
Radius: 12"
Binding: White
Inlays: Acrylic Dot with 120th Banner
Nut/E.O.B: 1.695" / 2.260"

Nut
Material: Tektoid™
Width: 1.695"
Slots: Gibson PLEK System

Headstock
Type: Explorer
Inlay: Mother of Pearl "Gibson" logo
Truss Rod Cover: Black

Tuners
Model: MINI Grover™ Kidney
Tuning Ratio: 14:1
Plating: Chrome

Bridge
Type: Tune-O-Matic
Material: Zamak
Plating: Chrome

Tailpiece
Type: Stop Bar
Material: Zamak
Plating: Chrome

Hardware
Knobs: Black Top Hat with Silver Inserts
Pickguard: 4-Ply, White
Strings: .009 - .046
Strap Buttons: Aluminum End Pins

Pickups
Neck Position: BurstBucker Rhythm Pro
Bridge Position: BurstBucker Lead Pro
Coil Wiring: Machine Wound

Electronics
Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls
1 Tone Controls
Type: 500K Non-Linear
Switch: Three-Way Switchcraft
Output Jack: Traditional 1/4"

Finish
Heritage Cherry
Sealer: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Process: 7 - 8 mils

Case
Type: Hardshell
Case Exterior: Vintage Brown
Case Interior: Countoured

Accessories
Additional Materials: Truss Rod Wrench, Gibson USA Owner's Manual

Gibson unveils 120th anniversary models
Gibson SG Standard
The SG Standard is about as classic as an SG can be.

Gibson SG Standard

Body
Body: Mahogany
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50

Neck
Species: Mahogany Neck
Truss Rod: SG
Joint Angle: 4° (+/- 15 seconds)

Neck Fit
Joint: Mortise & Tenon
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
Joint Angle Tolerance: +/- .005"

Fingerboard
Species: Rosewood
Frets: Fret Over Binding
Radius: 12"
Binding: Cream
Inlays: Trapezoid With 120th Banner
Nut/E.O.B: 1.695 / 2.260

Nut
Material: Tektoid
Width: 1.695
Slots: Gibson PLEK System

Headstock
Inlay: Mother of Pearl "Gibson" & Holly
Truss Rod Cover: B/W Hot Stamp White "SG"
Angle: 17 Degrees

Tuners
Model: Vintage with Perloid Buttons
Tuning Ratio: 14:1
Plating: Nickel

Bridge
Type: Tune-O-Matic
Plating: Chrome

Tailpiece
Type: Stop Bar
Plating: Chrome

Hardware
Pickguard: Multi-ply, Black
Knobs: Black Top Hat With Silver Metal Inserts
Control Plate: Black
Trim Rings: Black
Strings: .009 - .046
Strap Buttons: Aluminum

Pickups
Neck Position: 490R
Bridge Position: 498T

Electronics
Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls
2 Tone Controls
Type: 500K Non-Linear
Toggle Switch: Three-way Toggle With White Plastic Tip
Output Jack: 1/4" Mono

Finish
Sealer: Nitrocellulose
Heritage Cherry

Case
Exterior: Historic Brown w/Gibson Logo
Interior: Plush
Additional Materials
Additional Materials: Truss Rod Wrench, Gibson USA Owner's Manual

Gibson unveils 120th anniversary models
Flying V 120
Celebrate 120 years of Gibson with this new Flying V.

Flying V 120 specs

Body
Species: Mahogany
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50

Neck
Species: Mahogany
Profile: .800 / .875, Thin V
Truss Rod: Standard
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50

Neck Fit
Joint: Mortise & Tenon
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
Joint Angle Tolerance: +/- .005"

Fingerboard
Species: Rosewood
Frets: 22
Radius: 12"
Binding: White
Inlays: Acrylic Dot with 120th Banner
Nut/E.O.B: 1.695" / 2.260"

Nut
Material: Tektoid™
Width: 1.695"
Slots: Gibson PLEK System

Headstock
Type: Flying V
Truss Rod Cover: White with Hotstamp Gold "Gibson"

Tuners
Model: Grover™ Kidney
Tuning Ratio: 14:1
Plating: Chrome

Bridge
Type: Tune-O-Matic
Material: Zamak
Plating: Chrome

Tailpiece
Type: Stop Bar
Material: Zamak
Plating: Chrome

Hardware
Knobs: Black Top Hat with Silver Inserts
Pickguard: 5-Ply, White
Strings: .009 - .046
Strap Buttons: Aluminum End Pins

Pickups
Neck Position: BurstBucker Rhythm Pro
Bridge Position: BurstBucker Lead Pro
Coil Wiring: Machine Wound

Electronics
Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls, 1 Tone Controls
Type: 500K Non-Linear
Switch: Three-Way Switchcraft
Output Jack: Traditional 1/4"

Finish: Ebony
Sealer: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Process: 7 - 8 mils

Case
Type: Hardshell
Case Exterior: Vintage Brown
Case Interior: Countoured

Accessories
Additional Materials: Truss Rod Wrench, Gibson USA Owner's Manual

Gibson unveils 120th anniversary models
Flying V History
Go back in time with the Flying V History.

Flying V History Specs

Body
Species: Mahogany
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50

Neck
Species: Mahogany
Profile: .800 / .875, Thin V
Truss Rod: Standard
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50

Neck Fit
Joint: Mortise & Tenon
Adhesive: Franklin Titebond 50
Joint Angle Tolerance: +/- .005"

Fingerboard
Species: Rosewood
Frets: 22
Radius: 12"
Binding: Cream
Inlays: Acrylic Dot with 120th Banner
Nut/E.O.B: 1.695" / 2.260"

Nut
Material: Tektoid™
Width: 1.695"
Slots: Gibson PLEK System

Headstock
Type: Flying V
Truss Rod Cover: Cream with Hotstamp Black "Gibson"

Tuners
Model: Grover™ Kidney
Tuning Ratio: 14:1
Plating: Chrome

Tuners
Bridge Type: Tune-O-Matic
Material: Zamak
Plating: Chrome

Bridge
Tailpiece Type: Stop Bar
Material: Zamak
Plating: Chrome

Hardware
Knobs: Black Hat Witch with Silver Inserts
Pickguard: Cream
Strings: .009 - .046
Strap Buttons: Aluminum End Pins

Pickups
Neck Position: '57 Classic
Bridge Position: '57 Classic Plus
Coil Wiring: Machine Wound

Electronics
Potentiometers: 2 Volume Controls 1 Tone
Controls Type: 500K Non-Linear
Switch: Three-Way Switchcraft
Output Jack: Traditional 1/4"

Finish
Aged Cherry
Sealer: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Process: 7 - 8 mils

Case
Type: Hardshell
Case Exterior: Vintage Brown
Case Interior: Countoured

Accessories
Additional Materials: Truss Rod Wrench, Gibson USA Owner's Manual

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